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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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