The Alternator Keeps Your Battery Charged

Many of us have had the unfortunate experience of walking out to a vehicle and finding it with a dead battery. This is usually because we have left the lights on or the door opened for too long. But in some cases, a dead battery can indicate that it is not being charged properly while being driven. This is typically the result of a dead or poorly functioning alternator.

Your car's alternator is essentially a mini-generator that runs while your car is running. It provides the vast majority of power to all of your vehicle's electronics and is one of the most important pieces of equipment in your engine. It is also responsible for recharging your battery after each start. In fact, your battery is typically only used during the starting process.

It can sometimes be difficult to determine if it is your battery or alternator that needs replacing. Here at First Choice Honda in Laramie, WY we are able to test and see which one is going bad and have our excellent service team replace what is necessary. Bring your vehicle in to our Honda parts and repair destination for a test today.

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