Alternator Repair at your home or office in Elgin.

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Excellent Rating


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Average Rating

4.9/5

Number of Reviews

4,622

Rating Summary
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Nicholas

Nicholas

9 years of experience
302 reviews
Nicholas
9 years of experience
Great service. Arrived right on time & did a great job repairing my vehicle.
Good
ALEX

ALEX

21 years of experience
43 reviews
ALEX
21 years of experience
Arrived, early, communicated well, performed repairs quickly and efficiently. Thank you!
Michael

Michael

23 years of experience
61 reviews
Michael
23 years of experience
Showed up on time, fixed the problem quickly and checked out the rest of the car. Very happy.
Justin

Justin

6 years of experience
262 reviews
Justin
6 years of experience
First time using the service and all I can say is excellent experience from start to finish. I was a little skeptical having never used anything like it before, but I will definitely use them again. The pricing was very reasonable, there was plenty of follow up to let me know what to expect every step of the way, Justin was on time , friendly, and very professional. If you have any mechanical issues use them- I will definitely use them again!
Eladio

Eladio

8 years of experience
104 reviews
Eladio
8 years of experience
Eladio was very thorough & professional! He explained everything in great detail. We will definitely use his services again in the future!
Carlos

Carlos

14 years of experience
362 reviews
Carlos
14 years of experience
Carlos was prompt and on time, and repaired our car in a timely manner
Wesley

Wesley

14 years of experience
277 reviews
Wesley
14 years of experience
Wesley replaced my alternator even faster than I expected, and my car is back up and running great!
Alfred

Alfred

11 years of experience
310 reviews
Alfred
11 years of experience
Professional, courteous, and efficient!
Joel

Joel

19 years of experience
716 reviews
Joel
19 years of experience
Joel was great. Arrived on time and finished a little before the estimated time. I would highly recommend Joel.
Mila

Mila

9 years of experience
93 reviews
Mila
9 years of experience
Thank you


How much does Alternator Repair cost in Elgin?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2014 Smart Fortwo $626 $529.92 $95.98 5% $658.92
2009 Pontiac Solstice $336 $256.48 $79.99 7% $363.98
2010 Toyota Sequoia $553 $272.81 $279.96 14% $649.06
2005 Lexus RX330 $241 $161.43 $79.99 10% $268.93
2004 Lexus LS430 $269 $189.08 $79.99 9% $296.58
2008 Maserati GranTurismo $906 $825.86 $79.99 2% $933.36

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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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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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