Alternator Repair at your home or office in Encinitas.

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YourMechanic Alternator Repair Service

Average Rating

4.9/5

Number of Reviews

4,814

Rating Summary
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Scott

32 years of experience
339 reviews
Scott
32 years of experience
Super easy and Scott was knowledgeable about my car. Great experience. I’ll be calling back
Scott arrived on time and got right to work. He did a fantastic job! He is thorough, knowledgeable, and friendly. I am so pleased with our experience with yourmechanic.com and with Scott. I will definitely be calling and asking for him next time I need to have my car serviced. It was so much easier, less time consuming, and way less expensive to have him come to our house and get the job done right as opposed to driving all the way to the dealership and waiting all day long for an overpriced repair! Thanks, Scott!! :)

Vaughan

9 years of experience
92 reviews
Vaughan
9 years of experience
He got here early and finished the job fast, really great service, will definitely get more repairs from this company
Thanks for your time.

Deane

9 years of experience
267 reviews
Deane
9 years of experience
Other than being a very good/competent mechanic, he was a very nice guy. I loved how thorough he was in identifying areas of concern. He wasn’t “selling”, but rather advising. I like doing business with people like Dean. I trust him.

Peter

34 years of experience
346 reviews
Peter
34 years of experience
very knowledgable and professional.i liked him alot.

Genaro

11 years of experience
262 reviews
Genaro
11 years of experience
Genaro was prompt, professional, and had everything with him that was needed to replace my alternator. I would definitely recommend YourMechanic and Genaro again.

Jeffrey

25 years of experience
833 reviews
Jeffrey
25 years of experience
Great experience.....so nice to have a mechanic come to my home and do repairs on my car.

Harish

25 years of experience
588 reviews
Harish
25 years of experience
He was early, friendly, efficient and helpful.

Jeremy

18 years of experience
279 reviews
Jeremy
18 years of experience
On time, excellent work.

Lewis

14 years of experience
118 reviews
Lewis
14 years of experience
Very knowledgeable and friendly!

Jerry

6 years of experience
117 reviews
Jerry
6 years of experience
Mr. Jerry arrived on time and was very professional. I will be using your services in the future and will not hesitate to recommend your service to others.


How much does Alternator Repair cost in Encinitas?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2011 GMC Savana 2500 $337 $209.00 $127.98 11% $381.00
2010 Ford E-250 $389 $309.13 $79.99 6% $416.63
2004 Dodge Ram 1500 $333 $253.48 $79.99 7% $360.98
2005 Lexus RX330 $241 $161.43 $79.99 10% $268.93
2008 BMW X5 $936 $775.56 $159.98 5% $990.56
2008 Porsche Cayman $1562 $1401.56 $159.98 3% $1616.56

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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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