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What Does the Alternator Warning Light (Battery Warning Light) Mean?

The alternator on your vehicle uses the rotational power of the engine to generate electricity and keep the car running.

A Mechanic's Guide to the Parts of a Car

Every driver should have some familiarity with auto parts.

How to Test Your Alternator

Having your alternator fail can leave you stranded on the side of the road.

How Long Does an Alternator Last?

Your alternator is a vital component in your car.

Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Alternator Belt

Keeping a car’s battery charged is the job of an alternator.

How Long Does an Alternator Belt Last?

Your car’s alternator is what delivers energy to your vehicle’s battery.

Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Alternator

The electrical charging system is one of the most important systems on any vehicle.

How to Buy a Good Quality Alternator

The alternator is one of those parts that, when it malfunctions, can leave you high and dry by the side of the road.

How Does a Mechanic Check a Car Alternator's Volt Output?

Have you ever wondered how a mechanic checks your alternator? It’s not something that has to be done all that often, because usually alternators are maintenance-free, and they can last for up to 12 years without needing repairs.

Can a Car Battery Overheat in Hot Weather?

If it’s hot outside, and you’re experiencing car battery problems, you may be wondering if it’s possible for your battery to overheat.

Alternator or Car Battery: How to Tell Which Part Is the Problem

When you need to go somewhere and your car won’t start, it’s not unreasonable to think that you could have a car charging problem.

How the Alternator Works in Your Car

Your car alternator, at its most basic, is what works along with your battery and the rest of your charging system to keep your car running.