The alternator is responsible for taking the mechanical energy generated by the crankshaft and turning it into the electrical energy that powers and charges the battery. Your vehicle won't be going very far without a quality alternator, as the alternator keeps the battery constantly charged and cycling. It helps to recycle battery power to use for different electrical systems in your vehicle, because the battery does not generate enough power alone to be able to sustain this. The alternator has an affect on all kinds of electrical systems, so you should be paying attention to the condition of this part so no major issues arise. There are some signs you can look out for that can point you in the direction of an alternator problem. Your car might be equipped with an alternator warning light to alert you of potential problems with electrical systems. You also might notice your car's battery dying frequently. This can be a problem with your alternator instead of your battery if you get your battery checked and it's in good condition. When it's time to get a replacement alternator, get one made for your VW by browsing our site.
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