Car Alternator Repairs and Replacement
Cars require a lot of power and this comes from the alternators made by companies like Bosch alternators. It takes a full electric charge to run the lights, the radio, and even to recharge the battery to start the engine. The car alternator supplies this electricity. The car alternator is one of the most important components under the bonnet working continuously to recharge the car battery and power all the systems while the engine is running, ensuring a steady supply of electricity.
If the alternator in your car fails, you may not know until, the lights start to dim or go out, the radio will shut off and the engine will likely stop turning. In most cases the car will not start again and will require a complete alternator repair or alternator replacement. A vehicle with a faulty alternator will need to be towed into the service centre.
Some alternator problems are noticeable ahead of time, like a faulty alternator belt or alternator brushes may need to be replaced. Giving you a bit of warning before the alternator fails completely, which would leave you stranded wherever the car stops. If the alternator repairs are made as soon as a problem is noticed, alternator repairs or alternator replacement can be made quickly, ensuring your safety. The following warning signs may be warning of an alternator problem. The best way to find out for sure what is causing any car trouble is to bring the vehicle into our service centre, describe the problem, and ask for a full diagnostic check.
Warning Signs that it is Time for Alternator Repairs or Replacement
- The battery warning light comes on.
- The car turns over slowly when trying to starting the engine.
- Strange noises can be heard under the bonnet.
- There is an alternator belt squealing sound.
- The headlights are extra bright or dull.
- Repeated bulb failure.
If any of these warning signs are present, it may mean that there is a problem with the car alternator. It is not recommended to drive a car that is suspected of having alternator problems since a car alternator can sometimes fail without warning, leaving you stranded on the side of the road. If you suspect a serious problem, call Springwood Complete Automotive Services on 07 3209 1333, or call to arrange to have the car towed into our service centre.
Once the car is on site, one of our experienced auto electricians will carry out testing to diagnose any problems relating to the car alternator. For example Bosch alternator has a self-diagnostic function incorporating the warning lamp. Once the problem has been diagnosed we will present repair options and provide a quote for services. All work in our service centre is performed by skilled electricians and mechanics, using only the best parts and equipment. In most cases we can provide same day repairs and get you back on the road quickly. We also offer Reconditioned Alternators as a option.