Alternator Repair at your home or office in Pembroke Pines.

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How much does Alternator Repair cost in Pembroke Pines?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2007 Chevrolet Express 3500 $332 $262.43 $70.00 10% $369.93
2008 Chrysler Town & Country $303 $219.00 $84.00 12% $348.00
2013 Ford F-250 Super Duty $397 $313.28 $84.00 10% $442.28
2014 Audi A6 Quattro $415 $288.58 $126.00 14% $482.08
2009 BMW X5 $376 $256.63 $119.00 14% $439.38
2006 Chevrolet Corvette $289 $218.93 $70.00 11% $326.43

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Theodore

13 years of experience
814 reviews
Theodore
13 years of experience
Glad I had Theodore work on my volvo! Brought parts for a thorough repair, friendly quick and clean! Very pro and observant. Will use again.

Emmette

33 years of experience
269 reviews
Emmette
33 years of experience
Great guy. knows his stuff. would recommend to my friends and family.

Patrick

30 years of experience
865 reviews
Patrick
30 years of experience
My car couldn't start. After searching online and comparing the symptoms, I believed it was due to a failed alternator that slowly drained the battery. I booked the first available appointment at 1:15pm and I also left a note stating that he could come earlier if he finished his morning job earlier. On the day before the appointment, a friend drove me to AutoZone to have the car battery full charged. On the day of the appointment, I received a text at 11:25am saying he was on his way. He arrived at 11:45am. He asked me who diagnosed the alternator failure. I told him the symptoms and the information I found online. He agreed. It is great that he wanted to make sure the diagnosis was correct first. 50 minutes later, he had the alternator replaced and also gave me a quote for another service needed. Since my car battery was already fully charged, I was able to drive the car right away. He is very knowledgeable, friendly, and answered all my questions. I highly recommend him.

Abdoulie

1 years of experience
23 reviews
Abdoulie
1 years of experience
Abdoulie did a great job while he was repairing my vehicle, despite the fact that the company which sent him, did not provide him with the correct part. He was very capable and personable, two admirable qualities in a worker.


Alternator Repair Service

What is an alternator and how does it work?

The alternator, which is bolted to the engine, keeps your car’s battery charged and produces the electrical power necessary to run the vehicle’s electrical systems. When starting your car, stored energy in the battery powers the starter motor. Once the engine is running, the alternator produces the electrical energy that your car needs by spinning a magnet on a rotor through a stationary coil of wire. To ensure that the alternator provides the right voltage output for your car’s electrical system, there is a voltage regulator built into the alternator. The voltage regulation is built into the car’s Powertrain Control Module (PCM) on newer vehicles.

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When to replace the alternator?

The following electrical or mechanical faults are signs that the alternator may need to be replaced:

  • Battery or charging system warning light. If a warning light has illuminated, the charging system and the vehicle battery should be tested to pinpoint the fault.
  • Difficulty starting your car or it doesn’t start. A faulty alternator will lead to the battery being discharged. Once the battery has discharged enough, you will have difficulty starting your car or it won’t start at all.
  • Dimming lights. Should the alternator have an internal electrical fault, such as a burned-out diode or open stator windings, the alternator will have less capacity to provide electrical power.
  • Grinding or whining noise. High heat created by the engine dries out the grease in the alternator bearings, wear occurs, and then the alternator can emit a grinding or whining noise as it spins. Certain electrical failures within an alternator can also cause a whining noise.
  • Premature Battery Failure. If the voltage regulator within the alternator has failed, and thus charging system output is too high, that can cause the battery to fail due to overcharging. Although this fault is not as common as a weak alternator, the possibility should always be considered if your car battery fails prematurely.
  • On an annual basis, or every 12,000 miles. The voltage output of the alternator should be carefully measured and compared to the OEM factory specification. Voltage output should also be checked whenever the vehicle battery is replaced.

How do mechanics replace an alternator?

  • Disconnect the battery prior to replacing the alternator, as with all electrical repairs.
  • Unhook the drive belt connected to the alternator.
  • The electrical connections to the alternator are removed and the alternator is unbolted from its cradle on the engine.
  • The new alternator is installed while observing all factory bolt torque specifications. Alternators have to be mounted to the engine very securely because they rotate at high speed. Electrical connections are cleaned and re-attached, including the connections to the battery.
  • While the drive belt is off, best practice is to inspect the drive belt as well as inspect all pulleys driven by the belt.
  • Once all components are securely in place, the vehicle engine is run and the output of the new alternator is measured and verified against the OEM factory specification.

Is it safe to drive with an alternator problem?

One should exercise caution. Should the alternator fail while you are driving, the battery alone will power the car’s electrical system for a short while. Cars require a substantial amount of electrical power though and the battery will likely discharge relatively quickly. The car may stall and it would be impossible to re-start if the battery discharged completely. When the battery or charging system warning light illuminates, the situation should be investigated and resolved as soon as possible.

When replacing the alternator keep in mind:

  • An alternator should always be tested to be sure it is actually faulty versus a circumstance where faulty electrical connections, or an open fuse, might be the problem.
  • An alternator that has noisy or worn out bearings should be replaced regardless of electrical test results.
  • A properly functioning battery is very important in modern cars and consequently the battery should be load tested when the alternator is replaced.
  • Alternators are designed to power all vehicle electronics and maintain a fully charged battery but if the battery has failed and won’t hold a charge, attempting to continually re-charge such a battery by driving can overload the alternator. Replace the battery and avoid repeatedly jump-starting your car.
  • Electrical connections, including grounds, are very important in the charging system. When replacing the alternator, all disconnected terminals should be inspected and cleaned and then checked to be sure all connections are properly tightened.

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