Alternator Repair at your home or office in Ellicott City.

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$142.57 - $1,241.89

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Average Rating

4.9/5

Number of Reviews

4,324

Rating Summary
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Peter

Peter

40 years of experience
1059 reviews
Peter
40 years of experience
Peter was early, brought potential parts, very professional explained everything and repaired my vehicle quickly. Best experience yet!
came in early, new what he was donging and gave some pointers of what to look out for!
Andrew

Andrew

8 years of experience
148 reviews
Andrew
8 years of experience
He did a great job
Jerome

Jerome

32 years of experience
103 reviews
Jerome
32 years of experience
Jerome set the bar high w/his open & honest communications. Even before his onsite visit he reached out and provided me recommendations on the services I requested. I had requested one service that required an alignment lift so he recommended that I wait until the vehicle was in a shop. That honesty goes a long way and proves he had my best interest in mind. When onsite he worked quickly and efficiently. Thanks for the excellent work!
William

William

14 years of experience
29 reviews
William
14 years of experience
Excellent customer service. Arrived right on schedule. Very knowledgeable. Completed the job perfectly. Highly recommended.
Refugio

Refugio

14 years of experience
51 reviews
Refugio
14 years of experience
Great job and great guy!
Jeffrey

Jeffrey

24 years of experience
683 reviews
Jeffrey
24 years of experience
Mr. Carter was prompt & professional throughout this endeavor. He was properly equipped to perform the task at a high standard & expeditious fashion.
Manuel

Manuel

38 years of experience
132 reviews
Manuel
38 years of experience
Manaul was great , he was early, he did a realy good job, and explained what he did and made recomondatins for future problems.
Choeun

Choeun

12 years of experience
180 reviews
Choeun
12 years of experience
Choeun showed up early, got the job done quickly and pointed out other issues needing attention.
Robert

Robert

14 years of experience
71 reviews
Robert
14 years of experience
Very good work, two additional issues were corrected during this service trip.
Timothy

Timothy

19 years of experience
102 reviews
Timothy
19 years of experience
Tim was excellent. He came earlier the appt to accommodate both mine and his schedule. Made sure car was running and fixed any diagnostic errors found after his repair was done. I will definitely be using this service again


How much does Alternator Repair cost in Ellicott City?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2008 Lamborghini Murcielago $906 $825.86 $79.99 2% $933.36
2004 Ferrari 360 $319 $239.01 $79.99 7% $346.51
2005 Chevrolet Express 3500 $351 $271.48 $79.99 7% $378.98
2013 Acura TL $385 $297.13 $87.98 7% $415.38
2005 Mercedes-Benz SL600 $702 $549.98 $151.98 6% $754.23
2014 BMW M6 $1043 $771.18 $271.96 8% $1136.68

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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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