What Does an Alternator Do?

Close-Up of Alternator

If you’re new to car maintenance, you may be wondering, “What does an alternator do?” Our service department is happy to teach you what an alternator is and does under the hood of your Chevrolet. The alternator sends power to the car’s electrical system while the engine is on. The battery and the alternator work together as a generator using the gas engine as a source of energy. Choose OEM parts to ensure you’re equipping your vehicle with quality components that will maximize performance. Contact us for more information on what an alternator does and how much it costs to replace an alternator.


What Are the Signs of a Bad Alternator?

If you think your alternator may be at the end of its life, come into Marine Chevrolet Cadillac to order a new part for your vehicle. Our service team will install it for you, and can even give you an estimate for an oil change while you’re here. Our service department is located in Jacksonville near Camp Lejeune. If you notice any of these signs, you may be due for a new alternator:

  • Unable to start your vehicle
  • Screeching or whining noise when you try to start your vehicle
  • Burning rubber smell
  • Devices won’t charge.
  • Battery warning light appearing on the dashboard
  • Dim headlights or interior lights

How Long Does an Alternator Last?

Alternators last between 80,000 and 150,000 miles, or about seven years. Some factors that decrease an alternator’s lifespan include:

  • The quality of the alternator
  • Your driving conditions and habits
  • Alternator’s power drain

How Much is an Alternator?

Different models require different alternators, so it’s impossible to say exactly how much a replacement alternator on your vehicle is. However, if you’re wondering, “how much is an alternator,” you can call Marine Chevrolet Cadillac at 910-455-2121 for a free quote on a replacement alternator. What’s more, we encourage Sneads Ferry car owners to take advantage of our parts specials for rotating deals on Chevrolet parts. For professional installation and quality OEM parts, visit Marine Chevrolet Cadillac, near Richlands.

Visit Marine Chevrolet Cadillac Service Center for a New Alternator

If you need a new alternator, ordering OEM parts from Marine Chevrolet Cadillac is quick and easy. For professional installation, schedule an appointment or visit us in Jacksonville!


Auto Service Specials in Jacksonville

5,000 Mile Service
$57.97

✓ Change oil and filter
✓ Lubricate chassis as needed
✓ Rotate tires
✓ Check and top off fluids and tire pressure
✓ Multi-point vehicle inspection

All prices are subject to change. Prices may vary depending on vehicle year, make, model and powertrain. Prices do not include NC sales tax, disposal or other required parts and/or labor. Oil change prices include up to 6 quarts of 5w30 conventional and dexos grade oil and ACDelco filter. Oil change prices EXCLUDE all other oils. Prices EXCLUDE diesel vehilces, low profile tires, large ruck tires and dual rear wheels. Marine Chevrolet reserves the right to alter or modify packages and pricing at any time without notice.

10,000 Mile Service
$57.97

✓ Change oil and filter
✓ Lubricate chassis as needed
✓ Rotate tires
✓ Check and top off fluids and tire pressure
✓ Multi-point vehicle inspection
Additional Service Recommendation:
✓ Spin balance tires – $43.00

All prices are subject to change. Prices may vary depending on vehicle year, make, model and powertrain. Prices do not include NC sales tax, disposal or other required parts and/or labor. Oil change prices include up to 6 quarts of 5w30 conventional and dexos grade oil and ACDelco filter. Oil change prices EXCLUDE all other oils. Prices EXCLUDE diesel vehilces, low profile tires, large ruck tires and dual rear wheels. Marine Chevrolet reserves the right to alter or modify packages and pricing at any time without notice.

15,000 Mile Service
$167.97

✓ Change oil and filter
✓ Lubricate chassis as needed
✓ Rotate tires
✓ Alignment
✓ Check and top off fluids and tire pressure
✓ Multi-point vehicle inspection
Additional Service Recommendation:
✓ Clean and adjust rear drum brake (if equipped) – $49.00*

All prices are subject to change. Prices may vary depending on vehicle year, make, model and powertrain. Prices do not include NC sales tax, disposal or other required parts and/or labor. Oil change prices include up to 6 quarts of 5w30 conventional and dexos grade oil and ACDelco filter. Oil change prices EXCLUDE all other oils. Prices EXCLUDE diesel vehilces, low profile tires, large ruck tires and dual rear wheels. Marine Chevrolet reserves the right to alter or modify packages and pricing at any time without notice.

