A sudden problem with your car’s electrical system can be a serious issue, especially if the “check engine” light comes on. Other electrical problems can include a headlight bulb that has blown out, a light inside your vehicle stops working, or the car’s power locks or windows are giving your trouble. These types of problems can be caused by several different issues including wiring problems, fuses, or circuit breakers. If you think your car is undergoing an electrical problem, come see our ASE Certified mechanics at Lenfer Automotive & Transmission in Lino Lakes, Minnesota. We can repair any electrical problem on any make and model of vehicle. No matter what the issue is, our technicians will be able to find the root of the problem so we can restore your car to top-working condition.
Typical Electrical Problems
While the symptoms of vehicle electrical problems can vary widely, here are some of the most common issues you might encounter:
- Your battery is dead or is low on power
- The vehicle simply will not start
- Your “check engine” or “service engine” light comes on and does not turn off
- The headlights are going dim or not working at all
- A light or several lights inside the vehicle are not working
- You experience problems with the power locks or windows
- The radio stops working
Any of these problems can indicate a possible electrical issue with your vehicle, so you should bring it into Lenfer Automotive & Transmission in Lino Lakes right away. We’ve got the latest diagnostics technology and tools to diagnose and repair the problem accurately and quickly.
The “check engine” light in your vehicle is designed to let you know when your car is experiencing a problem with a major component. When this occurs, a signal from a sensor is sent to your vehicle’s main computer system. Lenfer Auto has updated, state of the art code readers that can determine the source of the error code signal so we can properly diagnose the problem and make any needed repairs.
Another common problem with electrical systems is a dead battery. In most cases, car batteries should last around four years depending on the brand and how well your vehicle is maintained. In some instances, if your battery is still in decent condition, it could be a faulty starter or problems with the alternator. If you’re able to jump start your car, you should still bring it by so we can assess the problem and find out what the cause is that is making your battery die so quickly.
A dim headlight or non-working headlights could be caused by bad bulbs or wiring problems. You need headlights to drive at night, and they’re an essential part of safe driving. Dim or faulty lights can be a serious safety concern, putting you at risk for accidents in bad weather or at night time. Let our experts help you diagnose the headlight issue, and we can also help with any other interior or exterior light problems.
If you’re dealing with faulty power locks or windows, this can indicate a serious electrical issue that commonly stems from a blown fuse. We’ll check your car’s relay system which gives power to the vehicle locks and windows. Then, we’ll repair any faulty or broken components.
Give the professionals at Lenfer Automotive & Transmission in Lino Lakes, MN a call today to schedule your electrical system inspection so we can get you up and running again as soon as possible.