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If you require alternator repair or replacement, compare costs across garages near you with WCFMC.

Is your battery not charging? Do your headlights dim when you press the accelerator?

If so, you probably have an Alternator Fault. These issues may also indicate a starter motor or battery failure.


Enter your registration in the form above to receive instant quotes for alternator repair and get booked in today!

Top garages for Alternator Repair (12,506 found)
Backworth MOT & Service Centre
16 Jobs Completed
Backworth
5.0 / 5

As a small independent business with over 50 years of collective experience in the motor trade we are dedicated to providing you with an excellent, top quality service and outstanding value for money.

Our knowledgeable and friendly staff are always on hand to offer free and impartial honest advice. We always want you to have a full understanding of what is required for your car and we will never carry out any unauthorised work leaving surprised or disappointed faces.

We have recently relocated our garage repair business into a brand new, purpose built building comprising of two MOT test lanes and a dedicated repair ramp and have invested in some of the latest Diagnostic equipment so you can be sure your car is left in some very capable hands.

Over the years our broad customer base and indeed a lot of our business has been built through word of mouth, which we like to think speaks for itself - In fact we have several customers who have moved out of the area and still return for their annual service and MOT !

Mobile Mechanics and Tyres
1904 Jobs Completed
Barnet
4.9 / 5

Services provided:

-- Can build and assemble machines or mechanical components according to requirements
-- Able to Inspect machines, engines, transmissions etc. and run diagnostic tests to discover functionality issues
-- Will aim to troubleshoot reported problems and resolve them in a timely manner
-- Will perform thorough maintenance on machinery, equipment and systems
-- Will clean and apply lubricants to components
-- Will replenish engine fluids and components
-- Will provide consultation on correct maintenance and preventative measures
-- Can also undertake other duties (e.g. repair of hydraulic systems)
-- Can provide logs of work and report on issues

Experience:

Proven experience as Mechanic for 12 years.
Excellent knowledge of machinery and hydraulic, electrical and other systems and their components.
Experienced in using various precision tools (I have equipment to perform most mechanical work).
Will follow established procedures and practices with a strong commitment to health and safety.
Very good communication skills with problem-solving capabilities.
Very good physical strength and stamina

Qualifications:

BTEC national diploma motor vehicles (2 year course)
HNC motor vehicles (1 year course)
HND motor vehicles (1 year course)
IMI (Institute of the Motor Industry) MOT Certification NT / AE / Site Manager

Classes of Vehicles tested:

Class Descriptionwheeled vehicles (over 450kg unladen weight)
4 Cars (up to 8 passenger seats)
4 Motor caravans
4 Quads (max unladen weight 400kg - for goods vehicles 550kg and max net power of 15kw)
4 Dual purpose vehicles
4 Private hire and public service vehicles (up to 8 seats)
4 Ambulances and taxis
4 Private passenger vehicles and ambulances (9 to 12 passenger seats)
4 Goods vehicles (up to 3,000kg design gross weight)
4a Class 4 vehicles (9 to 12 passenger seats) with a seat belt installation checkPrivate passenger vehicles and ambulances (13 to 16 passenger seats)
5 Private passenger vehicles and ambulances (more than 16 passenger seats)
5 Playbuses
5a Class 5 vehicles (13 to 16 passenger seats) with a seatbelt installation check
5a Class 5 vehicles (more than 16 passenger seats) with a seatbelt installation check
7 Goods vehicles (over 3,000kg up to 3,500kg design gross weight

Drivers Autocentre - Maryhill Road
323 Jobs Completed
Glasgow
4.7 / 5

SCOTLAND'S GARAGE OF THE YEAR 2017/2018 Drivers Autocentre we aim to provide the best value for money service and experience when you entrust us with your vehicle. We invest heavily on our Staff, Equipment and Facilities to provide a first class choice outwith the main dealer network. Our staff have completed and passed various training platforms with manufacturer's such as Mercedes Benz, Ford, Audi/VAG Group, BMW, KIA/Hyundai, Vauxhall/GM and Renault. We have invested in the most recent and upto date SNAP On Diagnostic systems allowing us to Code Read, Interrogate Live Data, Program Components and Carry out DPF Regen's.

