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3 Warning Signs Your Car is Having Electrical Problems

Your car’s electrical system deals with many components of your vehicle from the controls that operate your window to starting your engine. If your vehicle is having an electrical issue, it may be difficult to pinpoint the problem. Here are three warning signs to start looking out for.

1. Trouble Cranking Engine

While you might immediately assume it’s the battery if your car isn’t starting, it could be a component of the electrical system. If there is a defective component, it can drain your battery and stop the starter from cranking the engine. Especially be aware of this potential issue if you drive an older car. There is a higher possibility the rotating electrical parts could be taking a turn for the worse if you have more miles on your car.

2. Dim Headlights

Weak headlights are a sign of issues involving the electrical system. While it may just be a bad bulb, it also might be loose wires and corrosion. Another potential reason could be ground wire issues. The amperage the headlights uses places strain on the car’s voltage-supply system. This will cause problems with the headlight wiring’s grounding wire.

3. Blown Fuses

If it’s a blown fuse, you know it’s an electrical problem. The reason this happens is because an electrical device or wiring is drawing too much current. Before just replacing the fuse, you have to find the root of the problem or it will keep happening.

If you’re unfamiliar with a vehicle’s electrical system, it’s important to have a professional look at it. Look out for the signs and bring in your car to Dripping Springs Auto if you notice anything.

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