The alternator produces an AC current that must be converted into DC current by way of a rectifier.
Alternators have been used to charge the 12V DC electrical systems in vehicles since long before computers and networks were part of the equation. Just a few decades ago, the 12V DC electrical system wasn’t that vulnerable to ripple voltage. Today however, excessive ripple voltage can cause major communication issues across networks and can cause a number of communication DTCs to be set in multiple control modules.
Trent Broberg discusses the challenges of moving vehicles efficiently and how technology has improved that process.
Arabah Woodberry discusses industry trends as well as Chase’s initiatives in working with minority dealers.
The father/son team talks about the importance of marketing and social media during a time of limited inventory.
Insights on modern DMS software, EVs, the current automotive market and more.
Graduates who go to work at a BMW dealership may also be eligible for tuition reimbursement and other incentives.
The hands-free, dual-nozzle configuration delivers more air, more quickly to reduce wasted time with tough assemblies.
Understanding what comes out through the exhaust valve is critical to solving any emissions or driveability problem.
If a vehicle comes in with a complaint of poor heater performance, the issue may be the auxiliary water pump.