20,000 Mile Service
$312.97

✓ Change oil and filter
✓ Lubricate chassis as needed
✓ Rotate tires
✓ Replace cabin air filter (if equipped)
✓ Fuel induction service
✓ Clean throttle body
✓ Check and top off fluids and tire pressure
✓ Multi-point vehicle inspection
Additional Service Recommendation:
✓ Spin balance tires – $43.00*

All prices are subject to change. Prices may vary depending on vehicle year, make, model and powertrain. Prices do not include NC sales tax, disposal or other required parts and/or labor. Oil change prices include up to 6 quarts of 5w30 conventional and dexos grade oil and ACDelco filter. Oil change prices EXCLUDE all other oils. Prices EXCLUDE diesel vehilces, low profile tires, large ruck tires and dual rear wheels. Marine Chevrolet reserves the right to alter or modify packages and pricing at any time without notice.

25,000 Mile Service
$57.97

✓ Change oil and filter
✓ Lubricate chassis as needed
✓ Rotate tires
✓ Check and top off fluids and tire pressure
✓ Multi-point vehicle inspection
Additional Service Recommendation:
✓ Replace allison exterior transmission filter (if equipped) – $116.95*
✓ Replace fuel filter (if equipped)
Silverado – $154.95* | Cruze – $176.95*

All prices are subject to change. Prices may vary depending on vehicle year, make, model and powertrain. Prices do not include NC sales tax, disposal or other required parts and/or labor. Oil change prices include up to 6 quarts of 5w30 conventional and dexos grade oil and ACDelco filter. Oil change prices EXCLUDE all other oils. Prices EXCLUDE diesel vehilces, low profile tires, large ruck tires and dual rear wheels. Marine Chevrolet reserves the right to alter or modify packages and pricing at any time without notice.

30,000 Mile Service
$254.97

✓ Change oil and filter
✓ Lubricate chassis as needed
✓ Rotate tires
✓ Alignment
✓ Check and top off fluids and tire pressure
✓ Replace engine air filter
✓ Replace front wiper blades
✓ Multi-point vehicle inspection
✓ Perform safety check of brakes, steering, suspension and tires
✓ Inspect belts, hoses, exhaust and engine cooling system
Additional Service Recommendation:
✓ Spin balance tires $43.00*

 

All prices are subject to change. Prices may vary depending on vehicle year, make, model and powertrain. Prices do not include NC sales tax, disposal or other required parts and/or labor. Oil change prices include up to 6 quarts of 5w30 conventional and dexos grade oil and ACDelco filter. Oil change prices EXCLUDE all other oils. Prices EXCLUDE diesel vehilces, low profile tires, large ruck tires and dual rear wheels. Marine Chevrolet reserves the right to alter or modify packages and pricing at any time without notice.

35,000 Mile Service
$57.97

✓ Change oil and filter
✓ Lubricate chassis as needed
✓ Rotate tires
✓ Check and top off fluids and tire pressure
✓ Multi-point vehicle inspection
Additional Service Recommendation:
✓ Clean and adjust rear brake drum
(if equipped) – $49.00*

All prices are subject to change. Prices may vary depending on vehicle year, make, model and powertrain. Prices do not include NC sales tax, disposal or other required parts and/or labor. Oil change prices include up to 6 quarts of 5w30 conventional and dexos grade oil and ACDelco filter. Oil change prices EXCLUDE all other oils. Prices EXCLUDE diesel vehilces, low profile tires, large ruck tires and dual rear wheels. Marine Chevrolet reserves the right to alter or modify packages and pricing at any time without notice.

40,000 Mile Service
$296.97

✓ Change oil and filter
✓ Lubricate chassis as needed
✓ Rotate tires
✓ Check and top off fluids and tire pressure
✓ Replace cabin air filter (if equipped)
✓ Fuel induction service
✓ Clean throttle body
✓ Multi-point vehicle inspection
Additional Service Recommendation:
✓ Spin balance tires – $43.00
✓ Power steering fluid exchange (if equipped) – $112.94*

All prices are subject to change. Prices may vary depending on vehicle year, make, model and powertrain. Prices do not include NC sales tax, disposal or other required parts and/or labor. Oil change prices include up to 6 quarts of 5w30 conventional and dexos grade oil and ACDelco filter. Oil change prices EXCLUDE all other oils. Prices EXCLUDE diesel vehilces, low profile tires, large ruck tires and dual rear wheels. Marine Chevrolet reserves the right to alter or modify packages and pricing at any time without notice.

