A Guide to Your Vehicle's Alternator

It can be overwhelming trying to understand all of the major components of your vehicle, but at DCH Tustin Acura, we can help. An alternator is an important component that helps your vehicle perform up to par. To learn more about your vehicle's alternator, read our summary below.

Your vehicle's charging/starting system consists of three major pieces of equipment that include the battery, starter, and alternator. An alternator keeps that battery charged when the vehicle is on, and it also helps the battery keep the electrical components working properly. There are some warning signs that you can look out for to let you know that your alternator needs to be inspected, such as dim lights, a burning smell, or a whining should coming from under the hood. If you notice any of these signs, it is best to have it checked out by one of our technicians.

If you think your alternator has gone bad, schedule an appointment at our service center for an inspection.



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