Expert Subaru Alternator Replacement & Repair Information in Seattle, WA

Most alternators will eventually wear out before the rest of the vehicle does, and that's why alternator replacement and repair services are among the more common projects we see in our Subaru service center. The first step for a vehicle that may have alternator problems is to confirm where the problem is. It could just be the battery. If the alternator is to blame for the issue, it's often quicker and more affordable to have the entire part replaced with a new or remanufactured alternator. However, an alternator that has gone bad can be rebuilt.

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What's the Difference Between a Remanufactured & New Alternator?

Chances are that your bad alternator can be rebuilt, but that would take valuable time for the mechanic. That's why it's typically more affordable and efficient to replace your bad alternator with either a remanufactured or a new alternator. The difference between the two really comes down to the price. You see, while it may take a mechanic time to rebuild an alternator, the folks in the shop designed to rebuild alternators are far faster. So long as you stick with a factory-approved remanufactured alternator, it should prove just as good as a new one. However, there are times when a new alternator is the better option. Speak with a service advisor about which option is best.

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How Long Does an Alternator Last in Subaru Vehicles?

You can typically expect a long life from an alternator in your vehicle. If not, something else in the electrical system may be to blame. In our experience, the typical Subaru alternator will last more than 100,000 miles or about 7 years.

Contact the Experts at Carter Subaru Shoreline for Car Repair in Seattle

The most affordable way to enjoy the best of what your Subaru can offer is to keep it well maintained. We make it easy to do just that at Carter Subaru Shoreline with competitive pricing and an easy online appointment scheduler. Our technicians can do a lot in a short amount of time, so feel free to drop by without an appointment at 17225 Aurora Ave N., Seattle, WA 98133.

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Why is it Better to Get Dealership Service at Carter Subaru Shoreline?

When choosing which mechanic to trust your Subaru with, consider who will know the most about your vehicle. There are a lot of good mechanics in the greater Seattle area, but none know Subaru engineering better than the technicians who are regularly trained and certified by the factory. That's who you'll find in an authorized Subaru service center like ours. Our prices are competitive with independent mechanic shops, and our frequently updated coupons for Subaru service provide even more value. If you have any questions about taking the best care of your Subaru, please give us a call. We look forward to showing you what a hassle-free dealership experience is all about at Carter Subaru Shoreline.

  1. Carter Subaru Shoreline

    17225 Aurora Ave N.
    Shoreline, WA 98133

    • Sales: (888) 614-8142

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Carter Subaru Shoreline

17225 Aurora Ave N.
Directions Seattle, WA 98133

  • Sales: 844-669-6073
  • Service: (877) 371-0904
  • Parts: (888) 905-0631

Service Hours

  • Monday 07:00am - 07:00pm
  • Tuesday 07:00am - 07:00pm
  • Wednesday 07:00am - 07:00pm
  • Thursday 07:00am - 07:00pm
  • Friday 07:00am - 07:00pm
  • Saturday 08:00am - 05:00pm
  • Sunday Closed

Carter Subaru Shoreline Service Department Seattle, WA