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.
If you think your alternator may be at the end of its life, come into Marine Chevrolet 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:
Alternators last between 80,000 and 150,000 miles, or about seven years. Some factors that decrease an alternator’s lifespan include:
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 at 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, near Richlands.
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