Alternator Repair at your home or office in El Cajon.

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$152.57 - $1,363.35

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Average Rating

4.9/5

Number of Reviews

4,814

Rating Summary
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Colin

25 years of experience
94 reviews
Colin
25 years of experience
Friendly, knowledgeable and will get the job done.
I would recommend anyone with bmw car problems to call him. He was quick to diagnose the problem and had all the tools necessary for the job.

Chris

13 years of experience
312 reviews
Chris
13 years of experience
wife says friendly new what he was doing and surprised how fast he replaced alternator and belt. Was able to make earlier doctor appt. so 5 stars for you chris

Fadi

18 years of experience
85 reviews
Fadi
18 years of experience
Arrived early, which was awesome! Was very friendly, got the job done quickly and thoroughly, and was very communicative. I would highly recommend Fadi with the highest regard. GREAT GREAT Mechanic.

Chet

39 years of experience
438 reviews
Chet
39 years of experience
Extremely qualified mechanic and a good dude. Thanks Chet!

Jacob

10 years of experience
269 reviews
Jacob
10 years of experience
great

Andrew

13 years of experience
157 reviews
Andrew
13 years of experience
Great service, friendly guy

Glen

13 years of experience
19 reviews
Glen
13 years of experience
Did an awesome job and was quicker the estimated time.

Donald

7 years of experience
56 reviews
Donald
7 years of experience
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Nelson

24 years of experience
163 reviews
Nelson
24 years of experience
Very professional and knowledgeable. He is a pleasure to do business with!!

Bob

28 years of experience
42 reviews
Bob
28 years of experience
I know cars. I am no longer able to work on my cars. Bob arrived early and was fast and worked clean. I could tell by his tools that he knew what he was doing.


How much does Alternator Repair cost in El Cajon?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2009 Chrysler Aspen $309 $228.76 $79.99 8% $336.26
2006 Buick Lucerne $632 $328.46 $303.96 14% $736.96
2006 Mitsubishi Eclipse $230 $150.27 $79.99 10% $257.77
2015 BMW 740i $1049 $728.60 $319.96 9% $1158.60
2009 Mercedes-Benz E350 $381 $284.83 $95.98 7% $413.83
2006 Porsche Boxster $1690 $1401.56 $287.96 5% $1788.56

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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.

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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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How can we help?

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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