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$ 70
Mar 2008
columbia, mo
Front end alignment, tires rotated, and general inspection  more... close row
$ 455
Dec 2007
Dayton, NJ
fuel injection
Diagnostic test and tune up  more... close row
$ 700
Mar 2008
Garland, TX
Incomplete radiator replacement  more... close row
$ 1586
May 2008
Matthews, NC
Audi A4 Quattro
Clutch and Flywheel Replacement
New clutch and flywheel with wrong parts ordered at first  more... close row
$ 275
Jun 2007
Pensacola, Florida, USA
Lincoln Towncar
Air Conditioning
Second opinion really paid off  more... close row
$ 1116
Feb 2009
Kansas City, MO
Pontiac, Grand AM
Front End Suspension
Front end suspension problems  more... close row
$ 795
Mar 2008
Akron, OH
Replacement of a cracked manifold  more... close row
$ 500
Aug 2008
Mesa, AZ
Mitzubishi Outlander
Fuel line
Problems with fuel line and fuel filter  more... close row
$ 150
Oct 2008
Winter Garden, FL
Mazda 6sporti
Air conditioning compressor
Labor only on air conditioning compressor replacement  more... close row
$ 500
Dec 2008
Mechanicsburg, PA
Kia Sedona
Front and Rear Brakes, Rotors
Front and rear brakes replaced before inspection  more... close row
$ 127
Dec 2007
Arundel, ME
Installation and balancing of two new snow tires  more... close row
$ 53
Apr 2006
Monticello, AR
GMC Sierra
side mirror replacement
Side mirror replaced with mirror from junkyard to save money  more... close row
$ 1000
Aug 2007
Alton, IL
Saturn LS
Body Work
Repairs after an accident  more... close row
$ 1500
Feb 2006
Brandon, Florida
Oldsmobile Alero
Rear Bumper
Rear bumper replaced  more... close row
$ 680
Apr 2007
Bay City, MI
Plymouth Reliant
Power Train or Drive Train
Extremely honest mechanic made repairs  more... close row
$ 170
Dec 2008
Orem, UT
Saturn SL2
Cam cover gasket
Cam cover gasket replaced  more... close row
$ 159
Feb 2009
Orem, UT
Saturn SL2
Anti-sway bar joints
Anti-sway bar joint replaced  more... close row
$ 250
Sep 2008
Dale city Virginia
Saturn Vue
oxygen sensor
O2 sensor had to be replaced  more... close row
$ 120
Nov 2008
Hilton, NY
Mercury Sable LS
Muffler replaced on Mercury Sable  more... close row
$ 40
Mar 2009
Farmingdale, NY
Hyundai Accent
Check Engine Light
Diagnostic check for check engine light  more... close row
$ 450
Jun 2008
Phoenix, AZ
Isuzu Rodeo
Various problems with brakes on Isuzu  more... close row
$ 670
Mar 2009
Columbus, OH
MAZDA 3 4-Door
calipers and brakes and rotors
Calipers, brakes, and rotors replaced on car  more... close row
$ 97
Feb 2009
Los Angeles ,CA
Acura RSX
Black side panels
Black panels isntalled for side windows  more... close row
$ 200
Mar 2008
Jacksonville, FL
Reconditioned alternator service  more... close row

Description of service

I had recently needed a new alternator for my car. I have an older car so it was supposedly difficult to find a used one, say from a junk yard. And the mechanic I used said a rebuilt one was about the same for a new one.

Review of Service

Of course labor cost more then the actual part with alot of auto repairs it seems, but if you are in need of a new alternator, or any car part for that matter, make sure you ask about a reconditioned part, have your mechanic check the prices between new and rebuilt and make sure the part will fit your car. In my car the alternator was not quite the right one, my battery was still draining, and my father fixed the trouble in the end with the help of another mechanic.

This was after checking the fuses, replacing fuses as well as taking the dome lights out, unhooking the car radio, checking the electric windows, door locks, trying to find out where this drain was coming from with a new alternator and for some reason it was after the replacing of the alternator. Not saying the first mechanics did something, but it was weird how after the replacing of the alternator and it not being the correct part for my car, I was having my car battery jumped as it was dead after hours of draining and sitting over night.


As I stated, ask your mechanic about the prices for a rebuilt part junkyard and new part, and warranties that may or may not come with the part/service, as well as the full cost of labor to install these parts.

Also if your car battery is still draining after a 'new' alternator has been put on, like in my case. You MAY have to have your car battery modified and have the terminals cut off and moved so that when you park your car for more then an hour, you have to physically take your connection ( the positive ) out of the loop totally so it cannot drain while attached. Like a kill switch.

Make sure your mechanics check the other sources for what may be causing the drain on your battery if the alternator is charging and putting out the amps. Fuses, door locks, inside dome lights and inside trunk lights.

While it is not fun standing under my hood in the pouring rain to put the terminal together to go anywhere in my car, my car now starts up every single time, with a full battery charge and I know I can let my car sit for about 45 minutes or so while inside a store and not worry about the battery draining on me.

I unhook the terminal when I am home or if I am going to be longer then an hour inside a store and I know my car will start and not walk out to a dead battery as I had done many times before!

$ 427
Nov 2007
perham, mn
body work
Two dents removed from hood  more... close row
$ 1500
Nov 2008
Anniston, AL
Lincoln LS
Catalytic Converter
Catalytic converter replaced in three days  more... close row
$ 688
Feb 2006
Columbus, OH
Kia Sephia
driver's side door
Entire door replaced on driver's side  more... close row
$ 476
Feb 2009
Thornton, CO
Jaguar X-type
Excellent service with brake replacement on Jag  more... close row
$ 769
Sep 2007
Overland Park, Kansas
Mercedes ML320
cracked engine block - cost to diagnose
Extremely expensive to diagnose cracked engine block  more... close row
$ 150
Mar 2008
Orem, UT
distributor cap
New distributor cap and rotor  more... close row
$ 350
Aug 2008
Westfield, Indiana
Buick Skylark
Intake Gasket
Smaller shop gave a better deal  more... close row
$ 150
Feb 2009
Richmond, Virginia
GMC Yukon
Engine, and Transmission
Very cheap tune-up on Yukon  more... close row