alternator repair


Alternator Repair with Perez Auto Repair of Phoenix.

You know that your battery stores electricity, enough to start your engine and get you moving. But that’s about it, you can only get a few miles around Phoenix on battery power alone. You need an alternator to continue generating electricity to run your engine and to power your electrical accessories like the stereo, power seats, heater fan, on-board computers, and to re-charge the battery. So when your alternator isn’t working properly, there isn’t enough electricity for all of those components. When your alternator fails, it’s only a matter of time before you vehicle may stall of not start the next time you turn off your engine.

One sure thing to know about your battery and alternator is something you’ve probably not given much thought. When you start your engine a bunch of warning lights on your dash will flash on to test the circuits and then go off if everything’s okay. One of the warning lights looks like a car battery. Its job is to tell you if your battery’s not charging properly, that may be due to a bad alternator.

So why would your alternator stop working? Usually they just worn out over time. Alternators are driven by the serpentine belt and spin 2 to 3 times faster than the engine, over time that can take a toll on any device with moving marts. The bearings wear out, as do the cooper wire coils and magnets that generate electricity.

There’s no sense in hobbling along with an alternator that’s not working properly. It will fail at some point and leave you stranded, usually at the least opportune time. If you are seeing any signs that you’re battery isn’t holding a charge like it used to, don’t hesitate to get your vehicle inspected. Visit Perez Auto Repair and we can test your battery / alternator and diagnose the exact problem and if it’s the alternator will install an a new one that meets or exceeds your manufacturer’s specifications. Additionally, if you use a lot of additional electrical components in your vehicle or tow a camping trailer that’s battery recharges as you drive ask about upgrading to a more heavy duty alternator to meet your needs.

Always keep your vehicle in good condition and ensure the safety of yourself, your loved ones, and those around you! If you believe your vehicle’s alternator or battery need service or are not sure and would like to have your car diagnosed, contact Perez Auto Repair online via phone 602-269-3576 or stop into our facility located at 429 S. 35th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85009.