A Brief Explanation of Your Vehicle's Alternator

Keeping your vehicle in good shape can extend its life and help it function well, so it can be helpful if you understand the components of your vehicle. Your vehicle's charging system includes a battery, alternator, and starter. The alternator is a critical piece of equipment that should be kept free of damage. To learn more about your vehicle's alternator, read further.

Your battery stays charged when your vehicle is running because of the alternator. In addition, the alternator also assists the battery to make certain that the electrical components, such as the headlights, work. If your alternator malfunctions, you may notice dim lights or gauges and instruments not working. Other warning signs of a bad alternator include a burning smell or a high-pitched sound coming from the engine.

Visit our service center at Acura of Serramonte if your alternator needs to be inspected.

 

 

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Prices shown do not include taxes, license or a $940 destination and handling charge. Actual vehicle/accessory costs, labor and installation vary. Dealers set their own prices. Please consult your selected dealer. Vehicle shown may differ from actual vehicle to be sold.

** Based on 2016 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, battery pack age/condition (hybrid models only) and other factors.

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