Alternator Repair at your home or office in Oceanside.

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$152.57 - $1,363.35

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YourMechanic Alternator Repair Service in Oceanside

Average Rating

3.8/5

Number of Reviews

4

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Omar

10 years of experience
269 reviews
Omar
10 years of experience
Really friendly and very knowledgeable. Great job Omar! My car is still working well. Thank you for all of your help!
Very Nice guy. Fast worker. Awsome job replacing my alternator.

Trevor

20 years of experience
162 reviews
Trevor
20 years of experience
He was great got here on time and did a great job. Thanks Trevor

Deane

9 years of experience
267 reviews
Deane
9 years of experience
Experience was stress free

Armando

30 years of experience
33 reviews
Armando
30 years of experience
Was very helpful and makes sure your vehicle is good before he leaves.

Craig

14 years of experience
67 reviews
Craig
14 years of experience
Craig arrived early, diagnosed the problem correctly, and had my car running by the end of the follow-up visit (the first was a diagnostic). Furthermore, he answered my questions about the repairs while he was doing them.

Alexander

24 years of experience
19 reviews
Alexander
24 years of experience
my car was out of service for just a day but Alexander came and he was so polite he explain everything to me as he was working he is so passionate in his job i will recommend Alex to any one who need a mobile mechanic.

Augie

29 years of experience
263 reviews
Augie
29 years of experience
Honesty, efficiency, and professionalism -- if these are the main traits you want from a mechanic Augie is the mechanic you're looking for. When my alternator gave out Augie arrived, accessed the situation, and agreed that it was more than likely the alternator, which Augie had installed within an hour, and the price quoted was what I paid – certainly, I will request Augie on yourmechanic.com in the future.

Chris

9 years of experience
281 reviews
Chris
9 years of experience
Chris was great! He was on time, friendly, and got the job done quick! Thanks again for your awesome service

Richard

9 years of experience
265 reviews
Richard
9 years of experience
Great experience! Easy to communicate with. When he pulled up, his truck was what I envisioned all mobile mechanics would resemble. All of his tools and equipment made him look like a repair shop on wheels. He also finished the job in a timely manner. Great job!!!

Breck

18 years of experience
521 reviews
Breck
18 years of experience
I have never used a "mobile" mechanic. Now I'm kicking myself for ever taking my vehicles to a shop. My wife and I were quoted outrageous amounts of money to replace the alternator on her 2004 Mercedes. I got the quote online and was very surprised but still a bit skeptical. I then received an email telling me about Breck. The morning of the service I received a text alert letting me know that he was in route. I had to go into work so my wife dealt with Breck. She was immediately at ease with his professionalism and his demeanor. He did not try to upsell but did provide a quote for recommended services. He completed the repair in less than an hour. You can tell he loves his job and is very good at what he does. Thank you so much for the top notch service. We will continue to use Breck going forward. All of our friends will hear this as well.


How much does Alternator Repair cost in Oceanside?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2004 Mitsubishi Lancer $358 $277.59 $79.99 7% $385.09
2006 Aston Martin V8 Vantage $512 $432.00 $79.99 5% $539.50
2015 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD $436 $356.04 $79.99 5% $463.54
2015 BMW 528i $690 $593.61 $95.98 4% $722.61
2010 BMW 550i GT $1074 $714.06 $359.95 10% $1197.81
2009 Porsche Boxster $1653 $1364.68 $287.96 5% $1751.68

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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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