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When your alternator starts to go bad you likely will notice it in challenges when you start your car and with dim lights in your vehicle. Your alternator is the part that provides power from the battery to the starter. You will have a hard time starting the car when the alternator is going out.

The nature of the problem with the alternator will often be identified in the warning lights on your car. However, paying attention to other cues may also alert you to the problem. You may hear strange sounds and notice odd smells (like hot wires). The cause of alternator problems is typically the bearings in the alternator. If your vehicle is older, often the bearings start to grind down and eventually seize up so they do not rotate as easily as they should. Another cause of starters and alternators problems is dirty components. Over time all car parts begin to grow brittle and the alternator is no exception to this.

Starting problems in your vehicle? Don’t forget to ask your mechanic for how much do alternators and starters cost when considering a repair or replacement
05
Aug
2017

When your alternator starts to go bad you likely will notice it in challenges when you start your car and with dim lights in your vehicle. Your alternator is the part that provides power from the battery to the starter. You will have a hard time starting the car when the alternator is going out.

The nature of the problem with the alternator will often be identified in the warning lights on your car. However, paying attention to other cues may also alert you to the problem. You may hear strange sounds and notice odd smells (like hot wires). The cause of alternator problems is typically the bearings in the alternator. If your vehicle is older, often the bearings start to grind down and eventually seize up so they do not rotate as easily as they should. Another cause of starters and alternators problems is dirty components. Over time all car parts begin to grow brittle and the alternator is no exception to this.

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It's hard to imagine life without cars, but the reality is that they do break down occasionally and need maintenance from time to time to keep them operating safely and properly. One of the most important things that are on the list is the wheel alignment.

Whether you have an old beater or a brand new hot rod, it doesn’t take much for the wheels to get out of alignment. The reasons could be potholes, speed bumps or curbs. But when it does happen you will be able to feel it in the way it handles and drives.

The Proper wheel alignment keeps your car safer to drive. Ask your auto shop to find out more about car alignment issues. Call us today on 763-389-3811!
20
Jul
2017

It's hard to imagine life without cars, but the reality is that they do break down occasionally and need maintenance from time to time to keep them operating safely and properly. One of the most important things that are on the list is the wheel alignment.

Whether you have an old beater or a brand new hot rod, it doesn’t take much for the wheels to get out of alignment. The reasons could be potholes, speed bumps or curbs. But when it does happen you will be able to feel it in the way it handles and drives.

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Many vehicle owners are not aware that if they are experiencing problems with a car that doesn't start right off, it could be a problem with either the starter or alternator. Let us explain:

Starters

A starter is a device that is used to induce the operation of an internal combustion engine by initiating its rotation. The function of the starter is to turn the engine over during the ignition process and allow the remaining processes to happen on its own. The starter is an electric motor itself. It engages when the ignition is turned on and disengages after the engine has turned over.

Are you wondering about the purpose of starters and alternators? Call your auto repair shop for more information and schedule an appointment today!
05
Jul
2017

Many vehicle owners are not aware that if they are experiencing problems with a car that doesn't start right off, it could be a problem with either the starter or alternator. Let us explain:

Starters

A starter is a device that is used to induce the operation of an internal combustion engine by initiating its rotation. The function of the starter is to turn the engine over during the ignition process and allow the remaining processes to happen on its own. The starter is an electric motor itself. It engages when the ignition is turned on and disengages after the engine has turned over.

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