Alternator Repair at your home or office in Berkeley.

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YourMechanic Alternator Repair Service

Average Rating

4.9/5

Number of Reviews

5,398

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Jonathan

21 years of experience
304 reviews
Jonathan
21 years of experience
NEED TO CANCEL FRIDAY 23 930AM DONT HAVE ENOUGH FUNDS WIL CONTACT AGAIN WHEN I AM ABLE 3035796707 TIMOTHY18SULIK@GMAIL.COM THANKS FOR UR SERVICE SINCERLY TIM SULIK
It was easy to schedule the appointment online. I liked the online quote. Jonathan was timely and finished the job in about half an hour, Beats taking it to a dealer where I most likely would have had to leave the vehicle all day. I would definitely use your services again. Hats off to John.

Matthew

11 years of experience
183 reviews
Matthew
11 years of experience
Mathew was on time friendly, knowledgeable and took care of my problem without issue. Would recommend him to anybody and will certainly book him next time. Thanks Matthew!

Tung

15 years of experience
302 reviews
Tung
15 years of experience
very prompt and friendly

David

24 years of experience
180 reviews
David
24 years of experience
I could not be happier with this experience! I had initially requested the wrong service, David told me up front what I didn't need, gave me a new quote within minutes, then readily took the time to go find the right parts to make sure my car was fixed properly. He even had my account credited for the work I did not need. He took the time to both show me and explain to me how things work and why they go wrong.While he was working, he developed a time frame and quote for service I would need in the future, and gave me maintenance advice. He was very thorough, very knowledgeable and very professional. With David, I got better service at a better price than at any local garage, and it was so convenient. I will recommend YourMechanic and David to everyone!!

Duane

24 years of experience
395 reviews
Duane
24 years of experience
on time

Hiram

24 years of experience
55 reviews
Hiram
24 years of experience
Arrived on time and with all parts needed. Very quick service and very pleasant.

Trevor

21 years of experience
185 reviews
Trevor
21 years of experience
the best all around

Joel

20 years of experience
807 reviews
Joel
20 years of experience
Great experience... will use him again

James

18 years of experience
96 reviews
James
18 years of experience
Very knowledgeable and completed the services in a timely and professional manner

Luis

17 years of experience
227 reviews
Luis
17 years of experience
Did the job without any problems and was very polite.


How much does Alternator Repair cost in Berkeley?

It depends on the type of car you drive and the auto repair shop you go to in Berkeley. Our mechanics in Berkeley 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 Berkeley.

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2014 Volkswagen Passat $678 $406.24 $271.96 12% $771.74
2015 Chrysler 300 $505 $424.56 $79.99 5% $532.06
2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 $339 $259.48 $79.99 7% $366.98
2011 Cadillac Escalade ESV $371 $291.30 $79.99 6% $398.80
2015 Lincoln MKZ $469 $284.83 $183.97 11% $532.08
2010 Porsche Cayenne $1786 $1625.53 $159.98 2% $1840.53

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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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