Alternator Repair In Kitchener

If you are looking for a reliable mechanic to do an alternator repair in Kitchener, look no further than Hansma Automotive. If you suspect that your alternator is failing, we will test it and determine if that is the problem, and if so we will either repair or replace it, whichever is required. Contact us today if you are having any problems with your vehicle.

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Why Do I Need My Alternator Repaired?

You alternator is a vital and integral part in your vehicle. Along with your battery, the alternator provides the electrical power to operate all of your electrical components such as your headlights and radio. The alternator generates this power while the engine is running. It recharges your battery and runs the electrical features when your car is on. Once the engine is turned off, the battery provides power to these parts from its stored resources, helps you start your engine and power the alternator's voltage regulator. If your alternator is not working properly, you can lose power while you are driving and you may not be able to start your vehicle because the alternator hasn't recharged your battery. Read more.

When Should I Get My Alternator Checked?

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Usually your alternator will last a long time, but sometimes they can fail after only 50,000 miles. Quite often your vehicle's alternator will just break down without any warning and everything electrical will just stop as you suddenly lose power. At other times you may be more lucky and get a few warning signs that can alert you to the fact that your alternator is starting to go. According to Tom Moor from, these include:

  • Your headlights start going back and forth from dim to bright at night.
  • An electrical burning smell comes from the alternator or battery
  • Your alternator warning light comes on
  • Other dashboard warning lights turn on
  • Your electrical components such as your radio only work intermittently
  • You hear a squealing noise in your engine

If you notice any of these signs, it's a good idea to get your alternator checked out and replaced if it is failing to avoid the hassle of being stranded at the side of the road.

What Does An Alternator Repair Involve?

Testing The Alternator

If you suspect that your alternator needs replacing, you should first get it tested. At Hansma Automotive we will test your alternator to make sure that it actually does need replacing before we go ahead. If you are comfortable with doing some automotive repairs yourself, you could test the alternator yourself to find out if it needs replacing before bringing it to a reliable mechanic.

The following video demonstrates how to test an alternator.

Repairing The Alternator

Sometimes a failing alternator may only need to be repaired and not replaced. This can save you money. A reliable mechanic will give you this option. At Hansma Automotive we won't do any unnecessary work. If possible, we will repair your alternator instead of replacing it, if that is the best option for you.

The following video shows how an alternator is repaired.

Replacing The Alternator

In some cases, the alternator cannot be repaired and it will have to be replaced. We will give you the option of replacing your old alternator with a reconditioned one or a new one, while offering advice as to which would be the best for you in your particular situation. A reconditioned alternator is usually very reliable and can save you a lot of money, up to 25% according to You will never find us pushy and we will always take your wishes into account.

The following video shows how an alternator is replaced.

Where Should I Get My Alternator Repaired in Kitchener?

You should get your alternator tested, repaired, or replaced at an automotive repair shop that you can trust, and who will do the job right and only fix what you really need fixing. Hansma Automotive is that type of shop. Our customers have learned to trust us over the years and that is why they keep coming back for all of their automotive repairs and auto detailing.

Contact us to book an appointment today.

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