Alternator Repair at your home or office in San Mateo.

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5/5

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Whitney

Whitney

36 years of experience
783 reviews
Whitney
36 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!!!
Theodore

Theodore

13 years of experience
899 reviews
Theodore
13 years of experience
Theodore is friendly, very knowledgeable, professional, he made me feel comfortable about the projects he performed.
Theodore was amazing. He was on time and finish the work fast. If I need any more work I would be using Calling him again. He’s the best. Happy customer!!
Duy

Duy

12 years of experience
18 reviews
Duy
12 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.
John

John

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

Jason

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

Khoa

17 years of experience
255 reviews
Khoa
17 years of experience
Get the job done!
Tony

Tony

12 years of experience
255 reviews
Tony
12 years of experience
Tony was excellent and very polite. I enjoyed talking to him as he worked to repair my vehicle. Thanks Tony!
Steven

Steven

11 years of experience
424 reviews
Steven
11 years of experience
I was very thankful for this service. It saved me money when I really needed it.
Matthew

Matthew

30 years of experience
363 reviews
Matthew
30 years of experience
Great professional and friendly
Tung

Tung

14 years of experience
254 reviews
Tung
14 years of experience
Very good experience. He did a great job went right to work and finished in a timely manner. I found my mechanic will request Tung for next job.


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 Mazda RX-8 $359 $279.43 $79.99 7% $386.93
2008 Chrysler Town & Country $322 $226.30 $95.98 9% $355.30
2010 Ford Transit Connect $462 $294.28 $167.97 11% $520.03
2014 BMW 435i xDrive $752 $527.98 $223.97 9% $828.98
2009 Mercedes-Benz C350 $417 $288.88 $127.98 9% $460.88
2007 Porsche Boxster $987 $698.58 $287.96 9% $1085.58

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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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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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