Car and Truck Alternators
If there is an increase in voltage when you start your car Autel MK808, then your alternator is more than likely working just fine Autel MaxiCOM MK908. Likely, you battery is the culprit; check the battery itself and the connections to make a final determination.
If there is no increase in voltage, you are likely looking at having to replace your alternator.
The next step, of course, is to determine whether you will replace the alternator yourself or have someone else do the job. Some things to keep in mind as you weigh your options include:
If you trust your vehicle to a mechanic, what will the total cost of the work be including the part and labor? Is there a guarantee?
If you decide to do the work yourself, do you have all the tools on hand to get the work done? Do you own a repair manual? Do you want to purchase a new alternator or will a remanufactured unit suffice?
Your choices today are much greater than they were ten years ago, before internet shopping became a strong factor in reigning in high auto parts prices. Several online wholesalers, including the Auto Parts Warehouse, are in business to sell auto parts directly to you. Costs are generally much lower than local retail establishments and parts are from well known manufacturers, names you can trust in the business.