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Long Lake MN 55356
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Electrical Outage

After the battery starts your vehicle’s engine, the alternator assumes its task of providing electricity to meet the vehicle’s needs. Symptoms of alternator failure include illumination of the charge warning light or a discharge indication on the anmeter. However, before a decision to replace the alternator is made on the basis of these signs, the alternator drive belt should be checked for looseness, and the voltage regulator should be examined to see if it is working properly. Either of these conditions could cause the charge warning light or the discharge indication on the anmeter to appear. Another indication of a failed alternator is a shrill noise that increases in pitch as engine speed increases, which is caused by a bad diode.

If the charge warning light on your dashboard is illuminated, be sure to bring your vehicle into our shop and have an experienced technician take a look at it. Our excellent staff receives ongoing training and support to stay on top of the latest advances. We will thoroughly diagnose the problem, and give you an estimate you can trust. And we guarantee 12 months/12000 miles on all our repair work. So call 952-473-4848 today. We are conveniently located at 2220 Daniels Street, Long Lake.

Hint: A diode is a solid state electronic device in the alternator that changes or rectifies alternating current into direct current for use by the car’s electrical system.