A Quick Guide to Your Vehicle’s Alternator

November 30th, 2018 by

A vehicle owner can help extend the life of his/her vehicle if they have an understanding of how its components function. One important piece of equipment in your vehicle is the alternator. At Straub Automotive, we have provided you with some useful information about your vehicle's alternator below.

An alternator, battery, and starter make up your vehicle's charging system. The battery stays charged while the vehicle is running because the alternator works like a generator. In addition, it also keeps the electrical components working properly, which include headlights and windshield wipers. If you notice dim lights or the instruments and gauges failing to work, your alternator may need to be inspected. Other warnings signs of a bad alternator include the smell of burning rubber or a high-pitched noise coming from the engine.

Visit us at Straub Automotive the next time your vehicle needs an alternator inspection or other maintenance service.


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