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Alternator Replacement
Mobile alternator repalcement
Mobile alternator replacement
Alternator Repairs And Replacement In Canberra
What Is An Alternator

An alternator is a generator of electric power in a car and is a major component of the vehicle’s charging system. All cars with an internal combustion engine except for some hybrids have an alternator. When an engine is running, the alternator charges the battery and supplies additional electric power for the vehicle’s electrical systems. An alternator is bolted to the engine and is driven by a drive belt.

An alternator is a maintenance-free unit. In some cars, it can last for up to 10-15 years without any repairs. If an alternator fails, the car may still run for a short time on battery power. However, the engine will stall as soon as the battery charge is depleted. Replacing an alternator with a new OEM part is expensive, but there are alternatives.

Alternator repairs
Alternator replacement

The most common symptom of a problem when you need your alternator repaired is a battery-shaped warning light or the “CHARGE” icon that comes on while driving. Normally this warning light should come on when you turn on the ignition but should disappear as soon as the engine is started. If it stays on, there is a problem with your charging system. The charging system warning light doesn’t point directly to a failed alternator, although alternator problems are very common. At Advanced Mobile Autocare, our mobile mechanics will need to do further testing to pinpoint the defective part.

Another symptom of a weak charging system is when the dash lights and headlights dim at idle but become brighter when the engine is revved. This problem could be caused not only by a weak alternator but also by a failing battery, poor connection at the battery terminals, or a loose serpentine belt. A whining/buzzing noise coming from the alternator is another symptom of alternator troubles. In some cars, it could be caused by a noisy alternator bearing.

Can you start a car with a bad alternator?
If your alternator is malfunctioning, you might not be able to start your car initially. This is because a faulty alternator can’t charge the battery, even if the engine is running.

When a car alternator starts to fail, you may notice several symptoms. One common sign is dim headlights while driving, indicating electrical issues.

Another indicator is the appearance of a dash light shaped like a battery, often referred to as the battery light. This light alerts the driver to check the charging system, as the alternator isn’t providing enough charge for the electrical system.

Undercharged car batteries are often due to car accessories being left on overnight.

When the charging system is working correctly, the charge indicator lamp will light up when you turn on the ignition and go off after starting the car. If the lamp doesn’t appear when you turn the key, you might need to replace the bulb or check the warning light circuit.

However, it’s still possible to start your car with a dead battery and a bad alternator. You’ll need to jump-start your car using another vehicle with a good battery.

Why Choose The Mobile Mechanics From Advanced Mobile Autocare For Your Alternator Repairs And Replacement
  • Over 14 years of experience in all makes and models
  • We can come to you if your car has broken down
  • High-quality parts only(with warranty)
  • Hassle-free & fast turnaround
  • Affordable guarantee
  • Alternator onside repairs and replacement
If your vehicle is broken down in the middle of nowhere with a battery warning sign on the dash, our mobile mechanics will be there for you!