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Q: Battery charge low

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The battery light is on, and the battery charge is very low. Could it be the alternator or a loose wire?

A: Hi. The alternator is the key part of the c...

Hi. The alternator is the key part of the charging system and helps maintain the battery charge during vehicle operation. A faulty alternator is common and can cause the problem mentioned. A loose wire, blown fuse, or faulty alternator are all possible. If you need further assistance, I recommend you have a certified technician, like one from YourMechanic, inspect the electrical components and suggest an appropriate repair.

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