The common assumption, if your truck is having problems starting, is that your battery is dead. Yet, starting problems can point to a wide variety of issues. If your truck still has trouble starting after recharging your battery, you should check your starter or alternator.
Starters, alternators and batteries are closely related and have similar failure indicators. It can be difficult to know what challenge your truck has without the right set of skills. In this article, we will review Bosch’s electric starter motors and alternators. Read on if you would like to know more about what these components are and how they work.
Brief Overview of Bosch
Bosch is a renowned supplier of original equipment (O. E.) and aftermarket parts for European trucks in Australia. The company provides a wide variety of high-quality truck components at affordable rates. Bosch products are well-known for their precision and durability.
The company’s founder, Robert Bosch, established Bosch in 1886 in Stuttgart. It was a basic workshop with two other employees, a journeyman and an errand boy. In the mid-1890s, Bosch revolutionized the magneto ignition industry by modifying an existing design for stationary engines. The automobile industry began using Bosch’s new magneto in 1897 and fueled the company’s success.
Bosch’s passion for innovation has kept the company ahead of its competition for more than a century. Today Bosch is a global brand with 440 subsidiaries and companies. It also has 125 engineering locations worldwide. In 2019, the preliminary rounded figures for Bosch’s sales revenue was 77.9 billion euros.
How Starter Motors Work
The starter motor is the component responsible for starting your engine. It converts the electrical energy from your battery into mechanical energy to turn your engine’s crankshaft. When the crankshaft turns, your engine sucks in air and mixes it with fuel to initiate combustion. If your starter has a problem, it will not be able to initialize the crank shaft’s motion.
Below are some of the features that make Bosch’s electric starter motors ideal for the aftermarket parts industry.
- Over 100 years of experience in the designing starters
- Durability to withstand harsh environments
- Matches the performance of OE starters
How Alternators Work
Alternators are quite different from starter motors. They are mechanical devices whose role is to charge your truck’s battery. Through a series of drive belts, your engine spins the alternator and generates electricity to charge your battery.
Below are some of the features of Bosch’s new aftermarket alternators.
- Rigorous factory testing for performance reliability
- Reliably supplied since 1913
- Fully engineered mounting points for optimal fits
- Durable design to withstand excessive heat, high electrical demand and the harshest environments
Bosch eXchange: Remanufactured Starters and Alternators
Bosch offers a certified industrial remanufacturing service known as Bosch eXchange. This service aims to reduce wastage and improve the affordability of Bosch aftermarket parts.
Vehicle components don’t wear out at the same rate. Re-manufacturing enables the company to offer high-quality products at a fraction of the price. For quality assurance, Bosch’s remanufactured products go through the same stringent testing conditions as the original equipment. Below are some of the features of Bosch Remanufactured starters and alternators.
- Up to 30% savings on the cost of new parts
- High reliability and durability
- Same guarantee and warrantee as new Bosch parts
You should check your alternator and starter during your maintenance operations. If you keep your engine components in optimal condition, you can avoid unnecessary costly downtime.