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Have you been having issues with your car and wondering if it may be a problem with your alternator? Check the following list of common alternator issues and, if you have been experiencing any of these problems, make your way to the Cornerstone Plymouth’s service center in Plymouth!
It is actually very common for drivers to mistake a failing alternator for a failing battery and vice versa. If your car is unable to start and needs a jump, then you can actually figure out which part is the issue. When you jump-start your engine, remove the cables after it starts up. If the engine immediately dies, then it is likely due to a failing alternator. If this is the case, contact us and schedule a service appointment as soon as possible!
The alternator in a vehicle should last around seven years, or between 80,000 and 150,000 miles. That large range of miles is not only due to the vehicle you have, but also these various factors:
If you have a failing alternator, then your first worry will likely be, “How much is an alternator?” We definitely understand that way of thinking. However, this is a hard question to answer here since every model is different and may require a different kind of alternator. For more information on your specific model, you can always call us at to get a free quote.
If you think you need a new alternator, don’t wait — schedule a service appointment today! We’re located in Plymouth, which is only a short drive from Minneapolis and Maple Grove. Also, check out our auto service coupons, discover the vast pre-owned vehicle inventory we have, and if you need anything else, feel free to reach out to our helpful representatives. For more information like this, check out our guide that tells you how long spark plugs last and when to use low gear We also have details on what to do if your car overheats.