If you’re worried that your car has electrical problems, it is essential to get it checked by an auto electric expert as soon as possible. In the meantime, we look at some common car electrical problems and how to diagnose them.

ZD Fairlane

Common Problems with Car Electrics

– Dim or malfunctioning lights

One common problem with car electrics is when the lights aren’t working. This can be a serious problem, like headlights, brake lights and indicators are all incredibly important to road safety.

If there are any electrical issues in your car your lights may seem dimmer or malfunction so it is worth having them checked.

– Audio issues

If you are having issues with your car stereo system, it might be a sign that there is a problem with the wiring in your car. If the music system is frequently cutting out or the speakers aren’t working, it could be a sign that there is an electrical issue with your car.

– Burning smell

An unusual smell, like burning when you are in your car can be quite unsettling but it can also be a sign that your car electrical system might be overheating. This could then cause wire insulation to melt, which leads to the burning smell.

This is a definite sign that you should get your car electrics looked at as a short circuit can be really dangerous in your car.

– Blown fuses

If your vehicle has blown a fuse it could completely stop your car from functioning or it could just stop you from opening your windows, it depends on what fuse has blown.

It is relatively straightforward to diagnose and replace a blown fuse in your car fusebox but if this happens often it could be a sign of faulty electrics in your car so it is worth getting a mechanic to check the issue.

– Engine starter issues

If you can’t hear the click sound that the engine starter makes when you turn it on, it could be a sign of serious electrical issues.

If your car won’t start and there is a problem with the engine starter you will need to get it replaced by an expert.

Diagnosing issues with your car

If you are concerned about the electrical systems in your car, it is always worth going to an expert auto electrician to make sure your car is safe to drive. If you have noticed some of the issues mentioned above, there are a number of ways auto electricians can diagnose the exact car electrical problem you are having.

To test for low voltage, which could have been shown by dim headlights, you will need to carry out voltage drop testing. This is best done by a professional who will find where the electrical fault is and what damaged part of the circuit needs to be replaced. Auto electricians will also be able to check and replace a faulty battery, alternator or engine starter too.

If you need help with your car electrical problems, Auto Electrics QLD are the leading automotive service centre on the Sunshine Coast. Get in touch with our auto electricians today!