Alternator Repair at your home or office in Palo Alto.

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4.8/5

Number of Reviews

9

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Honorio

Honorio

16 years of experience
658 reviews
Honorio
16 years of experience
Honorio very genuine and professional .
It was a good experience. Thanks to Honorio!
Robert

Robert

28 years of experience
500 reviews
Robert
28 years of experience
Robert came ahead of time and he communicated very well about his arrival. He was very experienced and professional. The repair work has been done with high quality. Thank you.
Richard

Richard

8 years of experience
246 reviews
Richard
8 years of experience
Richard is great!
Richard is awesome! Arrived earlier than expected.
Robert

Robert

9 years of experience
64 reviews
Robert
9 years of experience
Satisfied customer!
Dave

Dave

20 years of experience
303 reviews
Dave
20 years of experience
Whitney

Whitney

36 years of experience
783 reviews
Whitney
36 years of experience
Great experience Will definitely consider using Whitney again
Theodore

Theodore

13 years of experience
814 reviews
Theodore
13 years of experience
Theodore did an excellent job. He was on time (early!), knowledgeable, and courteous. I will request him for my next repair.
Abdul

Abdul

8 years of experience
307 reviews
Abdul
8 years of experience
I couldn't be happier with the service I received from Abdul. He was highly efficient. Very prompt and extremely knowledgeable. His customer service was superb. In addition, the customer service I received from the customer service line (NIcolas) was also exceptional.
Manuel

Manuel

29 years of experience
196 reviews
Manuel
29 years of experience
Very professional and informative. I don’t know how I lived this long without this service. We will definitely call and ask for Manuel again.
Patrick

Patrick

12 years of experience
254 reviews
Patrick
12 years of experience
Fast, friendly, and efficient. Can’t ask for more than that.


How much does Alternator Repair cost in Palo Alto?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2013 GMC Savana 2500 $337 $209.00 $127.98 11% $381.00
2012 Toyota Yaris $365 $284.56 $79.99 7% $392.06
2010 Aston Martin DBS $335 $239.01 $95.98 8% $368.01
2008 Lexus SC430 $268 $187.53 $79.99 9% $295.03
2004 BMW X5 $598 $414.33 $183.97 9% $661.58
2005 Jaguar S-Type $380 $220.08 $159.98 12% $435.08

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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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