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How Do You Differentiate a Battery Problem vs. Alternator Problem?

How Do You Differentiate a Battery Problem vs. Alternator Problem?

Having a failure to start a car is incredibly annoying. Most people immediately blame their car battery and quickly run to grab their jumper cables. However, problems with car starts can also be traced back to your alternator. To effectively resolve your situation, you'll need to learn the differences between a bad alternator and a bad battery.   While both of these automotive parts are part of your vehicle's electrical system, each of them has its own role and has a particular set of warning signs.    Bad Battery Symptoms First and foremost, your car may signal a drained battery when you enter your key and turn the ignition. If you receive a sluggish or choppy engine response, your battery is the culprit. You can jumpstart your vehicle with cables and another automotive battery. But your next stop should be the auto repair shop. However, if you don't get any feedback from your car when turning the ignition, it may already be too late for your battery ... read more

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