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Alternator and Starter Service in Metairie, LA
Alternator and Starter Service at Premier Clearance Center Metairie

Alternator and Starter Service at Premier Clearance Center Metairie

You can’t get far on your journey when your alternator or starter stops working. Fortunately, you can rely on the experienced and skilled team at Premier Clearance Center Metairie for repair and replacement to get you back on the road.


The alternator and starter work together as a team to get your vehicle started and down the road. The battery powers the starter, which powers the alternator. The battery also needs the alternator to maintain power.

If your vehicle won’t run or is difficult to get started, the team at Premier Clearance Center Metairie will test the battery first. Once we rule out battery issues, we begin looking at the alternator and starter to determine if one of them is malfunctioning. We may need to check the ignition switch or look at the drive belts to determine if they are worn or damaged.

Signs of a Damaged Alternator

  • Indicator light on the dashboard stays lit, which may also mean the battery is weak
  • Lights are weak or dim, which is an indication, especially if they brighten up again as the engine increases RPM
  • Electrical issues since the alternator powers the electrical systems for the vehicle
  • Burning smell, which indicates the belt or pulley of the alternator has a problem
  • Noises, such as squealing or grumbling, which may be a pulley issue or the bearings in the alternator

If you have already replaced your battery and are still having issues, it is possible the alternator is to blame.

Starter Issues

Your starter lets the engine know it needs to start working. If the starter fails, the engine never receives power to begin moving. Many vehicles never need the starter replaced, so it may not be the first thing you think of if your car is having power issues. Some signs that your starter may be to blame include the following:

  • The engine won’t turn over at all and only clicks
  • The engine won’t turn over consistently
  • You hear a grinding noise when you turn the ignition

Sometimes an alternator or started may show signs of wear and tear, allowing you the opportunity to get the problem taken care of around your schedule. Other times, you may find yourself stranded at home or somewhere else if one of these components stops working.

If you’re having issues with your vehicle not being easy to start or not starting at all, it’s time to bring it into Premier Clearance Center Metairie for a diagnosis. We’ll check the components and provide an estimate once we know what is wrong.

Our service technicians are trained on the latest systems and technology to ensure they are equipped to work on new models for our customers. You can rely on the level of quality for all repairs.

Stop by Premier Clearance Center Metairie, give us a call, or schedule an appointment online to have your alternator or starter repaired or replaced. Let us get you back on the road again.