Learn What an Alternator Does

Some drivers have no idea what an alternator does. It's not necessary to know every detail, but you should have a basic understanding of this vital car part.

Alternators generate energy to recharge your battery and keep it at its optimal starting power while you're driving. Working with the battery, the alternator creates energy to operate your car's electrical components. Things like headlights and windshield wipers. Alternators work like generators and used to be called that. Basically, when a vehicle's gas engine spins wheels under the hood, this cranks a wheel located on the alternator, and the result is energy. It's similar to energy is generated by water flowing over a hydroelectric dam.

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