Alternator Replacement Service Information at Hanson Subaru in Olympia, WA

Alternator Replacement Service at Hanson Subaru in Olympia, WA

Schedule an alternator replacement service at Hanson Subaru in Olympia, WA

You might think that the car battery is responsible for sending power to all your car's electrical components. In actuality, the battery's only real responsibility is getting the engine to start when you turn the key. Once the engine is running under its own power, the alternator converts energy from the engine into electricity for all your car's accessories. It also recharges the battery -- which is why a car battery lasts for years without needing to be recharged manually.

When you experience difficulty starting your car, the lights seem dim, or the engine dies at random as you drive, you might instinctually blame a dead battery. But the alternator may have gone bad instead. Let us check your battery and alternator at Hanson Subaru! If the alternator is the culprit, we'll install a Subaru factory-approved replacement and get you back on the road.

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What Causes an Alternator to Go Bad?

An average alternator will last up to 100,000 miles or more on a typical car -- but they can and do go bad before that. You can put additional stress on the alternator by running your car with too many aftermarket accessories that overload the alternator. Time and mileage can also eventually lead to the need for a new or rebuilt alternator.

The alternator in your vehicle is a small generator that creates electricity by rotating 'brushes' across contacts. Eventually, these will wear out and the alternator will stop working. Fortunately, replacing these brushes and the bearing is relatively easy, which means that a factory-rebuilt alternator is essentially as good as new. Speak with one of our service advisers for your best options in addressing a bad alternator.

Problems with your vehicle's electronic components -- like a stereo that's cutting in and out or headlights that seem to flicker and fade -- could be indicating that your alternator is on its last legs. Visit us to have it replaced before your car refuses to start entirely!

How to Make a Service Appointment at Hanson Subaru

Our goal is to make proper automotive maintenance easy to fit into your schedule at Hanson Subaru. That's why our service center is even open from on Saturdays! Select an available appointment slot with our online service scheduler when your car is in need of service. Or, give us a call at the number at the top of this page to speak with a friendly service advisor if you have questions or concerns. We're located at 2300 Carriage Loop SW, Olympia, WA 98502 for your convenience.

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Hanson Subaru

2300 Carriage Loop SW
Directions Olympia, WA 98502

  • Call or Text Sales: 360-943-2120
  • Service: 360-943-2121
  • Parts: 360-943-8531


  • Monday 07:30am - 06:00pm
  • Tuesday 07:30am - 06:00pm
  • Wednesday 07:30am - 06:00pm
  • Thursday 07:30am - 06:00pm
  • Friday 07:30am - 06:00pm
  • Saturday 07:30am - 06:00pm
  • Sunday Closed
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Dealership Hours

  • Monday 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Tuesday 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Wednesday 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Saturday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Sunday 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Parts Dept. Hours

  • Monday 08:00am - 05:30pm
  • Tuesday 08:00am - 05:30pm
  • Wednesday 08:00am - 05:30pm
  • Thursday 08:00am - 05:30pm
  • Friday 08:00am - 05:30pm
  • Saturday 08:00am - 04:00pm
  • Sunday Closed

Service Dept. Hours

  • Monday 07:30am - 06:00pm
  • Tuesday 07:30am - 06:00pm
  • Wednesday 07:30am - 06:00pm
  • Thursday 07:30am - 06:00pm
  • Friday 07:30am - 06:00pm
  • Saturday 07:30am - 06:00pm
  • Sunday Closed
  1. Hanson Subaru

    2300 Carriage Loop SW
    Olympia, WA 98502

    • Sales : (888) 490-9863

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Why Visit Hanson Subaru for All your Automotive Maintenance and Repair Needs?

A Subaru is a remarkable piece of engineering -- from the balanced and powerful BOXER® engine to the sophisticated Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive system, it's designed to give you an unparalleled driving experience. Proper maintenance will help your Subaru last longer and give you less trouble and fewer expensive repair bills throughout its life. And if something ever does go wrong, you can trust our factory-trained experts to perform a quality repair that lives up to your high expectations.

That's why it always pays to turn to the dealership pros at the Hanson Subaru service department, and not the other guys. We use OEM parts and Subaru-approved fluids to ensure your Subaru gets the quality care a vehicle like this deserves. You never know what you're getting from the corner quick lube place or the neighborhood mechanic. At Hanson Subaru, you always know you're getting exactly what's prescribed by the manufacturer. And with our friendly staff, comfortable waiting areas, convenient hours and monthly service specials, we make maintaining your ride properly easy, convenient and affordable. We look forward to earning your business the next time your Subaru requires service.