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How much does Alternator Repair cost?

It depends on the type of car you drive and the auto repair shop you go to. Our mechanics are mobile, which means they don't have the overhead that repair shops have. They provide you convenience by coming to your home or office.

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2007 Mazda B4000 $233 $163.18 $70.00 13% $270.68
2009 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 $240 $170.40 $70.00 13% $277.90
2005 Mercury Monterey $223 $153.44 $70.00 14% $260.94
2005 Chevrolet Colorado $373 $232.78 $140.00 16% $447.78
2011 Toyota Highlander $431 $179.48 $252.00 23% $566.48
2006 Cadillac CTS $270 $186.00 $84.00 14% $315.00
2004 Cadillac CTS $270 $186.00 $84.00 14% $315.00
2008 BMW 535xi $885 $605.37 $280.00 14% $1035.37
2011 Audi S5 $572 $256.78 $315.00 22% $740.53
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Alternator Repair Service

What is the Alternator all about?

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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Keep in mind:

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.

How it's done:

  • 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:

Ask your mechanic to inspect the condition of the charging system during every major service. 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.

How important is this service?

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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Average Rating

4.9/5

Number of Reviews

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Robert

27 years of experience
435 reviews
Robert
27 years of experience
Robert was on time, in fact he arrived early. The work performed was excellent. Not only did he replace the alternator, he took a little time to point some other areas of the car that needed attention. Most definitely will recommend the services of Robert to my friends and will be requesting his services in the near future. Great experience.
1999 NISSAN ALTIMA - ALTERNATOR - CUPERTINO, CALIFORNIA

Stefan

13 years of experience
334 reviews
Stefan
13 years of experience
Stefan, was late due to correct part not arriving on time, which ended up not being correct and going back to get the correct one. He told us battery and belt were shot due to bad alternator and therefore we would need to get these also. He did a great job and we would ask for him again in the future.
2002 FORD MUSTANG - ALTERNATOR - HAYWARD, CALIFORNIA

Stefan

13 years of experience
334 reviews
Stefan
13 years of experience
Stefan was great!. I have a very tiny car that unfortunately doesn't have much clearance for working on it. To replace my alternator Stefan had a lot of work cut out for him, and he did an amazing job with it. He was able to come out to my house on short notice and stand out in the freezing cold to fix my car.I was quoted a few different prices for an alternator replacement, YourMechanic had the lowest price. They are friendly and thorough! I love YourMechanic.com and will absolutely be recommending them to everyone!
2003 CHEVROLET CAVALIER - ALTERNATOR - HAYWARD, CALIFORNIA

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