Alternator Repairs

Alternator Repair

Your alternator turns the mechanical power from your engine into electricity. Most vehicles contain many components that demand electricity such as power windows, navigation system, HID headlights, heated seats and more. When your alternator malfunctions, the performance of these features will be hampered. Here are some signs that of failing alternator:

  • Headlights dimming or flickering
  • Voltage warning dash light comes on
  • Burnt rubber smell
  • Whining noise

How it works

As the rotor turns within the stator windings, the magnetic field of the rotor sweeps through the windings, producing an electrical current. An automotive charging system is made up of three major components: the battery, the voltage regulator and an alternator. The alternator works with the battery to generate power for the electrical components of a vehicle and the instrument panel. Components that make up an alternator:

  • Diode Rectifier
  • Voltage Regulator
  • Capacitor
  • Rotor Assembly
  • Stator
  • Rectifier
  • Terminals

Our highly-skilled mechanics will test your alternator by:

  • Checking battery life
  • Use voltmeter to check alternator’s AC current
  • Visual inspection of alternator wires

Locations

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