45,000 Mile Service
$295.97

✓ Change oil and filter
✓ Lubricate chassis as needed
✓ Rotate tires
✓ Alignment
✓ Perform full brake fluid exchange
✓ Check and top off fluids and tire pressure
✓ Multi-point vehicle inspection
Additional Service Recommendation:
✓ Transmission fluid exchange – $230.95*

All prices are subject to change. Prices may vary depending on vehicle year, make, model and powertrain. Prices do not include NC sales tax, disposal or other required parts and/or labor. Oil change prices include up to 6 quarts of 5w30 conventional and dexos grade oil and ACDelco filter. Oil change prices EXCLUDE all other oils. Prices EXCLUDE diesel vehilces, low profile tires, large ruck tires and dual rear wheels. Marine Chevrolet reserves the right to alter or modify packages and pricing at any time without notice.

50,000 Mile Service
$215.97

✓ Change oil and filter
✓ Lubricate chassis as needed
✓ Rotate tires
✓ Complete coolant fluid exchange
✓ Check and top off fluids and tire pressure
✓ Multi-point vehicle inspection
Additional Service Recommendation:
✓ Replace allison exterior transmission filter (if equipped) – $111.95*
✓ Replace fuel filter (if equipped)
Silverado – $154.95* | Cruze – $176.95
✓ Spin balance tires – $43.00

All prices are subject to change. Prices may vary depending on vehicle year, make, model and powertrain. Prices do not include NC sales tax, disposal or other required parts and/or labor. Oil change prices include up to 6 quarts of 5w30 conventional and dexos grade oil and ACDelco filter. Oil change prices EXCLUDE all other oils. Prices EXCLUDE diesel vehilces, low profile tires, large ruck tires and dual rear wheels. Marine Chevrolet reserves the right to alter or modify packages and pricing at any time without notice.

55,000 Mile Service
$57.97

✓ Change oil and filter
✓ Lubricate chassis as needed
✓ Rotate tires
✓ Check and top off fluids and tire pressure
✓ Multi-point vehicle inspection
Additional Service Recommendation:
✓ Clean and adjust rear brake drum (if equipped) – $49.00*

All prices are subject to change. Prices may vary depending on vehicle year, make, model and powertrain. Prices do not include NC sales tax, disposal or other required parts and/or labor. Oil change prices include up to 6 quarts of 5w30 conventional and dexos grade oil and ACDelco filter. Oil change prices EXCLUDE all other oils. Prices EXCLUDE diesel vehilces, low profile tires, large ruck tires and dual rear wheels. Marine Chevrolet reserves the right to alter or modify packages and pricing at any time without notice.

60,000 Mile Service
$424.97

✓ Change oil and filter
✓ Lubricate chassis as needed
✓ Rotate tires
✓ Alignment
✓ Check and top off fluids and tire pressure
✓ Replace engine air filter
✓ Replace front wiper blades
✓ Fuel induction service
✓ Clean throttle body
✓ Multi-point vehicle inspection
✓ Perform safety check of brakes, steering, suspension and tires
✓ Inspect belts, hoses, exhaust and engine cooling system

Additional Service Recommendation:
✓ Spin balance tires $43.00*

All prices are subject to change. Prices may vary depending on vehicle year, make, model and powertrain. Prices do not include NC sales tax, disposal or other required parts and/or labor. Oil change prices include up to 6 quarts of 5w30 conventional and dexos grade oil and ACDelco filter. Oil change prices EXCLUDE all other oils. Prices EXCLUDE diesel vehilces, low profile tires, large ruck tires and dual rear wheels. Marine Chevrolet reserves the right to alter or modify packages and pricing at any time without notice.

