Alternator Repair at your home or office in Dumfries.

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$142.57 - $1,236.40

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YourMechanic Alternator Repair Service

Average Rating

4.9/5

Number of Reviews

4,324

Rating Summary
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James

James

27 years of experience
332 reviews
James
27 years of experience
Very fast efficient and courteous
James was punctual, courteous, friendly, professional ,competent and knowledgeable I would highly recommend James as your go to mechanic. Thank you James!!!
Ben

Ben

38 years of experience
883 reviews
Ben
38 years of experience
Ben called to see if he could come to the appointment early. He was nice and he installed the alternator and belts and jumped the car to get it running. I was told to leave it running for about 10 minutes to charge the battery , then I'd be good to go. I let the car run for at least 20 minutes then turned it off and it wouldn't restart. I called him and left a message but he didn't return it. I called the main number which took hours to call me back just to say that they had to call me back again. When they called back the next day, they said that Ben had informed me that I would need new battery terminals...WHAT?? He NEVER mentioned anything about the battery terminals and his report has nothing to say about the battery. He either lied to the office or neglected to tell me or put it on the report. So then they asked me if I wanted to set up an appointment to get the terminals installed....NO!! I'm not booking another appointment after that!! Are they crazy??? I'll get someone else to do the terminals and I will NEVER use YourMechanic again.
My only complaint is the part used (remanufactured). I prefer not to used remanufactured parts on my car. I am planning on replacing the fuel pump and if I have the part, can I use your services for the labor in replacing the part??
James

James

28 years of experience
364 reviews
James
28 years of experience
good
Nice guy, clean, fast , knew what he was doing. Highly recommended!
Jose

Jose

25 years of experience
14 reviews
Jose
25 years of experience
Jose did a great job. he also explained his work. and how the charging system works. Viva Jose!!!!
Cesar

Cesar

7 years of experience
265 reviews
Cesar
7 years of experience
Good problem solver w/ great flexibility and hard-working spirit
Curtis

Curtis

26 years of experience
78 reviews
Curtis
26 years of experience
Came out on Sunday and managed to get our Volvo running again! When he found the problem he let us know exactly what it was, and was very knowledgble about all makes and models of cars which is pretty impressive. We will be using him for our other cars in the future and have already recommended him to family and friends!
Steven

Steven

11 years of experience
424 reviews
Steven
11 years of experience
Steven is courteous, knowledgeable, and professional. I highly recommend Steven :)
Aaron

Aaron

27 years of experience
74 reviews
Aaron
27 years of experience
Great service and super friendly.
Charles,

Charles,

21 years of experience
105 reviews
Charles,
21 years of experience
Prompt arrival, completely pain free, friendly and knowledgeable, and of course lots less money and time commitment than the dealer!
Brandon

Brandon

15 years of experience
241 reviews
Brandon
15 years of experience
He was very knowledgeable, professional, and provided realistic expectations


How much does Alternator Repair cost in Dumfries?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2009 Toyota Sienna $494 $277.59 $215.97 13% $567.84
2006 Buick Lucerne $632 $328.46 $303.96 14% $736.96
2005 Volvo S60 $363 $210.78 $151.98 12% $415.03
2014 BMW 640i xDrive Gran Coupe $608 $527.98 $79.99 4% $635.48
2012 Audi Q5 $567 $326.76 $239.97 12% $649.26
2005 Porsche 911 $759 $646.75 $111.98 4% $797.25

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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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Our service team is available 7 days a week, Monday - Friday from 6 AM to 5 PM PST, Saturday - Sunday 7 AM - 4 PM PST.

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