Alternator Repair at your home or office in Elkins Park.

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$149.30 - $1,335.41

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Average Rating

4.9/5

Number of Reviews

5,419

Rating Summary
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MICHAEL

32 years of experience
164 reviews
MICHAEL
32 years of experience
Another great job! Michael's dedication to his work is only surpassed by his automotive knowledge.

Travis

14 years of experience
165 reviews
Travis
14 years of experience
Travis is professional, courteous, friendly, kind & empathetic. Additionally, I presume responsive when he isn't busy working on someone's vehicle. However, I will be honest about this entire process. A close, very close friend of mines was dying & I wasn't able to be there because Travis was late to my appointment. I told him I wouldn't mention this, but I'm so emotional right now & feel it is all necessary. It begins to drizzle & Travis did not complete the work, leaving a service I had paid for undone & parts loose under my vehicle. I called, he was empathetic, he is very knowledgeable in his craft.

Jose

24 years of experience
62 reviews
Jose
24 years of experience
Outstanding customer service and trustworthy. Hands down the best experience I've had with a mechanic.

Henry

33 years of experience
146 reviews
Henry
33 years of experience
Henry was a really awesome mechanic and person. Extremely professional and nice to talk with as well. He performed everything quickly and efficiently, as well as made sure everything was good to go before leaving. He was a very nice person and incredibly knowledgeable!

Richard

10 years of experience
450 reviews
Richard
10 years of experience
Richard Robinson replaced an alternator on our vehicle. He did it quickly, and most efficiently. He even called to offer coming at an earlier time than our original appointment. The work was done yesterday, a Sunday, and at our home, befor the work-week. The work appears to be well done - and it is certainly convenient. Thank you, Richard Robinson.

Seth

22 years of experience
49 reviews
Seth
22 years of experience
I've always dreaded meeting with mechanics, but Seth was very approachable, accommodating, and trustworthy, obtained parts overnight, and ended up charging less than quoted when he discovered a belt wasn't necessary. Would definitely recommend!

Eladio

9 years of experience
148 reviews
Eladio
9 years of experience
Truly a life saver

Shaun

9 years of experience
542 reviews
Shaun
9 years of experience
Went the extra mile to make sure everything worked perfectly including replacing extra parts that failed as part of his install

David

9 years of experience
193 reviews
David
9 years of experience
david is awesome , fixed my problem with alternator, friendly and professional

Francisco

9 years of experience
174 reviews
Francisco
9 years of experience
Francisco was communicative, friendly, and completed the work in the time quoted. Perfect experience!


How much does Alternator Repair cost in Elkins Park?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2005 Saturn Ion $397 $245.50 $151.98 11% $449.75
2012 Ram C/V $408 $327.98 $79.99 6% $435.48
2014 Toyota RAV4 $418 $297.72 $119.98 8% $458.97
2011 Mercedes-Benz C350 $430 $302.13 $127.98 9% $474.13
2016 Acura TLX $502 $373.73 $127.98 8% $545.73
2012 Porsche Cayenne $2728 $1616.35 $1111.86 12% $3110.60

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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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