Can Water Damage Your Cars Alternator?

Posted On: Friday, September 18, 2020

When you have a car, you need to know how to take care of it. You’ll want to make sure that you understand the various things that can go wrong with it and when you need to get it repaired. One of the parts of a car that you need to keep an eye on is the alternator.

The alternator is a vital part of the car. Inside your vehicle, the alternator is taking mechanical energy and turning it into available energy by a spinning pully, and it’s stored in the car’s battery. The alternator is not waterproof and when/if it is submerged, you will need to get it looked at. The repairs will be necessary so that your car can work properly.

If you have your ignition on, you will see that a battery light will appear on your dashboard. It may also come on while you are driving, and this means that you will need to get it looked at. The alternator can also go bad when there are plates in the car that are not working correctly. This can cause the battery to fail. Even more, it can make the whole ignition system to die.

Sometimes, you may notice that your headlights or the dashboard lights are dimming or going out completely. This happens when the car is idling. You will find that while the engine is turned on, they will get brighter. If this is happening with your car, you may have a bad alternator. You will want to find out if it is the alternator or a battery that is going bad. Regardless, getting the car the attention it needs is the best thing that you can do for yourself. You’ll want to make sure that your car is operating well at all times. It can make a huge difference for you now and in the future.

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