Automotive fuses, also known as car fuses protect the electronics in a vehicle from short circuit or overcurrent which is vital to safeguard passengers and drivers.
Automotive fuses are extensively used in cars, trucks, buses and off-road transportation equipment to protect the cables, wires and electrical components that supply electrical power to operate lights, heaters, air conditioning, radios, power windows and other electrical accessories within your vehicle.
The most common type of automotive fuses found in modern cars and trucks are blade fuses (sometimes called bladed fuses or spade fuses). They have a plastic body and two metal prongs that fit into sockets and are easy to install into a fuse box or fuse holders as they are a simple push-in component. These types of fuses currently are available in six different versions:
Other types of automotive fuses include the glass tube fuses and battery fuses like the MRBF and ZCase.