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Alternator Replacement while you relax at home or continue to work.

  • Our mobile mechanics offer services 7 days a week.
  • An expert mechanic will come to your home to fix or diagnose your vehicle.
  • 12 months or 12,000 miles warranty*

Alternator Repair

An alternator is a device that converts kinetic energy from the engine into electrical power. It's used in vehicles such as automobiles and planes to maintain battery life, as well as supply electricity for other components. Without an alternator, your car would be unable to start or run its accessories!

The alternator plays a major role in keeping your vehicle's electrical system functioning at its best. If it stops operating, the battery will slowly deplete until none of the vital electric components work correctly - potentially resulting in an engine stall and failure to start altogether. Make sure you keep this essential part running smoothly so that you can get where life takes you!

What are the symptoms of a bad alternator?

 Several warning signs can suggest a faulty alternator in your vehicle. Take note of the following symptoms which are some of the most frequent:

Flickering Lights:If the alternator isn't working correctly, your headlights may appear dim or flicker. If this is happening on your vehicle, it could be an indication that something is wrong with the alternator and should be inspected by a trained technician as soon as possible

Battery Warning Light: Beware of the battery warning light on your dashboard! It could mean that the alternator is not supplying enough power to charge your car's battery correctly.

Electrical Issues: Malfunctions in the alternator can cause your car to suffer from a variety of electrical issues, such as sluggish power windows, non-functioning radios, and air conditioning systems that refuse to blow cold air. Don't let these malfunctions keep you sitting idle - get your vehicle checked out today!

Stalling or difficulty starting: The battery supplies the energy to start the engine, but it is the alternator that keeps it supplied. If your alternator isn't running correctly, then eventually your battery will go dead leading to a stalling of the vehicle or even difficulty starting.

Unusual sounds: Does your alternator sound like it's whining or grinding? These peculiar noises could be signs of a failing alternator.

If you suspect any of these symptoms, it's critical to have your car inspected by a specialist in order to ascertain whether the alternator is causing the issue.

Can you drive with a bad alternator? 

Driving with a faulty alternator is not recommended as it can be extremely detrimental to your car. The battery will quickly lose its charge, which may lead to the car failing to start altogether. Furthermore, you could experience electrical issues such as flickering headlights or a struggling radio due to an under-performing alternator. To avoid any headaches and stay safe on the road, make sure your vehicle has a reliable alternator in good condition!

When you find yourself having to drive with a worn-out alternator, it's important to take some precautions. To start, refrain from using any unnecessary electrical systems such as AC or power windows in order to preserve the car battery’s charge. Additionally, pay close attention to the dashboard and keep an eye out for the battery warning light - this could be indicative of a defective charging system.  By following these steps, you can help ensure that your bad alternator won't leave you stranded on the side of the road!

Remember that driving with a malfunctioning alternator is dangerous, as it can lead to your vehicle stalling or even not turning on at all. If you think that the alternator might be going bad, make sure to get it professionally inspected without delay in order to avoid additional issues down the road.

Do you need an alternator replacement?

We at Instant Car Fix specialize in providing reliable and affordable alternator repair services to keep your vehicle running smoothly. Our experienced mechanics are trained to quickly diagnose and fix a wide range of car issues, including alternators. And with our convenient mobile service, we can come directly to your home or office so you don't have to waste time waiting around at the shop!

You'll be back on the road in no time with fast and reliable repairs from Instant Car Fix. Plus, our prices are competitive and affordable, so there's no need for costly dealer visits. All of our replacement parts come with a one year warranty for peace of mind that your car is always in good hands when you call us for service!

Call us now for more information about how we can help get your car fixed today!

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