Alternator Repair Lake Oswego

Alternator Repair Lake OswegoDo you need alternator repair in Lake Oswego? Many drivers don’t know what the alternator does until it fails. That’s OK, that’s why your professional auto technicians from Dan’s Auto Center are here to help! The alternator generates energy while the car is running to feed the electrical system and charge the battery. You may think, isn’t that what the battery does? The battery is vital for sourcing the energy needed to start the car. Once it’s running, the alternator is key to keeping the car running.

Signs Your Vehicle Has Alternator Issues

There are signs to watch out for that may mean your need alternator repair or replacement:

  • A warning light that reads GEN, ALT, or looks like a battery
  • Dim headlights
  • Instruments and gauges not working
  • Smell of burning rubber
  • Screeching, growling, or whining sound under the hood

Because the battery and alternator are so closely connected, you may be wondering if you need to come in for battery repair or alternator repair in Lake Oswego. Here’s an easy test: jump start the dead vehicle, then remove the jumper cables. If the car dies quickly afterwards, you probably need alternator replacement or repairs. However, if the car continues to run, the battery probably needs a charge or to be replaced.

Alternator repair or replacement in Lake Oswego is best left to our team of ASE Certified Master Technicians here at Dan’s Auto Center. We will diagnose and repair any alternator problems your vehicle has. Whether you require an alternator replacement or any other electrical system repair, you can trust our team to get the job done right.

We specialize in Japanese Import and Domestic cars, SUVs, vans and light trucks. Give our Lake Oswego shop a call today or schedule an appointment online. Dan’s Auto Center is here to help you with all maintenance and repairs. Whether you need, scheduled maintenancesuspension repairradiator repairoil changeengine repair or any other service, we have you covered!

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Dear Customers,

I hope you and your family are staying healthy and safe through the ongoing COVID-19 crisis.

In times like these, it's more important than ever that your vehicle get you where you need to be safely. Every trip you are taking is important and getting directly to your destination without a breakdown is critical.

In other words, staying on top of your vehicle's repairs and maintenance are as important as ever. And in that spirit, you deserve to know exactly what precautions we are taking to keep you safe before, during and after every visit to our shop.

We are diligently sanitizing and disinfecting surfaces in our shop at least once per hour: door handles, countertops, waiting area, and restrooms. More often during busy periods in the shop.

Our techs wash their hands thoroughly and put on a new pair of disposable gloves multiple times during each repair, and when switching to a new repair, test drive, or inspection.

Every car and every car key is being sanitized before being returned to you.

We offer contactless payments.

If you do not want to come into the shop, we will pick up and drop off your vehicle. We'll wear fresh gloves when driving to you and sanitize on our way out of the vehicle, and offer contactless handoff of your keys.

Just as importantly, for the safety of all of our staff and guests, any employee exhibiting ANY symptoms will be prevented from returning to work until cleared by a physician.

These are strange and difficult times. But there's a reason why we like to say that we live here, we love it here and we hope it shows. This community is resilient. We care for each other, we step up for each other, and we'll make sure we get through this stronger than before.

If you need help, please let us know. If you need a friendly voice to talk to, give us a call. We may be an "essential service," but our commitment is so much bigger than that.


Ethan Micich
Dan's Auto Center

P.S. If you've got a fleet of vehicles that you want to keep clean and safe, give us a call. We're offering vehicle sanitizing services and we can help keep your drivers healthy as they keep our community running. 503-635-8335

17713 SW Lower Boones Ferry Rd
Lake Oswego, OR 97035
Open Mon-Fri: 7:30am to 6:00pm