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March 20, 2019 1 min read

Important Signs of Alternator Failure to Watch Out For -

  • Flashing engine light
  • Strange and/or odd noises 
  • Electrical car problems
  • An engine that keeps stalling
  • A dead car battery
  • Dim lights

Common Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Starter –

  • The vehicle simply won't start when the ignition is used
  • The Starter stays on after the engine is started
  • A clicking sound coming from the starter

How long do Alternators and Starters typically last?

An alternator and starter typically last a very long time. Many of them last around seven years, or 100,000 to 150,000 miles (ca. 241,402 kilometers). To be more specific, some alternators and starters begin having problems at 50,000 to 60,000 miles (ca. 96,561 kilometers) depending on the circumstances. 


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