Starter & Alternator Repair

Starter and Alternator Repair Services

When your vehicle begins to have issues starting up, you could be facing a starter or alternator repair issue. While some of these are an easy fix, others can be more difficult and costly. Below we have outlined a few ways to self-diagnose if your issue may be coming from your starter or your alternator. 

What are the Symptoms of a Bad Alternator

If your car is exhibiting any of the following behaviors, you could be in need of an alternator repair or replacement. Signs of a potentially bad alternator include:

  • Faint Clicking Sound when you attempt to start your vehicle.
  • Dim Headlights.
  • A Dead Battery.
  • Starter Problems.
  • A Growling of Whining Noise.
  • The Smell of Burning Rubber or Burning Wires.
  • The "GEN" or battery light shows up on the dashboard.

What are the Symptoms of a Bad Starter

Your vehicle may require a starter repair if you notice:

  • The vehicle cranking slowly.
  • Vehicle starts up weakly when you turn the key.
  • If your car tries to start, but can't quite turn over.

A weak or undercharged battery cannot provide the starter with enough electricity to turn the engine over. Your car may make a rapid clicking noise, or just never quite get started. Bad wiring is typically caused by time and heat, which breaks down the basic electrical components. A simple process of replacing a few wires could be all that’s required. If you’ve waited too long, your vehicle could need a complete component replacement service. 

"There are generally only a few things that can lead to a Starter Motor misbehaving. A quick inspection will determine the root of the issue. Typically, the issue is either a weak battery or bad wiring."
-Global Expert Mechanic

Scheduling AN ALTERNATOR Starter Repair

Global’s expert technicians will hook up a diagnostic device to the starter, alternator and battery to determine which of the components are causing your vehicle’s issues. Once your technician finds the cause of the problem, the proper starter or alternator repair can be completed. Remember, we will always present you with the options and costs upfront so you can decide which best fits your budget. We work hard to ensure your out-of-pocket expense is as low as possible. 

Since both Starter and Alternator Repair issues start with subtle symptoms, it’s a good idea to have your technician diagnose and repair the worn components as early as possible. These low cost services can help prevent having a car that leaves you stranded. 

Schedule your service repair or inspection by calling (540) 439-9090.