Do you remember the last time you had your alternator serviced? Your vehicle’s alternator is a major component to keeping your Toyota up and running for years to come. Without an alternator, your vehicle would not be able to start or stay running. If your vehicle has trouble turning over or does not start at all, take your car over to the experts at Toyota of Poway. Our service team will be happy to serve the drivers of the Carlsbad community.
While most drivers only consider the battery when their vehicle doesn’t start, your alternator may actually be the culprit. Located on the engine, the alternator continuously charges the battery while keeping the vehicle’s computer system and electrical components up and running simultaneously. The alternator has the vital job of keeping the dashboard instruments, headlight, electric steering, radio, and power windows running while driving or idling. When your engine is on, it sends power to a drive belt that is attached to a pulley on the alternator giving the alternator power. This turns mechanical energy into electrical energy, powering the alternator. An alternator's lifespan on average is seven years, or about 150,00 miles, and can last even longer when properly serviced by trained technicians.
A number of factors can affect the lifespan of your Toyota’s alternator including the quality of the alternator, the condition of the vehicle, and the number of electronics being used inside the vehicle. On occasion, an alternator can go bad or stop working without much warning. However, there are a few signs you can look out for, like:
Having you back on the road and keeping your vehicle running for years, of one of our many goals at Toyota of Poway. We take pride in providing our divers with certified technicians who can do it all. Our service team uses the latest diagnostic technology to diagnose any problems your alternator may have while using the latest technology to fix it. Need to have your alternator replaced? Don’t stress! We provide our drivers with service and parts specials, along with service and parts financing to help with those larger repairs or replacements. You won’t find a better dealership to take care of you like Toyota of Poway will. Schedule your alternator service today, at your earliest convenience.
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