Alternator Repair at your home or office in South Elgin.

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$142.57 - $1,241.89

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

4,324

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Jose

Jose

12 years of experience
245 reviews
Jose
12 years of experience
Great. Would recommend Joses, he does very good and a honest person.
Jose is the best! We've been telling everyone we know what a great experience we had. Car repairs can be so stressful-- especially when you've been ripped off by repair shops. This was not stressful at all! I booked online, Jose let me know he was on his way, he fixed it in less time than estimated, and that was that. Couldn't have been easier. The cost was between $200-300 less than the estimates I got from nearby shops. I won't waste time getting other estimates in the future, I will use this service from now on.
Attila

Attila

17 years of experience
322 reviews
Attila
17 years of experience
Thank you again for your service Attila. I'm praying to my Father above that I will not need any more services to my car for a long time to come 
Dellano

Dellano

15 years of experience
257 reviews
Dellano
15 years of experience
Dellanos arrived early and was very professional. I was very pleased with the service. It was nighttime and about 15 degrees but that did not slow him down AND he finished early
Tony

Tony

12 years of experience
255 reviews
Tony
12 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.
Quint

Quint

9 years of experience
17 reviews
Quint
9 years of experience
quick and was on time and professional
Joel

Joel

18 years of experience
562 reviews
Joel
18 years of experience
An amazing mechanic. I will only allow for him to work on my car.
Brandon

Brandon

17 years of experience
570 reviews
Brandon
17 years of experience
Brandon was courteous and informative. He addressed my needs in a timely manner.
Jay

Jay

34 years of experience
566 reviews
Jay
34 years of experience
Very friendly and knowledgeable
Rodric

Rodric

11 years of experience
211 reviews
Rodric
11 years of experience
Very knowledgeable & very professional!
Andrew

Andrew

9 years of experience
434 reviews
Andrew
9 years of experience
Honest, did not sell us something we thought we needed but did not. He was timely ( even though we were not, sorry Andrew!) He worked quickly and efficiently even in bad weather. Thank!


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
2010 Chrysler Town & Country $322 $226.30 $95.98 9% $355.30
2013 Hyundai Sonata $323 $227.37 $95.98 9% $356.37
2009 Volvo XC70 $391 $295.48 $95.98 7% $424.48
2015 Audi A7 Quattro $948 $852.15 $95.98 3% $981.15
2010 BMW 135i $760 $552.03 $207.97 8% $831.53
2010 Porsche Cayman $1056 $895.95 $159.98 4% $1110.95

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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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