Although the price of an alternator is dependent on the car you have, you can expect to pay an average of $400 with prices ranging from $200 to $600 for the US in 2020 according to BuyAutoParts.com.
The alternator assists with powering the electrical system in your vehicle while the engine is running. If your alternator goes bad, everything from the airbags and car heater, to power steering and braking mechanisms can start to fail. Warning sigs of a bad alternator are dim headlights and the dashboard not lighting up properly. It is a good idea to purchase a rebuilt alternator or a new one. Other things to take into consideration when working out the overall price are the condition of the alternator you are purchasing. You can choose from a part from the original car manufacturer (OEM) an aftermarket new part (AN) or an (AR) aftermarket remanufactured. Companies like Bosch also make high quality remanufactured alternators. Usually, OEM parts tend to be the most expensive, however.
Estimating Labor Costs
Labor costs for alternator replacement vary depending on the car, truck, or SUV you have, the mechanic you hire, and the condition of the part you use to replace it. The mechanic’s labor costs are also important. A mechanic may charge anywhere from $75 to $125 per hour. Master mechanics and foreign specialist charge $125 an hour. The condition of the part and labor rates do not vary greatly but some additional changes or modifications may be needed depending on the kind of alternator you choose. Often more expensive mechanics will not install remanufactureed or aftermarket parts for warranty reasons. Before just purchasing the first suitable alternator for your vehicle, do a little investigation. Seek out the actual number of the part for the required alternator. Then search online to find the best deal and a reputable mechanic.
Schedule Alternator Replacement In Scottsdale
Call or Stop By Our Alternator Shop In Scottsdale, Arizona. In addition to being a full-service gas station, we employee ASE Certified mechanics that work on imports and domestic vehicles alike. Our team is here to help! Conveniently located in Scottsdale we can tend to nearly any vehicle repair or maintenance need. Stop by our Alternator Shop In Scottsdale located at 7171 E Lincoln Dr. Scottsdale, Arizona 85253 or by giving Bridwell Automotive Center a call today (480) 948-4781.