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What is a Battery/Alternator Test? How will an Innova scan tool help me?

Published on January 4th, 2024

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What is a Battery/Alternator Test?

Monitor the voltage and current of a car’s battery or alternator. This feature is useful when wanting to know how much of your battery is charged and whether it’ll need to be replaced soon.

Benefit examples:

  • Test your battery’s voltage and know when it needs replacement.
  • Prevent dead batteries

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Use Case:

  • Your battery light is illuminated on the dashboard.
  • Your engine is cranking slowly or won’t crank at all.
  • The battery, headlights, and/or interior lights seem weak.
  • The alternator is making rumbling or squeaking sounds.
  • Check your car’s battery, and if the voltage isn't within the standard range, it may be time for the battery to be replaced.

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