Even though the ideas for electrical systems in automobiles go back to the beginning of the 20th Century, advancements have accelerated since the turn of this century. More and more of a car's moving parts have become powered by converted electrical energy. As a luxury car owner, you want to be aware of the common electrical problems which may lead to a service diagnostic appointment.
At Earnhardt Lexus Service Center, we have experts on your car electrical systems who can diagnose and treat the problem fast. Here are some of the common electrical problems which occur in vehicle’s today.
Car electrical problems can come from a variety of issues surrounding the battery. This includes damage, leakage and poor battery life. If your starter makes the clicking sound you expect, but your car won’t start, it is possible your battery is dead. Other signs, in addition to not starting, are dim lights, lights not switching on,and, of course, a lit sensor. You should also know the date of expiration on your battery and replace it before it becomes a drain on the system.
When there is an issue with the starter, you typically will not hear the clicking sound you expect before the engine cranks. It is possible you have a faulty starter, especially if you are confident your battery is charged and working. Earnhardt Lexus service department keeps prices low and invites you to Dare to Compare.
Most car owners are naturally confused about how to tell the difference between the starter vs alternator. You can have a working battery, but it will not start or operate without an alternator to circulate the energy. Your sensor light will warn you if there is an issue with your car’s alternator. Allowing this to go on without repair may lead to decreased power or rapid loss of speed resulting in an emergency out on the road.
Your luxury vehicle depends on spark plugs to respond to the starter and get the engine going. Lexus dealers recommend spark plugs be inspected and changed at certain intervals. The engine may show you signs of loose or older spark plugs needing replacement. These clues include rough idling, misfiring, over-consuming fuel, surging, lacking acceleration or failing to start.
Certain engine defects, relating to the car electrical system, can drain your battery, and this will keep the starter from cranking the engine. Your engine sensor should be lit if there is an issue.
Regular check ups at your Earnhardt Lexus Service Center can keep some of these common electrical issues from happening out on the road. If you have a lit sensor, or notice any symptoms of electrical problems, please come see our service experts for a diagnostic appointment. Find out more about our drop-off and loaner services.