If you’re constantly having to deal with a dead battery, even after you replace it with a new one, the culprit might be your alternator.
The alternator is responsible for converting the mechanical power created by the engine in to an electrical current to be use by you car and to charge the battery.
The problem could be a simple loose belt, or the alternator might need to be replaced. To differentiate between a dead battery and a bad alternator, before you car won’t start, look for things like dimming dashboard and headlights, power windows that won’t move, and other electronics anomalies. These are usually a sign that the alternator is not functioning properly while you’re driving.
If your vehicle’s alternator isn’t working chances are you won’t be getting very far. The alternator is a necessary component for your vehicle’s operation so if you need alternator repair or replacement in Atascadero and Paso Robles just five us a call today!