The Purpose of an Alternator

At Ridgeland Mitsubishi in Ridgeland, MS, it is our goal to keep drivers safe on the road, and we try to accomplish this task by giving our consumers an idea of how their vehicles function. Although you may have heard of an alternator, you may not be aware of what it does. We have summarized some useful information about your vehicle's alternator below.

An alternator keeps the battery charged when your vehicle is running, and it also helps the battery operate the headlights and other electrical components. If you hear a whining sound or burning smell coming from the engine, it could mean there is something wrong with your alternator. When a faulty alternator isn't serviced, it could result in engine failure.

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

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