Mobile Alternator Replacement At Your Home Or Office
One of the most common components that fails is the alternator. Without this, your car's electrical systems won't work properly and the battery won't charge. The alternator has rotating brushes inside which creates a current that charges the battery and powers its electrical systems. If it fails, the battery will not charge and your car won’t start. That's why it's a vital component and a necessary fix.
What Is An Alternator Replacement?
Some of the causes for failure are fluid leaks or a tight belt that can cause premature wear. Too many electronics in the car can also cause a drain on both the battery and the alternator. When the alternator fails, the battery can't be charged and the car won't run. Our professionals can easily test the alternator and make a quick replacement.
Symptoms That You Need Your Alternator Replaced
There can be many symptoms of a failing alternator but they can easily be identified. One of the most common symptoms to look for is pulsating dashboard or headlights. During night driving, if the headlights are fluctuating in intensity, this is a common symptom of alternator failure. Since the alternator is responsible for providing electricity many electrical systems in your car will only work sporadically including the radio. This is a sign that the alternator needs to be replaced.
Another symptom is that your car doesn’t start at all or turns repeatedly before finally starting, this can also indicate that your alternator is wearing out. If your battery keeps dying, it may be a faulty alternator rather than a problem with the battery itself. A less common symptom is a burnt rubber smell usually caused by excessive heat building up on an alternator belt that isn’t able to move freely. A faulty alternator or belt might also cause a high pitched squeal. Keep an ear out for any grinding or whining noises as well as this could indicate a broken or worn out bearing
Can I Drive Without Doing An Alternator Replacement?
Technically yes. If you have a bad alternator or if it's starting to fail, you can still drive it. However, it's not advisable because if it fails completely, your car will stall and you won't be able to restart it since your battery is dead.