Alternator Repair at your home or office in Vista.

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YourMechanic Alternator Repair Service

Average Rating

4.9/5

Number of Reviews

4,324

Rating Summary
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Brian

Brian

13 years of experience
12 reviews
Brian
13 years of experience
Brian was amazing and fast! I've recommended everyone I know to Yourmechanic.com based on my first experience with Brian.
Kevin

Kevin

20 years of experience
81 reviews
Kevin
20 years of experience
Kevin went out of his way to get the job done which is not something that can be said for his employer. There service is not ready for mainstream!
Trevor

Trevor

19 years of experience
82 reviews
Trevor
19 years of experience
Expert and honest. I’m very happy and will give him future business.
Jeffrey

Jeffrey

24 years of experience
683 reviews
Jeffrey
24 years of experience
Did a good job. Professional and prompt.
Emanuel

Emanuel

13 years of experience
45 reviews
Emanuel
13 years of experience
Juan

Juan

7 years of experience
133 reviews
Juan
7 years of experience
Juan is very knowledgable, amiable, and super quick!!! My alternator was changed in 20 minutes! Will definitely recommend YourMechanic
Steven

Steven

11 years of experience
424 reviews
Steven
11 years of experience
Steve was so great! Everyone put their "2 cents in" to tell me how long the service would take, Steve was lightening fast! He was great with myself and my mother! Please tell him thank you so much for us!
Keith

Keith

23 years of experience
117 reviews
Keith
23 years of experience
Came in and did what he had to do. Fairly quick and advise me of any other potential issues.
Emanuel

Emanuel

15 years of experience
81 reviews
Emanuel
15 years of experience
Replaced alternator, good experience
David

David

33 years of experience
195 reviews
David
33 years of experience
David is the only reason why I will ever use your mechanic again. The experience has been a nightmare over 4 mos. No excuse for you. Dave is the only person who made this right. You need more of him and better customer service. I'm surprised you are still in business and I wonder if you have taken advantage of me because I'm a woman.


How much does Alternator Repair cost in Vista?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2009 Buick Lucerne $375 $295.48 $79.99 6% $402.98
2014 Volkswagen CC $452 $307.78 $143.98 9% $501.28
2006 Mitsubishi Endeavor $256 $159.63 $95.98 11% $288.63
2008 Mercedes-Benz SLK350 $393 $288.88 $103.98 8% $428.63
2014 Lexus IS250 $418 $290.23 $127.98 9% $462.23
2014 Audi SQ5 $957 $812.68 $143.98 4% $1006.18

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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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