The alternator is one of the most important parts under the hood of your car. It’s responsible for keeping the battery charged. It also provides power to all the systems on the car that run on electricity. With all the technology that’s standard on most new cars, that’s a huge job.

We can check your alternator whenever you come by Santa Maria Mazda for a tune-up, but the good news is that there isn’t much maintenance to be done on an alternator. If you hear a loud screeching sound coming from under the hood, the belt may be slipping, but that’s an easy fix.

If your alternator starts to fail while you’re driving around Santa Maria, you’ll see signs like the lights dimming and then becoming bright again. Turn off everything you can that uses electricity and get home or to a shop. When the alternator fails completely, it can leave you stranded.



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