Your Vehicle's Alternator? What is its Purpose?

There are a variety of components in your vehicle that make it run, and it is important to keep each piece of equipment in optimal condition to extend the life of your vehicle. At Concord Honda, we have summarized some information about your vehicle's alternator.

A vehicle has a starting system that includes a starter, battery, and alternator. The alternator will keep the battery charged when the engine is running, and it will also keep electrical components, such as windshield wipers, working correctly. There are some ways that you can tell if your alternator is bad that include dim lights, a smell that resembles burning rubber, and a shrieking noise coming from the engine. In addition, if the instruments and gauges do not work properly, it could also mean that your alternator needs to be inspected.

If you need to have your alternator inspected, stop by our service center at Concord Honda.

 

 

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**Based on 2014 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery-pack age/condition and other factors. For Fit EV Models, 132 city/105 highway/118 combined miles per gallon of gasoline-equivalent (MPGe) rating; 82 mile combined (city/highway) driving range rating (adjusted). Ratings determined by EPA. Use for comparison purposes only. Your MPGe and range will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, lithium-ion battery age/condition, and other factors. For additional information about EPA ratings, visit http://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/label/learn-more-electric-label.shtml.

For 2014 Honda Accord Plug-In Hybrid, 115 combined miles per gallon of gasoline-equivalent (MPGe) electric rating; 47 city/46 highway/46 combined MPG gasoline only rating. 13 mile maximum EV mode driving range rating. 570 mile combined gas-electric driving range rating. Based on 2014 EPA mileage and driving range ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your MPGe/MPG and driving range will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, lithium-ion battery age/condition, and other factors. For additional information about EPA ratings, visit http://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/label/learn-more-PHEV-label.shtml.