Starters and Alternators

Posted on: June 6th, 2012 by sara

Dim headlights? Slow windshield wipers and turn signals? Weak battery? It could be the alternator.

The alternator, which powers the vehicle’s entire electrical system, not only provides current to operate all of your car’s electrical accessories and the engine keeps the vehicle’s battery charged, and its importance is amplified as the weather turns colder and the vehicle uses more power-robbing accessories.

So, if you notice your headlights dim when you are using your heater and wipers and really dim if you add the radio this is often a warning sign that the alternator in your car may not be working up to capacity or may not have the capacity needed to power the vehicle’s electrical needs.

How Fox & Fox can help

At Fox & Fox, our ASE Certified Technicians are trained to diagnose problems in your electrical system. Be it a short, a broken fuse, a bad starter or alternator or something else, our technicians can diagnose and repair the problem quickly.