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One of the first signs of a failing alternator is dimming headlights. This stands to reason because the alternator essentially turns the mechanical energy produced by the engine's crank shaft into electricity that is used to power electrical accessories. The alternator also keeps the battery fully charged so that it has the power needed to start the automobile. Needless to say, car owners have every reason to be on the lookout for any signs that their alternator is showing signs of weakness. The first symptom of this sort will likely be a warning light (“ALT”) on the dashboard. Another symptom that calls attention to a potential problem is the whining sound of a loose drive belt (which powers the alternator)

A failed alternator is a major hassle, especially if you have somewhere to be. If you're noticing these sorts of symptoms, bring your car in for service at our shop. Our ASE-certified technicians will replace your alternator before it leaves you stranded on the side of the road. In addition, we can provide the regularly scheduled maintenance that will prevent alternator failures in the first place.

Give us a call at 952-473-4848 today for an appointment. Our address is 2220 Daniels Street, Long Lake. Be sure to visit our web site at www.chunksautomotiveservice.com for a chance to win free gas!

HINT: Aside from dimming lights, other symptoms of a failing alternator include the smell of burning rubber or hot wires.