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What is Alternator?
Vehicle’s alternator is an integral part of your vehicle’s charging system. The simple way to understand what is the alternator and to who is responsible for – it is the part which produces electricity and ensures that your car battery would be charged properly. Find out more – here!
When the Alternator is dead
- Service engine light
Another obvious but not always appearing sign – light indicator on your car’s dashboard. It depends on the car model what it could show you – “Check Engine,” “ALT,” or a battery icon indicator.
- Electrical issues
When the Alternator doesn’t work properly or it is failed already, all car electric elements relying only on battery. This leads to slow operations for electrical vehicle equipment, like power seats or windows. Without enough power, sometimes the device will not function or will suddenly stop working, like the radio turning itself off.
- Dead battery
When Alternator doesn’t work properly, the vehicle uses up all of the battery’s capacity, leaving it drained. Flat battery causes issues with starting your car. Before changing a dead battery, you must be sure that your Alternator isn’t malfunctioning. Otherwise, it will happen again quicker than you can think.
- Dim lights
Probably this is the most noticeable sign of failing alternator. When are dim or flickering lights and it brightens as RPMs pick up you can be sure, that is the sign, that you need to check Alternator.
- Odd noises
This sign could be not so accurate, hence you should look for additional signs for the issue. The serpentine belt could have stretched with age and may not be spinning the alternator pulley effectively, leading to a lack of charge. This typically results in a squealing noise.
Brisbane mobile alternator replacement
If you turn the key and instead of firing up the engine, all you hear are rapid clicks, it might be a flat battery or it could be more than that if you missed the signs of a failing alternator. Our team can replace most Alternators with our convenient mobile service. We have an extensive range of alternators available at our stock site 365 days a year.
The alternator doesn’t choose day or time when to fail, so for example, if it brakes down on Friday night, this could ruin your weekend plans. Our mobile technicians can normally attend your vehicle the same day 24/7.
We cover all Brisbane areas: the City of Brisbane, City of Ipswich, Logan City, Moreton Bay Region, Redland City.
We have technicians with over 16 years of experience and our alternators are brand new OEM so we can offer you
1 year, unlimited kilometres Warranty!
Our alternator replacement process when we attend to your place:
- The charging system is inspected and tested, including alternator output
- The drive belts are inspected to ensure the alternator is being driven
- The battery will be disconnected
- The alternator will be removed and replaced if it is not charging correctly
- The battery will be reconnected
- The output of the alternator will be rechecked to make sure it is working correctly
How much does an alternator replacement cost?
It is not a quick question to answer. It has several complex variables like your car model, location, needed alternator, etc. It could start at $320 and it could cost even $2,000 but every situation is different. You can get an accurate quote by calling us or by filling our super easy enquiry form below. If you’re looking for the highest quality repair work for your vehicle, contact Best Batteries now. Any question please do not hesitate to call us on 0430 151 521 for friendly assistance.
Reviews from Best Batteries customers
Mazda 3 alternator (supply & fit alternator)
Mod was scheduled to come out tomorrow but my alternator failed after arriving at work today! Mod came out and had it all sorted within 2hrs.
Great price and great service.
– Cam A.
Mitsubishi Fuso alternator (supply & fit alternator)
Incredibly good service !!!
Got my Mitsubishi Fuso truck broken down. Technician arrived in ~40min. Diagnosed alternator problem. Got it replaced in next two hours.
On time, competitive price and perfect job.
Happy customer and positive experience.
– Stephen W.
Holden Commodore alternator (alternator replacement)
Excellent service had a bad alternator this morning and they had it up and running straight away were professional and well worth the money would recommend to any thanks guys.
Toyota LandCruiser alternator (alternator replacement)
Excellent service. Needed a replacement alternator for our Landcruiser before a road trip down the east coast. Was very accommodating to our urgent need and replaced same day and a great cost. Would recommend.
– Jonathan H.
Toyota Camry alternator (alternator replacement)
At the last minute our alternator died in our car. Stopped at a large chain that couldn’t fit us in for at least 2 days. We rang Best Batteries who came out within an hour, fixed the alternator on our vehicle. Better still the work was done professionally, affordably and at our own residence so that we were not inconvenienced in any way. Highly recommend Best Batteries I know for one we will be back when we need this kind of work done again.
– Martin M.
Toyota Prado alternator (supply & fit alternator)
What a great experience. Can’t thank you enough guys!
I am regretting paying my roadside assistance membership for years. After my car broken down and all roadside guys could say is sorry, can’t help. I have googled and called Best Batteries and could not believe that they said YES they can come and test and replace my alternator on Sunday. After all it only took couple of hours. Great price and warranty too. Very, very happy customer.
– Michael V.
Vehicle Types We Service
Below is a list of the most popular vehicle types we carry out our car alternator replacement services on. We supply and fit reputable, trusted alternator brands for every type of vehicle.
Best Batteries are certified to repair and replace alternators for the following makes and models:
- Accord Euro
- Mazda 2
- Mazda 3