If you need alternator repair, bring your car to a shop that’s dedicated to auto care with honesty and integrity. Since 1985, Gurney’s Automotive Repair has been providing Nashua with quality repairs and maintenance and personalized service. We truly care about our community and treat everyone the way we ourselves would like to be treated. When you visit us, we’ll work with you to find the best services for you and your car. We won’t try to push anything unnecessary. With our team of ASE-certified technicians and service advisors and state of the art equipment, it’s no wonder we’ve repeatedly been named the Best Auto Repair Shop in Nashua! Schedule your appointment today by calling us at 603-886-5800 or contact us online.
Have you noticed electrical issues like dim headlights or trouble starting your car? It makes sense that your first thought would be that there’s a problem with the battery, but it could be caused by the alternator. The alternator recycles the power your car battery uses while driving. It takes a lot of battery power to start your car and keep it running, so without the alternator, the battery’s power reserve wouldn’t last very long. The electrical system relies on an optimally running alternator to be able to power electrical components properly. If you buy a new battery when the alternator needs repair or replacement, it can end up draining the new battery long before its time.
How Do You Know If You Need Maintenance
So, how can you tell if it’s an issue with the battery or a failing alternator? The most common sign drivers notice is dim or flickering headlights. This can also be noticeable in your dash lights. If you notice the lights brighten as you increase RPMs, this is a sure sign of an alternator issue rather than a dying battery. Some cars will have a light that displays when there are alternator problems detected (it will say ALT) while others may just display the check engine light. Other noticeable electrical issues are common signs, such as slower power windows or the radio turning itself off. Odd squealing, grinding, or growling noises can also indicate worn parts affecting the alternator. Sudden engine stalls can also be caused by a faulty alternator.
If your alternator is the problem, we can offer repair or a complete alternator replacement. With alternator repair, we replace the parts that aren’t functioning or are near failure. In some cases, it may make more sense and be more cost-effective to opt for an alternator replacement. Our knowledgeable service advisors will work with you to find an option that works for you and your budget. If the alternator isn’t the problem, we’ll be able to quickly diagnose the issue and resolve it. With comprehensive auto care services, including oil changes, tires, factory maintenance, NH state inspections, and repairs, there’s no need to go anywhere else. Contact us at 603-886-5800 or request an appointment through our online form.