Alternator Repair at your home or office in San Mateo.

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YourMechanic Alternator Repair Service in San Mateo

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5/5

Number of Reviews

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Khoa

19 years of experience
401 reviews
Khoa
19 years of experience
Excellent mechanic and great customer service from Khoi as usual. Thanks!!
Get the job done!

Whitney

38 years of experience
783 reviews
Whitney
38 years of experience
The Service was fast and the mechanic Whitney is one of the best mechanics I have seen, pleasure to talk to and was very open to any questions I asked him. I would surely use your service again specially if Whitney will do the job for my vehicles. He is a KEEPER in your organization!!!

Brandon

19 years of experience
773 reviews
Brandon
19 years of experience
Professional timely courteous and thorough. Everything I could ask for in a mechanic. Will use him every time.
This is my 4th time booking Brandon. I truly recommend him to work on your vehicle. He is extremely knowledge and cares about his work.

John

18 years of experience
1 reviews
John
18 years of experience
very profession, on-time and great job.

Jose

8 years of experience
40 reviews
Jose
8 years of experience
Super professional & respectful.

Jason

8 years of experience
175 reviews
Jason
8 years of experience
Very nice, explained what was happening and made sure everything was good with my car before leaving.

Duy

14 years of experience
18 reviews
Duy
14 years of experience
He came before time and did a good job. He was honest enough to tell us what services are actually required for the car.

Ben

40 years of experience
1146 reviews
Ben
40 years of experience
I have a 2006 Honda Element that needed alternator replacement. I had the parts and started the repair but couldn't get the work done in time to be ready for work by myself. My husband and I both had critical work deadlines and obligations to fulfill and didn't want to call a tow truck for an alternator replacement. So we turned to mobile mechanics, a new venture for me since I usually try to take my car to the dealer. I am SOLD, and I may never take my car to a dealership again. Ben came by earlier than the appointment time, was VERY responsive to texts, and his work was fast and very high quality. This man is clearly a highly skilled professional. Ben went above and beyond, and the service he provided was so excellent that I would consider calling him INSTEAD of going to a dealership with my 2006 Honda Element. After the alternator replacement, we noticed the A/C was not working, and Ben came out AGAIN the same day after fixing and noted that something got jostled. Within a matter of minutes he had the car fixed up with new alternator and A/C running. So in only ~1.5 hours, this man came to my house twice, replaced my alternator, did a thorough vehicle inspection (now on the website), and made sure the A/C worked. This man is honest, hardworking, and efficient. Can't say enough good things!

Gary

34 years of experience
91 reviews
Gary
34 years of experience
Gary was amazing. He performed all the work in a great timeframe and he also inspected other aspects of the car as well. I really appreciate him doing that. Everytime I need anything I will be booking Gary.

Erick

9 years of experience
182 reviews
Erick
9 years of experience
Great service with much cheaper prices than other garages! Arrived at my location specified (my work) and he finished my alternator replacement in less time than listed. I'm going to use YourMechanic for most of my car issues/services/maintenance now.


How much does Alternator Repair cost in San Mateo?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2010 Toyota Highlander $960 $672.02 $287.96 9% $1059.02
2008 Honda Pilot $352 $272.22 $79.99 7% $379.72
2006 Dodge Durango $357 $276.73 $79.99 7% $384.23
2007 BMW 750i $656 $423.63 $231.97 10% $735.38
2013 Lexus ES300h $400 $256.29 $143.98 11% $449.79
2014 Porsche Cayman $1416 $1255.71 $159.98 3% $1470.71

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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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