Your alternator is responsible for turning your car’s mechanical energy into electrical current. In more modern vehicles, alternator problems can be indicated by a warning light on the dashboard that will automatically come on once the electrical output of the alternator drops below a certain level.

For older cars, alternator faults can be identified through signs such as:

• dim headlights
• a growling or whining noise
• a dead battery
• A scent of burning rubber or hot wires

You will find North City Motors mechanical services particularly convenient if you live or work around the following areas:

Porirua, Wellington, Tawa.

If you’ve noticed any of the signs above, contact us to arrange an alternator check.