One of the most important systems in every Toyota vehicle is the
electrical system. It is the one responsible for producing, storing,
and distributing all the electricity that a vehicle requires not only
by allowing it to run smoothly but also by offering the driver and his
passengers the comfort that they expect. During the early days of the
automotive, the electrical system was first limited to the ignition
system. But with the advent of the electric starter, this brought a
major change in every automobile's structure. And now, a Toyota
vehicle's electrical system consists of a storage battery, generator,
starting or cranking motor, lighting system, ignition system, and
various accessories and controls.
From the components mentioned above, the battery is the backbone of the
whole electrical system of your Toyota vehicle. It is the one
responsible for converting chemical energy into electrical energy and
vice versa. It also supplies power to the starter and ignition system.
And not only that, it also stabilizes voltage in the electrical system.
The battery does not work alone; it needs an important component in
order to make it work efficiently since it delivers the extra power
needed when the electrical load of the Toyota vehicle exceeds the
alternator's supply. That important component is the Toyota alternator
The Toyota alternator is a vital car part in the electrical system of
every Toyota vehicle because it is the one that generates direct
current for recharging the battery and for powering vehicle electrical
loads. If you are wondering how the windshield wiper, horn, lights, car
stereo, car air conditioning unit, car fan, and defogger work, the
function of the alternator will explain that. An alternator consists of
rotor, stator, rectifier assembly, set of brushes, and a pulley. Each
of these has a purpose, in order to fully generate an alternating
current. This way, those devices in your vehicle will be able to
operate efficiently and effectively.
It is hard to tell when your Toyota alternator is malfunctioning or if
it has a problem. It is because when the alternator dies or
malfunctions, your Toyota vehicle will still continue running as it
will consume the stored power in the battery. But once all the power in
the battery is sapped, that's the time when your car will suddenly
stop, as well as all the devices in your car like the lights, car
stereo, and windshield wiper. So, always make sure that the Toyota
alternator's drive belt tension checked at every oil change. And if you
are in need of replacement Toyota alternator, you can get it here at
Parts Train, your reliable online car parts store.