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What Causes a Speedometer to Stop Working?

As a responsible and safe driver, you probably use and rely on your speedometer every time you drive. If you're not familiar with the term, your vehicle's speedometer is the thing that tells you how fast your car is traveling in miles per hour. If your speedometer is not working correctly, your safety is very much at risk. Without knowing how fast your vehicle is traveling, monitoring your speed against traffic is nearly impossible. And often, a broken speedometer can lead to accidents, injuries, and speeding tickets. If you suspect that your speedometer is inaccurate or isn't working, please bring your car to J & F Motors Ltd for a check-up.


Did you know that the speedometer in your vehicle is connected with the transmission and the rotation of the driveshaft? Those parts' motions translate to how fast your wheels/tires spin. When your speedometer is malfunctioning, odds are your cruise control won't work either. Furthermore, it may also trigger a dashboard warning light or message to come on. 


What Causes a Speedometer to Stop Working?

There are several issues that can cause a speedometer to malfunction:

  • A malfunctioning ECU
  • A damaged speed sensor
  • A broken gear on the speedometer
  • General wiring problems

When you bring your car, SUV, or truck to automotive professionals at our Arlington auto repair shop, we will perform a complete visual assessment and run computer diagnostics on your car to find the root cause of your speedometer failure. Once we narrow down the issue, we will provide you with the details on the problem and repairs. Our technicians work swiftly and efficiently to repair speedometers so that you can feel safe and confident on the Arlington roads again. 


If your automobile's speedometer has stopped functioning, we invite you to bring your car to J & F Motors Ltd today. We look forward to hearing from you!

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