Alternator and Starter Replacements
Ensuring your car starts and functions properly every time you drive requires you to have periodic inspections. When there are problems with your vehicle’s alternator, battery, or starter, you may experience difficulty getting your vehicle to start or run properly. At Sun Auto Service, we encourage you to bring your vehicle in for regular maintenance, inspections, and repairs to help keep your vehicle in proper operating condition.
The starter in your vehicle is what enables the engine to start up and turn over. It is all too easy to confuse signs of a weak starter with that of a dead battery or alternator. Your car needs a fully charged battery in order for the starter to engage properly. Common signs that indicate you should replace your starter are:
- Dash lights get low or flicker when starting vehicle
- Engine turns over slowly, especially when vehicle is hot
- Engine does not crank when key is turned in ignition
It is possible to drive a vehicle with a declining starter; however, it should be replaced as soon as possible and prevent further damage to the flywheel.
The alternator on your car keeps the battery charged. When the alternator begins to malfunction, it can prevent your vehicle’s battery from recharging properly. When this happens, any of the following symptoms can occur:
- An illuminated alternator or battery symbol on dash
- Slow start or crank when turning key in ignition
- Dim lights
If you experience any difficulty starting your vehicle, we recommend an immediate inspection. Symptoms for failing alternators, starters, and batteries are similar and require inspection by trained professionals. For an accurate diagnosis, contact the professionals at Sun Auto Service.
What Are You Waiting For
Don’t let a bad alternator, battery, or starter keep you from enjoying your ride. Bring your vehicle to Sun Auto Service so our certified technicians can get it back in excellent shape for the road.