What Are the Most Common Car Electrical System Problems?

Any car can have electrical system problems. In fact, they are actually quite common. Fortunately, your car gives you warning signs which can help you get it fixed before any permanent damage occurs. The most common car electrical system problems are problems with your car battery, an alternator that isn't working properly, loose or failed spark plugs, a fatigued solenoid or starter, bad battery cables, electrical fuses that are blown, loose wires, or problems with your ignition switch. These are all issues that our experts can diagnose and fix for you.


There are clues to help you figure out what is going on with your car's electrical system. If you hear a loud clicking sound or a series of clicks when you try to start your car, it might be a problem with your starter. Your car also might lose power as you switch gears or lurch as if the gears aren't engaging or lose power rapidly, even coming to a complete stop. These are signs that you have faulty spark plugs. It is also possible that your battery cables might be corroded. Your car may be giving off a burning smell, like burnt plastic, which indicates your electrical fuses are blown which can potentially be very dangerous. If you notice your headlights looking dim, you may have a problem with your alternator.


You may have a dead battery or your problem with your car's electrical system may be more serious. No matter what the cause, you need to get your car checked out as soon as possible. Our knowledgeable experts are available to help you, and having an expert look at your car is the first step to quickly getting it fixed. If you need car electrical repair, bring your vehicle to GermanTech MotorWorks LLC today.