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How to Test an Alternator The Right Way

The easiest way to test an alternator is to check the output voltage, and a lot of instrument clusters even include built-in voltmeters. Other vehicles sometimes have handy warning lights on the dash that turn on whenever the output voltage of the alternator drops below a certain level. These are both convenient visual indicators, and … Continue reading How to Test an Alternator The Right Way

What You Need to Know When Purchasing a New Alternator

Buying a new high output alternator doesn’t have to be any more complicated than purchasing a regular alternator, but there are a handful of issues that can turn into roadblocks or headaches. The most important thing to remember is that unless you’re replacing a factory high output alternator with an identical unit, there may be … Continue reading What You Need to Know When Purchasing a New Alternator