Some drivers have probably noticed a bunch of warning lights on their dash when they start their engine. They flash on to test the circuits and then go off if everything’s OK. One of the warning lights looks like a car battery. Its job is to tell you if your vehicle’s battery isn’t charging properly.
Most motorists probably know that their battery stores electricity – enough to start the engine and get moving. but that’s about it – you can only get a few miles on battery power alone. You need an alternator to generate enough electricity to run your vehicle’s engine and power your electrical accessories, like the stereo, power seats, heater fan, on-board computers, and so on. On top of that, the alternator needs to recharge your battery. So when your alternator isn’t working, there isn’t going to be enough electricity for all of those things. When your alternator fails, you aren’t going very far.
So why would your alternator not work? Usually they’ve simple worn out. Alternators are driven by your serpentine belt and spin 2 to 3 times faster than the engine – that’s a lot of work. The bearings wear out, as do the copper wire coils and magnets that generate the electricity.
There’s no sense in hobbling along with an alternator that’s not working properly. It will fail at some point and leave you stranded, then you’ll be wishing you would’ve had an alternator replacement sooner. You need to get a bad alternator replaced as soon as you possible. When you come to Express Car Care for an alternator replacement, someone knowledgeable will install an alternator that meets your specifications. Some drivers use a lot of additional electrical products in their vehicles, like computers and DVD players. Others may regularly tow a camping trailer that is putting extra pressure on its battery as they drive. If that sounds like you, you’ll need to think about upgrading to a more heavy duty alternator. Come in and let us help you figure it out.
Are you tired of visiting the auto dealers and chain stores for your automotive needs, where you are nothing more than a number? Looking for that honest and friendly customer service you can usually only find in a small town? Look no further – that’s why we created Express Car Care Denver. Some of our services include no wait Oil Change - Brakes Service - Clutches - Tune-Ups but we provide additional services for your car, just stop by and let us take a look.
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Express Car Care is family owned and operated, and you will always see the same faces when you visit. While I own Express Car Care, I work here as well. You’ll always see me somewhere in the building, and I’m always around to answer your questions, or just to say hi.