What Does an Alternator Do?

An alternator is considered as one of the main components of the car’s charging system. Not only is it responsible for charging the battery when the car is on, it is also responsible for powering all the car’s electrical components.

The alternator is secured to the engine using a tube, and it runs using a drive belt. Immediately when the engine starts turning, the shaft also starts spinning. The spinning is what makes production of electricity possible. The electricity produced by the alternator is called Alternating Current, commonly referred to as AC.

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Tips for Determining When Your Ignition is Failing

At Bowman Commercial, we know how much you rely on your car, and you need it to remain in good working order. That's why if there is a serious problem, it is important to have it looked at quickly. If you got into your car this morning in Clarkston and had trouble starting it, you should not ignore this because the problem could be with the ignition.

Once you are on the road, you might notice your dashboard lights blinking. Another possible sign of ignition trouble is your vehicle stalling while you are driving it.

In the worst-case scenarios…

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Why You Should Have Winter Blades Put on Your Car

It may be a good idea to have winter windshield wiper blades installed on your car at the same time that you have your snow tires put on. Winter blades have fewer parts, a sturdier frame and are made from synthetic rubber that won't freeze in harsh temperatures.

The ability to resist cold temperatures may be important even when the temperature is close to the freezing mark. This is because the air in your garage may be significantly colder than the air outside. Having a thicker frame that is made from just one part means that it won't…

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Winter Tires vs. All-Season Tires: The Differences

When you live in a region known for mild climates, all-season tires might be fine throughout the year. In places where the cold season gets harsh, winter tires might be the better option. Switching from all-season to winter tires at the appropriate time is an option. Doing so could add a little extra safety to winter driving.

Heavy snow and freezing rain present troubles on the road. A street's surface could become icy, leading to hazards. Snow/winter tires help address the conditions. Careful driving remains vital, as snowy and frozen roads present dangers.

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You Should Know This About Car Wax

Here in at our dealership in Clarkston we know that drivers take pride in the appearance of their vehicles. Bowman Commercial recommends car wax to protect your vehicles finish, and here are some important things to know.

Most car wax products are made from carnauba or palm. These natural substances are then mixed with oils and solvents to create a protectant. There are also some synthetic waxes available, but most detailers seem to prefer natural products. Car wax is firm, but it becomes soft as it is worked into the finish of your vehicle.

 

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It is Important to Align your Car

Wheel alignment, also known as tracking or breaking, is standard automobile maintenance. It consists of adjusting the angles of a car wheel according to the manufacturer's requirements and specifications.

 The purpose of wheel alignments is to reduce wear and tear and ensure your vehicle is straight and stable. The main reason why vehicles require an alignment is the possibility of wheel damage. It could happen when they hit large potholes, curbs, and any other hurdles on the roads.

Types of wheel alignments

Front-end alignment


 

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What Chevy Silverado 2500HD Tech Features Should I Know About?

The Chevy Silverado 2500HD is one of the top heavy-duty trucks when it comes to towing and hauling. However, the 2500HD is also known for its high level of tech features. Here is what you will find on the latest model 2500HD.

When you are on the road, you want to make sure that you are connected to the outside world. That's why the 2500HD comes with the Chevy Infotainment System. This advanced system allows you to use Apple CarPlay or Android to bring your apps on board the systems eight-inch touchscreen.

 

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Chevrolet Silverado Performance Features

Chevrolet Silverado gives impressive performances because it is built with high standards. Below are its performance features;

Powerful engines
?Chevrolet Silverado has three powerful engines options that increase its performance.

  • 4.3L V6 engine: its Horsepower is 285 at 5300 rpm.
  • 5.3L V8 engine: it delivers 355 horsepower at 5600 rpm
  • 6.2L V8 engine: produces 420 horsepower at 5600 rpm
Maximum available Towing
Depending on the engine option, here is the towing power you will receive;
  • 4.3L V6 engine: 7,600 lbs.
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Making a Winter Survival Kit for Your Car

Prepare for the winter months ahead by equipping your car with a range of items that will help you in the event that you break down.

Handy things like jumper cables, a tow rope, flares, a flashlight, duct tape and a fire extinguisher should have a permanent place in your vehicle. In the winter, you can add extra items to fix a tire puncture, like foaming sealant, an electric tire pump, tools and a tire gauge. To stay warm and comfortable, include a blanket, snacks, water, a battery-powered cell phone charger, playing cards or books. If you become stuck in…

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Get Engaged With A New Hobby: Off-Roading

Those just getting their start in off-roading may find themselves asking what the first steps are that they should take to get more involved in the process. It is easy to feel a bit overwhelmed with the whole prospect of this new hobby.

You can and should check out the local off-road shops as well as some of the local off-road clubs that are in your area. They will both have excellent ideas for where you should go and they will also help you get the parts and accessories that you may need to enjoy your adventures to the fullest…

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