Almost every driver is aware that there’s an alternator somewhere under their vehicle’s hood, but few know exactly what an alternator does. Our team provides alternator services at our dealership and repair center here in Raleigh, and we offer you the following facts on alternator operation and care.

Alternators generate power for use by the lighting system, the climate control system and other electrical components. The battery also maintains a source of power that’s replenished regularly by the alternator in order to supply the primary charge that's required to crank up the vehicle.

Because the battery and the alternator perform similar functions, it’s sometimes difficult to diagnose between a dead battery and a malfunctioning alternator. A professional mechanic can make this distinction and provide the appropriate repairs as needed.

 

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