Alternator Service in Seaside, CA

Close up view of an automobile alternator

Alternator Service at Premier Hyundai of Seaside

Your vehicle requires several components to start and continue running. One of those parts is the alternator. When it doesn’t work, it can keep you from getting to work or around Gilroy, Watsonville, and Pacific Grove. Avoid problems by getting your alternator serviced at Premier Hyundai of Seaside.

How the Alternator Works

When you put the key into the ignition, it triggers the alternator. Once the rotor on the alternator starts turning, it creates enough energy to charge the battery. The battery turns the engine on. The alternator continues to act as the assistant to the battery by charging accessories while you drive.

When the alternator has a problem, it can prevent the battery from staying charged. You’ll most often notice this if you have a new battery that must be jumped when you need to go somewhere. Some vehicles have a light that comes on when there’s a problem with the alternator, but many models don’t provide any warning.

Signs You Need Alternator Service

Your vehicle may not act like normal when the alternator is having a problem. The following signs are indications that you need to get your vehicle serviced right away:

  • The battery light stays lit after you start the engine.
  • Interior lights dim when you turn the ignition.
  • Radio and other accessories stop working when you start the vehicle or while you’re driving.
  • You smell burning rubber like a belt has burned up.
  • You hear squealing or grinding.

You’ll want to schedule service right away. If left like it is, your alternator will stop working and leave you stranded.

Visit Premier Hyundai of Seaside for Service

When you schedule an appointment for service with us, you can count on our team to find the problem. We’ll test the battery first and see if it needs to be replaced. If your battery shows that it still has life left, we’ll look at the alternator. We’ll check the serpentine belt and other components to see if one of them needs to be replaced. We’ll let you know what we find and get it repaired right away.

You can set up an appointment online with our service scheduler or give us a call.  Hang out in our waiting area while we work on your vehicle. You can also take our shuttle home or to work where we will pick you up once the work has been completed. Our technicians will keep you updated on what we find. We use genuine OEM parts to make the repair to ensure your Hyundai continues to provide reliable service for the long term. Our service technicians have been trained in the latest technology and know how to diagnose the issue and make the repairs.

Let Premier Hyundai of Seaside keep you on the move with our premier service center. Our team of experts are here to find the problem and fix it to get you back on the road as quickly as possible. Schedule your service today