The next time you use your vehicles headlights or turn signals, make sure to thank its alternator! The alternator, one of three components of your vehicles automotive charging system (the battery and voltage regulator are the other two), is responsible for charging the battery so it can power the electrical components in your vehicle. Without it, you wouldn’t be able to see in the dark or notify other drivers when you’re about to turn. It’s safe to say — this component is important.
If you need your alternator repaired, make sure to visit the Auto Care Experts in Mission Viejo, California. Our ASE Certified technicians will be able to assess what’s wrong with your alternator and provide the repairs you need so you can operate your vehicle’s electrical components with ease. Whether your dashboard lights are dim or you hear strange sounds when you start your car, our team will be able to get your alternator back in working order!
Fortunately for vehicle owners, it can be easy to identify when your vehicle is dealing with alternator problems. When you do see or hear these signs, make sure to bring your vehicle to the Auto Care Experts as soon as possible. By being proactive, you’ll be able to avoid bigger issues that would occur if you were to let the problem persist. With all that said, here are a few signs that your vehicle is dealing with a bad alternator!
You’ll notice this if, when you’re driving in the dark, you see your headlights are a lot dimmer than normal at night. Along with that, you may notice the lights on your dashboard are dimmer as well. These are clear signals that your alternator is failing and having a hard time keeping your battery charged.
If you notice your radio or windows not working, or if your phone isn’t charging as quickly as it used to, then you may be dealing with an alternator problem. When your alternator fails, it can’t charge your battery. When the battery doesn’t have enough power, devices like your windows will move slower, or not move at all, when they’re being operated.
If you’re having to constantly jump start your vehicle’s battery, then you may be dealing with an alternator problem. Your vehicle will quickly use up all of your battery’s energy if the alternator isn’t working as it’s responsible for charging the battery. Even if you install a new battery, it won’t do any good until you either repair or replace your alternator.
If you find yourself needing alternator repair, visit the Auto Care Experts in Mission Viejo, CA. Our ASE Certified technicians will be able to quickly fix whatever alternator issues you may be dealing with and get you back on the road. Whether your engine is stalling or your headlights are dim, our team will be able to handle any problem your alternator may have. Give us a call at 949-647-5305 and schedule an appointment with us today! Concerned about your alternator and need same-day service? No problem. Visit our shop at 23662 Via Fabricante! We happily accept all walk-ins!*
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