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What You Need To Know About the Battery, Alternator, and Starter

What You Need To Know About the Battery, Alternator, and Starter

Your car's electrical/starting system consists of the main parts: battery, alternator, and starter. These three critical components work hand in hand to start your vehicle and run its electrical features (radio, lighting, power windows, etc.). If one of them malfunctions, good luck trying to get anywhere. Here's what you need to know about these three components: Battery: We are all familiar with the battery when we hear anything "electrical" about our car. It is a powerhouse that supplies energy to your electrical accessories. In addition, it also delivers the electrical flow required to start the engine. Alternator: The alternator is what charges your battery every time your car is running. Without a functioning alternator, the battery would die on you all the time. Starter: Though the battery brings power to the engine, the starter is the part that engages the engine pistons. Electrical currents discharge from t ... read more

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