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Charging & Starting

When you crank the key in the ignition and nothing happens but an ominous clicking sound, you may need to replace the alternator.

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Just about everyone who's owned a car has been there - you turn the key in the ignition, but the engine doesn't start.

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You may enjoy dimming the lights for ambiance in your home, but when your car's lights aren't shining their brightest, this can be inconvenient and dangerous.

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April 20, 2012

How does a car start?

The most simple answer to the question "how does a car start?" is "by turning a key."

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An alternator works together with the battery and a voltage regulator to provide power to the gadgets and gizmos in your car, such as the interior and exterior lights, the windshield wipers and the radio.

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