Why Is My Car Having Electrical Issues - Vancouver Auto Repair?

Have you been noticing electrical issues with your vehicle lately? Are your headlights lights a little dimmer, or you electrical system seems less powerful? Maybe your vehicle has a more difficult time starting up, like it’s really working harder to get going.

Most of the time, when we experience these kinds of issues with our vehicles, our first thought is to check the battery. After all, a bad battery can lead to any of these problems. It’s no secret that batteries wear out over time and they do need to be replaced from time to time.

However, these kinds of problems are not always the battery’s fault. There are other parts and components that could be involved, including your alternator. 

Is Your Alternator the Problem?

Your alternator is an important part of your vehicle’s electrical system. The alternator is responsible for charging your battery while your vehicle is running and for supplying power to your electrical systems. So, if your alternator is having issues, then your electrical systems are going to have problems, as well. it’s only a matter of time.

Signs Your Alternator Needs Repair

So what should you be looking for if your alternator is going downhill? For starters, you might notice a light on your dashboard that usually isn’t there. If you see a warning light with the letters “ALT” or “GEN” then you have some kind of electrical issue. It’s time to bring your vehicle into see us.

Diagnosing an electrical issue can be tricky, which is why you should bring you vehicle to our shop for an accurate diagnosis. We have the right tools and equipment to find the issue and repair it, including replacing your alternator if it’s gone bad. 

If you don’t get a warning light on your dashboard, don’t worry. There are some other signs to watch for. If you notice your vehicle having any of the following issues, then bring it in to our downtown Vancouver auto repair shop and we’ll find the cause and get it taken care of.

  • Battery having issues with power
  • Weird noises or sounds from under the hood
  • Dimming lights
  • A smell of burning rubber

The fact is your vehicle could be showing any or all of these signs if it is having some sort of electrical issue, but usually these warning signs are associated with a faulty alternator. The bottom line is if you notice any of these signs then don’t wait around to get your vehicle serviced. The longer you wait, the worse the problem can get.

Vancouver WA Electrical Auto Repair at Hoesly

There are so many working components to your vehicle. And these days, many of those components rely in advance electrical systems to run properly. As vehicles become more and more advanced and use computer technology to operate, there is always going to be a chance of electrical failure.

There are so many different aspects of your vehicles’ electrical system, which makes diagnosing an electrical issue difficult. That’s why you should trust your vehicle to our ASE certified technicians at Hoesly Eco Automotive. We have the expertise it takes to find the cause of your electrical problems and get them repaired. We use the most advance diagnostic tools and equipment to there is no guesswork. We’ll take care of the problem the right way, the first time.

So give us a call at 360-695-5871 or click here to set up an appointment online, if you need any kind of electrical auto repair in Vancouver WA.

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