Starter & Alternator Repair
Sacramento Alternator and Starter Repair
Have you noticed your vehicle is having trouble starting or is slow to turn over? Perhaps you detect a “clicking” noise or the lights dim as you turn the key? If so, it may be time for an alternator or starter replacement.
As part of your vehicle’s electrical system, you rely on your starter and alternator every time you get into your car, truck or SUV to get your engine started, and to keep it running. These components are responsible for keeping things like your battery charged so you can operate your windows, seats, mirrors, radio, windshield wipers, lights, and more. Alternator and starter issues are often subtle at first, making it extremely important to have them inspected on a regular basis.
Operating your vehicle with a faulty starter or alternator isn’t necessarily a safety hazard, but if they do fail, they will leave you stranded and unable to start your vehicle.
Common Alternator Problems
In some cases, your first indication of a problem with an alternator may be a dead battery. Alternators function by helping recharge your vehicle’s battery during operation. When these stop functioning properly, a healthy battery has no way to charge and will eventually die. Before you consider a battery replacement, our expert technicians can run a diagnostic health check to help identify any underlying problems. If an issue is present with your alternator, a new battery will only temporarily alleviate the issue.
Common Starter Problems
A problem with your vehicle’s starter may be a little harder to diagnose. Like an alternator, a bad starter or solenoid can leave you with a dead battery, which can be identified quickly with a free battery check. Another indicator can be a lack of engine activity when trying to start your automobile. If you turn your key in the vehicle ignition and nothing happens, this may be a strong indication that your starter has gone bad.
If your vehicle is in need of a new alternator or starter, bring it in to Smog Mart and let our master ASE certified technicians replace them for you. Our replacement services are quick, convenient, and designed to save you money.