There are three main parts in a cars’ auto electrical system: the battery, the starter, and the alternator. This central system is responsible for starting your car and keeping it running. The system is also responsible for running your electrical system and accessories (headlights, taillights, aircon, and radio).
When your cars’ not running, your battery is the centre of the system and provides energy to your starter. From here, the starter gets the engine going. Once your engine’s running, the alternator gives your battery the energy needed to power your car. If one of these parts isn’t working properly, your car won’t start or run correctly.
There are many signs that your car has electrical problems. The most obvious of which is; your car won’t start. Other signs include dimmed dashboard lights or the headlights at low speeds or idling and dead brake lights or radio. Another sign is visible damage, or leaking fluid from your battery. The average lifespan of a Brisbane car battery is four years, so when it starts looking a little worse for wear, it’s time to get it replaced.
If you notice any of these signs, it’s time to visit a car mechanic. A car mechanic can use specialised diagnostic equipment to conduct a computer diagnostic analysis of your electrical system and root out the exact cause of your electrical issues.
Newer model cars as just as reliant on electronics, as they are mechanics. That’s why it’s important to choose a car mechanic that is experienced in auto electrical repairs. If your cars’ electronic system is on the blink, call J C Automotives. We specialise in auto electrical repairs and we are accessible from all suburbs in South East Brisbane; including Morningside, Cannon Hill, Bulimba, Murarrie, Carina, Camp Hill, and more.