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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.

Alternator Repair pricing for various cars

CarsEstimateParts CostLabor CostSavingsAverage Dealer Price
2016 Ford F-250 Super Duty$509$413.85$94.992%$521.35
2013 Chevrolet Caprice$627$532.38$94.991%$639.88
2011 Volkswagen CC$451$280.03$170.984%$473.53
2010 BMW 535i GT$1185$805.10$379.964%$1235.10
2010 Cadillac Escalade$339$243.76$94.993%$351.26
2016 BMW M235i$738$538.99$199.473%$764.74

Alternator Repair Service

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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Tabitha

17 years of experience
319 reviews
Tabitha
17 years of experience
Honda Civic L4-1.8L - Alternator - San Diego, California
Great and efficient service! Diagnosed and fixed problem right away and was so kind every step of the way! Highly recommend, and will use Tabitha in the future.

Travis

10 years of experience
156 reviews
Travis
10 years of experience
Dodge Nitro V6-3.7L - Alternator - Houston, Texas
travis was very good to work with informative and helpful it is to bad that i will need his service again on my old car but i appreciated his advice and knowledge fast good job thanks paul

Johnny

33 years of experience
264 reviews
Johnny
33 years of experience
Mercedes-Benz ML350 V6-3.5L - Alternator - Carmichael, California
Johny is very professional, efficient and knowledgeable about Mercedes services! I highly recommend his work! Thank you Johny!!!

Attila

19 years of experience
906 reviews
Attila
19 years of experience
Infiniti G37 V6-3.7L - Alternator - Basking Ridge, New Jersey
He was faced with a difficult situation due to unexpected rusted bolts, poor access, etc. but he got the job done on time and on budget.

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