Even if you’re not a professional mechanic, it’s important to have a basic working knowledge of the parts and components that make up your vehicle. The staff of National Auto Plaza is here to answer all of your vehicle-related questions and concerns, so don’t hesitate to speak with us the next time you bring your vehicle by our location in Sandy for alternator service or any other vehicle repairs.

Although the battery supplies the initial charge to start up a vehicle’s engine, the alternator is responsible for producing the continuous supply of power that’s used by the on-board electrical system. The alternator does this by capturing energy created by the processes inside the engine and converting it to electrical power.

Another of the alternator’s main purposes is to recharge the battery as the engine runs. Because of this, a failing alternator is often mistaken for a dead battery.

 

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