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How much does Alternator Repair cost in San Diego?

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

Car Labor Cost Parts Cost Estimate Average Dealer Price Savings
2013 GMC Terrain $70.00 $225.58 $296 $333.08 11%
2008 Subaru Outback $70.00 $166.27 $236 $273.77 13%
2005 Chrysler Pacifica $70.00 $260.38 $330 $367.88 10%
2010 Volvo C30 $112.00 $489.28 $601 $661.28 9%
2011 Volvo XC70 $84.00 $236.38 $320 $365.38 12%
2005 Acura RSX $133.00 $182.38 $315 $386.63 18%
2012 BMW X5 $161.00 $860.28 $1021 $1107.53 7%
2008 Cadillac STS $112.00 $187.18 $299 $359.18 16%
2005 Mercedes-Benz CLK55 AMG $196.00 $355.14 $551 $656.14 16%

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Alternator Repair Service

What is the Alternator all about?

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.


Keep in mind:

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.

How it's done:

  • 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:

Ask your mechanic to inspect the condition of the charging system during every major service. 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.

How important is this service?

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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Milton was great! Called to let me know when he'd be arriving. Very friendly & very thorough with his explanations. Took his time to make sure, double, triple check that everything was running properly. Very pleasant experience!

Ben was great. He arrived early, completed the work quickly & cleanly, and was quite amiable. I didn't have to leave my home and got the maintenance completely with ease - 5 stars.

Tim was great; offered advice instead of just blindly fixing. Also Tim was super friendly and very genuine. Highly recommend!

How can we help?

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