Alternator Repair at your home or office in Lake Forest.

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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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Jamahl

Jamahl

17 years of experience
703 reviews
Jamahl
17 years of experience
Excellent !! Highly recommended. Thanks.
Jamahl arrived right on time. He was professional, courteous and knowledgeable. He was able to explain to us exactly what needed to be done so we could understand. We definitely will contact him when we need a mechanic again. Thank you so much. Having him come to the house, to do the work was a real luxury!
Harish

Harish

24 years of experience
523 reviews
Harish
24 years of experience
Great
He a great job and finish in a timely manner
David

David

29 years of experience
107 reviews
David
29 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.
James

James

27 years of experience
349 reviews
James
27 years of experience
James was great and very helpful!
Steve

Steve

37 years of experience
73 reviews
Steve
37 years of experience
Steve was an obvious expert with this job. He was very patient and attentive and very nice to talk to. The alternator replacement was a little bit of a hard time, but with his patience and expertise, it was replaced within 45 min to an hour easily. He went over with me what needed immediate attention. Also what may Need attention in the near future. He's a fellow Yankee and that was nice to converse about. I would recommend steve 100% to anybody else.
Brett

Brett

7 years of experience
167 reviews
Brett
7 years of experience
I'm pretty much illiterate when it comes to cars. Brett was informative, friendly, and quicker than I expected. He helped me surprise my girlfriend by getting her Camaro back on the road. Thank you, Brett!
Berchel

Berchel

15 years of experience
20 reviews
Berchel
15 years of experience
He was very professional and honest.
David

David

13 years of experience
339 reviews
David
13 years of experience
Initially I was Upset cause he showed up late but once he got here and did his job I was Pleasantly surprised
Tinashe

Tinashe

10 years of experience
78 reviews
Tinashe
10 years of experience
Tinashe communicates car care issues well. He possesses integrity, which is quite rare in the car maintenance industry. I will take my car to Tinashe in the future and encourage others to do the same.
Carlos

Carlos

14 years of experience
169 reviews
Carlos
14 years of experience
Carlos was very professional and very pleasant. He took care of the car quickly and took extra time to make sure everything checked out. My FJ Cruiser is running great and I would definitely recommend him to anyone on this site!


How much does Alternator Repair cost in Lake Forest?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2004 Oldsmobile Bravada $323 $242.74 $79.99 7% $350.24
2013 Dodge Dart $562 $458.32 $103.98 5% $598.07
2012 Volkswagen CC $452 $307.78 $143.98 9% $501.28
2013 Cadillac Escalade EXT $371 $291.30 $79.99 6% $398.80
2015 BMW Z4 $869 $676.64 $191.97 7% $934.64
2009 Porsche Boxster $1184 $895.95 $287.96 7% $1282.95

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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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