An alternator is one of the most important components of a vehicle, providing electricity to start the motor, feed the electrical system, and keep the battery charged. It's important to know the signs is the alternator goes bad.

A warning light on the instrument panel is a sign that something needs checking, especially if the light reads "GEN" or "ALT". Instead of words, the warning light could show an image that looks like a battery. Sometimes, there's no warning light for a failing alternator, but there are signs. They include dim lights, instruments, and gauges that stop working, and sometimes the smell of burning rubber from a burning belt. You might also hear screeching, whining, or growling sounds originating under the hood.

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