Mercedes-Benz R500 Alternator Repair at your home or office.

Our mobile mechanics offer services 7 days a week. Upfront and transparent pricing.

Estimate price near me

Service Location

Customer Ratings

(8)

Included for free with this service

Online Booking

Mechanic comes to you

12-month / 12k-mile warranty

Free 50 point safety inspection

Our certified mobile mechanics can come to your home or office 7 days a week between 7 AM and 9 PM.

Customer Ratings

(8)

Alternator Repair Service

How much does a Alternator Repair cost?

On average, the cost for a Mercedes-Benz R500 Alternator Repair is $387 with $273 for parts and $114 for labor. Prices may vary depending on your location.

CarServiceEstimateShop/Dealer Price
2006 Mercedes-Benz R500V8-5.0LService typeAlternator RepairEstimate$684.11Shop/Dealer Price$841.64 - $1266.98
2007 Mercedes-Benz R500V8-5.0LService typeAlternator RepairEstimate$660.11Shop/Dealer Price$817.68 - $1243.05
Show example Mercedes-Benz R500 Alternator Repair prices

How does an alternator help your car run?

The alternator is the component that charges the battery in your car. When you use electrical components in your car (stereo, lights, etc.), the battery loses power. The alternator recharges the battery, replenishing the lost battery power. The alternator is located in the engine compartment. If the alternator is not working properly, your car will only stay running for as long as the battery has power stored. Once the battery loses power, your car will not start. Normally, a malfunctioning alternator will turn on the battery warning light or will have a low volt gauge reading.

Alternator

Before repairing the alternator:

The mechanic should check the entire charging system before installing a new alternator, including checking battery cables for corrosion and the condition of the battery.

Steps when replacing an alternator:

  • Inspect entire charging system (battery, cables, alternator).
  • Inspect the drive belts.
  • Test alternator output.
  • Remove and replace alternator if found to be faulty.
  • Re-test alternator output.

Our recommendation for alternator replacements:

Ask your mechanic to inspect the condition of the charging system during every major service. The mechanic should also clean and tighten the battery cables during every major service.

What common symptoms indicate you may need to replace the Alternator?

  • Dead battery or battery will not hold a charge.
  • Dim lights.
  • Battery warning light is on.

Why repairing your alternator is important:

Your alternator charges your battery, which powers the electronics in your vehicle, such as the radio and the air conditioning. The battery is also needed to turn on your vehicle. A malfunctioning alternator will not charge your car’s battery, and your vehicle will eventually run out of battery life and not be able to start.

Fast and easy service at your home or office

Backed by 12-month, 12.000-mile guarantee


Meet some of our expert Mercedes-Benz mechanics

Real customer reviews from Mercedes-Benz owners like you.

Excellent Rating

(8)

Rating Summary
8
0
0
0
0
8
0
0
0
0

Excellent Rating

(8)

Rating Summary
8
0
0
0
0
8
0
0
0
0
Number of Mercedes-Benz R500 services completed
88+
services done by our mechanics
TOTAL NUMBER OF EXPERT Mercedes-Benz MECHANICS
1100+
experts on our platform

Recent articles & questions

How to Get a West Virginia Driver's Permit
West West Virginia uses a graduated license program that requires all new drivers under 18 to begin driving with a learner’s license, in order to practice safe driving under supervision before getting their full driver’s license. To receive the initial...
P0591 OBD-II Trouble Code: Cruise Control Multi-Function Input "B" Circuit Range/Performance
P0591 code means there is electrical malfunction in the cruise control multi-function input "B" often due too corroded connectors or shorted wiring.
How to Replace a Traction Control Switch
A traction control switch helps you keep control of your wheels on different surfaces. Signs of failure are a Check Engine Light or a broken switch.

Check Engine light P0304.

The code P0304 points to a misfire on cylinder number 4. Ford also has a funny cylinder identification pattern, different from many makes, and a diagram should be consulted to determine which cylinder is the right one. The spark plugs...

The car is misfiring.

Hi, thanks for writing in. There are many things that could cause a misfire (https://www.yourmechanic.com/article/how-can-problems-with-the-ignition-system-cause-misfiring_2), such as faulty spark plugs (https://www.yourmechanic.com/article/symptoms-of-bad-or-failing-spark-plugs), a bad coil pack (https://www.yourmechanic.com/article/symptoms-of-a-bad-or-failing-ignition-coil), bad injectors (https://www.yourmechanic.com/article/symptoms-of-a-bad-or-failing-fuel-injector), a faulty crank position sensor (https://www.yourmechanic.com/article/symptoms-of-a-bad-or-failing-crankshaft-position-sensor) or something else. I would...

Temperature gauge is fluctuating, sometimes showing overheating.

Hey there. There are combustion gas analyzers that you can buy and use on a DIY basis for this, but I would have a professional perform the diagnostic, and hopefully find the fault elsewhere (other than head gasket leak). You'll...

How can we help?

Our service team is available 7 days a week, Monday - Friday from 6 AM to 5 PM PST, Saturday - Sunday 7 AM - 4 PM PST.

1 (855) 347-2779 · hi@yourmechanic.com