All Vehicles have electrical systems that are necessary to start the car and run such things as power windows, stereos, headlights and power door locks. If your car has electrical problems, none of this will work. You simply cannot start a vehicle with dead batteries, or faulty alternators and starters.
Bad Starter or Loose Connection?
If your car does not do anything when you turn your key, but your headlights work, you probably need a new starter or solenoid. When a starter or solenoid goes bad, the battery will still have power to turn the headlights on, but that power cannot travel to the engine.
On the other hand, if your car does not do anything when your turn your key and the headlights do not come on either, you may simply have a loose connection with the battery’s cables. Another reason this can occur is due to an excessive amount of corrosion on the battery or its cables.
Is it the Battery?
If your car responds in some way when you turn your key but it will not start, you probably have a low, dead or bad battery. There are many things that can make your battery lose voltage, and in some cases, a jump start or a battery charger can help. However, if your vehicle still will not start after you charge the battery or jump it, you may need a new battery.
How Dr. Brakes Can Help
These are just some of the most common electrical problems you can experience with your vehicle. There are many more including bad alternators, and faulty battery cables, switches, fuses or wiring. No matter what the problem may be though, Dr. Brakes in Pompano Beach can help. Whether you need wiring repairs, a battery test and service, or a charging system diagnosis, we can get you back on the road in no time.