The Difference Between an Alternator and a Starter
The starter and alternator are both keystone parts of your auto electrical system. The starter turns the engine over, allowing air to be compressed with fuel and ignite combustion. The alternator then takes over while the car is running, generating energy for the electrical system of your car and helping keep the battery charged.
The Signs Your Alternator or Starter May Be Going Bad
There are several reasons you may need starter repairs, including loose wiring, bad connections, and oil leaks. Here are some of the most common signs your car may need a visit to the starter repair shop:
- The engine won’t crank.
- Your lights come on even though the engine won’t.
- You can hear a clicking noise when you try to turn the key.
How to know if your alternator needs repairs? Here are some things to look for:
- Dim lights
- A weak or dead battery
- A warning light on your dash
- Strange electrical smells
Any of these symptoms can mean it’s time to take your car in for alternator or starter repairs.
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