All You Need to Know About Automotive Fuses

March 7th, 2017 by

2017 Chevrolet Bolt

Here at Chevrolet of Homewood, your local Calumet City area Chevy dealer, we’re happy to check your fuses to make sure they’re in good shape. We’re also happy to troubleshoot your electrical system if something’s not working the way it should. The reason, more often than not, that something is going wrong, is a fuse. Learn more about fuses, and how you can make sure your fuses are working the way they should, here at Chevrolet of Homewood.

How to Inspect and Install Fuses

Fuses are designed to protect you and your car’s electrical equipment. A fuse blows when there is too much electricity flowing through it, and a metal link inside melts. This stops the flow of electricity to protect your electrical components. When a fuse blows, it’s doing its job. Unfortunately, blowing a fuse also means that some part of your vehicle isn’t working.

While most of the time the component that will stop working will be relatively minor, it’s still important to spot and fix blown fuses quickly. More likely than not, a problem with a fuse will cause something like backup lights, turn signals, climate control, your radio, or other component to stop working

So how do you inspect and install fuses? It’s actually fairly easy. Most recent vehicles have fuses in the dash, near the driver side door beneath the steering wheel. If you need help finding it, you’ll want to take a look at your owner’s manual. Checking the owner’s manual is going to be important to check fuses, because it offers a diagram of the fuse box. This is a good place to start if something such as a light or your radio stops working. You can consult the diagram and then check the corresponding fuse.

Most fuses require you to pull them straight out, either with your hands, or with a small pair of pliers. Usually it’s easy to check to see if the fuse is blown. If the metal link inside the fuse is melted then your fuse is blown. All you’ve got to do is find replacement of the proper amperage and replace it.

If you would like the experts at Chevrolet of Homewood to check or change your fuses, schedule a service appointment online. We would be happy to help you out!

Get Your Chevy Parts and Accessories at Chevrolet of Homewood

Come visit us today here at Chevrolet of Homewood if you need help with your fuses. We’re located at 18033 Halsted St in Homewood, IL, so stop by to learn more or contact us online now to ask any questions.