When you have a problem with your alternator, your vehicle may start, but you won’t get very far. The battery provides the electric charge to start your engine, but it alone doesn’t contain enough power to operate the vehicle. The alternator is responsible for charging your vehicle while it runs. Generating enough electricity to keep your engine and all the other accessories you use while driving (heat, air conditioning, stereo, power door locks & windows, etc.). Over time, the components in an alternator simply wear out. When this happens, you need to replace it asap in order to avoid becoming stranded. A professional service tech will be able to choose and install the best alternator to meet the manufacturer’s specifications and your personal needs.
Did you know that many batteries – up to 70%, last fewer than 4 years? There are things you can do to extend or even reclaim the life of your battery. Things like keeping it clean make a tremendous difference. When your battery becomes dirty or greasy, it runs much hotter, chiseling away at its life. Corrosion can frequently build up on the battery terminals as well, also contributing to premature battery failure. We can clean your battery, and replace any battery cables damaged by corrosion. When you need a new battery, we will help you find the best replacement for the needs of your vehicle. Sometimes a failing battery will still be under warranty. That’s always good news for you!
After the battery, your starter must be in good condition in order for your vehicle’s engine to ignite. The starter is a motor responsible for rotating the internal combustion engine to which ignites the engine into operation. When your starter begins to show signs of trouble, we can swiftly diagnose and service the problem to have you back on the road again.
At Rivergate Muffler & Auto Repair, we can help you with all your battery, starter and alternator trouble. We pride ourselves on bringing you excellent automotive care at affordable prices. Why pay astronomical dealership fees if you don’t have to? Rivergate Muffler & Auto Repair can take care of all your automotive maintenance, diagnostic and repair needs. To schedule an appointment with our brake shop or run check engine light diagnostics the next time you’re in Madison or Nashville, TN, contact us and call (615) 851-2702.