Car Electric Parts

The battery, starter, and alternator are the three most significant parts of every vehicle’s electrical system. Due to the cyclical nature of how these systems interact, any issue that starts in one of these components will have an impact on the other components. With this in mind, let’s dig deeper into the various electrical components in your car.

Engine electrical parts

The major electrical components in an engine are as follows:


The alternator is a type of generator used to supply power to the vehicle and recharge the battery. All automobiles with a regular internal combustion engine, with the exception of some hybrid versions, will have an alternator.


The primary duty of the distributor is to deliver current from the ignition coil to the spark plugs causing them to fire up the fuel/air mixture in the engine.

Starter motor

A starter motor is an electrical motor that gives the initial crank to the engine allowing it to suck in air and triggers the engine cycle

Car body electrical parts


The battery is your car’s power bank used to start the vehicle. It powers other electrical components to help them get to work.

Cooling fans

Cooling fans were linked to the engine in older models of automobiles. However, as automotive technology improved, particularly with the advent of 4WD, cooling fans were connected to the batteries to enable operation even while the car’s engine was off.


The car’s whole lighting setup is electric including the headlamp, indicator and dashboard light. Because they are battery-powered, they can continue to operate even when the automobile is not moving or is turned off. The gas in the conventional design served as fuel for lighting.


A car has a few motors that can run on both electricity and batteries. While the switch can also be used to operate the window glass, the wiper provides safe driving by wiping rainwater off the front glass. Additionally, most cars have a switch that can operate on both battery and electricity to adjust the side glasses.

Nowadays, vehicle electrical systems handle more features like power seats, heated seats, navigation systems and entertainment centres. Even components like steering and braking are electronic.

These are very important components of the car, so when one of them isn’t working properly, experts advise rushing to the technician right away to prevent any potentially severe (and quite expensive) harm.