First things first, for all alternators we check to make sure that it isn’t your car battery for the reason your car isn’t starting. Once we verify it is not the battery, as the telltale signs are very similar, it will most likely be the alternator. Some of the signs your alternator is in need of repair or replacement include:

  • Headlights are getting dim
  • Starter problems
  • You hear a  “whining” noise
  • Battery is dead
  • You smell burning rubber
  • The “GEN” may be lit up on your dashboard