You've probably noticed a bunch of warning lights on your dash when you start your engine. They flash on to test the circuits and then go off if everything's okay. One of the warning lights looks like a car battery. Its job is to tell you if your batter's not charging properly.
Since 2007, our family-owned and operated business has been meeting the automotive alternator needs of Palm Desert and surrounding city drivers with complete transparency and honesty. Ozzie's Automotive is proud to be a AAA Approved facility and NAPA AutoCare Center, where we follow a strict code of ethics in how we conduct business and treat our customers. The whole team at Ozzie's take great pride in our clean, family-friendly facility. Our entire team works very hard to uphold our reputation for accurate alternator diagnosis' or repairs as well as other automotive services and automotive repairs, proving ourselves to be your trusted alternative to any dealership.
We all want to avoid unplanned alternator problems, or any other automotive repairs or automotive services for that matter. You need a long-term maintenance plan; which happens to be a benefit we offer to every customer here at Ozzie's Automotive. For any major or minor reason you may visit our shop we'll perform a detailed comprehensive vehicle inspection - beyond just the alternator. You leave our shop with the full picture of your vehicles current state in hand, allowing you to make informed decisions. We want you to be free of the pressure to spend beyond your budget. This is the type of high quality service and communication you can always expect from us.
So why would your alternator not work? Usually they've simply worn out. Alternators are driven by your serpentine belt and spin 2 to 3 times faster than the engine - that's a lot of work. The bearings wear out, as do the copper wire coils and magnets that generate the electricity.
There's no sense in hobbling along with an alternator that's not working properly. It will fail at some point and leave you stranded. Get a bad alternator replaced as soon as you can.
You know that your battery stores electricity - enough to start your engine and get you moving. But that's about it - you can only get a few miles on battery power alone. You need an alternator to generate enough electricity to run your engine and power your electrical accessories like the stereo, power seats, heater fan, on-board computers, and so on. On top of that, the alternator needs to recharge your battery.