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Electrical issues

ignition problems, voltage issues, alternators, starting systems, old batteries?

Auto electrical systems today are getting complicated day by day and are pushing the limits of the current technology although their basic design is still the same as it was three decades ago. Do you know what electrical issues can be faced by you if you are driving in the middle of nowhere? What can you do today to keep yourself away from electrical issues? It is a good idea that you have complete knowledge of your car’s electrical system – the important parts, issues and how to solve them. Below are some electrical issues that can help you in understanding the electrical system of your car.

Do you have electrical issues?

Troubleshooting electrical issues can be a daunting job, but it can become easy if you know where the problem lies and how to solve it. Every circuit works on a power source. Most auto devices need minimum voltage to keep the car’s electrical system going. Consequently, most of the electrical issues arise due to low or no voltage. This causes a break in the electrical continuity or produces excessive resistance. Below are a few common electrical issues and their solutions.

Ignition Issues

Suppose you wake up one morning and you are getting late for work, only to find that your car will not start. This situation can be very frustrating. Ignition problems are very common especially in cold weather, when the engine gets cold. In addition, you might have ignition problems because of the following: When you turn the ignition key, you cannot hear a crank from the engine. If this happens, you have a starter motor problem which causes the engine not to start. This can be caused by low or no battery. On the other hand, if you know that the battery is fully charged, then there could be a problem with the ignition switch. Lose wires could be causing the problem. You will have to call a mechanic in either scenario to help get your car started. If you hear a crank but the car does not start, then the problem could lie in the fuel system since the starter did not have any issues. There can be a problem with the engine’s system including issues with cam sensor, rank sensor, power relay, air flow sensor, ignition coil, rotor or switch. You can try to fix the problem yourself but calling a mechanic would be a better option.

Batteries and Voltage Issues

Car batteries come in different sizes and shapes. All batteries have almost the same operating principles. A standard voltage range in the electric circuit of a car is approximately 10-16 Volts. Every circuit needs a steady source of electric power to function properly. If your car’s electric circuit is not receiving a minimum voltage, it can be because of your battery. The battery power may be running low or might be dead altogether. The only solution is to take the battery to a mechanic or auto repair shop and have it charged.


When your headlights start to dim or your engine cranks slowly or does not crank at all, you may be facing a problem with your car’s alternator or charging system. The electrical system works on the charging system. A charging system maintains the charge of battery and supply voltage to the car’s electrical system. Alternator is a small but vital component of this system. It converts mechanical energy into electrical energy. Therefore, if an alternator goes bad, you might be facing serious car problems. When you know that there is a problem in the alternator, there will be low or no electrical charge in the system. This will cause the car to shut down. You will however, have driving time of twenty minutes to an hour, so that you can take you car to a mechanic or an auto repair shop and have the problem fixed.

Starting System

A starting system is the main part of your car as it is responsible for starting it. The system consists of a main component called starter motor which consists of a powerful DC motor and a solenoid. The problem arises when you attempt to start the car, and it does not start. If you turn the ignition key and nothing happens, or you hear a click or hear a slow crank, the problem may be with one of the starting system’s components. People usually crank the ignition system many times before giving up. This could lead to even bigger problems as the starter heats up. If the engine does not start after a few tries, let it be. Consult a specialist or tow the car to the auto repair shop for diagnosis.

About Brisbane Car Services

This list could go on because of an unlimited number of electrical issues that are unique to each model. If you think that your auto mechanic cannot do complex repairs, then you need to reconsider. We can handle any auto mechanical repair thanks to our well-trained staff, diagnostic tools and equipment. The benefits of working with us are quality, delivery and low costs. Our work is fully guaranteed and warranted. Your warranty remains active while your car’s electrical issues are being repaired. In short it can be said that we specialise in completing a wide range of electrical repairs from ignition to starting systems and everything in between. We are experts in servicing BMW, Mercedes, Audi, Toyota, Holden, Ford, Citroen, hummer, Lexus, Honda, Mitsubishi, Mazda, and other brands If you have no means of transport, we can provide you with prearranged customer drop-off to local shopping centre or courtesy vehicles but booking is essential. You do not get this service in a traditional auto care shop.