Alternator Repair at your home or office in Los Altos.

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$142.57 - $1,236.40

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YourMechanic Alternator Repair Service

Average Rating

4.9/5

Number of Reviews

4,324

Rating Summary
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Alex

Alex

12 years of experience
89 reviews
Alex
12 years of experience
He was great. Was able to work around my schedule and fix my car while at work.
Excellent. Knew his stuff, was professional. I appreciated his honesty & integrity.
Whitney

Whitney

36 years of experience
783 reviews
Whitney
36 years of experience
Really easy and fast. Whitney explained everything thoroughly and my car is running perfectly.
Jeremiah

Jeremiah

10 years of experience
49 reviews
Jeremiah
10 years of experience
Jeremiah was right on schedule, He had shown great customer service skills, as well as well informed trained technician. He finished job within the given time and explained the recommended services in detail. Thank you Jeremiah!
Brian

Brian

10 years of experience
4 reviews
Brian
10 years of experience
Excellent service, on time, completed the work expected.
Alex

Alex

19 years of experience
85 reviews
Alex
19 years of experience
Great Service! Showed up on time. Quick and friendly service Will definitely book him again in the future. Thank you!
James

James

22 years of experience
19 reviews
James
22 years of experience
Excellent mechanic. Honest, knowledgeable, quick and arrived on time. As a first time user of "Your Mechanic" I highly recommend James and this great app to do all future car maintenance services. I called several dealers in the New Orleans DMA and "Your Mechanic" was by far the best price.
Luis

Luis

9 years of experience
31 reviews
Luis
9 years of experience
Luis was amazing! He is a great mechanic and a really nice guy. If we ever need our car worked on we want him to do it.
Phon

Phon

15 years of experience
25 reviews
Phon
15 years of experience
Arrived on time and did excellent work no rush job thank you Phon
John

John

24 years of experience
254 reviews
John
24 years of experience
Had a great experience with John an would recommend him to friends an family
Kim

Kim

21 years of experience
79 reviews
Kim
21 years of experience
Kim was very prompt and friendly, and was able to replace my alternator right at my house, which really saved me from having to go out. And the price was VERY reasonable, which was the other reason I chose YourMechanic instead of my usual shop. I would definitely recommend both YourMechanic, and Kim specifically, for all of your car repair needs.


How much does Alternator Repair cost in Los Altos?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2008 Chevrolet Malibu $404 $276.19 $127.98 9% $448.19
2013 Toyota Tacoma $278 $198.38 $79.99 8% $305.88
2010 Ferrari 599 GTB $335 $239.01 $95.98 8% $368.01
2010 Mercedes-Benz GL450 $384 $287.53 $95.98 7% $416.53
2004 BMW 325Ci $475 $322.63 $151.98 9% $526.88
2014 BMW M6 Gran Coupe $1244 $803.90 $439.94 10% $1395.15

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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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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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