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How much does Alternator Repair Costs?

The alternator is one of the most crucial parts of a vehicle. It is used in modern cars to charge the battery and to give power to the electrical system of the car when the engine is running. If the alternator of a car doesn’t work properly then many other components of the car such as car heater, the braking system of the car, power steering of the car may not work properly. There are two early symptoms of an alternator not working properly in a car, those symptoms are gauges flickering and headlights becoming dim. The cost of repairing an alternator of a car varies in different cars. Today in this article we will give you a complete overview of the cost of repairing alternators of different cars. You should read the article till the end. This will make sure that you completely know about the cost of repairing How much does Alternator Repair Costs?.

Cost of Parts and Labour to Repair an Alternator

The price of an Alternator Repair Costs completely differs in different types of cars. Approximately the average price of an alternator of a car is between 200 Dollar to 600 Dollar. The repair pal estimate shows that the average price of an alternator of a car is between 400 Dollar to 600 Dollar. If the alternator of your car doesn’t work properly then it is recommended that you should buy a new alternator for your car.  Now let us have a look at the price of parts and labour to repair an alternator of 5 different luxurious cars in the section below.

  • BMW X5 (2007 Model)
  • The list price of the alternator of a BMW X5 (2007 Model) is 828.68 Dollars
  • The cost of labour to repair the alternator of a BMW X5 (2007 Model) is 286.00 Dollars.
  • Therefore the total cost of repairing the alternator of a BMW X5 (2007 Model) is 1114.68 Dollars.
  • The time required to repair the alternator of a BMW X5 (2007 Model) is 2.2 hours.
  • DODGE SPRINTER (2009 Model)
  • The list price of the alternator of a DODGE SPRINTER (2009 Model) is 595.00 Dollar.
  • The cost of labour to repair the alternator of a DODGE SPRINTER (2009 Model) is 260.00 Dollars.
  • Therefore the total cost of repairing the alternator of a  DODGE SPRINTER (2009 Model) is 855.00 Dollars.
  • The time required to repair the alternator of a DODGE SPRINTER (2009 Model) is 2 hours.
  • MERCEDES BENZ E350 (2008 Model)
  • The list price of the alternator of a MERCEDES BENZ E350 (2008 Model) is 1620.00 Dollars.
  • The cost of labour to repair the alternator of a MERCEDES BENZ E350 (2008 Model) is 143.00 Dollars.
  • Therefore the total cost of repairing the alternator of a MERCEDES BENZ E350 (2008 Model) is 1763.00 Dollars.
  • The time required to repair the alternator of a MERCEDES BENZ E350 (2008 Model) is 1.1 hours.
  • BMW 750 (2007 Model)
  • The list price of the alternator of a BMW 750 (2007 Model) is 470.85 Dollars.
  • The cost of labour to repair the alternator of a  BMW 750 (2007 Model) is 377.00 Dollars.
  • Therefore the total cost of repairing the alternator of a BMW 750 (2007 Model) is 847.85 Dollars.
  • The time required to repair the alternator of a BMW 750 (2007 Model) is 2.9 hours.
  • BMW X5 (2004 Model)
  • The list price of the alternator of a BMW X5 (2004 Model) is 670.85 Dollars.
  • The cost of labour to repair the alternator of a BMW X5 (2004 Model) is 208.00 Dollars.
  • Therefore the total cost of repairing the alternator of a BMW X5 (2004 Model) is 878.85 Dollars.
  • The time required to repair the alternator of a BMW X5 (2004 Model) is 1.6 hours.

NOTE: The labour cost of repairing the alternator of the above mentioned vehicle are calculated on the basis of 130 Dollars per hour (time taken).

The cost of alternator parts of a car also depends on the condition and quality of the part that you want to buy for your car. There are many types of alternator parts available in the market. The alternator can be Original Equipment Manufacturer parts, Aftermarket New parts, Aftermarket Remanufactured parts and Original Equipment Remanufactured parts. The prices of each type of alternator varies from each other. The Original Equipment Manufacturer parts are the most expensive in the market. The second most expensive type is Aftermarket New parts. The third most expensive type is Original Equipment Remanufactured parts. And the Aftermarket Remanufactured parts are the least expensive in the market. You should also keep in mind the labour cost of repairing the alternator of a vehicle. You can visit the nearby car mechanic in order to know about the labour cost of repairing the alternator of a car.

How to Determine The Labour Cost of Repairing The Alternator

The labour cost required to repair the alternator of a vehicle depends on many factors. The labour cost varies depending upon the quality and condition of the alternator you use to replace the faulty alternator. The labour cost also depends on the type of mechanic you are hiring to repair the alternator of your car. The labour cost also depends on the type of vehicle you use.

There are different types of vehicle in the market and each vehicle requires different labour time to repair the alternator. Some of the vehicles require half an hour to repair the alternator and some vehicles require 5 hours to 6 hours to repair the alternator. 

