Avoid these Common Auto Electrical System Problems

auto electrical system

Most of the problems you experience in your car can be traced back to your vehicle’s electrical system. Learn some telltale signs of electrical malfunction. Visit your local auto repair shop when you notice any issues with your car, and let the ASE-certified technicians at Christian Brothers Automotive determine the source of the malfunction and repair the problem.

Dead battery

A battery dies when it’s no longer able to hold the charge or when a faulty component exists within the vehicle. Your battery can also die as a result of headlights or a stereo left on too long. You can jump start your battery with jumper cables, but let your certified mechanic take a look. They’ll be able to help you recharge your battery or replace it.


Your alternator charges your battery while your automobile is running. When the alternator breaks, your battery’s power drains quickly and all power is lost to your car. A quick trip to your auto repair shop can help get you back on the road. Let your mechanic determine the problem and, if needed, replace your damaged or broken alternator.

Spark plugs and spark plug wires

If you notice that your car is accelerating poorly, running on idle poorly, or getting bad gas mileage, you might have a problem with your spark plugs or spark plug wires. When these important parts are damaged or broken, your engine can’t work properly. Your mechanic can remedy the issue with a basic tune up.