As its name suggests, a starter motor starts your engine when you turn the ignition key by drawing electricity from your car battery to the crankshaft. The alternator recharges your battery while the vehicle is running to keep it at peak starting power. It also works with your battery to operate electrical components, such as headlights, windshield wipers and more.

A malfunctioning alternator can affect the operation of the electrical components and in severe cases, can cause your engine to suddenly stop running. If you are having difficulties starting your engine it does not always mean a flat battery. It’s easy to confuse problems with your battery, alternator and starter motor as they are so closely connected.

As specialists in starter motor repairs and alternator services, our auto electricians will test each individual component to identify the cause of the problem.