The alternator is sometimes referred to as a generator. The alternator creates energy that feeds the electrical system and charges the battery. It works in a way that is similar to that of a hydroelectric dam. There are several signs that you may notice if your alternator is failing.

The warning light may be on. The light may say GEN or ALT. If the light is not on, then you may notice the smell of burning rubber. You may also notice a screeching, whistling, or growling noise. The sounds may come from underneath your hood.

It can be difficult for you to find out whether the problem is caused by the alternator or battery. You can tell whether the alternator or battery is causing the problem by jump-starting the car. If the car dies shortly you jump start it, then the alternator is probably the culprit. You can go to the vehicle to have your vehicle serviced.

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