The Role of Your Vehicle's Alternator

With all of the components that make up your vehicle, it can be overwhelming understanding how each one functions. At Pitre Kia, we can help you keep your car in optimal shape by giving you an understanding of your vehicle. Read further to learn about your vehicle's alternator.

Your vehicle has a starting system that includes the battery, starter, and alternator. An alternator keeps the battery charged when the vehicle is on, but it also helps to keep the electrical components in your vehicle working properly. There are some warning signs to look out for that will let you know if it needs to be inspected. These signs include dim lights, a burning smell, and a high-pitched sound coming from the engine. In addition, if the gauges and instruments suddenly stop working, you should have your alternator inspected.

If you need to have your alternator looked at, let one of our technicians at our service center provide you with assistance.



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