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Alternator Check and Replacement Corvallis, OR

Have you been experiencing electrical problems with your vehicle? You may be quick to blame the battery, but your alternator might be the component that’s truly at fault. If you have recently gotten a new battery or it’s only a few years old and you are still experiencing electrical problems, you probably need to replace your alternator. 

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What is an Alternator? 

The Alternator is a part of your car that is an essential part of any modern car. It’s a generator that takes mechanical energy from your engine and turns it into an electrical current. It recharges your battery and keeps everything that uses electricity in your car running while the car is running. Plenty of people have no idea what this piece of machinery is, but they depend on it daily. 

How Do I Know My Alternator is Bad? 

Your battery holds the charge that your car needs to start. It’s the alternator’s job to keep the battery charged, so if you know your battery is in good condition, get your alternator checked. Electrical problems like dim headlights or cabin lights or loss of power to components like your sound system, heater, A/C or other components are likely caused by your alternator not being able to keep things running. If your car needs frequent jump starts, you should take your car in to get the alternator check. 

Where Should I Get My Alternator Checked? 

The Parts and Service department at Toyota of Corvallis is staffed with technicians that can check and replace your alternator if necessary. If the problem lies elsewhere, a service appointment at Toyota of Corvallis can clear things up for you. An alternator replacement isn’t one the average person would be willing to do on their own, so trust the service professionals at Toyota of Corvallis. 

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