What is an Alternator and What Does it do?
The alternator is one of the components needed to deliver electrical power in your Toyota vehicle. Alternators produce electrical energy from mechanical energy thanks to an alternating current. Some of the parts that are powered by the alternator include the headlights, heated seats, radio, power windows and locks, and even the windshield wipers.
How Can I Tell If My Alternator is Failing?
When your alternator goes bad, your battery is going to have to work harder. Usually, an alternator will last anywhere between 7 to 10 years, depending on your car. You can also keep an eye out for some of the warning symptoms. They include:
- Dim or overly bright headlights
- The entertainment system is acting up
- A dead car battery
- Battery warning light pops up on the dash
- Unusual growling sounds coming from the engine
Do you think your alternator is failing? You can test your charging system or reference your owner's manual for more information.
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