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What Does an Alternator Do?

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Your alternator has one of the most important functions in your vehicle, because it keeps your vehicle’s electrical systems functioning properly while the engine runs. The alternator provides powerful electric power that becomes vital to your car’s internal charging system. Problems that you may run into with your alternator can range from dim lights to engine stalling.  If you happen to experience any of these issues, Land Rover Chandler service center can help you figure out how to get it working correctly again! To learn more about what an alternator does, read our short and simple guide. We’ll teach you how much an alternator costs, how it works, and how you know when it’s the right time for replacement.

How Does It Work?

As the engine runs, the purpose of the alternator is to charge the car’s battery by converting the generated mechanical energy that is produced by a pulley into a current. This is one of the reasons why your serpentine belt is so important: it controls the alternator using the revolutions of the engine. Normally, the lifespan of an alternator is 7 to 10 years without a replacement or any maintenance needing to be done. Be aware that the brushes, rotor, and other connected auto parts will break down over time.

How Much is an Alternator?

The cost of an alternator depends on the type. Remanufactured prices range $300 to $500 with a warranty of 1 to 3 years. Newer alternators can cost $500 to upwards $1,000, although most come with limited lifetime warranties. Here at Land Rover Chandler, our parts center is ready to help you find genuine Land Rover auto parts for any vehicle. Our service technicians will happily install it and ensure it’s operating properly, so you can expect a smooth performance.

Signs the Alternator is Bad

If you see any of the following red flags, you might need a replacement:

  • Problems starting the car
  • Strange noise
  • Dead car battery
  • Dim dash lights
  • Illuminated service engine warning light
  • Problems with electrical systems, such as automatic windows, power seats, brake lights, etc.

Get Serviced at the Land Rover Chandler Service Center Today!

If you’re experiencing strange noises, or you need to jump start your car frequently, schedule a service appointment with our service center at Land Rover Chandler. Offering various repair and maintenance services, you’ll be impressed by the work our certified service technicians do! Feel free to contact us for directions to our dealership located outside of Phoenix.

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