How Long Does an Alternator Last?

As with any other vehicle component, the alternator may need to be maintained over time. In some cases, this means replacing it altogether. Typically, an alternator will last for up to seven years under ideal conditions. Those who buy the vehicle when it is new may never need to replace the alternator.

However, seven years is just a guideline that drivers can follow. Alternatively, it may be time to replace this part every 100,000 miles or so. If a vehicle has trouble starting or holding a charge after starting, it may be time to replace this component as soon as possible.

It is possible that a vehicle with a bad alternator could stop running suddenly while the car is being driven, which could create a safety hazard for drivers and passengers. It may be possible to have alternators looked at or replaced by visiting Star Hyundai here in Abilene, TX.

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