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3 Steps to Check Alternator’s Health with a Screwdriver
You need the car key and a screwdriver with a magnetic tip to start the process. If the screwdriver is rusted either clean the rust first or buy a new screwdriver otherwise it will show a false result.
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Step 1: Open the Hood of Your CarGet into your car and insert the key to the ignition switch but don’t start the car. Inserting the key to the ignition switch get out of the car and open the hood.
Step 2: Locate the AlternatorThe alternator is located inside the engine. You will see a pulley bolt in front of the alternator. Take the screwdriver near the pulley bolt of the alternator to check the presence of magnetism.
Step 3: Turn on the Dashboard Warning Light
Final VerdictTaking care of the alternator is very important to keep your engine safe and sound. You should check the alternator’s condition at least once a month using the screwdriver. A screwdriver is a multi-tasking tool. Besides the alternator, you can check the starter with a screwdriver. You can also open the trunk of your car using a screwdriver. It does not cost at all if there is already a screwdriver with a magnetic tip in your toolbox. If you don’t have this type of screwdriver buy one – it is not expensive but the service it will give you will save a lot of money.
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