The main components of your vehicle's electrical system are the battery and the alternator. The alternator's main function is to generate an electrical power supply to the battery after the vehicle has been started. The battery ultimately supports accessories such as your media center, power windows and locks, headlights, the horn, and even the odometer meter.

When the engine is not running, the alternator is not functioning. While you still need to have the alternator operating to recharge the battery, a good alternator is not needed to start the vehicle. In fact, an alternator that is deficient has no bearing on the engine "turning over." However, once the engine is running, if the alternator has reached its lifespan, you may suddenly find yourself unable to restart your vehicle.

It's important to have a random electrical system check to inspect the alternator. Schedule your appointment today at Route 46 Hyundai's service department!



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