DIY ProjectsDIY Auto Repair: Using a Voltmeter to Test an Alternator

DIY Auto Repair: Using a Voltmeter to Test an Alternator

Learn how to test your alternator and save the expense of a mechanic to tell you wheather it needs replacing. Every year people spend thousands of dollars when they have issues with their car or truck. All of those minor repairs tend to add up throughout the year with the high prices charged by the local auto repair shops these days. This article was designed to introduce the reader to an easy to follow way to test an alternator.

DIY Auto Repair: Using a Voltmeter to Test an Alternator

This Do It Yourself car repair article is from The Family Handyman. All of the information contained in article is really easy to understand and tools used can be gotten from almost any auto parts supply store or local hardware store. A person does not have to have a whole lot of mechanical knowledge in order to be able to follow it. By following it you will learn how to perform a test yourself and avoid an unnecessary trip to the mechanic.

It describes all of the necessary materials, supplies and tools needed to perform the test, and it also includes a step by step instruction guide on how to complete the test. You will find several full color pictures and short video depicting the steps for the test.


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Paige Raymond
Paige Raymond
Raised in rural Montana and educated in Mechanical Engineering and Sustainable Development, Paige Raymond combines a practical mindset with a passion for self-reliance and sustainability. With expertise ranging from mechanical solutions and food preservation to emergency preparedness and renewable energy, Paige is a proud author with more than 5000 published articles.

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