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Alternator Repair Service

How much does a alternator repair cost?

The Alternator price depends entirely on the vehicle but for most domestic vehicles the cost for an alternator is around $250 to $500 and requires between 1 to 2 hours to replace. The cost for imports ranges from $400 to $1000 and the labour times can be between 1 to 3 hours. You can replace the alternator with a brand new OEM one, or a restored one. The restored one is usually a little bit cheaper – either way the choice is yours.

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What's an alternator?

The alternator is the part 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 found in the engine compartment. Your car will only stay running for as long as the battery has power stored if the alternator is not working properly. Once the battery loses power, your car will not start. Normally, a faulty alternator will turn on the battery warning light or will have a low volt gauge reading.

How do you know if need to replace your car’s alternator?

  • Dead battery or battery will not store a charge.
  • Battery warning light is on.
  • Dim lights.

How to replace an alternator

  • Examine entire charging system (battery, cables, alternator).
  • Check the drive belts.
  • Test alternator output.
  • Remove and replace alternator if found to be faulty.
  • Re-test alternator output.

Our recommendation for alternator repair services

During every major service, ask your mechanic to inspect the condition of the charging system and should also clean and tighten the battery cables.

Why repairing your alternator is important

Your alternator charges your battery, which powers the electronics in your vehicle, such as the air conditioning and the radio. The battery is also necessary to turn on your vehicle. A faulty alternator will not charge your car’s battery, and your vehicle’s battery life will eventually run out and will not be able to start.

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