What is an Alternator?

Every part of our vehicles play an important role in keeping us safe on the road, especially the alternator. Do you know what an alternator is or what it does? Alternators provide power to the electronics while keeping the battery charged. Drivers often think they have a dead battery when it’s actually a faulty alternator. Our team at Bend Honda can give you alternator tips and valuable information on keeping your alternator operating efficiently.

The alternator used to be called a generator because it provides energy to the vehicle in much the same way as a generator. If your vehicle dies on the road or won’t start, jump-starting the battery can help you determine if it’s a bad battery or a bad alternator. If the car continues to drive, you have a bad battery, but if the car dies again in a few minutes, the alternator needs replacing.

Stop at our dealership and let us look at your alternator or provide you with any other automotive services you might need.

 

 

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