Did you know that the alternator's job is to put back the power that was pulled from the battery? If you have a battery that has a bad or faulty cell, your vehicle will be relying on the alternator to complete the full circuit to keep everything running. It's important to have the alternator and battery checked regularly. Alternators are generally covered under warranty for 12 months or 12,000 miles. Make sure you come to us for a good quality alternator.
You might want to rethink getting the cheapest alternator because it could give out within a year and even leave you stranded on the side of the road. On average, our alternators may cost a bit more than typical parts, but instead of going out in six months, it could last five years! We always believe in quality over quantity.
One thing that's important for when we put an alternator in a vehicle is that the battery needs to be fully charged or charged to at least 12.75 volts. The reason is, that if an alternator is installed in a vehicle that has a battery at a very low charge state, it will tax or overstress the alternator. If it overworks itself, it will burn out much faster. You want an alternator to last the full life expectancy and so do we. Sometimes all you need is an $8 wire replaced instead of the entire alternator so we make sure to walk you through the work that needs done.