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How Do You Know if You Need Alternator Repair in Sacramento, CA?

The alternator is an important part of the car that keeps your battery charged and powers the electronic components when the car is running. The alternator works with the battery to provide electricity. It can be challenging for an inexperienced person to identify whether they are dealing with battery or alternator problems. If you are having power problems with your car, the best thing to do is contact a mechanic in Sacramento, CA. At Standard Auto Care, we can help with alternator repair and other maintenance tasks for your car. Signs that You Need Alternator Repair There are several signs that indicate it is time to repair the alternator. Keep in mind that it is common for the alternator to wear out over a lengthy period. This car repair is a standard maintenance task that will be required at least once or twice during the lifespan of the car. How does the car react when you turn the key? If you notice it ... read more

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Signs Your Alternator Needs a Repair

Many drivers in Sacramento put off repairs for as long as possible to avoid having to spend extra time and money. While this may work for smaller repairs, there are some repairs that need to be handled immediately or drivers will run the risk of having to pay even more or having a dangerous accident occur. Repairing your vehicle’s alternator is one repair that you should consider immediately if you plan on staying safe on the road. Unfortunately, many drivers mistake signs of a faulty alternator for other vehicle issues. To help clear things up, we have created a short list of signs that your alternator may be in need of a repair. Your Lights Have Dimmed One sign that frequently goes unnoticed, is dimmed lights on your vehicle. Many drivers don’t pay much attention to their lights, and if they do notice their lights have dimmed, they attribute it a faulty light bulb. While it may be as simple as a bulb in need of replacing, dimmed lights can also be a sign that the ... read more

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Your Alternator Repair Experts In Sacramento, Ca

We are all experts in some area. Unfortunately, very few are experts on their vehicles—particularly regarding the alternator. That’s okay! Fortunately, our team here at Standard Auto Care can be your vehicle experts. Let’s start with what the Sacramento alternator Repair is. In simple terms, the alternator is a “power recycler and restorer.” Its role is to generate an alternating current to the electrical components of your vehicle and to work with the battery to create power for the interior/exterior lights and instrument panel. Clearly, the alternator is a pivotal piece of machinery. In fact, your vehicle’s electrical system depends heavily on a well-working alternator, otherwise the battery reserve would last for a very short time. When an alternator stops working altogether, repairs can be expensive and we want to help you avoid failure! Warnings from your vehicl ... read more

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Types of Alternator Repairs

here are plenty of things that can go wrong on any vehicle you drive in Sacramento. If you suspect your vehicle needs alternator repairs, you might not know that much more about it. There are actually a number of alternator repairs that are necessary from time to time. The professionals at Standard Auto Care are happy to take a look at your vehicle’s alternator in order to advise you on what needs to be done. Here are a few issues that can arise within an alternator. -Complete Replacement If the unit is defective from years of hard use, there is sometimes nothing you can do other than replace it. Even if it can be fixed, it is sometimes cost effective to simply replace the alternator. -Parts Replacement If most of the alternator is operational, it might be possible to replace just a small part of it in order to get the device up and running again. In some cases, the voltage regulator needs to be replaced. Small pieces within the alternator can go bad and cause the whole devic ... read more

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What You Should Know About Alternator Repair

Your alternator is a major component of your car’s charging system, and without it you’re a sitting duck. While driving your car, your alternator chargers your battery and provides the electrical power that runs your car. No power means your car will not run. Fear not, here we will cover some of the most important information to know when you are in need of alternator repair, and how to keep your alternator in tip top shape. What causes alternator damage? There are several things that can cause alternator damage. One cause is belt slippage, which usually occurs when a worn or damaged belt slips on the alternator’s pulley wheel, resulting in reduced voltage output. Another cause could be your battery. If your battery has died or is dying it can often cause the alternator to fail from over use. The energy output that is often shared between the alternator and the battery will fall solely on the alternator, causing it to burn out. What are some ... read more

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Does Your Car Need Alternator Repair Services?

