Alternator Repair at your home or office in South Elgin.

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YourMechanic Alternator Repair Service

Average Rating

4.9/5

Number of Reviews

5,398

Rating Summary
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Damian

10 years of experience
436 reviews
Damian
10 years of experience
Damian was fantastic. Not only did he do the repair job with skill but he walked me through everything he was doing and made sure that I came away with a better understanding of my vehicle. Would definitely recommend.

William

33 years of experience
205 reviews
William
33 years of experience
Great guy honestly, really quick, knows his stuff, and straight to the facts. I'd recommend 10/10 thanks again man!

John

35 years of experience
332 reviews
John
35 years of experience
On time , great knowledge , determined to finish even though it was getting late . Hope YourMechanic compensates him well , very hard worker

Scott

33 years of experience
377 reviews
Scott
33 years of experience
Scott did an excellent job. Would highly recommend his services.

Brikk

17 years of experience
389 reviews
Brikk
17 years of experience
Excellent , professional!!!

Chuck

9 years of experience
163 reviews
Chuck
9 years of experience
Showed up early, was very thorough and tested to see that the alternator was indeed bad, as well as the battery. He showed my the test results, and did the work right there in my garage. Very friendly, and did a great job. All is working well. This was a much easier experience to getting the work done, and and actually a few bucks cheaper than taking it to the shop. Will definitely use this service again.

Angelo

31 years of experience
76 reviews
Angelo
31 years of experience
Angelo did an awesome job, car is running like new. He answered some questions I had and was really easy to work with.

Jimmy

28 years of experience
186 reviews
Jimmy
28 years of experience
Jimmy did a pretty good job.

Maxwell

17 years of experience
390 reviews
Maxwell
17 years of experience
Very personable and explained the repair with some general tips and advice.

David

35 years of experience
195 reviews
David
35 years of experience
David is awesome.


How much does Alternator Repair cost in South Elgin?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2005 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 $308 $228.46 $79.99 8% $335.96
2006 Buick Terraza $442 $226.28 $215.97 14% $516.53
2013 Lamborghini Aventador $685 $589.15 $95.98 4% $718.15
2011 Cadillac SRX $387 $227.27 $159.98 12% $442.27
2010 Audi A5 Quattro $600 $359.94 $239.97 12% $682.44
2009 BMW M3 $619 $410.91 $207.97 10% $690.41

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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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