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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
1997 BMW 540i $193.50 $413.70 $575.70 - $638.70 $451 25%
2008 Audi TT quattro $172.00 $543.06 $687.06 - $743.06 $529 26%
1995 Jaguar XJ-S $279.50 $750.83 $984.83 - $1075.83 $657 36%
2005 BMW X5 $247.25 $318.47 $525.47 - $605.97 $466 17%
2010 Mercedes-Benz GL450 $129.00 $287.27 $395.27 - $437.27 $355 14%
2004 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 $107.50 $506.00 $596.00 - $631.00 $451 26%
2004 Buick Rendezvous $161.25 $224.87 $359.87 - $412.37 $320 17%
1998 Plymouth Neon $107.50 $120.87 $210.87 - $245.87 $187 18%
1998 Toyota Tercel $107.50 $181.97 $271.97 - $306.97 $243 16%
2008 Ford Fusion $139.75 $324.97 $441.97 - $487.47 $397 14%

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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