Alternator Repair at your home or office in El Cerrito.

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$152.57 - $1,363.35

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Average Rating

4.9/5

Number of Reviews

4,979

Rating Summary
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4,687
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Rodric

12 years of experience
338 reviews
Rodric
12 years of experience
He was able to install an alternator in the dark. Now that's what I call an over the top mechanic!!!
Very helpful with what needed to be done today and what other services needed to be done In the future. Would get him again for future work on my car.

Joshua

25 years of experience
709 reviews
Joshua
25 years of experience

Lucas

19 years of experience
841 reviews
Lucas
19 years of experience
Thanks Lucas! Booked for an alternator replacement and he was excellent, will book again for sure.

Richard

9 years of experience
265 reviews
Richard
9 years of experience
Richard is awesome! Arrived earlier than expected.

Baldemar

26 years of experience
11 reviews
Baldemar
26 years of experience
Baldemar was great. He was on time and didn’t waste time performing service. Helped educate me on some things and was friendly.

Peter

41 years of experience
1251 reviews
Peter
41 years of experience
Peter is the consummate car professional. He always diagnoses accurately and gets the job done. I trust him with my vehicles.

Pedro

12 years of experience
39 reviews
Pedro
12 years of experience
Pedro was amazing, he worked diligently and was very clean . Thank You Pedro.

John

25 years of experience
457 reviews
John
25 years of experience
John was super helpful and professional!

Tung

14 years of experience
283 reviews
Tung
14 years of experience
Tung is Extreamly fast and and accurate shows up on time and he doesnt waste any time so you can get back on the road fast.

Raymond

35 years of experience
98 reviews
Raymond
35 years of experience
did great job


How much does Alternator Repair cost in El Cerrito?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2004 Nissan Frontier $269 $189.08 $79.99 9% $296.58
2012 Bugatti Veyron 16.4 $642 $545.72 $95.98 4% $674.72
2009 Ford F-350 Super Duty $326 $190.26 $135.98 12% $373.01
2007 Mercedes-Benz E550 $437 $284.83 $151.98 10% $489.08
2011 BMW X5 $1066 $714.06 $351.95 10% $1187.06
2009 Mercedes-Benz SLK55 AMG $500 $268.48 $231.97 13% $580.23

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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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