Q: Car needs new battery or alternator.

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Car not starting. I either need a new battery or alternator.

A technician, such as one from YourMechanic can come out a test the battery and determine if the alternator is running correctly. They can perform a load test on the battery and test all your fuses and pull codes on the engine as well as test voltages on the alternator.

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