Alternator Repair at your home or office in San Rafael.

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YourMechanic Alternator Repair Service

Average Rating

4.9/5

Number of Reviews

4,888

Rating Summary
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William

32 years of experience
204 reviews
William
32 years of experience
He did such a great job. Was in time and worked so efficiently. Very knowledgeable. Will definitely use him again.
Great guy. Ahead of schedule. Very professional

Keith

28 years of experience
76 reviews
Keith
28 years of experience
Great

Vadym

4 years of experience
38 reviews
Vadym
4 years of experience
Finished work in a timely manner. Would book mechanic again. Communication was very good as well.

Aaron

8 years of experience
72 reviews
Aaron
8 years of experience
Aaron was prompt, professional and efficient. He explained the work he did and diagnosed additional preventative maintenance opportunities.

Tony

13 years of experience
280 reviews
Tony
13 years of experience
My work was a little special since my car has been modded so heavily, but he had no issues. Did exactly what I wanted done and I even got a pair of wire cutters he left by accident lol. Sorry man! You did an OUTSTANDING job.

Jamahl

18 years of experience
827 reviews
Jamahl
18 years of experience
Jamahl was absolutely fantastic!! He was very personable, professional, and above all HONEST. Jamahl got to work straight away and pointed out other things that could have caused more expensive problems down the road. When you are deciding to choose this company just know that Jamahl is exactly the mechanic you are hoping for. My SUV runs perfectly. Thanks again Jamahl!!

Sam

13 years of experience
122 reviews
Sam
13 years of experience
Great service

Dan

37 years of experience
722 reviews
Dan
37 years of experience
Dan was great, arrived on-time, very professional and completed the repairs ahead of schedule. Dan is the man.

Ruben

21 years of experience
115 reviews
Ruben
21 years of experience
Ruben was on time and started working on my truck right away. He explained everything he did step by step. Friendly and very easy to talk to.

Melvin

15 years of experience
221 reviews
Melvin
15 years of experience


How much does Alternator Repair cost in San Rafael?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2015 Nissan Rogue Select $479 $318.58 $159.98 10% $533.58
2013 Ford Escape $481 $384.98 $95.98 6% $513.98
2011 Chevrolet Malibu $427 $331.30 $95.98 7% $460.30
2005 Lexus LX470 $308 $227.98 $79.99 8% $335.48
2011 BMW 335i $706 $425.80 $279.96 12% $802.05
2004 Mercedes-Benz SLK32 AMG $680 $599.76 $79.99 3% $707.26

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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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