Our dealership wants to make sure you understand the purpose of your vehicle's alternator and the importance of keeping it maintained. A lot of people confuse the function of the battery with the alternator. Both are connected to the electrical system, but many people overestimate the function of the battery.

The purpose of the battery is to supply electricity to the starter to start the vehicle. Once the vehicle is running, the alternator generates energy to charge the battery and feed the electrical system. The alternator is basically a generator powered by your vehicle's engine through wheels under the hood.

If your alternator needs attention, you might see a warning light appear on your dashboard. Dim lights, a burning rubber smell, screeching or whining noises are other signs your alternator might be dying. If you feel your alternator needs attention, please contact our service center and make an appointment today.

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