(970) 667-7396

THE ELECTRICAL FAULT LIGHT.

1LI00Zq (1) This warning light is different in every car but normally it looks like a picture of a battery, similar to the picture on the left here. You’ll see it come on and go off when you start your engine as part of the car’s self-test, but if this light comes on and stays on, it means the electrical charging system is no longer working properly. Think of it like a cellphone battery. If the cellphone is plugged into the charger, you can use it indefinitely, but when you disconnect it from the charger, there’s a limited amount of time before your battery runs out. It’s exactly the same in your car, only bigger. Every car has an alternator – the charger – and a 12v battery used to supply power to the electrical system. If the alternator becomes faulty or the drive belt to it snaps, then it will not be able to do its job. The longer you drive, the more your car will use up the remaining juice in the battery and eventually the engine will die. This almost always requires a new or refurbished alternator.

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  • Proformance Diesel and Auto Repair

    1125 South Garfield Ave.
    Loveland, CO 80537

  • Phone: (970) 667-7396

  • Feel free to call or email us to schedule your next appointment.

    Business Hours

    Monday - Friday
    8:00AM - 5:30PM

    Saturday - Sunday
    Closed

    We accept checks and debit cards.

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