Your car’s electrical system includes the starting motor, battery, and alternator. In most cars the system reaches farther than that. At the very least, the battery supplies electrical current for the starter to turn the engine, and the alternator supplies current to recharge the battery between starts. After starting the engine, the battery and alternator provide current to electrical accessories, like the stereo, dash panel, air conditioning system, headlights, and more.

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