The battery gets a lot of credit when it comes to powering the electronics in your car. In reality, the alternator does a lot of the work. While the battery stores enough electricity to start the vehicle initially, it is the alternator that generates electricity while it is running.

There are a few ways that drivers in Saint James can tell if their alternator is starting to have problems. The most obvious is a red indicator light on the dashboard. It often looks like a battery or simply says "alt." Even if that does not happen, you may be having alternator issues if you notice that your lights are dimmer than usual.

Like all vehicle parts, your alternator can benefit from some routine maintenance. How often it needs to be done varies and can be typically found in your owner's manual. You can also contact the knowledgeable team here at SMITHTOWN VOLVO CARS to learn more and to schedule service.

 

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