Our mobile mechanics offer services 7 days a week. Upfront and transparent pricing.
Price range for all vehicles
Mechanic comes to you
12-month / 12k-mile warranty
Free 50 point safety inspection
Our certified mobile mechanics can come to your home or office 7 days a week between 7 AM and 9 PM.
It depends on the type of car you drive and the auto repair shop you go to in Benicia. Our mechanics in Benicia 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 in Benicia.
|Cars||Estimate||Parts Cost||Labor Cost||Savings||Average Dealer Price|
|2009 Ford F-350 Super Duty||$351||$271.33||$79.99||7%||$378.83|
|2008 Honda Civic||$576||$423.73||$151.98||8%||$627.98|
|2009 Volvo V50||$365||$284.98||$79.99||7%||$392.48|
|2016 BMW 535i GT||$859||$538.99||$319.96||11%||$968.99|
|2009 BMW Z4||$871||$679.10||$191.97||7%||$937.10|
|2011 Porsche 911||$1467||$1314.70||$151.98||3%||$1518.95|
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.
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.
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.
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.