65,000 Mile Service
$57.97

✓ Change oil and filter
✓ Lubricate chassis as needed
✓ Rotate tires
✓ Check and top off fluids and tire pressure
✓ Multi-point vehicle inspection

All prices are subject to change. Prices may vary depending on vehicle year, make, model and powertrain. Prices do not include NC sales tax, disposal or other required parts and/or labor. Oil change prices include up to 6 quarts of 5w30 conventional and dexos grade oil and ACDelco filter. Oil change prices EXCLUDE all other oils. Prices EXCLUDE diesel vehilces, low profile tires, large ruck tires and dual rear wheels. Marine Chevrolet reserves the right to alter or modify packages and pricing at any time without notice.

70,000 Mile Service
$57.97

✓ Change oil and filter
✓ Lubricate chassis as needed
✓ Rotate tires
✓ Check and top off fluids and tire pressure
✓ Multi-point vehicle inspection
Additional recommended items
✓ Spin balance tires – $43.00

All prices are subject to change. Prices may vary depending on vehicle year, make, model and powertrain. Prices do not include NC sales tax, disposal or other required parts and/or labor. Oil change prices include up to 6 quarts of 5w30 conventional and dexos grade oil and ACDelco filter. Oil change prices EXCLUDE all other oils. Prices EXCLUDE diesel vehilces, low profile tires, large ruck tires and dual rear wheels. Marine Chevrolet reserves the right to alter or modify packages and pricing at any time without notice.

75,000 Mile Service
$167.97

✓ Change oil and filter
✓ Lubricate chassis as needed
✓ Rotate tires
✓ Alignment
✓ Check and top off fluids and tire pressure
✓ Multi-point vehicle inspection
Additional Service Recommendation:
✓ Replace allison exterior transmission filter (if equipped) – $116.95*
✓ Replace fuel filter (if equipped)
Silverado – $154.95*
Cruze – $176.95*

All prices are subject to change. Prices may vary depending on vehicle year, make, model and powertrain. Prices do not include NC sales tax, disposal or other required parts and/or labor. Oil change prices include up to 6 quarts of 5w30 conventional and dexos grade oil and ACDelco filter. Oil change prices EXCLUDE all other oils. Prices EXCLUDE diesel vehilces, low profile tires, large ruck tires and dual rear wheels. Marine Chevrolet reserves the right to alter or modify packages and pricing at any time without notice.

80,000 Mile Service
$312.97

✓ Change oil and filter
✓ Lubricate chassis as needed
✓ Rotate tires
✓ Check and top off fluids and tire pressure
✓ Replace cabin air filter (if equipped)
✓ Fuel induction service
✓ Clean throttle body
✓ Multi-point vehicle inspection
Additional Recommended Items
✓ Spin balance tires – $43.00

All prices are subject to change. Prices may vary depending on vehicle year, make, model and powertrain. Prices do not include NC sales tax, disposal or other required parts and/or labor. Oil change prices include up to 6 quarts of 5w30 conventional and dexos grade oil and ACDelco filter. Oil change prices EXCLUDE all other oils. Prices EXCLUDE diesel vehilces, low profile tires, large ruck tires and dual rear wheels. Marine Chevrolet reserves the right to alter or modify packages and pricing at any time without notice.

85,000 Mile Service
$57.97

✓ Change oil and filter
✓ Lubricate chassis as needed
✓ Rotate tires
✓ Check and top off fluids and tire pressure
✓ Multi-point vehicle inspection

All prices are subject to change. Prices may vary depending on vehicle year, make, model and powertrain. Prices do not include NC sales tax, disposal or other required parts and/or labor. Oil change prices include up to 6 quarts of 5w30 conventional and dexos grade oil and ACDelco filter. Oil change prices EXCLUDE all other oils. Prices EXCLUDE diesel vehilces, low profile tires, large ruck tires and dual rear wheels. Marine Chevrolet reserves the right to alter or modify packages and pricing at any time without notice.

