ABOUT USED ALTERNATORS AND RELATED PARTS
An alternator makes electricity for your vehicle. Many of your car's systems rely on electricity, making the alternator an essential part for all vehicles. The alternator is responsible for keeping your battery charged and works with your battery to power all of your vehicle's essential systems. As a general rule of thumb, the newer your vehicle, the more systems that likely rely on electricity. If you've never pulled your own used auto parts at Pull-A-Part, removing an alternator from a vehicle is a great beginner pull for you to try. For step-by-step instructions on how to remove an alternator, you may want to watch one of the part pulling videos below. And here's a bonus tip for you: before you head out to the yard, be sure to search our vehicle inventory to see if we have a vehicle with a compatible alternator in it. Remember to search Interchangeable parts as well, since the same type of alternator is commonly used across different makes and models, especially when they are the same model year.