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Common Signs That Indicate You Need Alternator Repair

Common Signs That Indicate You Need Alternator Repair

The alternator plays an essential role in altering the energy from the crankshaft and applying it to your car's electrical system. The alternator takes mechanical energy and transforms it into electrical energy to recharge your battery, which is used to carry out your car's electrical functions (ex. radio, power windows, windshield wipers, and more).  In perfect conditions, the alternator should last up to seven years. However, just like any other automotive component, alternators can fail due to time, mileage, and extensive use. Furthermore, fluid leaks can also lead to premature wear of the part. Below are some signs that indicate you need alternator repairs: Dead Battery A dead battery that occurs once is an inconvenience, but it could indicate an alternator issue if it occurs countless times after that. Electrical problems can be stressful, which is why we encourage you to take your car to our auto repair shop so we can inspect both your battery and alternator. Ele ... read more

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