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Long Lake MN 55356
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Alternator Reality


It is the alternatorís job to keep the battery charged and help run all the electrical accessories, including the ignition and engine-control systems. This belt-driven component produces alternating current (AC), which is converted to 12-volt direct current (DC). As the alternator cycles on and off in response to the electrical demands placed upon it, the battery acts as a buffer. At peak efficiency, the alternator should be charging no more than about half the time in order to preserve its life expectancy. The modern facts of alternator life are that such electrical systems as car stereos, daytime running lights, seat heaters, etc. place such a demand on alternators that they may only provide three to four years of service.

The alternator is the heart of a modern carís electrical system, but itís certainly not the only component. If something goes wrong with your electronics, you need a skilled technician with the right equipment to hunt down the cause and correct the problem. Our technicians are ASE certified, which means that we have the know-how and the right tools to find your problem and fix it right the first time, whether thatís in the electrical system or your transmission. Whatís more, we can provide the regular maintenance that can prevent problems, like a badly cycling alternator, in the first place. Call 952-473-4848 today for an appointment.

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