San Mateo auto repair

Monthly Archives: December 2020

Do I Have a Faulty Alternator?

Do I Have a Faulty Alternator?

Your car's alternator is one of its most vital parts, keeping the battery charged while driving by converting mechanical energy from the pulley into electricity. There are hundreds of electrical wires buried inside your car that rely on the alternator for power. With such a responsibility, alternators are made to be durable and usually last for up to 10 years without much maintenance. That being said, there are a lot of components inside the alternator which can break down or wear out. The Components of an Alternator Stator and Rotor: With one static and one rotating (we'll let you guess which is which), these components work together to convert energy into electricity. Diodes: The diodes take the alternating current generated by the stator and rotor and turn it into a direct current. This ensures it travels in one direction, to charge the battery. Voltage Regulator: This maintains the voltage so it doesn ... read more

If You Are Using A Screen Reader And Are Having Problems Using This Website, please call Four Car Garage - San Mateo (650) 342-3844 For Assistance.