Your friends at Ourisman Chrysler Dodge Jeep® RAM of Bowie, serving the Washington, D.C. area would like to offer you some tips on noticing electrical problems before they become more serious.

It’s easy to think that the electrical system only covers the obvious things like lights and display screens. However, whether you have a car from the 1950s or a 2018 Dodge Charger, without electricity, you won’t even get it to start.

Light and sensor problems: Seeing as most people don’t have cars from the 50s, should you happen to notice flickering or glitches in any of your displays there’s a good chance you’re going to need some electrical work. Don’t overlook your headlights either, if they dim as the car decreases in speed there’s a problem. Don’t let the seemingly innocuous quality of these problems lull you into a false sense of security. Not only is it unlikely to get better without action, it will probably get worse.

Battery buildup: The battery is the source of you cars electricity. If you’re out of juice you will realize pretty quick. If you are losing juice faster than you should be, you might not realize. If you look at your battery and notice leaking it’s time to get it switched out. Be advised though, the substance leaking out can be very hazardous. Let us here at Ourisman Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM of Bowie handle it for you. The service professionals in our Chrysler service center near Upper Marlboro, MD are trained to safely handle these kinds of things.

Car won’t start: The place you don’t want to be. Hearing a clicking or grinding noise is a pretty clear sign of power not getting where it’s supposed to be.

Should you be unfortunate enough to have any of these problems, don’t hesitate. Come see us, we can’t wait to help!