Best 18 Automotive Alternators Generators in Kansas City, MO with Reviews -
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By: Kyle T.
Taylor-To-You Mechanics
You cannot find a more convenient service. They bring the parts to you, provide the service, and it doesn't waste any of your time. They also are ALWAYS under shop cost.
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By: August O.
Taylor-To-You Mechanics
Terrible service, showed up late and told me it was going to cost more than what they told me on the phone went ahead and paid them he said he had to come out another day to finish and I trust him and he never came back out the finished job.
By: Garland H.
Taylor-To-You Mechanics
they came when expected and did a great job. Respectful and patient and knowledge of the job needed done
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By: Linda D.
Taylor-To-You Mechanics
Kyle & Nick are the best!! Super Nice guys! Communicated great with me. Showed up on time. Worked smooth & thorough! Did a complete brake job. Rotors, calipers, pads, bleed & road test in under 2 hrs. They are going to be my only mechanics!! Highly Recommend. AAA+++
Tips & Advices
In some cases, it's worth repairing an old alternator. If some parts go bad, they can be inexpensive to repair. For example, alternator belts can be quite cheap, and parts and labor for handling this repair will run you between $100 and $125 for most vehicles, which is significantly less than the cost of a new alternator. If the total cost of the repair exceeds 50 percent of the cost of replacing the alternator, it makes sense to invest in a new alternator.
If your car's alternator has gone bad, you may be able to squeeze in a short journey, but the car's battery will drain very quickly without the alternator's support. Stop-and-go traffic will place even more pressure on the battery, and so will using auxiliary items such as the radio, air conditioning, heater, windshield wipers, and headlights.
A one-wire alternator is a type of alternator that can be easily put into place with the installation of a single wire. The key benefit that these alternators bring is that they are simple to install.  However, many one-wire alternators provide low output when the car's engine is idle, and this can burden the car's electrical system if you're idling at a red light with the headlights and stereo on. Some one-wire alternators also require you to rev the car's engine to a certain rpm to activate the alternator and begin the charging process.
The most common cause of alternator failure is a weak battery. Your car's alternator works very hard to keep your car's battery fully charged, and, if the battery is weak, it can put a great deal of stress on the alternator. The alternator will increase its output to try and keep the battery charged, and this will eventually overtax the alternator and cause it to fail prematurely.
Your alternator's regulator is an automotive part that monitors and oversees the process by which your car's battery is charged. The regulator also supports the alternator by reducing the stress that is placed on the alternator's drive belts, tensioning pulley, and bearings. The regulator may be located inside or outside of the alternator's housing.

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