We service Tesla vehicles!


Monthly Archives: July 2023

What is an Alternator? Is it Connected to Other Components?

What is an Alternator? Is it Connected to Other Components?

Good old alternators, what will we do without them? As simple as they are, they are quite important for the vehicle's electrical system and start-up process. "How is that?" you might ask. We were just waiting for that question! Here's a breakdown of how the alternator works and its connection to the battery, starter, and other systems: Primary Function - Charging the Battery The primary function of the alternator is to charge the vehicle's battery. The DC power produced by the alternator is sent to the battery, replenishing the charge that was used during the engine starting process. The alternator must generate enough electrical power to meet the electrical demands of the vehicle while also maintaining the battery's charge. When the engine is running, the alternator is driven by a belt connected to the engine's crankshaft. As the engine rotates, the alternator spins a magnetic field around a set of stationary coils. This action induces ... read more

Golden Gear Automotive is committed to ensuring effective communication and digital accessibility to all users. We are continually improving the user experience for everyone, and apply the relevant accessibility standards to achieve these goals. We welcome your feedback. Please call Golden Gear Automotive (707) 329-6105 if you have any issues in accessing any area of our website.