The alternator is your car’s electrical charger. It generates direct current for recharging the battery. It also helps power the other electrical loads of your car. It’s various parts are contained in an aluminum housing.
It’s a good idea to have the alternator’s drive belt checked at every oil change. Your Car-X Man will do this. A loose belt can reduce alternator output and run down your battery.
It’s also important to have your car’s entire charging system checked every spring. In the meantime, signs of a poor alternator are poor light operation, a dead battery, frequent bulb replacement and dashboard warning lights.
Your Car-X Man can install a new alternator if necessary.
The battery is the backbone of your vehicle’s electrical system. It supplies power to the starter and ignition system. It also delivers the extra power needed when the electrical load exceeds the alternator’s supply.
You should have your battery and it’s connections checked at every oil change. Your Car-X Man will do this automatically.
If your battery is more than three years old, it’s a good idea to think about replacing it. Your Car-X Man carries a variety of quality name-brand batteries.
The starter cranks the engine when the ignition switch is turned on. It’s located on the back of the engine or the front of the transmission.
Each spring, it’s a good idea to have your starter tested to make sure it is drawing the correct amount of current. Your Car-X Man can help.
Other Electrical Components
Your Car-X Man can service all the electrical components of your vehicle:
headlights and other exterior lights
defroster and more
For expert electrical system repair…”Don’t Worry. . .Call the Car-X Man!” or schedule an appointment online.
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