Engle Automotive
Auto Repair in Loveland

808 North Denver Ave.
Loveland, CO 80537
(970) 635-9760

We are a Christian Business

Hours of Operation
Monday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday - Friday
7:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Saturday & Sunday
Closed
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Alternator Diagnosis / Replacement

Alternator Repair

The alternator keeps the battery charged. It also provides power to run lights and other electric accessories on a running vehicle. An alternator is an A/C generator. Cars used to have generators, since cars run off DC current.

The reason manufacturers went to alternators is that they charge better at low RPM's. The A/C output of the alternator is changed to DC by rectifier diodes in the alternator, so a car alternator really puts out DC power.

Symptoms of a bad alternator include hard or slow cranking when you try to start your vehicle, lights that seem too dim, and of course the "BATT" or "GEN" light glowing on the dash. However, an alternator can have problems without the "alt", "bat", or "gen" light coming on.

The alternator itself is responsible for turning this light on and off (voltage regulator, actually, inside the alternator on most cars), so it can go bad and not turn the light on. If you think you have a bad alternator, call Engle Automotive to diagnose and fix your alternator issues.

Our knowledgeable service advisors will be happy to provide answers for all your auto repair needs. To schedule an appointment, get a Free Estimate or any questions please call (970) 635-9760 or Contact Us.

We Service All Makes & Models Including:

Acura Motor Company Audi Motor Company Cadillac Motor Company BMW Motor Company Cheverolet Motor Company Dodge Motor Company Ford Motor Company General Motors Motor Company Honda Motor Company Hyundai Motor Company Lexus Motor Company Mazda Motor Company Mitshubishi Motor Company Nissan Motor Company Saturn Motor Company Toyota Motor Company Volkswagon Motor Company
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