Alternator Repair at your home or office in Fairfax.

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YourMechanic Alternator Repair Service

Average Rating

4.9/5

Number of Reviews

4,814

Rating Summary
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Emmette

34 years of experience
282 reviews
Emmette
34 years of experience
Great guy. knows his stuff. would recommend to my friends and family.

Dereje

18 years of experience
22 reviews
Dereje
18 years of experience
It was a nice experience and the first one with Your Mechanic.

Allen

34 years of experience
433 reviews
Allen
34 years of experience
Allen is extremely knowledgeable and professional. Working on booking again now for more services and maintenance. Highly recommend!!

Ira

34 years of experience
259 reviews
Ira
34 years of experience
Very informed/knowledgeable with auto subject matter!

Kyle

10 years of experience
137 reviews
Kyle
10 years of experience
Kyle showed up on time and was very professional. He got everything done and told me what other services were recommended for my car. Great experience for my first time using Your Mechanic.

Mike

20 years of experience
90 reviews
Mike
20 years of experience
This is the 2nd time that Mike R has worked on my Focus. Both times he has been professional and thorough with excellent results. The best compliment that I can give is that I will call YourMechanic again soon and request that Mike do the work. Thank you.

Whitney

37 years of experience
783 reviews
Whitney
37 years of experience
The Service was fast and the mechanic Whitney is one of the best mechanics I have seen, pleasure to talk to and was very open to any questions I asked him. I would surely use your service again specially if Whitney will do the job for my vehicles. He is a KEEPER in your organization!!!

David

30 years of experience
107 reviews
David
30 years of experience
I know my way around a car. I've spent endless hours on auto repairs and customization over the years. That said, David is better and quicker than I could ever be. His diagnostic expertise has been flawless, his communication clear and concise and his skills as a mater mechanic are top notch.

Jason

15 years of experience
429 reviews
Jason
15 years of experience

Walter

44 years of experience
53 reviews
Walter
44 years of experience
Very helpful and theral. Going back again.


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
2012 Dodge Journey $419 $275.38 $143.98 10% $468.88
2007 Kia Sportage $303 $223.41 $79.99 8% $330.91
2007 Aston Martin V8 Vantage $512 $432.00 $79.99 5% $539.50
2006 Cadillac Escalade $339 $259.48 $79.99 7% $366.98
2013 Lincoln MKT $470 $310.48 $159.98 10% $525.48
2010 Porsche Cayenne $1783 $1623.25 $159.98 2% $1838.25

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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.

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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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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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