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5 Signs of Electrical Issues in Your Vehicle: Tips from Brookside “66” Service

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5 Signs of Electrical Issues in Your Vehicle: Tips from Brookside “66” Service 

When you get a cold, there are usually a few symptoms beforehand that help you prepare for the illness. I know people who can tell days or weeks ahead when they’re becoming sick–whether it be because of an itchy throat, a particular headache, or low energy. You’ll also get some warning signs about your vehicle before a breakdown happens; we must pay attention! 


It can be overwhelming to always be observant of your vehicle's needs, but fear not; we're here to help you identify the signs of electrical issues and get your vehicle safely back on the road!

Dimming or Flickering Lights 

Dimming or flickering lights are telltale signs of an electrical problem that could be caused by a faulty alternator or weak battery. Our certified mechanics have the tools to test your battery and alternator to determine the issue's root.

Dead Battery 

With a dead battery, a replacement is usually a good enough fix. However, suppose the problem keeps popping up even with new batteries. In that case, there’s a root cause likely located in your electrical system. You likely have an electrical problem draining your battery or a battery issue. Our skilled team can test your battery and electrical system to pinpoint the problem and solve it for good.

Strange Sounds or Smells 

Don't ignore if you hear or smell something fishy (and we literally mean fishy when it comes to smells) in your car! A burning smell could mean that a wire is overheating or melting, which is not only a fire hazard but also a sign of an electrical problem. Our Brookside “66” Service experts can thoroughly inspect your vehicle's electrical system to identify and fix the issue.

Electrical Accessories 

If your car's electrical accessories, such as the radio or power windows, suddenly stop working, there’s likely something amiss. A blown fuse or faulty wiring could be the culprit behind this inconvenience. 

Check Engine Light

Of course, the check engine light is a sure sign that your vehicle has some issues--electrical or not. It's time to see an auto mechanic when your Check Engine Light is on! We can use Diagnostic Vehicle Inspection technology to see the source if you're nearby. This light can indicate various issues, including electrical problems, and should not be ignored. Our skilled technicians can use advanced diagnostic tools to determine the cause and provide a solution that fits your needs and budget.

Possible Electrical Issues 

Depending on the specific issue, one of our mechanics may need to replace the battery, alternator, or starter. Faulty wiring, a blown fuse, or a malfunctioning component in the electrical system may also be the culprit. 

In some cases, the issue may be related to the vehicle's computer system, which controls various electrical functions. One of our qualified mechanics can use diagnostic tools and specialized knowledge to pinpoint the cause of the issue and provide the necessary repairs to get your vehicle back on the road. By promptly addressing electrical problems, you can avoid more serious issues and save time and money in the long run.

Visit Us At Brookside “66” Service For Maintenance And Repairs

Ignoring electrical problems can lead to costly repairs and put your safety at risk. That's why at Brookside “66” Service, we're dedicated to providing reliable, efficient, and affordable solutions for all your car troubles. Please don't hesitate to reach out if you notice these five signs or other issues with your vehicle's electrical system. We're here to help you get back on the road with peace of mind! Visit us today at 6244 Main St., Kansas City, MO 64113, or book your appointment here