The alternator is your car battery’s ultimate partner. An integral part of your car’s charging system, the alternator is responsible for backing up your battery, making sure it is always recharged so your vehicle can run smoothly. The music from your stereo, the comfort from your heated seats, the right temperature from your air conditioning system, the illumination from … [Read more...] about How Much to Replace an Alternator?
As our cars get older, small problems can turn into expensive ones and while diagnosing problems isn’t always easy, getting a little help can prevent unneeded hassle. I’m sure we all have had a dead battery at some point, but there are also other issues with the charging system that the dead battery is a symptom rather than the issue. The car alternator is what … [Read more...] about How Do I Test My Alternator?
Here’s a myth: the battery is the all-powerful component responsible for jolting your car’s electrical parts to steady performance. Partly true since it provides the energy needed to set in motion the starter, which, as its name suggests, starts your car. But when it comes to engaging your lights, the air-conditioning system, the electronic locking and immobilization systems—is … [Read more...] about What Does An Alternator Do?