Alternator problems can be tricky to diagnose unless you have some experience with cars. Often, car owners assume that their battery is dead, so they try changing the battery before consulting an expert. The alternator and the battery work together, so the best way to identify the problem is by talking with an experienced mechanic. If you suspect something might be wrong with the alternator, contact our team at Standard Auto Care right away. There are a few signs that you can watch for which might indicate the problem is the alternator. Battery Function It is easy to assume that the battery might be bad if you are unable to start the car. Does your car respond when you turn the key? If you attempt to start the car, and nothing happens, it could potentially be a dead battery, but it may also be an alternator problem. The most common approach to solving the mystery is to check the battery first. It’s always a possibility that the battery was drained if headlights or other batte ... read more

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Top Three Signs Alternator Repair Is On the Horizon

When it comes to maintaining electrical excellence in your car, the alternator is responsible for some pretty major moving parts – yet it might not be the first thing you think of for maintenance repair. Not surprisingly, it takes a lot of electrical capacity to run all the automotive systems that modern Sacramento drivers need. Between GPS, air conditioning, satellite radio, and rear-facing camera/alert systems, your alternator is usually working overtime to keep everything communicating properly and distributing electrical power evenly. Alternator maintenance and repair is extremely important, but many drivers don’t understand the role electrical power plays in keeping their cars running. Here are the most common signs that your alternator needs some extra attention. 1. Inconsistent Headlights/Taillights. It’s easy to get caught up in the glitz and glam of all the modern technology in your car – but the basics are just as important, and can actually be the b ... read more

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Top Five Signs You Need Alternator Repair

Your car’s alternator is a pretty simple mechanism that turns the mechanical energy of your engine’s rotating crankshaft into electricity to power your car’s accessories. If your alternator is broken, you can lose your headlight, stereo, or starter function. Though it’s small, your alternator is important! Without it, you can’t start your car to drive on our Sacramento roads, or light the curves at nighttime. Look for the following five signs your car needs alternator repair so you can stay up and running. Warning Light One obvious sign you need alternator repair is if a warning light comes on. While a lot of car owners automatically assume there’s a battery problem if an “ALT” or “GEN” light comes on, most likely it is the alternator as the alternator powers the battery. Dim Car Lights The alternator supplies the car’s electrical power, so when it’s beginning to fail or is losing its potential, the car’s ... read more

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Is it Time for Alternator Repair in Sacramento?

For a car owner who doesn’t have experience with car repair, it might be tricky to determine if your car needs a new alternator, battery, or both. How do you tell if your alternator is having problems? It is essential that you learn to watch for the signs of alternator issues, because these signs can make it possible for you to talk with an expert about alternator repair in Sacramento. By recognizing the signs early on, you can control the timing of your car repair instead of waiting for the alternator to stop working. It can be frustrating to break down on the side of the road, so make sure that you check the function of your battery and alternator: Check the Battery Levels Are you having a hard time getting your car started? The first step is typically to check the battery, because it is possible that you accidentally left a light on overnight or something else happened that drained the battery. Look at the dashboard of the car to see if the battery gauge is working ... read more

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Does Your Vehicle Need Alternator Repair in Sacramento, CA?

The battery is a critical component to keep your car running, and if the battery dies then you won’t be able to start the car. To keep the battery powered on an ongoing basis, it is important to have a good alternator. So, you might need to consider alternator repair in Sacramento, CA if you are running into battery or power issues with your vehicle. What Does the Alternator Do? The alternator is designed to keep the electrical system of the car working properly. It is the source of power for the starter on the car, the ignition, and all other electrical components for the car. If the alternator stops working, then it is possible that your car might breakdown or you could be facing expensive repair costs. If the car battery still has life in it, then the alternator can recharge the battery to keep it going. But, if the battery is dead, then the alternator won’t be able to recharge the batt ... read more

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