Excuse my ignorance. I know very little about cars but am trying to learn more.
2009 Hyundai Accent w/~90k miles
The other day my car failed, showing all the signs of a bad alternator (battery light on, lights dimming/flickering, etc.).
Had a mechanic look at it and it was definitely the alternator - the bracket had even broken - as well as the battery.
After replacing, though, it still has a problem with charging the battery, at least on initial start.
Basically, when you start the car, the battery light comes on immediately. Hit the accelerator or drive 15-20 feet and the battery light goes out and the alternator starts charging again.
The mechanic thinks it is a wiring problem and said that would cost 800+ to fix. He suggested I just live with it.
Does his diagnosis seem correct? Are there other things I should look at and/or test?