Alternator Repair at your home or office in West Columbia.

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Average Rating

4.9/5

Number of Reviews

4,324

Rating Summary
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Brandon

Brandon

17 years of experience
570 reviews
Brandon
17 years of experience
Awesome job, he stayed till the job was completely done and I was satisfied.
He replaced my radiator and alternator quickly. Finally got my Jeep to stop running hot.
Curtis

Curtis

27 years of experience
122 reviews
Curtis
27 years of experience
Very professional, knowledgeable! Completed the work in a timely manner. Will definitely use him for any other mechanical needs etc. Great job Curtis!
Matthew

Matthew

9 years of experience
183 reviews
Matthew
9 years of experience
Matthew was courteous, professional, fast, efficient and left a clean work space. What more could anyone ask.
Brian

Brian

20 years of experience
21 reviews
Brian
20 years of experience
Brian was great. Showed up on time, discussed the history of the issue with me and then got to work. He quickly replaced my alternator and the car has been running great ever since. I highly recommend him.
Martin

Martin

26 years of experience
165 reviews
Martin
26 years of experience
Knowledgeable and courteous! !!
John

John

24 years of experience
254 reviews
John
24 years of experience
Great mechanic, highly recommended.
Maxwell

Maxwell

15 years of experience
389 reviews
Maxwell
15 years of experience
Great experience! Bolts were tough on the alternator, but he was able to get them off. Additionally vehicle checks were beneficial for my knowledge. Overall, a great guy and now my new mechanic!
Jonathan

Jonathan

19 years of experience
304 reviews
Jonathan
19 years of experience
He was very quick with his diagnostic assessment as well the repair itself. VERY COMPETENT
Andrew

Andrew

8 years of experience
148 reviews
Andrew
8 years of experience
Andrew really helped us. He was on time and personable. The convenience of having a mechanic come to your home is awesome!
Emmette

Emmette

33 years of experience
269 reviews
Emmette
33 years of experience
Excellent service as always. Knowledgeable, Professional and Reliable. Thanks Emmette.


How much does Alternator Repair cost in West Columbia?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2012 Mitsubishi Eclipse $264 $159.63 $103.98 11% $299.38
2006 Dodge Charger $301 $204.67 $95.98 9% $333.67
2004 Ferrari 456 M GT $319 $239.01 $79.99 7% $346.51
2012 BMW X3 $393 $296.57 $95.98 7% $425.57
2012 Mercedes-Benz S550 $1140 $1004.36 $135.98 3% $1187.11
2012 BMW M5 $1043 $771.18 $271.96 8% $1136.68

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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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