Your Alternator Explained

Did you know that your car's battery does not necessarily power all of the electrics in your car? This work is done by the car's alternator, which charges the car's battery.

Your car's alternator is very similar to a generator. Once the car's engine makes the wheels under its hood turn, a crank wheel on the alternator is turned to create energy. Your alternator and car battery are closely linked together, which means that it can be confusing to tell whether it is one or both that are causing an issue with your car's electronics. If you notice that your lights are dimmed, this is a good reason to check to see if your alternator might be dying. You may also smell rubber from a belt frying or screeching in your hood.

Contact the expert auto service center at Acura of Honolulu for all of your vehicle's service and maintenance needs.



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