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What does a comprehensive vehicle inspection include?

The inspection will include everything the manufacturer specifies and is required for the logbook service. Everything below, and much much more!

  • 1. Test drive

    The engine, drivetrain, brakes and suspension in your vehicle will be tested to ensure that they are up to standard.

  • 2. Operational check

    The standard components of your vehicle such as seat belts, lights, wipers including washers and arm mechanism, horn will be inspected. The air/cabin filters and housing will also be checked.

  • 3. Digital battery check

    Your battery will be tested and printed results will be provided.

  • 4. Vehicle digital diagnostic scan

    A complete electronic diagnostic scan, with forefront equipment.

  • 5. Inspection of underbody

    A visual inspection will be conducted for leaks from your engine, exhaust system, fuel line and gearbox.

  • 6. Tyre pressure and tread wear check

    The condition, pressure and tread wear of your tyres (including the spare) will be inspected to ensure that it is up to the legal standard.

  • 7. Brake wear recommendation

    A precise measurement can be provided to you. This will also include a fluid condition check.

  • 8. Suspension system check

    Joints and bearings in your vehicle will be checked for any leaks.

  • 9. Final assessment of vehicle

    The wheels are cross checked and a final road test is performed to ensure quality of the service and operations performed.

Alternator Repairs - that will keep the charge in your engine!

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You are running late, you get in your car and turn the key and nothing……If you are experiencing issues with your car starting there is a good chance that you have an issue with your alternator.

The alternator is a vital part of engine, providing the generation of power that keeps your engine powering, your electrics running and your battery charging.

At mycar, we pride ourselves on being a one-stop auto shop and our technicians are on hand to provide diagnostics and advice on your alternator repairs or replacement.

Suspect that your Alternator is not giving you enough power? Talk to an expert

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Why trust mycar with your alternator replacement

  • We’re honest.
  • We’re experienced.
  • We’re up-front on about costs.
  • We’re on your side.

How much does it cost to replace an alternator?

An alternator replacement cost varies depending on the make and model of your car, but generally will be between $500 - $1000 including parts and labour. mycar prides itself on being transparent about price, so once we’ve made our diagnosis, you’ll receive a detailed quote, highlighting if replacement is necessary or there is the option to repair, plus how much everything costs and when you can expect your car to be road trip ready again.

How do I find an alternator mechanic near me?

With over 260 stores Australia-wide you’re sure to find a mycar store nearby for alternator replacements and repairs. With stores located in major cities including Sydney, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide and Melbourne.

Talk to our auto experts about your alternator replacement

How do I know if I have an issue with my alternator?

A car engine is complex and unless you are a mechanic it is hard to know what is wrong. Our auto experts will be able to help you diagnose your car issues by listening and asking questions where appropriate before making diagnostic recommendations.

The following can be signs of a failing alternator:

  • Warning Indicator Light on Dashboard – most cars have a ‘ALT’, ‘GEN’ or battery light and this can be one of the first indicators that something is wrong with your alternator.
  • Dim or flickering headlights – the brightness of your lights changing as RPMs increase or decreases
  • Dead battery – a failing alternator can put extra pressure on your battery, causing it to give out
  • Strange sounds – car engines can give off lots of strange noises but if you hear a weird noise in conjunction with any of the other symptoms listed, you may need an alternator repair
  • Smell – a hot wire or electrical smell indicates that your alternator may be overheating.
  • Everything electric is going at snails pace – if you notice that other electrical items are going slowly in your car compared to normal, like you electric windows are going slowly, it could be an indicator of an alternator issue
  • Trouble starting your car
  • Car stalling

 

Our auto-savvy mycar representatives are always on hand to listen to any concerns you may have, so if you are unsure, please pick up the phone and talk to your local store.

 

How Customers feel about our Alternator Repairs

5 star rating
Damon - Holden Colorado

Alternator died The guys replaced it and returned my car the same day. 02 January when hardly anyone was open.

03/01/2020

Shepparton - VIC Store

 

 

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5 star rating
Emma

Steve and Peter in Maroochydore were INCREDIBLE. They talked me through the problem on the phone then fit me into their busy schedule when I broke down and needed a new alternator urgently. I am extremely grateful for them going out of their way for me. Will recommend them to all my friends on the coast.

03/03/2021

Maroochydore - QLD Store

 

 

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5 star rating
Debbie - Holden Calais

The speed and care taken to get me back on the road I arrived unannounced as my alternator light was on The problem was fixed straight away

25/11/2020

Doncaster - VIC Store

 

 

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Q&A

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A car alternator is a type of electric generator used in modern vehicles to charge the battery and to power the electrical system while the engine is running. It is an important part of the car charging system.

Basically, an alternator generates energy. The engine spins wheels which in turn cranks a wheel on the alternator which generates energy. This energy is used to charge the battery (which is used to start the engine) and power the electrical system when the engine is running.

Yes it can, while car batteries can and often do fail on their own, a failing alternator can cause your car battery to drain and not be recharged.

If you are experiencing any of the symptoms of a bad alternator above and think your alternator may be on the way out, the easiest way to test your alternator is with the help of an expert. mycar technicians are there to help, so call up your nearest store and book in a time to get your alternator and battery tested.

It is important to get your alternator checked as soon as you think there may be a problem, as although it will still drive while the alternator is failing, it won’t for long, at you don’t want to get caught out. Once the battery runs out of charge (and your alternator is not recharging it) your car will not be able to restart.

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