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.
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.
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.
POSSIBLE SIGNS OF A BAD STARTER INCLUDE:
- Headlights, taillights and lights on the dash come on, but vehicle does not start
- Engine makes a grinding noise when turning over
- Hear a single clicking sound when turning on your car, but the engine does not start
You may be able to get your vehicle running after retrying for several minutes. However, you should have your starter replaced as soon as possible to prevent additional and often unnecessary repairs.
POSSIBLE SIGNS OF A BAD ALTERNATOR INCLUDE:
- Battery or alternator symbol is on
- Voltage gauge on the dash reads low
- No power, but clicking noise occurs when the key is turned in the ignition
A bad alternator cannot replenish the power needed by the battery, but it will drain it. So it is important to check the overall condition of your vehicle after replacement.