Alternator Repair at your home or office in Fairfax.

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Average Rating

4.9/5

Number of Reviews

4,814

Rating Summary
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Joseph

31 years of experience
532 reviews
Joseph
31 years of experience
On time, fast, knowledgeable.
Joseph showed up early for the appointment. He was friendly and very professional. Answered all my questions. Finished the job quickly.It was a great and satisfying experience overall. I will use services again.Thanks, Joseph.

Joe

13 years of experience
355 reviews
Joe
13 years of experience
You can't go wrong when Joe works on your car!
Joe was awesome! He was helpful, answered questions, and did a great job! I love that pictures and videos were taken! Also I love that recommendations are made!!!

Paul

17 years of experience
197 reviews
Paul
17 years of experience
Paul is great, he is honest and reliable. I could trust him to fix any problems.

Patrick

30 years of experience
369 reviews
Patrick
30 years of experience
Patrick was awesome. He called the night before to confirm our appointment and to find out any specifics I might not have mentioned in my initial request for an appointment. He was friendly, fast, and fixed the problem without incident. He even had to deal with an unpleasant gentleman from our Condo Association Board and handled it so professionally. So happy to have my car back on the road!! Thank you Patrick!!!!

Angel

26 years of experience
117 reviews
Angel
26 years of experience
Sry knowledgeable and friendly. Prompt even early. Answered all my questions

Dominic

23 years of experience
11 reviews
Dominic
23 years of experience
I consider Dominic now my mechanic. Knowledgeable, competent, and friendly.

Jason

22 years of experience
57 reviews
Jason
22 years of experience
Jason was very professional and knowledgeable. We received excellent service and were very pleased with the price. We will definitely rely on him for any future repairs.

Joshua

25 years of experience
709 reviews
Joshua
25 years of experience
Always great!

Chris

13 years of experience
312 reviews
Chris
13 years of experience
Chriss texted that he is available earlier than my appointment time. I was going to be out, so I left a car on the driveway and Chriss was done with the requested alternator replacement by the time I came back. He took time to look at a couple of other things that I asked him to look at (this is an old car) , and answered my questions in details. (Not trying to sell any additional service, quite opposite, he said that one of these things is not a problem, confirming my previous mechanic's opinion, and the other should be a part of warranted repair previously done elsewhere). Nice, quick, friendly. Recommend!

Casime

10 years of experience
42 reviews
Casime
10 years of experience
Extremely knowledgeable and personable will definitely be making him my new mechanic


How much does Alternator Repair cost in Fairfax?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2014 Mazda 2 $427 $283.48 $143.98 10% $476.98
2011 Nissan Pathfinder $410 $233.98 $175.97 12% $470.48
2010 Jeep Wrangler $331 $251.08 $79.99 7% $358.58
2007 Mercedes-Benz CLS550 $429 $284.83 $143.98 10% $478.33
2010 Audi Q5 $567 $326.76 $239.97 12% $649.26
2009 BMW M5 $1115 $851.50 $263.96 7% $1206.25

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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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