Charging & Alternator Service

Charging & Alternator Repairs in Cleveland, TN

Visit Smith Automotive on South Lee Highway when your car needs repairs or maintenance on its charging system or alternator.

What is the charging system and alternator?

The charging system in your vehicle consists of three main components: the battery, the alternator and the voltage regulator. Each part plays a crucial role in supplying electrical power to your vehicle’s electrical systems while ensuring the battery remains charged.

Your car’s alternator is an important part of the electrical system. It generates electricity to power your car’s battery and other electrical components, such as the lights, radio and air conditioning. If your alternator fails, you may experience problems starting your car, dim headlights or other electrical issues.

Potential Alternator Issues

Over time, alternators may experience wear and tear due to the constant rotation and high temperatures they endure. Some common problems associated with alternators include:

  • Battery Drainage. A faulty alternator can cause the battery to drain quickly, resulting in frequent jump starts or a dead battery. Learn more about our Battery services.
  • Dimming or Flickering Lights. If you notice your headlights or interior lights dimming or flickering, it could be a sign of an alternator problem.
  • Unusual Noises. Strange noises, such as grinding or whining, may indicate a worn-out alternator bearing or faulty internal components.
  • Warning Indicator. The battery warning light on your dashboard is designed to alert you of potential alternator issues. If it illuminates, it’s crucial to have your vehicle inspected promptly.


Why Choose Smith Auto for Charging and Alternator Repairs?


  • Highly Skilled Technicians. Our mechanics are trained and experienced in dealing with charging systems and alternator repairs. We stay up to date with the latest industry advancements to provide you with top-quality service.
  • Quality Parts and Tools. We use reliable parts and diagnostic tools to ensure accurate repairs and lasting results.
  • Transparent Pricing. We believe in transparent pricing, and we will provide you with a detailed breakdown of the charges before starting any work. No surprises or hidden fees!
  • Excellent Customer Service. We strive to provide exceptional customer service and aim to exceed your expectations. We will answer any questions you have and keep you informed throughout the repair process.