The length of time and mileage a car alternator should last depends on the specific vehicle, driving conditions and electrical draw. The average lifespan of a car alternator is 4 to 5 years or approximately 100,000 miles... More »

The estimated time to change an alternator is 60 minutes, according to Mobil Oil. A combination wrench, socket wrench, vise grips and a large flat-blade screwdriver are required to complete the task. Sandpaper may also b... More »

WebMD states that bouts of heartburn frequently last two or more hours. However, there are several ways for heartburn sufferers to ease the intensity, duration and frequency of bouts. More »

As of 2015, the length of time a buyer has to report a vehicle under the lemon law varies from state to state. However, most states require the vehicle be reported either within a certain length of time or before it has ... More »

Driving habits, the length of the trip, the weight of the vehicle and the terrain over which the vehicle is driven are the main factors affecting fuel economy. Accessories used in the vehicle, the maintenance level of th... More » Vehicles Car Parts & Maintenance

Drivers improve gas mileage by maintaining the vehicle, avoiding sudden speed changes, reducing resistance, and avoiding idling. Small changes to the way the driver uses and cares for the vehicle can significantly improv... More »

In the United States, the average driver puts in between 13,476 and 15,000 miles per year on a vehicle. These statistics may vary from year to year, however. More »