Alternator Repair and Replacement Information in Salem, OR

Schedule an alternator repair or replacement at Capitol Subaru of Salem

Alternator repair and replacement are two relatively common services at our dealership. This is because alternators tend to wear out before your vehicle does--particularly if you're driving a vehicle as long-lasting as a Subaru. Our technicians will start by inspecting the system to see if it's the alternator, the battery, or another component that's causing the issue. If it is the alternator, it can sometimes be rebuilt, but it's most often cheaper and easier to replace it entirely.

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What Does An Alternator Do? Why Does It Need To Be Replaced?

The alternator plays lots of important roles in your Subaru. One thing it does is charge the battery. So, a dead battery may not be due to the battery itself failing, but to the alternator no longer properly charging it. In addition, the alternator runs the electrical systems in your car while the vehicle is running. When an alternator stops working as well, you may find it harder (or even impossible) to start your car, and you may not have use of the electrical systems.

How Long Do Subaru Alternators Last?

We've found that Subaru alternators tend to last around seven years or more, and around 100,000 miles or more. This is impressive; however, Subaru models can keep running long after that.

Schedule Your Next Service Appointment at Capitol Subaru

For services like oil changes, tire rotations, and other minor maintenance, take advantage of Subaru Express service--no appointment is needed! If your Subaru needs something more in-depth, we make scheduling your appointment easy. Whether you're a returning guest or a first-time customer, you'll find our online service scheduling tool easy to use. Or, if you prefer to do things the old-fashioned way, just give us a call!

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Capitol Subaru: Service Your Way on the Parkway

There are lots of places where you can take your Subaru for service--so why Capitol Subaru? To start, our service center is staffed by expert technicians who know your Subaru inside and out. They've been trained and certified by Subaru, and they continue to go through more training. What's more, they'll use only genuine OEM & Subaru-approved parts so your Subaru will retain its impressive high quality. Our regularly updated service coupons help you save even more on our already competitive pricing, and our service advisors will listen to your needs and tailor your service experience to your needs. That's what we call "Your Way on the Parkway." Come in and discover the difference at 3235 Cherry Ave NE, Salem, OR 97301.

  1. Capitol Subaru of Salem

    3235 Cherry Ave Ne
    Salem, OR 97301

    • Sales: (888) 698-1973

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Capitol Subaru of Salem

920 Auto Group Ave NE
Directions Salem, OR 97301

  • Sales: 503-587-5500
  • Service: 503-587-5500
  • Parts: 503-587-5500


  • Monday 7:00am - 6:00pm
  • Tuesday 7:00am - 6:00pm
  • Wednesday 7:00am - 6:00pm
  • Thursday 7:00am - 6:00pm
  • Friday 7:00am - 6:00pm
  • Saturday 8:00am - 5:00pm
  • Sunday Closed