Automotive Electrical Service at Hinton Dodge

Vehicles don’t just run on pure mechanical components – there are numerous electrical components and systems which are needed to allow them to properly function. From headlights, to ignition switches, to windshield wipers, to power windows, there are plenty of automotive electrical systems which require regular maintenance and care. Plus, many modern vehicles also feature computers which monitor and manage numerous driver assistance and connectivity features. Read on with the team here at Hinton Dodge, as we walk through what goes into getting your vehicle’s electrical systems serviced.

What Are Signs My Electrical System Needs Service?

There are a few signs there may be a fault with one or more of your vehicle’s electrical systems. The main thing to watch out for is the battery warning light on your dashboard. This doesn’t just show up when the battery (a key electrical component itself) is in need of attention – it also lights up when other electrical issues are detected. Other warning signs to watch out for include:

  • Difficulty starting your vehicle
  • Electrical features such as power windows, or the radio, not working
  • Interior or exterior lighting dimming or not working
  • Fuses regularly blowing out
  • Odor of burning plastic

How Can I Care For My Vehicle’s Electronics?

Regular use will cause normal wear and tear on any component or system in your vehicle, including your electronics. However, there are a few things you can do to keep them from wearing out faster. Keeping water away from electrical components is important in your vehicle, just as with any other electronics. Likewise, keeping the interior clean will prevent built-up dust from interfering with electronics.







How Often Should I Get My Electrical Components Checked?

As with most vehicle components, the average driver should have their vehicle’s systems checked out with your regular six month service appointment. If you drive your vehicle more frequently, you should consult with our service team to figure out what would be a recommended interval. Note, most vehicle batteries have a lifespan of about 3-5 years, depending on the amount of use it gets.







Schedule Your Electrical Service with Hinton Dodge Chrysler

If you’ve been experiencing electrical issues with your vehicle, you should get it to our service team to make sure it gets inspected as soon as possible. You don’t want a critical system to fail at a key moment, or to develop into a fire hazard due to neglect. Book a service appointment with Hinton Dodge Chrysler in Perth, ON today, and our team will get you back on the road as soon as possible.