Alternator Repair in Littleton, CO

If you’ve been searching through the Littleton and Highlands Ranch neighborhood for alternator auto repair, come to South Park Tire & Auto Center! We have an entire team of auto mechanics and specialists ready to repair your vehicle’s alternator, and perform any other repairs you might need.

The alternator is an important part of your car. There are a lot of things that you probably think are run by the battery. These can include headlights, radios, etc. However, it's your alternator that makes these work. The alternator is a small part that's a cylinder shape. It's generally attached to the engine. The alternator is an essential part of your car's electrical charging system. When there's a problem with it, it's important to get it fixed ASAP so the problem doesn't get any bigger.

Parts of the Alternator

The alternator works along with the voltage regulator and the battery to charge the electric components. It gets mechanical power and converts this into the electricity needed by many parts of your car. The alternator has a number of parts inside it that all work together. It has a pulley that provides mechanical energy to it so that electrical energy can be created. The rotor is a part that is spun by the drive belt. It has a triangular pattern along its edges. Each of these triangles has magnetic parts that have different orientations. When this part gets energized, it turns into an electromagnet inside.

The stator is a part that holds the rotor. It has copper wires in it that build up a current as the rotor spins. There is also a voltage regulator that's part of the alternator. This is a vital part that keeps the voltage in check so that too much doesn't build up and damage the battery and many other parts. It controls the alternator's electrical output to keep the electrical system from being damaged. The alternator also has a rectifier. This is a part that is greatly involved in the electrical system. The stator of the alternator creates a charge type called an alternating charge. The problem is that car batteries use a charge called direct current. The rectifier takes in the alternating charge and turns it into the direct current that the battery needs. A number of smaller parts go into the rectifier to make it work, and they all need to be working correctly.

With an alternator that's in good condition, the correct electric charge can be sent to where it's needed. If you have any problems with your battery dying, a growling noise, or accessories that are malfunctioning, it may be an alternator problem. When you have a problem with yours, call us at South Park Tire and Auto to make an appointment to have yours checked out.

Although we began as a humble tire shop, we have grown tremendously in the past years. Now, we are a full service, automotive repair shop, and we sell tires too! On top of that, we have shuttle services and loaner cars available. There are other rental car options from Hertz and Enterprise nearby. We have been serving generations of customers since 1990, and we are delighted that our family of clientele keeps coming back for the great service and dependable repairs they’ve come to know from South Park Tire & Auto Center. For example, look at this five-star review from Jane:

“South Park Tire & Auto Center is the most ethical and friendly car center I know in the Denver metro area. They are responsive to your needs; you know when you leave that your vehicle will be running very efficiently!” - Jane

If you suspect that your car is no longer running at peak efficiency, whether that is due to your alternator or another part of your car, you can count on all of us at South Park Tire & Auto Center to take care of your vehicle. We have always made it our mission to keep our customers happy and safe. If you have questions, make an appointment, or call us. You can also come right in and see us at South Park Tire & Auto Center. Find us at 8081 South Broadway Littleton, CO 80122. We look forward to working with you!

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