Re: Is my 03 alternator going to die?
You can have the alternator tested for free and quickly at a local auto parts store such as auto zone, although if it's an intermittant problem, it might test good. That's pretty low mileage for an alternator to to go bad. If it's going bad , you should see the headlights/dash lights getting dimmer or flickering at night or other electrical problems. Take a cell phone with you on your trip incase you break down. I would avoid the trip, if possible, if I didn't trust the car. Breaking down is never fun!