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What are the Symptoms of a Bad Alternator?

When many people think about their vehicle's electrical system, they think that the battery is the main power behind everything. While the battery does provide charge to start is your vehicle and run your electrical systems, the alternator is actually the component that keeps your battery charged while your car is running. Without a working alternator, you will find yourself with a vehicle that only runs for a short amount of time and then shuts off on you. 

While your vehicle is running, your alternator is essential recycling power and charging the battery. The alternator is located in the engine compartment and is a part of the starting and charging systems. If your alternator is working as it should, you will notice one or more of the following symptoms: 

  • Battery warning light has turned on
  • Dead battery
  • Battery starts but doesn't hold charge and shuts off mid-drive
  • Dim interior lights
  • Problems with electrical components such as power windows, radio, etc. 

Any of the symptoms listed above can indicate that you are due for Charlotte NC alternator repair. When you bring your vehicle into our shop, our mechanics will perform a full visual inspection of the charging system and test your vehicle's battery to determine what is causing you issues. 

If you need alternator repair in Charlotte NC, stop by Woodie's Auto Service & Repair Centers today!

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