The alternator's job is to create the electrical power needed to power your Honda's accessories (Bluetooth, radio, etc) while also recharging the battery as the vehicle is turned on and running. The ECU controls the alternators power output and senses when the battery requires charging or when the amount of electricity needed changes. Lastly, the battery is the hub for all electric power that runs through your Honda. It creates the energy that allows the engine to crank and continues to power the accessories after you've turned your Honda off.
With everything that the Charging System in your Honda controls, it can be a little frightening to see the little yellow battery indicator light appear on your dashboard. Age can be a factor in the wearing down of your Charging System, just as our famous South Dakota weather. Extreme heat or cold can have a negative impact, as well as leaving accessories or lights on while your Honda is not running. We always recommend checking with your owners manual for recommended maintenance intervals, or you can always check with one of our helpful Service Advisors.
Here at Vern Eide Honda, our Factory Certified Technicians can perform the Honda Battery Charging System Service to pinpoint which particular components might be failing or affecting the drivability of your Honda. And while you wait, we'd like to invite you to enjoy our complimentary Wi-Fi and Keurig brand beverages. We know how hectic life can be, so we also offer Early Bird Drop Off and After Hours Drop Off and Pick Up for your convenience. We take pride in serving the Sioux Falls area and look forward to showing you the Vern Eide difference!