Car Power Issues- Check the Alternator

As a car owner, you understand the importance of keeping up with routine maintenance on your car, and the alternator is no exception. Below is an explanation of what the alternator does and when to have it serviced:

  • Alternator- The car alternator is responsible for creating the energy your car needs to run all the electrical systems and is responsible for charging the cars battery.
  • Alternator Life- Since alternators are constantly in use when you are operating your car there are many factors that may affect the life of your alternator, but generally alternators last between 40,000 and 100,000 miles.
  • Signs of Alternator Problems- Some indicators that you may be experiencing alternator problems include dimming headlights, dimming dashboard lights, and the ALT or GEN dashboard warning light is on. If you experience any of these issues visit your dealer and have the alternator checked.

At Spieler’s we understand the importance a car alternator has to the operation of your car, if you are experiencing any problems or have any questions visit us at our California location and speak with one of our experts.

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