Alternator Replacement Service Near Los Angeles

Alternator Replacement Service in Duarte, CA

Alternator Replacement Service at Nissan of Duarte

Your battery depends on the alternator the way you depend on your vehicle to get you around West Covina, El Monte, and Arcadia. If your alternator fails, it can leave you stuck in your own driveway or even worse, stranded in a parking lot or on the side of the road. You can rely on the service center at Nissan of Duarte for alternator service when you have a problem.

The first thing we’ll do is test your battery to see if it needs to be replaced. Once we rule out that issue, we’ll look at the rest of your starting system, including the starter itself and your alternator.

What You Should Know About Your Alternator

You don’t need to know all the details about the alternator and starting system, but it’s helpful to understand the basics about how the components rely on each other and what they do. The battery provides a charge to the ignition to get it to start the engine. For the battery to work, it relies on the alternator to provide the voltage. The alternator also helps provide power to your lights, the air conditioner, and radio, among other electrical accessories.

If the alternator stops working, the battery can’t hold a charge. It won’t be able to power your ignition, and your engine won’t start.

How to Tell If Something’s Wrong with Your Alternator

If your alternator begins to fail, it may provide some signs that you should pay attention to.

  • Battery light on your vehicle’s dash stays lit after starting the engine.
  • Lights inside or outside the vehicle dim when you turn on the ignition or pick up speed.
  • The battery is dead even though it’s not too old.
  • You smell burning rubber, which could be a belt.
  • You hear a squeal or grinding sound.
  • Other electrical systems begin to fail, such as your AC.

What You Should Do When You Suspect a Failing Alternator

If you notice any of these signs, you need to get your vehicle serviced. Don’t ignore them even if the engine is running. Drive to Nissan of Duarte and have our service technicians take a look. We can let you know if your battery needs to be replaced or if the alternator is failing.

Our service team is experienced and can have the repair made right away. We use genuine OEM parts for fast, accurate repairs that have a long life. You can relax in our comfortable waiting area where you’ll find free coffee and water with complimentary Wi-Fi. We’ll provide an estimate for any repairs when we diagnose the problem. If you can’t wait for the repair, our shuttle service will take you back home or to work until your vehicle is ready to go.

You can check out our service specials when you make an appointment for service. Schedule online or give us a call.

Don’t get stranded with an alternator that stops working. Schedule service with Nissan of Duarte and let us get you back on the road in a vehicle you can trust.