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Is your car or truck having difficulty starting? Have you noticed strange engine noises or even a burning smell coming from under the hood? These symptoms could be signs of a problem with your car’s alternator. But don’t worry: A bad alternator is no match for the team at Auto Repair Technology Inc. We offer fast, cost-effective alternator repair service for our customers in Brook Park, OH.
Do you hear strange sounds like knocking or grinding? Have you begun to notice fluids leaking underneath your car? Is it time for your inspection or tune up? A bad alternator could be the cause of your problems.
If you’re having to constantly jump your battery, or if you just replaced it with a new battery that still doesn’t seem to hold a charge, that’s a good chance that the real problem is with your alternator.
When you’re driving your car around the Cleveland area, the alternator provides electricity to various components like your dashboard lights and air conditioner. Any extra power it creates gets stored in the car’s battery for later use. If your alternator isn’t charging you battery, then the next time you go to start your car, you have to deal with the frustration of a dead battery.
When you turn your key it allows electricity to flow from the battery to the starter motor and complete the circuit for the first revolution of your engine.
There are two devices which allow the ignition to fire and start the engine, the Starter Motor and the Solenoid. Because automobile manufactures deemed it more efficient, the solenoid is most commonly attached to the starter. These two devices in conjunction provide a jolt of electricity from your battery to make the engine “turn over”.
If your car tries to start, but can’t quite get the job done, it could possibly be the starter seeing some trouble. There are generally only a few things that can lead to a starter motor misbehaving.
Weak Battery: 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: In order to take the charge from the battery, basic wiring is required. More than anything else, time and heat can take the worst toll on basic electrical components. A simple process of replacing some wiring may be all that’s required.
There are also a few mechanical issues that can arise with a starter motor that would cause it to fail. The Flywheel, for example is made up of multiple interlocking “teeth” which moves the crankshaft and pistons. Over time the flywheel can degrade and cause the starter to cease functioning.
At Auto Repair Technology Inc, our people are what makes us special. We pride ourselves on exceptional quality and service. Our highly skilled technicians have what it takes to render a quick, accurate diagnosis, and then perform the expert repair service you deserve as our customer. When you work with Auto Repair Technology Inc, you can be confident that you’re working with some of the best auto repair specialists in the business.