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recently my alternator gave out on me . the mechanic that replaced it told me that it was a rebuilt alternator. he installed it and gave me a price of 245.00. he said it would carry a warranty of 1 year.at that point i told him i would have to give him half now ,and half next week.when i went to pick up the car he changed the warranty to six months . can he do that? and do you think he may have changed alternators? the car is running as of now.

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Lori Johnson, Owner and Instructor at Ladies Start Your Engines Unless you have something in writing, he can give you what ever kind of warranty he wants. As far as whether he changed alternators, you may never know. Most likely he didn't if the car is running okay. It sounds like you may want to find some place more reputable in the future. Lori

Patty Streeter,  at AskPatty.com Alexis, Check out our expert answers.If you are unsure about this technician's service, get the car checked out by an ASE certified technician. THese technicians go through very strict trainign and are hed to a high standard by ASE. You can find a certified technician in your area by going here: http://www.ase.com/bluesealsearch/locator.php

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