What Does an Alternator Do?

Your car’s alternator acts like a generator to keep the electrical system charging while the engine is running. When you initially turn the ignition on, the battery creates the first charge that puts everything in motion. It needs the recharge that the alternator provides.

You have one low-maintenance part with an alternator. They can last as long as twelve years and don’t require service. When it does fail, though, you will need to take care of it immediately in order to keep the rest of your car operational. You’ll be able to give the battery a jump each time you want to start up, but it can’t sustain it without the alternator.

Two symptoms of a failing alternator are dim lights and gauges that stopped working. Come by Scaffidi Motors. One of our experienced technicians can pinpoint the problem and answer your questions.

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