What Your Alternator Does

When you think of what powers your vehicle, you might think of the battery or engine, but your alternator actually plays a big role in whether or not your vehicle will move. A battery supplies the electricity to power your vehicle, but without the alternator, your battery will die.

If your battery light is on for more than a few seconds after you start your vehicle, this is one sign of an alternator that is dying. Another sign is if electrical components such as the headlights, power windows, and radio are only working weakly. If you notice any of these signs, get to a mechanic immediately so you don't get stranded. If your vehicle completely loses power, you can have it jump started, but it will only work for an extremely short amount of time.

If you think your alternator needs to be tested or replaced, come to Nashua KIA in Nashua, NH.

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