5 Causes of an Alternator Not Charging

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The main functions of an alternator are to generate electricity for the electrical components of the vehicle and to charge its battery. The alternator produces this electrical energy by converting mechanical energy. If you were to try and start your vehicle without an alternator, the battery alone would not be able to produce enough power … Read more

5 Steps for Jumpstarting a Car with a Bad Alternator

The alternator is what your car battery depends on to stay charged. With all the electrical components which exist in vehicles these days, you would never be able to supply energy to all of them with just the battery power alone. The alternator is what keeps the battery charged so that it can deliver the … Read more

The Difference Between a Dead Battery and Bad Alternator

We have all been in situations with our cars when we try to start up the engine, but the car won’t power on. This doesn’t mean the engine is faulty, but rather the battery or the alternator is having problems. But which one is it? People can easily misdiagnose their power problem by thinking they … Read more

Car Alternator Functions and Symptoms of Failure

Every car contains electrical components which must be powered in order for them to function. These components include the headlights, backlights, the dashboard instrument panel lighting, air conditioner and anything else electrical in the car. The three major components of any automotive electrical charging system are the voltage regulator, the battery, and the alternator. The … Read more