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Alternator Repair Estimate for Volkswagen Golf

Volkswagen Golf Alternator Repair costs $344 on average.

CarServiceEstimateShop/Dealer Price
1991 Volkswagen GolfL4-1.6L DieselService typeAlternator RepairEstimate$450.09Shop/Dealer Price$557.31 - $848.71
2003 Volkswagen GolfL4-1.8L TurboService typeAlternator RepairEstimate$643.45Shop/Dealer Price$796.26 - $1209.53
2004 Volkswagen GolfL4-2.0LService typeAlternator RepairEstimate$620.95Shop/Dealer Price$769.82 - $1180.14
1991 Volkswagen GolfL4-1.8LService typeAlternator RepairEstimate$329.55Shop/Dealer Price$404.66 - $601.37
1994 Volkswagen GolfL4-1.9L Turbo DieselService typeAlternator RepairEstimate$712.97Shop/Dealer Price$883.93 - $1359.21
1996 Volkswagen GolfV6-2.8LService typeAlternator RepairEstimate$617.83Shop/Dealer Price$762.50 - $1104.64
2005 Volkswagen GolfL4-1.8L TurboService typeAlternator RepairEstimate$620.95Shop/Dealer Price$768.35 - $1177.57
2013 Volkswagen GolfL5-2.5LService typeAlternator RepairEstimate$495.04Shop/Dealer Price$605.27 - $898.91
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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.

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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.

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Pardeep

Pardeep

19 years of experience
466 reviews
Pardeep
19 years of experience
Volkswagen Golf - Alternator - Mountain View, California
Pardeep did a great job. Pointed out the work done and highlighted what needed to be taken care of in the future. Car was left clean and running well.
Jimmy

Jimmy

26 years of experience
186 reviews
Jimmy
26 years of experience
Volkswagen Golf - Alternator - Charlotte, North Carolina
Jimmy arrived ten minutes early to the appointment time and exited his car with the biggest and friendliest smile. With this being my first time using a service like this, I was leery and hesitant, but our initial conversation made me feel good. He expeditiously confirmed the problem and completed the work in less time than was suggested at the time of my appointment. We discussed other work that needs to be done and price range for the work. I am thoroughly pleased with his demeanor and work. I will be calling on his services again next month.
Raul

Raul

31 years of experience
285 reviews
Raul
31 years of experience
Volkswagen Golf - Alternator - Oakland, California
Raul called and said he'd arrive in an hour; he was 15 min early, which is awesome! He was friendly and knowledgeable, which gave me confidence in his abilities. My car was fixed quickly and is running great. He also found a minor problem related to the fuel system and fixed it at no extra charge. I am very satisfied with my service and would definitely recommend Raul and Your Mechanic to anyone. Their price was great and about half of what I was quoted at another place. Great service and mechanic!
Carlos

Carlos

22 years of experience
118 reviews
Carlos
22 years of experience
Volkswagen Golf - Alternator - Berkeley, California
Carlos was very knowledgeable and did the job right on schedule. One item needs clarification; If your company recommends you replace something and it turns out that it does not need replacement. You should not replace it just because you erroneously recommended it. and if you do, you need to reimburse customer for your error. I think Carlos was doing what he was instructed to do thus not sure how to avoid your "wrong" recommendation or keep a job from getting done/installed unnecessarily.

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Number of Reviews

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