The alternator is a key part of your car. It generates the power that keeps you moving. Most drivers think this all happens in the battery. That's simply not the case: the battery stores power to start a car. The alternator is the part that produces power.

The alternator is important in part because it keeps the battery charged up. With help from the battery, it runs the functional parts of your car. If there's a problem with the alternator, it can affect everything from the windshield wipers to the headlights.

The alternator and the battery work together to get the car moving and keep it motoring on down the road. When a car won't start, it's not necessarily battery trouble. It could, in fact, be a problem with the alternator. One sign of alternator trouble can be a dead battery. Other signs of alternator trouble include warning lights or dim lights in general.



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