The starting and charging systems are two components of your vehicle that work together to start the engine and provide power to the electrical systems.
The Alternator is a key part in your vehicle's charging system. The alternator charges the battery when the engine is running. It also has the function of powering the electrical system of the vehicle, which are the ignition coils, engine fan, headlights, various parts of the fuel injection system, and comfort parts such as the air conditioning system and radio. Typically, an alternator lasts for 8–12 years, so it isn't something that has to be replaced as often as other parts such as the battery. However, running regular checks on your alternator is very important as its failure is not always noticeable.
The Starter is what gets your car running. It uses the electrical energy of the battery in order to turn the engine over to get it to start, which in turn gets your car moving. In other words, without a properly functioning starter, you're going nowhere.
If your car will not start, and you think it's because of a bad battery, alternator or starter, please contact us online or call us at (905) 381-9285. Our technicians will be happy to diagnose and fix these issues so that you can get back on the road again!