Another Jolting Reason to Keep a Good Charge
As I said in the last tip, a malfunctioning charging system can cause transmission problems because your car's computer needs a steady jolt to ensure smooth operation.
But that's not all.
Many parts of your vehicle are affected by a marginal battery and/or malfunctioning charging system.
Electronic fuel delivery, electronic sensors, microprocessors, electric clocks, and the memory settings on your car's radio all require a stable feed of controlled electricity in order to perform their various functions.
Consequently, an electrical system malady, a marginal battery, or a malfunctioning charging system can cause problems in any of these areas.
It's much better to prevent these problems than to fix them later.
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