Maserati is a quality engineered driving machine with a complex electrical system that requires routine scheduled maintenance if it is to function efficiently. Two integral parts of the car’s electrical system are the Maserati starter and the alternator.
The starter of a car is that component of the electrical system responsible for igniting the engine. The starter processes the electrical charge from the battery which it converts to electrical energy needed to spin the flywheel. This activates the spark plugs which in turn ignite the fuel needed to jumpstart the engine. If the starter is faulty, it is most likely your engine will not even fire up.
The alternator recharges the car battery to keep it running. It provides the battery with the needed electrical energy so that the battery has the power to keep the car running once the engine is already started. While the engine may start without the alternator, the absence of a charging system for the battery won’t have it running for long.
There are many giveaways of a faulty starter and alternator, although they usually start off with subtle signs. If your engine weakly cranks when you turn on the ignition, it is possible the starter is incapable of transferring the electrical power from the battery to start the car. The cranking noise comes from the failed spinning motion of the flywheel. An alternator failure on the other hand can be detected by a few issues including premature battery failure due to a faulty battery charging system, inability of the engine to keep running once the battery is fully discharged, dimming lights on the dashboard and sometimes like in the case of a starter failure, the engine will produce a grinding noise when the ignition is turned on. If you experience any of these signs, then you should have a mechanic look at your car.
If your car is showing signs of an electrical system failure, we will perform diagnostic tests to determine the specific component of the electrical system sending out the signs. Once we determine the cause of the problem, we can then proceed with the repair services. Before we make any repairs concerning the electrical system, however, we will first disconnect the battery from the system and if needed we will replace any faulty alternators or starters with new ones.
Conclusively, try to schedule regular maintenance for your Maserati. Beyond ensuring that your car is in perfect condition, routine servicing will also help detect worn out and damaged components before they expose your vehicle to more harm.