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Alternator Replacement Service & Cost by Ergys Jancaj

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How much does Alternator Replacement 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.

Car Labor Cost Parts Cost Dealer Price YourMechanic Savings
1999 Kia Sephia $107.50 $215.77 $305.77 - $340.77 $274 15%
1999 BMW 323i $139.75 $448.47 $565.47 - $610.97 $413 29%
2007 Lexus ES350 $129.00 $219.67 $327.67 - $369.67 $293 16%
2006 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 $107.50 $270.37 $360.37 - $395.37 $325 14%
1995 GMC C2500 $107.50 $142.97 $232.97 - $267.97 $207 17%
2003 Chevrolet Venture $172.00 $285.97 $429.97 - $485.97 $384 16%
1996 GMC K1500 Suburban $107.50 $188.47 $278.47 - $313.47 $249 15%
2004 Dodge Ram 1500 $107.50 $155.97 $245.97 - $280.97 $219 16%
2001 Pontiac Aztek $161.25 $224.87 $359.87 - $412.37 $320 17%
2008 Mercedes-Benz CL65 $397.75 $422.47 $755.47 - $884.97 $667 18%

What is an 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.

Keep in mind

Your 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.

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