Kia Alternator Service

Alternator Service at Germain Kia of Columbus, OH

Have you noticed electronic accessories performing poorly or have an electrical system warning light on? Our Kia-certified service department offers a quality alternator service completed by certified technicians. We will get to the bottom of performance troubles with an inspection and will only install genuine Kia OEM parts as needed to complete your replacement. Schedule your service online or call us today for an appointment at Germain Kia of Columbus, OH.

The Alternator Explained

The alternator is an essential component of the automotive electrical system. It accepts energy from the serpentine belt and generates electricity to charge the battery and power electronics as the engine runs. The alternator is durable but can experience performance troubles under certain circumstances. It will require maintenance if it loses integrity. A defective alternator can immobilize your vehicle.

Alternator Maintenance

The alternator should be inspected at major service intervals emphasizing the pulley's condition that accepts energy from the engine and the wiring to the battery charging terminal. It is also important for overall vehicle reliability to get the alternator inspected promptly in response to the warning signs of defective alternator performance. Certified technicians at a Kia service department are ideal for Kia alternator service because the electrical system is complex. Identifying the root cause of electrical problems requires a specialized battery-alternator test.

What are the Symptoms of a Defective Alternator?

Defective alternators should be replaced promptly as they can immobilize your vehicle. Noticing the symptoms of faulty performance offers a chance for an inspection and corrective maintenance to save the trouble of getting left stranded. Here are the telltale symptoms of a defective alternator:

  • Dashboard indicator light
  • Headlights or dimmer or flicker
  • Screeching in the engine compartment - signals a faulty alternator pulley bearing
  • Difficult engine starting
  • Dead battery

Alternator Inspection & Testing

An alternator inspection is about checking the physical health of the alternator and its electrical performance. The inspection begins with a physical inspection of the alternator, pulley, and wiring. If all is well, the technician tests the alternator to verify it is working properly, or not. Failing the inspection results in a referral to an alternator replacement service as the only way to fix the problem.

Alternator Replacement Service with Germain Kia of Columbus

Alternator replacement service is about installing a brand new alternator to restore reliable performance. This involves a certified technician removing the old alternator, inspecting the other battery charging system components, and installing a genuine Kia OEM part to specifications.

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Germain Kia of Columbus

1455 Auto Mall Dr
Directions Columbus, OH 43228

  • Sales: 614-427-1064
  • Service: 614-212-4746
  • Parts: 614-212-2678


  • Monday 7:30am - 6:00pm
  • Tuesday 7:30am - 6:00pm
  • Wednesday 7:30am - 6:00pm
  • Thursday 7:30am - 6:00pm
  • Friday 7:30am - 6:00pm
  • Saturday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Sunday Closed

Dealership Amenities

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Children's Play Area
  • Business Workstations
  • Parts & Gear Boutique
  • Complimentary Beverage & Coffee Bar
  • Complimentary Snacks
  • State-of-the-Art Facility
  • Extended Hours
  • Saturday Service Hours
  • Performance & Customization Department
  • Flat Screen TVs
  • And More!
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