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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
2000 Saturn LW2 $129.00 $430.13 $538.13 - $580.13 $411 26%
1995 Dodge Neon $107.50 $201.47 $291.47 - $326.47 $261 15%
2004 Mitsubishi Montero $107.50 $206.67 $296.67 - $331.67 $266 15%
2000 Ford Crown Victoria $107.50 $259.97 $349.97 - $384.97 $315 14%
1999 Chevrolet Metro $129.00 $163.77 $271.77 - $313.77 $241 17%
2003 Pontiac Grand Am $107.50 $188.47 $278.47 - $313.47 $249 15%
2008 Lexus GS460 $301.00 $230.07 $482.07 - $580.07 $422 20%
2003 BMW 325Ci $204.25 $491.12 $662.12 - $728.62 $451 35%
1998 Infiniti QX4 $107.50 $254.77 $344.77 - $379.77 $310 14%
2001 Oldsmobile Intrigue $236.50 $272.97 $470.97 - $547.97 $417 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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