Alternator Repair at your home or office in Carmichael.

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$140.37 - $1,007.04

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How much does Alternator Repair cost in Carmichael?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2014 Mazda 3 Sport $438 $368.50 $69.99 7% $476.00
2004 Subaru Legacy $257 $187.48 $69.99 12% $294.98
2013 Volkswagen Jetta $416 $289.98 $125.98 13% $483.48
2014 Mercedes-Benz C300 $638 $554.38 $83.98 6% $683.38
2012 Audi Q5 $378 $230.53 $146.97 17% $456.28
2015 Porsche Cayenne $1724 $1583.85 $139.98 4% $1798.85

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YourMechanic Alternator Repair Service

Average Rating

4.9/5

Number of Reviews

4,304

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Irven

Irven

9 years of experience
26 reviews
Irven
9 years of experience
Irven arrived early, he was very polite and he took the time to answer all my questions regarding my van. He did the work (changed the Alternator) in a timely manner and my van is now running. I very much appreciate the convenience of not taking the van to a shop but to have the work done from my home, very convenient.
Doug

Doug

31 years of experience
85 reviews
Doug
31 years of experience
Doug was friendly quick and he got the job done.
Jay

Jay

34 years of experience
566 reviews
Jay
34 years of experience
Installed everything perfect I very much appreciated it, however now the button on the driver side door for the passenger side window does not work. I'm not sure if it was from his doing or what but it worked fine prior to him fixing it. I would like this to be addressed immediately.
David

David

16 years of experience
34 reviews
David
16 years of experience
David was quick and proficient while replacing my alternator. Only issue was once David finished replacement there was no way to check his work. Battery was dead and he was unable to start my vehicle. He then left and I was still without a working vehicle. Apparently after talking to customer service for yourmechanic.com, this is a common practice. If you don't ask for a jump or to charge battery while requesting service, then it's not the mechanics responsibility to make sure the repair is functional.


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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