A faulty alternator can be a serious concern. Not sure if yours might be going bad? Keep reading to learn all of the symptoms and the best course of action.
What is an alternator?
The job of an alternator is to generate an electrical charge, which is delivered to your vehicle’s battery as it is depleted. If the battery was never recharged, all of the electrical systems inside your car would stop working.
Why do alternators fail?
Alternators have moving parts, get dirty and are subject to stress from heat and cold. As a result, the internal parts gradually wear out. A bad diode (which is essential to charging) inside the alternator can also lead [...]