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Our approach to COVID-19

What we’re doing

DBElectrical has adapted to the current COVID-19 outbreak to keep our community, customers and employees safe. These measures have allowed us to continue serving our customers with little impact to order delivery.

Here are the actions we’ve taken:

  • Any employee who can work from home is now doing so. Working from home has allowed us to dramatically reduce the number of people who are present in our offices and warehouse facilities.

  • We’ve redesigned our workstations in our shipping and distribution centers, adding space between packing areas, implementing additional social distancing guidelines and reducing the amount of contact with packages and merchandise.

  • Package handlers have been issued protective gear such as gloves and masks when processing orders. We’ve also provided hand sanitizers for use by employees.

  • Temperatures are checked for all employees entering our offices and warehouses. Persons exhibiting a temperature outside of a normal range are not admitted to our facilities. We’re following CDC guidelines for delaying a return to work when someone exhibits signs of illness.

  • We’ve restricted outside visitors from entering our offices and facilities. At this time, no outside guests are allowed to enter our buildings.

  • We encourage our employees to take care of themselves and their families during this outbreak. Our health-first approach to employee relations strengthens our sense of teamwork.

The good news is that we’re operating at nearly 100% capacity in shipping orders. We are aware that the COVID-19 outbreak has impacted some of the delivery services we use, so there are occasional delays for that reason. At this time, the impact of these delays appears minimal.

We’re working hard to provide you with the replacement parts you need. We’ll get through this time together and look forward to promising times ahead.

Take care,
The DBElectrical team

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5 warning signs that your alternator could soon fail

Whether you’re cruising the roads in your car, racing the trails on your ATV or plowing fields on your tractor, you need a reliable alternator that gets you where you’re going. A dead alternator will stop you in your tracks. Of course, no alternator will last forever. But before your alternator fails entirely, there are several warning signs that should concern you. Replacing your alternator before it totally dies is a wise move. If you experience any of these signs, get the condition of your alternator checked.

  • #1 Lighting Malfunctions When an alternator begins to weaken, it won’t keep a battery charged like it should. Less battery power means less capacity to power lights, everything from headlights, interior lights and accessory lights. If any of your lights become dim or start to flicker, check out your alternator as a possible cause.
  • #2 Erratic Electrical Operations If anything that relies on electric begins to act odd, take note. Problems could range from the radio going off and on to power accessories such as windows and seats glitching. When an alternator starts to die, it won’t produce enough power to keep all electrical system components operating at full capacity. Without adequate power, certain electronics may experience intermittent interruptions.
  • #3 Starting or Stalling Problems When you have to turn the ignition key a few times before your vehicle starts, it may be because the spark plugs are not receiving the power they need. Random stalling is another symptom of an alternator in decline. Fuel injection systems need sufficient power to operate. If you’re experiencing these problems, you’ll want to evaluate the condition of your alternator as one possible cause.
  • #4 Burning Odors Burning odors could take one of two forms, either an odor that smells like rubber burning or an electrical fire. If you detect either of these smells, consider the alternator as a possible cause.
  • #5 Dead Battery A battery will lose its charge when the alternator fails to recharge it. This isn’t an early warning sign, but rather the consequence of ultimate failure. Yet if you find yourself replacing the battery, you may also find yourself replacing the alternator.

Of course, all of these symptoms could have several causes other than the alternator. But if you are experiencing any of these problems, you should investigate the cause before it results in a total breakdown. It’s better to handle these issues on your schedule rather than at the most inconvenient time. With any of these symptoms, evaluating the performance of your alternator should be on your investigative checklist. If you need a new alternator, DB Electrical offers one of the most extensive lines for many types of vehicles.