Electrical Issues to be Aware of

There are several systems that make up your vehicle. One of the systems is the electrical system. This is made up of several complex parts. Not only does it help control the electrical components in the vehicle, like the radio and GPS, but it also controls parts that are under the hood. The battery is the center of the electrical system.

 

The battery is the most important part of the electrical system. The electrical system is made up of a web of connected wires, fuses, and relay systems. The wiring carries the current supplied by the car battery and directs it to various components. The alternator is responsible for powering the accessories, such as the radio, lights, horn, etc. the car battery supplies the initial charge that allows the car to be started and then the alternator takes over the job of supplying a constant electrical feed.

 

There are a few different signs you can use to notice problems with the electrical system. When a light bulb burns out, a fuse blows, or a circuit is defective, the circuit loses its continuity and stops functioning. The battery supplies the current for the electrical circuits. If there is not a sufficient charge, it can be caused by a defective battery, voltage regulator, or alternator. Low voltage can also be caused by poor connections to the battery. Often the electrical problems may be intermittent. This might be caused by loose or corroded connections by the vehicle heating up or cooling down

 

If you notice an issue with the electrical components of the vehicle, or how it starts, make sure to schedule an appointment. We can inspect the vehicle to ensure it is in the best operating condition possible for when you need to drive.