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Alternator Repair & Replacement

Auto Mechanics | Services | Alternator Repair

Quality Alternator Repair, Rebuilds & Replacements

Alternator repair can be expensive, up to four times more expensive than others, even if the specifications of the alternators seem to be almost identical on first sight. The differences between an original alternator and a cheap aftermarket alternator replacement can be very big. These differences can result in a considerably different performance and drastically reduced reliability, as well as increased wear of the charging system components.

Contact Us For Competitive Pricing On Alternator Service

High-quality alternator repair work without breaking the bank. When it comes to alternator repair for your vehicle, finding a trustworthy and reliable mechanic is essential. However, affordability is also a major concern for many car owners. That's why our mechanics offer competitive prices for alternator repair. Our mechanics understand unexpected repair costs can be significant for many people, and we strive to keep our prices reasonable to ensure that our services are accessible to everyone.

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Alternator Repair Symptoms

Not sure if the problem is an alternator repair? Here are some signs that your alternator may need to be replaced:

  • Warning light: The dashboard warning light for the battery or charging system may illuminate.

  • Dimming or flickering lights: When driving, you may notice that the headlights or interior lights dim or flicker.

  • Dead battery: If your battery is frequently dying, it could be a sign that the alternator is not properly charging the battery.

  • Strange noises: A faulty alternator may produce unusual noises such as a whining or grinding sound.

  • Electrical issues: You may experience electrical issues such as power windows or locks not functioning correctly, or your radio or other electronics turning off unexpectedly.

  • Burning smell: If you detect a burning smell coming from under the hood, it could be a sign of a failing alternator.

If you notice any of these signs, it is important to have your alternator checked and repaired by our qualified local mechanic as soon as possible to avoid further damage or breakdown.

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Alternator Repair Process

Replacing an alternator typically involves several steps. In general, Our alternator replacement includes:

  • Diagnosis: First, we diagnose the problem to confirm that the alternator needs to be replaced.

  • Disconnecting the battery: We disconnect the negative battery cable to prevent electrical shock and damage to the electrical system.

  • Removing the serpentine belt: The serpentine belt needs to be removed from the alternator, which may require loosening other components such as the tensioner.

  • Disconnecting electrical connections: The electrical connections to the alternator need to be disconnected, including the output wire and any other sensors or controls.

  • Removing the old alternator: Once all electrical connections and the serpentine belt are removed, the old alternator can be taken out.

  • Installing the new alternator: The new alternator can then be installed, following the reverse order of the above steps.

  • Reconnecting electrical connections: The electrical connections are reconnected.

  • Reinstalling the serpentine belt: The serpentine belt is reinstalled, and all components that were loosened are tightened to their proper torque specification.

  • Reconnecting the battery: The negative battery cable is reconnected.

  • Testing: The mechanic will then test the new alternator to ensure it is functioning correctly.


Alternator Replacement vs Repair?

Our customers have the choice to repair an alternator, rebuild an alternator or replace the alternator entirely.  Your alternator is responsible for charging your battery while you drive. If your vehicle has trouble starting how can you tell if it's the alternator or if you need a battery? Sometimes, when your vehicle fails to start or has trouble starting it could be several issues at play including your alternator, battery, starter or something else.


Is An Alternator Rebuild Better Than a Replacement Alternator?

An alternator rebuild is usually the cheaper option opposed to a complete replacement. As long as the alternator housing is in tact, whether you need an alternator rebuild or alternator replacement, there are a few warning signs that suggest your alternator needs repair. If it is an alternator repair you require, or you want to save some money with an alternator rebuild, we can help get you going with affordable alternator repair and surrounding areas.


When Should I Replace My Alternator?

Alternator repair is a standard replacement part with your car's charging system. Your car’s alternator provides power to the battery as your vehicle is running. Without a properly functioning alternator, the battery will lose its charge very quickly and your engine systems will fail. Replacing your alternator is a less frequent replacement part. Alternators generally last 7 years or more and over 100,000 km. The life of your alternator depends on the quality of the part, conditions in which the car is driven and how many electronics are being used inside the car.



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