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Starting Problems? Is it the Battery or the Alternator?

Starting Problems? Is it the Battery or the Alternator?

If your car won't start, it is most likely due to a faulty or dead battery or a bad alternator. Both components work together to start your vehicle, so you might have trouble identifying exactly which part is at fault. Here are some of the unmistakable signs that will help you determine which of the two parts is the main culprit: Signs of a Failing or Dead Battery When your battery fails, you might experience problems trying to start your car early in the morning, especially during the cold season. In other cases, the vehicle will start then die down almost immediately. The battery warning light on your dashboard is probably one of the major signs of a failing battery. You might also notice that your car battery is visibly corroded, and in some instances, the battery appears swollen and oversized. Besides, you have already jumpstarted your car over the past few days-your battery is clearly at fault. Symptoms of a Bad Alternator If none of the aforementioned symptoms point towar ... read more