Welcome to my blog. My name is Ken. One day, I was driving home from work when the engine in my car failed. While I waited for the recovery truck to arrive, I realised I didn’t have a clue what went on underneath the bonnet of my car. I signed up for an auto service course at my local community college, so I could gain the skills I needed to properly maintain my car and repair it if something when wrong while I was on the road. I wanted to start a blog to pass on these skills to other people so that they can look after their automobiles.
One of the most intricate systems in your vehicle is the auto electric system. And as if older cars were not outfitted with a complicated enough electric system, new-age vehicles that rely on internal combustion are characterised by their detailed electrics. The more wires and extensive cabling in place, the higher the likelihood that neglect will lead to multiple issues with the electric system. While some minor problems can be easily fixed, such as using jumper cables to start your vehicle, others will need professional attention if you are to keep driving your vehicle and keep safe while at it. Considering that numerous issues could crop up, below is a brief list of just two typical reasons why your auto electric system will need servicing.
Impaired spark plugs
When it comes to which auto parts are critical to the running of your car and those that you can do without, the spark plugs are among the indispensable components. The spark plugs function to create an electrical charge that will work to combust the fuel and air contained in the engine. This combustion creates electrical energy that your engine requires to create power. The power, in turn, is critical for pumping the pistons. While spark plugs are manufactured from highly durable materials, failure to clean them regularly will lead to gradual degradation. As dirt and grease accumulate on the spark plugs, the material steadily corrodes and this will cause the spark plugs to misfire. Misfiring spark plugs will lead to decreased engine efficiency and high fuel consumption. Therefore, it is best to seek auto electric servicing before your engine develops issues as well.
An undiagnosed blown fuse
Most motorists will rarely think of the fuses in their car but these components have the crucial function of ensuring that the various electrical auto parts are receiving the right amount of power. Thus, they also work to protect your electrical components from being exposed to excessive electrical current. However, fuses will degrade over time and in some cases, blow spontaneously. As a result, the fuses are unable to regulate current, and the different systems will not receive the electrical current they need to function, so you will begin experiencing problems with your radio, power windows, headlights and so on. Fortunately, fixing blown fuses is neither expensive nor is it labour intensive. Hence, the moment you notice an issue, you can seek auto electric servicing without having to worry about an exorbitant bill.
Reach out to an auto electrics professional for more information.Share
15 June 2020