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Classic Car Maintenance - Charging System


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In our continuing series of The Big Six things likely to cause a vintage car to die and leave you in the lurch (which are, by the way, ignition, fuel delivery, cooling, charging, belts, and ball joint issues), it’s time to discuss the charging system. I’ll explain how the system works, reveal two crucially important numbers, tell you how to test the charging system’s basic health, then offer tips on preparing your car’s charging system for a road trip.


This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2017/04/25/reliable-charging-system