If you take your vehicle to an average mechanic he/she may charge 100 Dollars per hour to repair the alternator of your car. On the other hand if you take your vehicle to an expert foreign mechanic he/she may charge 130 Dollars per hour to repair the alternator of your car. Thus we can say that the labour cost of repairing the alternator of a car can vary depending on different factors. We can also say that the condition and quality of the parts least affects the labour cost of repairing the alternator of a car because the parts of the cars for a particular model and year don’t change much. Sometimes the parts need to be modified and then only the condition and quality of the part affects the labour cost of repairing the alternator of a car.

Now let us have a look at the approximate labour required or approximate time required to repair the alternator of different types of vehicles.

Hatchbacks 

Some of the Hatchback models are mentioned below along with the time required to repair their alternator.

  1. Ford Focus (2007 Model):- The approximate labour or time required to repair the alternator of Ford Focus (2007 Model) is 1.2 hours.
  2. Honda Fit (2007 Model):- The approximate labour or time required to repair the alternator of Honda Fit (2007 Model) is 1.9 Hours.
  3. Mazda 3 (2007 Model):- The approximate labour or time required to repair the alternator of Mazda 3 (2007 Model) is 0.8 hours – 1.5 hours.

Sedans 

Some of the Sedan models are mentioned below along with the time required to repair their alternator.

  1. VW Passat (2007 Model):-  The approximate labour or time required to repair the alternator of VW Passat (2007 Model) is 1.6 hours.
  2. Honda Accord (2007 Model):-  The approximate labour or time required to repair the alternator of Honda Accord (2007 Model) is 0.6 hours.
  3. Lexus ES 350 (2007 Model):- The approximate labour or time required to repair the alternator of Lexus ES 350 (2007 Model) is 4.3 hours – 5.3 hours.

Wagons 

Some of the Wagon models are mentioned below along with the time required to repair their alternator.

  1. VW Jetta Wagon (2007 Model):- The approximate labour or time required to repair the alternator of VW Jetta Wagon (2007 Model) is 3.0 hours.
  2. Subaru Outback (2007 Model):- The approximate labour or time required to repair the alternator of Subaru Outback (2007 Model) is 0.7 hours.
  3. Audi A6 (2007 Model):- The approximate labour or time required to repair the alternator of Audi A6 (2007 Model) is 2.2 hours.

Sports Cars

Some of the Sports Car models are mentioned below along with the time required to repair their alternator.

  1. Mazda MX-5 Miata (2007 Model):- The approximate labour or time required to repair the alternator of Mazda MX-5 Miata (2007 Model) is 1.0 hours.
  2. VW GTI (2007 Model):- The approximate labour or time required to repair the alternator of VW GTI (2007 Model) is 1.8 hours.
  3. Chevrolet Corvette (2007 Model):-  The approximate labour or time required to repair the alternator of Chevrolet Corvette (2007 Model) is 0.6 hours – 1.0 hours.

SUVs/Crossovers

Some of the SUV / Crossover models are mentioned below along with the time required to repair their alternator.

  1. Honda CRV (2007 Model):- The approximate labour or time required to repair the alternator of Honda CRV (2007 Model) is 1.1 hours.
  2. Hyundai Santa Fe (2007 Model):- The approximate labour or time required to repair the alternator of Hyundai Santa Fe (2007 Model) is 1.8 hours.
  3. BMW X5 (2007 Model):- The approximate labour or time required to repair the alternator of BMW X5 (2007 Model) is 3.1 hours – 3.4 hours.

Pickup Trucks

Some of the Pickup Truck models are mentioned below along with the time required to repair their alternator.

  1. Nissan Frontier Pickup (2007 Model):- The approximate labour or time required to repair the alternator of Nissan Frontier Pickup (2007 Model) is 1.5 hours.
  2. Dodge Ram 1500 (2007 Model):- The approximate labour or time required to repair the alternator of Dodge Ram 1500 (2007 Model) is 0.6 hours.
  3. Ford F-150 (non-turbo) (2007 Model):- The approximate labour or time required to repair the alternator of Ford F-150 (non-turbo) (2007 Model) is 0.7 hours.

How to Find A Correct Alternator And The Best Deal for that Alternator

In order to find a correct alternator for your car, you have to use the year,make and model of your car to search for the perfect alternator for your car. This method will definitely help you to find the correct alternator for your car. 

There are different types of alternators available in the online market at reasonable prices. Before buying an alternator from your local shop, you must search for a correct alternator for your car in the online market. The cost of an alternator in the online market is equal to half of the price of the alternator in the offline market or local shops. 

You can use the year,make and model of your car to search for the perfect alternator for your car in the online market, this will make sure that you get a correct alternator and the best deal for that alternator.

Final Words

We hope that now you completely know about the Alternator Repair Costs in your car. The guidance provided in this article will definitely help you to know about the cost of alternator repairing in your car. We recommend you to read the entire article without skipping a single point in order to know completely about the cost of alternator repair in your car.

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