Signs of Alternator Trouble

You may not think about your car’s alternator much. It usually does its job without causing any trouble, and it may last as long as the car. If it begins to fail, though, you need to stop by Jaguar Clearwater to have it repaired or replaced.

The alternator kicks in whenever the car is running. It charges the battery and helps power electrical components like the power steering, power windows and radio. If it stops working, your car no longer has enough juice to allow these components to work.

Clearwater drivers should have their alternators checked if any of the following warning signs occur.
• The battery icon on the instrument panel doesn’t go off within a few seconds of starting the car.
• The headlights dim while the car is running.
• The dash lights alternately dim and brighten.
• There are disturbing sounds, sometimes quite loud, coming from under the hood.



Categories: Service