Alternator Repair at your home or office in Millbrae.

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Average Rating

4.9/5

Number of Reviews

4,588

Rating Summary
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Jasmine

Jasmine

21 years of experience
76 reviews
Jasmine
21 years of experience
Even after his own vehicle was disabled. He soldiered on after borrowing another vehicle. He work into a cold night and expertly completed my repair. A truly dedicated professional
Jonathan

Jonathan

19 years of experience
304 reviews
Jonathan
19 years of experience
Awesome experience! My wife and I our blown away by the "Uber of Mechanics". Highly recommend Jonathan too, great guy and did the job quickly and perfectly.
Chris

Chris

15 years of experience
202 reviews
Chris
15 years of experience
Awesome mechanic will recommend him.
Vladimir

Vladimir

7 years of experience
214 reviews
Vladimir
7 years of experience
Great! Showed up on time! Had my car running in one hour!
Wesley

Wesley

13 years of experience
277 reviews
Wesley
13 years of experience
Wesley was very professional! Worked quickly and thoroughly in the cold to replace my alternator. Wouldn't think twice using him to fix anything on my two cars. Thanks again for the great service!!!
Genaro

Genaro

10 years of experience
186 reviews
Genaro
10 years of experience
He came to the house and fixed the alternator. He also informed me i needed a new battery. It was fast. He was great. Will call again for his services.
Travis

Travis

9 years of experience
149 reviews
Travis
9 years of experience
Travis is professional, courteous, friendly, kind & empathetic. Additionally, I presume responsive when he isn't busy working on someone's vehicle. However, I will be honest about this entire process. A close, very close friend of mines was dying & I wasn't able to be there because Travis was late to my appointment. I told him I wouldn't mention this, but I'm so emotional right now & feel it is all necessary. It begins to drizzle & Travis did not complete the work, leaving a service I had paid for undone & parts loose under my vehicle. I called, he was empathetic, he is very knowledgeable in his craft.
Nathan

Nathan

15 years of experience
173 reviews
Nathan
15 years of experience
Nathan arrived to the appointment on time and was very courteous in his approach and communication. While he was able to complete the requested job (which was to replace/install a new alternator), there would be a related follow-up issue regarding my car's battery that would find its way onto my To-Do List. I believe a proper assessment of my vehicle health would've pointed this out much sooner than when it did. Aside from that one little tidbit, I give my stamp of approval to Nathan overall.
Timothy

Timothy

45 years of experience
117 reviews
Timothy
45 years of experience
Timothy was great. He fixed the car while I was in the house. Once he was done he called me and it was good to go.
Nicholas

Nicholas

14 years of experience
273 reviews
Nicholas
14 years of experience
Nicholas arrived on time and completed the requested work in an extremely timely manner. He was efficient, friendly, and knowledgeable. After the service he took the time to walk me through everything that was completed. Would recommend!


How much does Alternator Repair cost in Millbrae?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2010 Bentley Azure $335 $239.01 $95.98 8% $368.01
2014 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport $395 $290.98 $103.98 8% $430.73
2007 Ford E-250 $276 $196.02 $79.99 9% $303.52
2008 Mercedes-Benz E550 $437 $284.83 $151.98 10% $489.08
2004 BMW 645Ci $648 $423.68 $223.97 10% $724.68
2013 Ford Mustang $306 $226.28 $79.99 8% $333.78

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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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