The Alternator is the Main Power Source for Vehicle Electronics

The alternator in your vehicle is the main power source for most of your vehicle's electronics. As opposed to the battery which is really only used to provide current to the starting motor, which then starts the vehicle. The alternator is what runs the headlights, stereo, or any other electronic devices. It also what recharges your battery while the car is running.

If you notice that your battery is not charging fully even after a long drive, that could be a sign that your alternator is starting to go bad. You may also notice that the electronic displays start to fail, or the headlights begin to dim. Eventually the car may even cease to run completely once the alternator becomes bad enough.

Any of the above symptoms could indicate it is time for an alternator replacement. But the only way to know for sure is to schedule an appointment with our service team at Schaefer & Bierlein Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram FIAT in Frankenmuth today.

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