If you think of a car like a body, what would be the heart? The engine is a popular answer, however, the battery is likely a better comparison. At Executive Dodge Jeep® in Wallingford, CT, we want you to know just how important your car’s electrical system is and some of the signs that there might be a problem.

With all the high-tech electronics found in modern cars, it’s not difficult to see all the areas the electrical system powers. However, whether you have a classic vehicle or a new 2018 Dodge Charger GT, without a properly working electrical system, you could be in fairly big trouble. Here are some of the warning signs to keep an eye out for:

1. Flickering or Dimming lights: With all the screens and heads up displays it should be fairly easy to notice any surging or glitching, and this is probably due to a problem somewhere in the electrical system. If you see your headlights dim, especially when driving slowly, it’s another pretty big sign that something could be wrong electrically.

2. Battery in disrepair: If you are ever of an occasion to pop the hood of your car and notice dirt, grime, or buildup of any kind on or around your battery casing, this could be a very serious problem. Battery acid can be dangerous, so leave disposal and replacement of a faulty battery to the qualified professionals in the service center of our Jeep dealership.

3. Car won’t start: The most obvious sign of trouble is that your car simply won’t start. Along with powering your screens and lights, the electrical system also powers your alternator and starter, both vital to starting the ignition.

The sooner you catch an electrical problem, the less potential damage it can cause. Don’t wait! Visit our service center today if you should notice any of these above issues.