Alternator Repair

Alternator Repair

Affordable Alternator Repair in Boise

You already know that your battery holds enough electricity to start your car and get you going. But that’s about it; battery power alone can only get you a few miles. A properly working alternator is necessary to operate your engine as well as your electrical accessories such as the radio, power windows, vehicles on-board computers, and so on. Furthermore, the alternator must replenish your battery. When your alternator fails and there isn’t enough power being made for all of those devices, this will usually leave you stranded on the side of the road. It is a good idea to have a full roadside kit in your vehicle just in case of a breakdown.

So, why isn’t your alternator working? The majority of the time, they’ve simply worn out. Your serpentine belt powers the alternator, which spins 2 to 3 times faster than the engine – that’s a lot of constant movement. The bearings, copper coils, and magnets that make the electricity, just wear out after time.

You’ve probably noticed the warning lights on your dash when you start your engine. They flash on to test the circuits and then go off if everything is good with your electrical system. If you see the battery light stay on there is an issue with your charging system.   Below is a list of other possible issues you might experience if it is an alternator problem.

We work on all charging systems on all makes and models including Audi, Mercedes, BMW, Porsche, Toyota, GM, Ford, Nissan, and Chevrolet.  All of our repairs come with a 12 month/12000-mile warranty!

Possible symptoms you might see if you are having a problem with your alternator.

  • Dim or Overly Bright Lights.
  • Dead Battery
  • Trouble Starting or Frequent Stalling
  • Growling or Whining Noises
  • Smell of Burning Rubber or Wires
  • Battery Warning Light on Dash
Alternator Repair near me? The next time you ask this question, just give Wrench & Ratchet Auto Care a call at 208-345-0011.

Alternator Repair You Can Trust

Wrench and Ratchet have been helping drivers with their alternator and vehicle charging systems in Boise, Eagle, Meridian, Kuna, Garden CIty, Star, and the rest of Ada County.

Our certified mechanics can take care of your alternator or charging system repair and get you back on the road fast. Book an appointment at Wrench and Ratchet today!