For those of us who drive in the car without music playing, there is something about the blinking sound that comes with a blinker. The steady click-clock sound that a turn signal creates can be a soothing and relaxing part of any morning commute. However, there may be a moment when you realize that your car’s blinker is blinking faster than normal. There could be many reasons why that is. It is important to diagnose why your car’s blinker is blinking at a different speed in order to keep your car in good shape as well as obey the law. Continue reading to learn more.
Why Your Car’s Blinker Is Blinking Quicker
Your car’s blinker is controlled by a simple circuit that is connected between the car’s battery and the turn signal. When you turn on your turn signal, the circuit is completed and the bulbs inside of the blinker turn on. The reason why blinkers turn on and flash on and off is due to a flasher, which is typically a temperature-sensing piece of metal that will block and unblock the circuit. However, it is important to note that a fast blinking blinker is really not a big deal, as long as the light doesn’t completely go out.
A Faulty Bulb
The most common reason why a blinker is blinking quickly is that there is a faulty bulb. Like regular light bulbs, blinker bulbs can begin to wear out over time. This can cause the bulb to blink more quickly. You could have also had a bad bulb installed, which could send a different current through your light bulb, causing a different pattern of blinking.
The way to fix this is to simply replace your blinker’s light bulbs. A good way to find a bad bulb is to see whether a bulb has dark glass or a broken filament. You can replace the the light bulb on your own or come into the shop and we at Paskett Auto can quickly and conveniently fix it for you.
A Broken Connection
Another potential problem that could cause your blinker to blink faster is a broken connection within the car’s circuit. Fried wiring is a major culprit of this problem. If the wiring is corroded, worn, or not properly connected, that may also break the circuit’s connection. If the flashers or any other part of the circuit is damaged, there will likely be a change in the speed of the blinkers. Luckily, these things are also easily fixed and just require replacement parts. If you are worried that there may be a broken connection in your vehicle’s circuit, feel free to reach out to us o to get high-quality repair services.
Do You Need A Vehicle Repair?
If you or someone you know is in need of a repair for your car or truck, we at Paskett Auto would be more than happy to be of service. Not only do we offer high-quality car inspection services to figure out what is wrong with your vehicle, but we have several talented mechanics who can quickly and efficiently fix the problem.
Replacing your car’s light bulbs is important and although you can replace them on your own, sometimes it can be a hassle to go through the process of purchasing a bulb and carefully installing it into your car. Especially if you already have a car issue that you need to be taken care of, we at Paskett Auto would be more than happy to replace your blinker lights. To schedule a repair or learn more about our services, feel free to reach out to us today.
Check out this article for more information about car blinkers.