Your car’s electrical system is composed of three distinct parts:
This is the source of the power your car needs to turn on. It provides the electricity your ignition and fuel system require to work properly.
This component requires electricity to interact with the flywheel, crankshaft and engine to start your vehicle. It pulls power from the battery and connects to the ignition switch so when you turn your key, your car is able to start.
Like all batteries, your car battery needs to be charged if it’s going to last. After the starter turns on your vehicle, the alternator is able to keep the battery charged and keep the electrical system going strong.
Together, these components keep your car powered. It is through this electric process that you can use your windshield wipers, headlights, see the lights on your dashboard and more.