3 Signs You Should Bring Your Vehicle to an Alternator Shop

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Our team at Longview Alternator & Starter Co., knows how much you rely on your vehicle, and we want to help you keep it in the best condition. As our name states, we focus on alternators and starters, as these are some of the most important parts of your engine, and they require specialized experience to repair or replace. In this article, we’ll go over three signs you should bring your vehicle to our alternator shop soon.

3 Signs You Should Bring Your Vehicle to an Alternator Shop

  • Lighting Issues – The alternator is the part of your engine responsible for distributing power from the battery to the various electrical systems in the vehicle, such as the headlights, dashboard lights, radio, and any computerized parts. If you start to experience problems with your vehicle’s lighting, such as dim headlights or lights that get brighter as the vehicle speeds up, then you most likely have an alternator problem.
  • Battery Problems – If your alternator is bad, then you will likely also experience problems with the vehicle’s battery. For example, you may have problems starting the vehicle, or find it difficult to keep the battery charged. Many of our customers report that they are able to jump-start their vehicles, only to have the battery gradually die as the voltage lessens—normally, the movement of the engine would be enough to keep the battery charged once it had been started up again. Battery problems like these are a clear indication you should visit our alternator shop.
  • Squealing Sounds – Another sign you might have something wrong with your alternator is squealing or squeaking sounds coming from that part of the engine. This happens when the alternator’s bearings become misaligned. If you hear squealing coming from your alternator, then we encourage you to come to our alternator shop right away.

If you’re experiencing any of these problems, we encourage you to bring your vehicle to our alternator shop as soon as possible so we can check it out.