90,000 Mile Service

2WD Vehicles – $535.97*
4WD/AWD Vehicles – $841.97*

✓ Change oil and filter
✓ Lubricate chassis as needed
✓ Rotate tires
✓ Alignment
✓ Check and top off fluids and tire pressure
✓ Replace engine air filter
✓ Replace front wiper blades
✓ Complete brake fluid exchange
✓ Differential and transfer case fluid exchange (4WD & AWD vehicles)
✓ Multi-point vehicle inspection
✓ Perform safety check of brakes, steering, suspension and tires
✓ Inspect belts, hoses, exhaust and engine cooling system
Additional Service Recommendation:
✓ Power steering fluid exchange (if equipped) – $122.95*
✓ Clean and adjust rear brake drum (if equipped) – $49.00*
✓ Transmission fluid exchange – $230.95*
✓ Replace timing belt (1.6L & 1.8L) – $485.97*

All prices are subject to change. Prices may vary depending on vehicle year, make, model and powertrain. Prices do not include NC sales tax, disposal or other required parts and/or labor. Oil change prices include up to 6 quarts of 5w30 conventional and dexos grade oil and ACDelco filter. Oil change prices EXCLUDE all other oils. Prices EXCLUDE diesel vehilces, low profile tires, large ruck tires and dual rear wheels. Marine Chevrolet reserves the right to alter or modify packages and pricing at any time without notice.

95,000 Mile Service
$57.97

✓ Change oil and filter
✓ Lubricate chassis as needed
✓ Rotate tires
✓ Check and top off fluids and tire pressure
✓ Multi-point vehicle inspection

All prices are subject to change. Prices may vary depending on vehicle year, make, model and powertrain. Prices do not include NC sales tax, disposal or other required parts and/or labor. Oil change prices include up to 6 quarts of 5w30 conventional and dexos grade oil and ACDelco filter. Oil change prices EXCLUDE all other oils. Prices EXCLUDE diesel vehilces, low profile tires, large ruck tires and dual rear wheels. Marine Chevrolet reserves the right to alter or modify packages and pricing at any time without notice.

100,000 Mile Service

4-cylinder – $556.97*
6-cylinder – $584.97*
8-cylinder – $651.97*
✓ Change oil and filter
✓ Lubricate chassis as needed
✓ Rotate tires
✓ Check and top off fluids and tire pressure
✓ Replace cabin air filter
✓ Replace spark plugs
✓ Multi-point vehicle inspection
Additional Service Recommendation:
✓ Replace ignition wires – price varies by model
✓ Spin balance tires – $43.00*
✓ Replace allison exterior transmission filter (if
equipped) – $116.95*
✓ Replace fuel filter (if equipped)
Silverado – $154.95*
Cruze – $176.95*

All prices are subject to change. Prices may vary depending on vehicle year, make, model and powertrain. Prices do not include NC sales tax, disposal or other required parts and/or labor. Oil change prices include up to 6 quarts of 5w30 conventional and dexos grade oil and ACDelco filter. Oil change prices EXCLUDE all other oils. Prices EXCLUDE diesel vehilces, low profile tires, large ruck tires and dual rear wheels. Marine Chevrolet reserves the right to alter or modify packages and pricing at any time without notice.

Headlight Restoration

$ 69.95

All prices are subject to change. Prices may vary depending on vehicle year, make, model and powertrain. Prices do not include NC sales tax, disposal or other required parts and/or labor. Oil change prices include up to 6 quarts of 5w30 conventional and dexos grade oil and ACDelco filter. Oil change prices EXCLUDE all other oils. Prices EXCLUDE diesel vehilces, low profile tires, large ruck tires and dual rear wheels. Marine Chevrolet reserves the right to alter or modify packages and pricing at any time without notice.

Window Tinting

2 window ceramic

$ 249.00

All prices are subject to change. Prices may vary depending on vehicle year, make, model and powertrain. Prices do not include NC sales tax, disposal or other required parts and/or labor. Oil change prices include up to 6 quarts of 5w30 conventional and dexos grade oil and ACDelco filter. Oil change prices EXCLUDE all other oils. Prices EXCLUDE diesel vehilces, low profile tires, large ruck tires and dual rear wheels. Marine Chevrolet reserves the right to alter or modify packages and pricing at any time without notice.

Window Tinting

5 window ceramic

$ 399.00

All prices are subject to change. Prices may vary depending on vehicle year, make, model and powertrain. Prices do not include NC sales tax, disposal or other required parts and/or labor. Oil change prices include up to 6 quarts of 5w30 conventional and dexos grade oil and ACDelco filter. Oil change prices EXCLUDE all other oils. Prices EXCLUDE diesel vehilces, low profile tires, large ruck tires and dual rear wheels. Marine Chevrolet reserves the right to alter or modify packages and pricing at any time without notice.

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