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 cooper 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. Your Murrieta CA service technician at Murrieta Auto Repair will install an alternator that meets your manufacturer’s specifications.
Some folks use a lot of additional electrical gizmos in the vehicle, like computers, DVD players, power inverters and such or may regularly tow a camp trailer that’s battery recharges as you drive. If that sounds like you, talk with your service advisor at Murrieta Auto Repair about upgrading to a more heavy duty alternator to meet your needs.