Alternator Repair at your home or office in Menlo Park.

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YourMechanic Alternator Repair Service

Average Rating

4.9/5

Number of Reviews

4,814

Rating Summary
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Whitney

37 years of experience
783 reviews
Whitney
37 years of experience
Unbelievable--we've hired Whitney 3 times and will have him back to do more work. I cannot believe how easy and cost-effective YourMechanic makes the inevitable activity of car repair. We are *thrilled* with this mechanic and this company. Telling all our friends!

Edgar

6 years of experience
6 reviews
Edgar
6 years of experience
Edgar showed up on time, was polite and replaced my alternator in about 30 mins.

William

18 years of experience
129 reviews
William
18 years of experience
Very knowledgeable and efficient! Highly recommend.

Nathaniel

8 years of experience
129 reviews
Nathaniel
8 years of experience
Nathaniel was personable, professional and knowledgeable. He completed my job efficiently and in a timely manner. Whenever I am in Virginia Beach and I need car service, I will request him.

Sergio

8 years of experience
203 reviews
Sergio
8 years of experience
Great Job. Was able to diagnose and repair quickly!

Cognac

18 years of experience
73 reviews
Cognac
18 years of experience
Very professional and punctual. Very quick too. I definitely recommend him. 5 stars

Robert

21 years of experience
215 reviews
Robert
21 years of experience
Very professional

Baldemar

26 years of experience
10 reviews
Baldemar
26 years of experience
Baldemar was great. He was on time and didn’t waste time performing service. Helped educate me on some things and was friendly.

Patrick

13 years of experience
402 reviews
Patrick
13 years of experience
He was very knowledgeable and very prompt. Thanks to him I am on the road again. I will definitely recommend him and next time when i have car issue i will definitely be asking for him.

Fernando

25 years of experience
10 reviews
Fernando
25 years of experience
Professional, arrived early, and it is a great bonus that he can do the work right in my driveway. Price was cheaper than Midas wanted to charge me, though the price was not quite as low as would be deserving of 5 stars (charged for a refurbished alternator at $330 (+labor and tax) when brand new alternator for my exact car model at AutoZone is $279).


How much does Alternator Repair cost in Menlo Park?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2006 Volkswagen Touareg $1398 $286.18 $1111.86 21% $1780.43
2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Classic $306 $226.28 $79.99 8% $333.78
2009 Volvo XC70 $391 $295.48 $95.98 7% $424.48
2012 BMW 750i $1074 $714.06 $359.95 10% $1197.81
2004 Audi A4 Quattro $379 $266.98 $111.98 9% $417.48
2005 Porsche Boxster $2295 $2006.80 $287.96 4% $2393.80

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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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