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What Are the Signs of a Bad Alternator?

What Are the Signs of a Bad Alternator?

The alternator makes up your vehicle’s electrical charging system. It is responsible for charging your car battery as well as powering many accessories. When your alternator gives out, your car will eventually die and stay dead until it gets fixed. The good news is that you can sometimes tell when the alternator is about to die.  When your battery is dead or not working like it used to, please do not skip the step of looking at your alternator. If the alternator is the culprit, your vehicle will not be able to provide the spark plugs with enough power to start your engine and keep it running. Below are all the signs that indicate your alternator is at the fault of your starting problems: Dashboard Warning Light On Some cars have an ALT or GEN light that comes on when the alternator is faulty. In other cars, it may simply be the light that looks like a battery. Either way, please bring your car to our auto repair shop to have your dashboard warning light diagnosed.  ... read more