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TLC Auto & Truck Repair Service Center

230 NY-109, Farmingdale, NY 11735

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Monday - Friday


Alternator Repair & Replacement

Serving Long Island since 1991. Give us a call we are happy to assist you.

Davis Douglas

Davis Douglas

I have been going to TLC for over ten years & never had a bad experience. Pete and the rest of the staff have always been professional, courteous and thorough. Their work is superlative.

I highly recommend them.

Car Alternator Repair

Starter & Alternator Repair

What’s so important about a vehicle's alternator & starter?

Modern cars are filled with electronics to make your ride more efficient, comfortable, and safe. But all these components rely on your alternator. As you use electronics in your vehicle (such as the stereo, navigation, or even the headlights), the battery gets used. The alternator keeps the battery topped up. If your alternator stops working, then once your battery runs down, your car could lose power while driving. Not only is this inconvenient, but unsafe


The starter gets the engine fired up, and when your starter goes, your car won’t be going anywhere. If your vehicle doesn’t start, there might be a problem with the alternator or the starter. With all the complex electrical systems, you need an experienced and well-trained mechanic.

TLCs Reputation

TLC Auto & Truck has been around since 1991, so we’ve had thirty years to build our reputation. Our customers love us because we’re experienced, quality oriented, honest, and reliable. You will too.

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Car and truck starter system repair

From minor adjustments to complete charging system overhauls, our trained mechanics know how to take care of your vehicle and ensure that your alternator and starter function the way they should. They can test your battery, your starter, and your alternator, and fix any problems they discover.

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What Our Customers Are Saying

Nick Mak
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I travel alot for work and always come here for the trucks maintance ( with over 300k miles it needs alot) I even bring my personal pick up ( even though dealer offers cheaper oil changes) not only do they do what they are suppose to but they go above by checking on the rest of the vehicle. A+ service. I never rate 5 stars but they well deserve it. Good job guys
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What can I say.. these guys are the best in the diesel truck repair business that I've found. I own several Ram Diesel Tow Trucks and they have kept us running without fail and for a very fair price. Thanks guys, you'll always be my 'go-to' for my trucks!
Maria Harding
Maria Harding
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Awesome place got my horse trailer inspected and the men there helped me out so much with information definitely will send all my people there for service
Elsbeth P
Elsbeth P
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I was travelling and had a problem with the generator on my RV. Matt and the service techs at TLC got me in the day after I called and got it repaired in two hours, at a very fair cost. I stumbled into TLC after RV service outfits told me it would be a week to ten weeks before they could even look at my problem. I can't say enough about how well they took care of me.
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Have been coming here for a few years now. Have never had a bad experience. Tried setting things up via facebook messenger this last time and everything went great. Was super easy. Really excellent service and great work.


Give us a call, we are happy to assist you.


fleet repair maintenance


We are well-equipped for fleet repair and maintenance. We currently work with fleet management companies: Element, ARI, LeasePlan, Ge Capital.

Free pick up and drop off


No second vehicle? No worries. we’ve got your back, we’ll pick you up and drop you off for free!

*within 10 miles

30 years of experience


We’ve been reliably repairing cars, trucks, trailers, and RV’s for almost 30 years.

we repair everything


There are no gimmicks here. We tell you what needs to be fixed and get the job done.

genuine service


Authenticity is our brand. Bringing you complete and genuine service with a smile.

guaranteed repairs


Guaranteed (most) repairs for 24 months or 24K miles, giving you peace of mind.

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Alternator repair shop near me

Common signs your charging system needs a mechanic

Your vehicle’s charging system keeps the battery topped off. If your starter and/or alternator aren’t working correctly, you could find yourself stranded, or even worse, in an accident should you lose power while driving. If you have to keep jump-starting the battery, this can quickly wear out the battery.

Look out for the following signs that it’s time to look at alternator repair:

Common charging system malfunctions

There are many ways a charging system can stop working. Some are more common than others. But our experienced mechanics know what to look for.  

  • A squealing noise could indicate a slipping belt or a stuck alternator pulley. Sometimes the belt simply needs adjustment. But if it needs replacement, our technicians can take care of it.


  • Difficulty starting or clicking noises can be something simple like a low battery or something complex like trouble with a starter. By testing the starter and the battery with specialized equipment, our technicians can pinpoint the problem.


  • Unless there are obvious signs of damage, it’s hard to visually check an alternator. Your mechanic can perform an alternator charging test using diagnostic tools to determine if the alternator is putting out the power it should and if not, they can install a replacement alternator.


  • An experienced mechanic knows to look for issues with the wiring that may cause problems with your alternator or starter. As cars age, wires can become brittle and break. Replacing these broken wires can often be more affordable than a costly alternator repair.
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THE BENEFITS OF OUR alternator and starter repair

Easier Starting

A charging system running in tip-top shape can take the uncertainty out of starting your car in the morning.

More comfort

A powerful alternator can keep your headlights bright, your air conditioner running at maximum efficiency in the winter, your favorite songs playing on the radio, and your heated seats keeping you toasty in the winter.

Save Money

A faulty charging system or a sticky alternator belt can make the engine run less efficiently, increasing your fuel consumption. Even worse, it can prematurely wear out expensive car batteries. By keeping your alternator in top shape, you can restore lost fuel economy, and protect your investment.

Preventing Alternator or Starter Problems

You don’t need to climb in your vehicle every day wondering if it’s going to start or not. With the complexity of today’s vehicles, and with electricity involved, you probably don’t want to be poking at electronics in the engine bay. Different manufacturers have different intervals for inspecting the charging system, so don’t let alternator or starter problems sneak up on you.

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Alternator Repair


TLC Auto and Truck is a certified Auto and Truck repair service center. We offer professional alternator and starter repairs and have a track record of knowledgeable, honest, and genuine people on our team. From alternator belt adjustments to starter replacements, and everything in between, we are glad to give you a free estimate. Not only that, we are happy to offer free pick up and drop off of your vehicle. We stand behind our work, and are proud to offer a 24 month 24 thousand mile guarantee on everything we do.


Don’t compromise on safety for yourself or others on the road. Drop by our shop, schedule an online appointment today or give us a call


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As a family-owned business, we strive to bring our family values to yours, so you can count on us to get the job done right the first time.
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Contact us at any time to learn more about what makes TLC a special shop.

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