Pay Attention to These Alternator Warning Signs

Your alternator is one of the most important pieces of equipment in your car. It restores the power that is lost by the battery when starting and operating other electrical systems. Sometimes an alternator will give signs that something is wrong, and the auto service techs at our Loves Park, IL dealership can help you learn what to look out for with your car.

A dead or weak battery may be your first sign that your alternator is not providing an adequate recharging experience. If your lights suddenly dim, this can be another bad alternator sign. Not all cues of a failing alternator are visual. The smell of rubber burning may be a sign that your belt is not turning the alternator properly. A grinding or whining noise can mean that the bearings in the alternator have gone bad. If the GEN or ALT light illuminates, this means that your alternator needs to be replaced. A bad alternator will eventually leave you stranded.

Bring your car in today at Napleton's Autowerks, Inc. (Loves Park) if you think your alternator might be going bad.

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