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Signs of a Failing Alternator

failing alternatorHave you been having a lot of trouble with your battery lately, even after installing a new one? You could be experiencing signs of a failing alternator. Basically, your vehicle’s alternator is an electric power generator that charges your battery and supplies your car with power to its various electrical systems at the same time. Without a functional alternator, your vehicle would drain its battery in a matter of minutes, and you would likely not be able to drive it at all. So, what are some signs of failing alternators? Here are a few to look out for.

A Weak or Dead Battery

If your battery is not at the end of its life, and it is weak or dies unexpectedly, it may be because the alternator is not properly charging it while the vehicle is running. If you charge up the battery, start the vehicle, and run it for several minutes, a functioning alternator should keep the engine running and charge the battery. If the alternator is failing, the battery will likely die again.

Dim Headlights or Dashboard Lights

Failing alternators often have trouble getting power to the systems they feed. Dim headlights and/or dashboard lights could be a sign that your alternator is failing and that you need auto repair in Escondido.

An Alternator Warning Light

If you have a newer vehicle, it should have a warning light that will tell you if your alternator is failing. Even if you do not notice this light, if you notice other symptoms, you’ll want to bring your vehicle in for auto service.

A Burning Smell

If you ever smell anything that resembles an electrical fire coming from your engine, you may have trouble with one of the belts that works in relation to your alternator. Get mechanical help immediately.

Contact D Mac’s Auto Repair in Escondido For Alternator Repair

Alternators are essential to vehicles’ performance and longevity. So, if you believe you are having trouble with your alternator, contact us at D Mac’s Auto Repair in Escondido today at 760-746-0111. Our expert techs have extensive experience with alternators and can help you get your car on the road again. Learn about the signs you need an auto repair.

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