The alternator of a vehicle is considered to be the heart of its electrical system. No vehicle’s lights, AC, ECU or even the battery would last long without an alternator which is a component that has been a part of automobiles for close to a century.The alternator is located near the front of the engine where the crankshaft powers it. The alternator uses the up and down movement of the pistons and converts it into a circular movement which then generates electricity in a magnetic field. Early model vehicles used a belt that connected the alternator to the crankshaft pulley but today a serpentine belt is used. However, even then the alternator can fail and when it does an immediate replacement is required.
You will know that something is wrong with the alternator if your vehicle’s battery dies despite being in good health. The reason for the battery dying is because the alternator is not charging it when the car is moving. Fortunately, replacing the alternator on most vehicles is not very difficult and can be accomplished by most certified mechanics. However, you need to replace the existing alternator with one which is specifically meant for the vehicle.
We have made buying an alternator for your vehicle very simple. While there are various types of alternators, it is always a good idea to buy one that has the same part number of the existing alternator. That said if you’re still in doubt or require assistance do not hesitate to call or email us for more information.