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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
2011 Buick LaCrosse$584$350.24$233.58-11%$522.24
2012 Ford Fusion$601$235.89$364.97-19%$504.64
2016 Ram ProMaster 1500$1064$480.03$583.96-16%$910.03
2013 Audi Q5$941$634.58$306.57-9%$860.33
2014 Cadillac CTS$1111$672.54$437.97-11%$995.04
2011 Chevrolet Corvette$468$322.22$145.99-8%$429.72

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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Ben

42 years of experience
1589 reviews
Ben
42 years of experience
Dodge Charger V6-3.5L - Alternator - Houston, Texas
Ben changed the alternator on my 2010 Dodge Charger today with excellent customer service and ease. He arrived right on time and spared no wait to get started on my car. He was done with the repair after about 45 minutes and did his due diligence to make sure the alternator was charging properly. Will definitely be using this service again and will be requesting Ben!

Jean

16 years of experience
157 reviews
Jean
16 years of experience
Toyota RAV4 L4-2.4L - Alternator - Tampa, Florida
On time great communication. Appointment lasted as expected highly recommended Jean! Thank you for making this easy!

Chet

42 years of experience
509 reviews
Chet
42 years of experience
Ford Focus L4-2.3L - Alternator - San Diego, California
Chet worked hard until the job was done and provided excellent advice concerning my car and work yet needing to be done. Thank you Chet.

Walter

47 years of experience
416 reviews
Walter
47 years of experience
Cadillac Eldorado V8-4.6L - Alternator - Tulsa, Oklahoma
Walter is literally the best mechanic I’ve ever come across. He went to great lengths and waaaay above call on my car. I got a bunch of his “Your Mechanic” cards, and recommended him to three people already. As long as I am in Tulsa, I will use Walter on all future repairs and maintenance for my 1995 Cadillac Eldorado! Thank you, Walter!

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