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.
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.
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 device to stop working. Fixing them can make it operational again.
-Fixing Small Components
There are also many internal components that work together to operate the alternator. There are brushes, bearings, and windings, all of which can get loose or corrode over time. Tightening, replacing, or fixing these components can help the alternator work well again.
Is Alternator Repair Required?
Before you get into the specifics, you will want to know whether or not your vehicle needs alternator repairs. In order to determine this, there are a few simple tests the technician will perform. The battery will first be charged and tested because it is hard to get a good reading from the alternator without a fully charged battery. Alternators have to have constant battery voltage in order to run well. Bad batteries can damage the alternator and make it work too hard. If the battery is okay, the voltage output of the alternator will be tested next.
Labor for alternator repairs can be intensive and many times, it works best to simply replace the alternator. Opening the alternator and replacing or cleaning a few items can conduct small common repairs. Whatever needs to be done, you need professional technicians to help in order to get the job done right.
Call Standard Auto Care at 916-924-8040 and set up an appointment for your vehicle. We’d be happy to take a look and let you know what we recommend. We promise never to sell you anything you don’t need or to pressure you into any repairs. We deal with vehicles of all kinds on a regular basis, but we hold honesty in the highest regards. As a locally owned business, you can also stop by our shop anytime at 2240 Colfax Street, Sacramento, CA 95815. Whether you need alternator repair in Sacramento, or just have questions, we’re happy to help in any way we can with honesty and integrity on every occasion.