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Starting Problems? Is it the Battery or the Alternator?

Starting Problems? Is it the Battery or the Alternator?

Starting a vehicle's engine and keeping it running involves three simple steps. Firstly, the battery delivers a current to the starter, which starts the car, prompting the alternator into action. The alternator charges the battery while the vehicle's running, completing the cycle. If your car won't start, the culprits could be the battery or alternator. Jump-starting it may help identify the cause of the problem. If the jump-start works, but your vehicle goes off shortly after, the alternator may not be charging the battery. If the car starts, but you have trouble starting it later using the battery's charge, it's a sign that the battery may be dead. Read on to discover the signs of a malfunctioning alternator or dead battery. Signs of a Malfunctioning Alternator Alternators can serve your automobile for approximately six to 10 years. If it malfunctions, it'll only be ... read more

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