Starting & Charging

To make an engine start it must be turned at some speed, so that it sucks fuel and air into the cylinders and compresses it.  A powerful electric starter motor does the turning.
AK Autos recommend Auto Electro starter motors because they are the largest independent supplier in the UK who have an extensive, quality assured stock range at competitive prices.

An alternator is a generator of electric power in you car and is a major component of your vehicle’s charging system. Whenever your engine is running, the alternator charges your battery and supplies additional electric power for the vehicle’s electrical systems.

An alternator is a maintenance-free unit and should last a number of years.  However, if an alternator fails the car may still run on battery power alone for a short time, but will die as soon as the battery charge is depleted.