Your Vehicle's Alternator Keeps Your Battery Charged

Your vehicle has multiple systems working in it that depend on a steady flow of electricity in order to work. That is why all modern vehicles have an intricate electrical system built in. At the heart of this system is your automotive battery.

But your battery alone can't keep this system running without its own flow of electricity. That is where your alternator comes in. As your engine rotates while it is running it turns a big long "serpentine" belt that has multiple components attached. One of which is your alternator.

As the alternator turns it generates a flow of electricity to the battery to recharge it, along with powering other smaller electrical systems on your vehicle like your lights and radio. If you alternator fails on you, your battery will follow soon because it can't handle the load by itself for long.

If you have any questions or concerns about your alternator or your electrical system in general, then call or visit the experts in our service center here at Feeny Chrysler Jeep Dodge of Midland in Midland, MI.

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