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Alternator Replacement and Service Near Poway, CA

2023 Toyota Sienna

Alternator Service and Replacement at Toyota of Poway

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.

What Does an Alternator Do?

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.

Is Your Alternator Going Bad?

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:

  • Dashboard light turning on unexpectedly
  • Dimming of the headlights
  • Burning smell coming from the alternator
  • Electronics inside the vehicle malfunctioning
  • Squeaking sound coming from the engine
If any of these indicators occur, it may be time to have your alternator serviced or replaced by one of our experts at Toyota of Poway. When you bring your vehicle by, our highly-trained technicians will thoroughly inspect your alternator and find a cause for any problems, and quickly fix any and all issues. We strive to get you back on the roads of San Diego and Oceanside as quickly as possible.

Toyota of Poway Service Center

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.

Do you need an oil change in a hurry? Toyota of Poway offers Toyota Express Maintenance that’ll keep you moving on those busy days.

*MSRP excludes the Delivery, Processing, and Handling Fee of $1045 for Cars (Yaris, Yaris iA, Yaris Liftback, 86, Corolla, Corolla iM, Corolla HB, Camry, Camry HV, Prius LB, Prius c, Prius Prime, Avalon HV), $1,245 for Small/Medium Trucks, SUVs and Van (C-HR, RAV4, RAV4 HV, Highlander, Highlander HV, 4Runner, Sienna, Tacoma), $1,595 for Large SUVs (Sequoia, Land Cruiser), and $1,595 for Large Truck (Tundra). (Historically, vehicle manufacturers and distributors have charged a separate fee for processing, handling and delivering vehicles to dealerships. Toyota's charge for these services is called the "Delivery, Processing and Handling Fee" and is based on the value of the processing, handling and delivery services Toyota provides as well as Toyota's overall pricing structure. Toyota may make a profit on the Delivery, Processing and Handling Fee.) Excludes taxes, license, title and available or regionally required equipment. The Delivery, Processing and Handling Fee in AL, AR, FL, GA, LA, MS, NC, OK, SC and TX will be higher. The published prices do not apply to Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Actual dealer price will vary.
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