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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
2010 Honda Odyssey$457$305.51$151.9810%$509.76
2006 Smart Fortwo$411$330.73$79.996%$438.23
2016 Toyota Sienna$811$507.07$303.9611%$915.57
2009 Audi A6$452$356.23$95.986%$485.23
2006 Cadillac SRX$391$230.98$159.9812%$445.98
2006 Porsche Cayenne$2194$1969.65$223.973%$2270.65

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.

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.


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Iain

7 years of experience
6 reviews
Iain
7 years of experience
Acura RSX - Alternator - Birmingham, Alabama
Very Knowledgeable! Very Friendly and Respectful. Was able to maneuver around hiccups during the service and kept me up to speed along the way. Will definitely use in the future!
Toyota Avalon - Alternator - Birmingham, Alabama
Iain did a great job replacing my alternator. He communicated well and was punctual, professional, and friendly. He also made sure my battery was charged back up before completing his service. I will definitely be using your services again.

William

34 years of experience
330 reviews
William
34 years of experience
Honda Pilot - Alternator - Surprise, Arizona
William was highly experienced with Hondas and finished in less than 3 hrs. We’re very appreciative that someone with his experience was sent.
Honda CR-V - Alternator - Glendale, Arizona
William did a great job with replacing the needed parts and was very consise and professional. Would definitely recommend him for any Honda service you may need

James

31 years of experience
591 reviews
James
31 years of experience
Toyota Venza - Alternator Repair - Santa Ana, California
James did a great job fixing the alternator on our car. He showed up on time, was friendly and professional. The work was completed in the time quoted and he answered all my questions.
Chevrolet Trailblazer - Alternator - Fullerton, California
James did amazing work on my car! He was very clear when explaining things to me and gave me other recommendations on things that might need fixing as well!

Gustavo

15 years of experience
4 reviews
Gustavo
15 years of experience
Toyota Corolla - Alternator - Jersey City, New Jersey
Gustavo was prepaired, on time and professional. His understanding of the job is comforting. Many thanks....

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