Clearview Tire and Auto Service

1079 North Main Street, Hopkinsville, KY 42240

Alternator

 

Is the red battery light on?  Is the voltage gauge showing too low or too high?  Is the ammeter always in the discharge zone?  Does the alternator whine?  Does the battery keep running down? If so, you have alternator problems. 

 

However, an alternator problem does not mean the alternator is bad. You could have a bad voltage regulator, a blown fuse, a broken wire or, on some vehicles, a faulty computer!

                                              
                                           

The alternator is the heart of vehicle electrical system.  Driven by a belt, it generates the electricity to run the electrical system of your vehicle and to recharge the battery.   The alternator makes alternating current (A.C.) (same as you get out of a wall plug, just a less electrical pressure for safely) but vehicle run on direct current (D.C.).  To make an alternator work on a D.C. system, the electricity is converted (rectified) inside the alternator.

 

The alternator is controled by a voltage regulator.  The voltage regualtor is usually built into the alternator, or it can be seperate or it may be a function of the same computer that controls the engine.

 

If you have alternator problems, bring your vehicle to Clearview Tire & Auto Service for a correct diagnosis and professional guaranteed repairs which includes our Certified Auto Repair Nationwide Warranty.  We're in Hopkinsville, not far from Ft. Campbell and we've been here since 1952. Most repairs include one year FREE towing and roadside assistance, good 24/7 coast-to-coast.

 

See Batteries Alternators and Starters for more information.

Services | Nationwide warranty | 24 Hour Roadside Assistance | ABS Anti-lock Brakes | Air Conditioning Service | Air Intake Temperature Sensor | Alternator | Axle repair | Ball Joints | Barometric Pressure Sensor | Batteries, Alternators and Starters | Belts, Hoses, Pulleys and Tensioners | Brake Caliper | Brake Service & Systems | Camshaft Position Sensor | Check Engine / Service Engine Soon Light | Clutch | Clutch Master Cylinder | Clutch Slave Cylinder | Computerized Engine Analysis | Coolant Temperature Sensor | Cooling System Repair & Maintenance | Crankshaft Position Sensor | CV & Drive Axle | Differential Service & Repair | EGR (Exhaust Gas Recirculation) Valve & System | EGR Valve Position Sensor | Engine Repair | Exhaust | Exhaust Pressure Sensor or Transducer | Fuel Filter | Fuel Injection Service | Fuel Pump | Head Gasket | Headlight Restoration | Heater and Heater Core | Knock Sensor | Manifold Absolute Pressure (MAP) Sensor | Mass Air Flow Sensor / Meter | Master Cylinder (for brakes) | Oil Leaks | Oil Change Service | Oil Pan Gasket | Oxygen Sensor | Power Steering | Radiator | Roadside Assistance | Scheduled Maintenance | Shocks and Struts | Stabilizer Bar, Links and Body Bushings | Starter | Steering and Suspension | Throttle Position Sensor | Timing Belt | Tire Balance | Tire Replacement | Tire Rotation | Tire Truing | Towing & Roadside Assistance | Transmission | Tune-up | Used Car Pre-purchase Inspection | Valve Cover Gasket | Water Pump | Vehicle Service | Wheel Alignment | Wheel Balance | Wheel Bearing | Wheel Cylinder | Wheel Speed Sensor | Window Regulator and Window Glass | Windshield Repair

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Clearview Tire and Auto Service

Main Office
1079 North Main Street
Hopkinsville, KY, 42240

Hours

  • Monday 7:00AM-5:00PM
  • Tuesday 7:00AM-5:00PM
  • Wednesday 7:00AM-5:00PM
  • Thursday 7:00AM-5:00PM
  • Friday 7:00AM-5:00PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed

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