Buy Used and Reconditioned Subaru Alternators

Used Subaru Alternators

All used Subaru Alternators listed on Breakeryard.com are tested, original (OEM) manufacturer parts and come with a 14 day money back guarantee. Breakeryard.com list used car parts for Subaru are from premium breaker yards from across the UK, saving you up to 80% compared to main dealer prices.

About Alternators

Subaru alternators work in conjunction with the battery to produce power for the electrical parts of the car.  Subaru alternators function by turning the mechanical action of the car’s turning drive shaft into electricity. They do this through the use of rapidly-spinning magnets. This magnetic field in turn produces an electrical current, which is used to power the car electrics. The Subaru alternator is also essential for re-charging the car battery, ready to provide the spark necessary to start the car next time.

Alternators are generally quite small in size (a similar size to a roll of toilet paper) don't weigh much and are usually located at the front of the engine.

Usually most modern Subaru alternators are maintenance-free and may have a lifespan of a decade or more. Eventually, however, these rapidly-moving car parts start to wear out, made worse over time by dirt and extremes of heat and cold. At best you might experience lights that dim sometimes, or warning lights temporarily flashing on your dashboard. More seriously, a battery that is not being fully charged during motion may mean that your car is difficult to start, or that the ignition fails completely. 

In some cases, such problems are put down to an older battery, but more often than not the real culprit is the alternator which is not successfully charging the battery. Check the voltage on your car which should be around 14 volts. Anything less than this and it is likely that the Subaru alternator is worn out and will need replacing.

Subaru trivia

  • The Subaru name comes from the Pleiades constellation. The word means 'united' in Japanese.
  • Subaru started offering All-Wheel Drive as standard in 1996.
  • Subaru is owned by FujiHeavy Industries and is in partnership with the Toyota Motor Corporation.
  • Subaru has won multiple awards for being the most trusted car brand and the brand with the best resale value.
  • The Edgar Wright film, Baby Driver, featured a Subaru WRX Sedan. Five of the cars were built for the film. One of the five was made with rear-wheel drive, something that Subaru has always avoided.