Alternator Repair at your home or office in Des Plaines.

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YourMechanic Alternator Repair Service

Average Rating

4.9/5

Number of Reviews

4,751

Rating Summary
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Miguel

33 years of experience
232 reviews
Miguel
33 years of experience
Did a great job.
Miguel was very nice and worked hard to completed the job. Thanks

Carlos

15 years of experience
225 reviews
Carlos
15 years of experience
Carlos was very knowledgeable and had a great attitude. Arrived early and fixed my car with no problems.
great service!

Jeffrey

25 years of experience
831 reviews
Jeffrey
25 years of experience
Very friendly and upbeat!
I have never used a service like this before and I was a little wary but Jeffrey was great to work with and very professional. He showed up on time and completed the repair within the quoted amount. Will definitely use again.

Alex

14 years of experience
434 reviews
Alex
14 years of experience
Alex was professional, prompt and is a highly competent mechanic. What else could you ask for? Thanks Alex!
Esta fue mi primera experiencia con Yourmechanic.com, tuve la suerte de que fuera Alex el mécanico que vino a reparar la avería. Desde el primer momento el diagnostico que Alex hizo fue el correcto, así que parafraseando a Julio Cesar, Alex llegó, vió y arregló. En definitiva estoy muy contento con su servicio, la próxima vez llamaré a Alex... sin ninguna duda.

Ian

8 years of experience
79 reviews
Ian
8 years of experience
Although I couldn't get away from work, he did everything I asked for.

Matt

13 years of experience
130 reviews
Matt
13 years of experience
Matt was fabulous. He was on time and answered all of my questions.

Daniel

19 years of experience
266 reviews
Daniel
19 years of experience
He was very professional

Nathaniel

8 years of experience
123 reviews
Nathaniel
8 years of experience
He was great and came on time I really like this company. I will be using you all again

Manuel

30 years of experience
269 reviews
Manuel
30 years of experience
Expert who was approachable to answer questions and concerns. Throughly checked the vehicle and conducted the repair.

Michael

23 years of experience
174 reviews
Michael
23 years of experience
Really great guy knew what he was doing! Quick service as well and he made sure everything was working and we even took a quick ride to make sure our van was running properly thanks mike


How much does Alternator Repair cost in Des Plaines?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2004 Ferrari Enzo $319 $239.01 $79.99 7% $346.51
2009 Honda Odyssey $462 $310.48 $151.98 10% $514.73
2005 Chevrolet Cobalt $315 $187.37 $127.98 12% $359.37
2013 Lexus IS350 $383 $238.53 $143.98 11% $432.03
2015 BMW 750Li $1198 $838.14 $359.95 9% $1321.89
2014 Porsche Panamera $1809 $1529.17 $279.96 5% $1905.42

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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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