Alternator Repair at your home or office in Scotch Plains.

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$152.57 - $1,283.78

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YourMechanic Alternator Repair Service

Average Rating

4.9/5

Number of Reviews

4,735

Rating Summary
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Martin

27 years of experience
166 reviews
Martin
27 years of experience
Martin was very personable, and willing to give feedback on some questions I had concerning my car.. I'd definitely recommend him to perform a repair!
Martin was extremely straightforward and professional. His work was thorough and he answered all of my questions. I would highly recommend Martin aaaaaaaand Your Mechanic to anyone needing service.

Richard

9 years of experience
265 reviews
Richard
9 years of experience
Richard was great. He was right on time and fixed a job that we didn't have the tools for.

Breck

18 years of experience
509 reviews
Breck
18 years of experience
great experience

Matthew

9 years of experience
136 reviews
Matthew
9 years of experience
Matt is great to work with - He's really sharp, friendly, a good communicator - Great guy, great to work with!!

Matthew

31 years of experience
598 reviews
Matthew
31 years of experience
Great professional and friendly

Jacob

10 years of experience
265 reviews
Jacob
10 years of experience
He was great!

Ben

39 years of experience
1092 reviews
Ben
39 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!

Patrick

31 years of experience
1023 reviews
Patrick
31 years of experience
Proficient and efficient!

Travis

10 years of experience
165 reviews
Travis
10 years of experience
Travis got to my apartment within a reasonable amount of time and got my alternator done quickly. He even let me know that a part I had asked to be serviced said looked great and ended up taking it off my total. Would recommend him!

Nelson

24 years of experience
163 reviews
Nelson
24 years of experience
Great guy!


How much does Alternator Repair cost in Scotch Plains?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 $308 $228.46 $79.99 8% $335.96
2006 Toyota Highlander $241 $161.43 $79.99 10% $268.93
2015 Volvo V60 $427 $283.48 $143.98 10% $476.98
2012 Lexus GX460 $563 $283.41 $279.96 14% $659.66
2010 BMW 528i xDrive $674 $577.64 $95.98 4% $706.64
2013 Porsche 911 $939 $787.34 $151.98 5% $991.59

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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.

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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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