The alternator is a key component of your vehicle's engine. It is the alternator and not the battery that provides power to the electrical elements of a vehicle when the engine is engaged. In the past, the alternator was referred to as the generator because it functions similarly to that type of device.

You can end up having serious issues if your alternator is not in peak condition. With this noted, there are some signs to bear in mind that indicate a problem with the alternator. These include dim lights when the car is running. A whining, growling, or screeching sound can also indicate a problem with the alternator. If the ALT or GEN lights illuminate on the dash, you should seek professional assistance.

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