The Truth About Alternators

It is a common misconception that the battery powers the electrics in your car. While the battery supplies the energy needed for the motor to start the car, it is the alternator that generates energy to keep the car running.

The alternator carries out two important functions. It keeps your vehicle at peak starting power by recharging the battery while your car is running. It also works with the car’s battery to power the electrical components of the car, such as the windshield wipers and headlights. A malfunctioning alternator can cause your engine to stop running, or cause the electrical components of the car to operate inconsistently.

Do you want to learn more about alternators? Let the service center at Bend Honda help you. Any member of our experienced, friendly team would be more than happy to answer any questions that you have about your vehicle.

 

 

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