We only use OE (Original Equipment) Quality parts and oils whilst working on your vehicle and any part replaced comes with a 12 months 12k miles warranty.

We also offer you the ability to spread the cost of your bill over 4 months using our Payment Assist option, There are no interest charges or Credit checks upto £Whilst your vehicle is with us we will:

* FOC Apply a full interior protection pack covering your Seat, Floor Mat, Steering Wheel, Gearstick and Handbrake lever to protect against the COVID 19 virus and generally keep it clean whilst we work.
* Confirm the work you are booked in for and the price quoted
* Provide a Lift home or to work etc if required.
* Communicate clearly via phone, text and email any additional work required including providing photo's of failed components if requested.
* Be completely clear at all times including keeping old parts for your inspection on request
* Provide a full itemised VAT Invoice.

You're also welcome to take a seat in our comfortable waiting area and watch the work on your vehicle be carried out. We have comfort facilities and a fully stocked Nescafe Machine with Newspapers and Magazines to pass the time and we also have a very good WIFI network that you're welcome to use.

We look forward to welcoming you and your vehicle.

Formula One Autocentres - Cowley
45 Jobs Completed
Cowley
4.8 / 5

Established in 1974, Formula One Autocentres set out with a mission to deliver a completely new fast-fit experience to its customers. This would feature clean, modern premises, high-tech equipment and highly trained technicians; far removed from the kind of service normally associated with the industry.

Forty years down the line, we have grown to become one of the UK’s largest independent autocentre chains. The business remains family owned and continues to uphold its original commitment to delivering the highest quality service at the most competitive prices.

That commitment has proved incredibly popular with motorists, creating many thousands of loyal customers who continue to put their trust in Formula One Autocentres.

As a result, the company has gone from strength to strength, currently boasting over 85 state-of-the-art branches across England, with over 500 highly trained staff working seven days a week to provide a full range of services including tyres, exhausts, batteries, brakes, clutches, MOT's and servicing.

We remain resolutely independent, and as a family owned business, avoid being tied down to any single manufacturer or supplier. This gives us the freedom and flexibility to offer the biggest deals on the widest possible range of top branded products, making the company a viable, attractive and cost-effective alternative to both the big national chains and smaller local independent outlets. Quite simply, Formula One Autocentres provides cost-conscious motorists with the most reliable and affordable means of maintaining their vehicles.

We defend our position at the forefront of the fast-fit industry by constantly evolving and developing innovative new products and services to meet the ever-changing demands of our customers. With an ongoing expansion programme and by regular investment in technology, we continue to provide unbeatable fast-fit service along with the very best value prices. In fact, we can confidently claim that no other company is better equipped to face the motoring challenges of the future.

Continental Motors
1095 Jobs Completed
Leicester
4.8 / 5

Family run independent garage est 1987. Honest & trustworthy helpful staff. Highly reputable garage specialising in MOT's & Servicing/Repairs for all your passenger and light commercial vehicles throughout Leicestershire.

All other repairs undertaken also, including: clutches, brakes, steering & suspension, diagnostics/fault finding, batteries, exhausts, welding, timing belts, light bodywork, Air con servicing & re-gas and 4 wheel computerised alignment to all makes and models.

We are your local Official Brembo Brake Specialist Garage.. Ensuring you the highest quality Brembo Brakes at great prices!

We are very proud to announce that we we have been awarded the best garage in the East Midlands!!

Suit all budgets, one year parts warranty on all new parts with customer satisfaction guaranteed!

Brothers Mobile Mechanics
146 Jobs Completed
Hackney
4.1 / 5

Established in 2017, Brothers Mobile Mechanics has been providing an efficient are reliable mobile repair service in Hackney and surrounding areas. Wherever you are, be it work or home, we can come at a time that is convenient to you. With past experience working for main dealers, we have a vast amount of knowledge for a range of makes and models.

Although we are mobile, we have access to a fantastic workshop when required and offer a collection and delivery service if your vehicle needs to take a visit to the workshop. Apart from your standard class 4 vehicle, we also carry out repairs and services on light commercial vehicles. All our parts come with a standard manufacturer warranty.

Millennium Mobile mechanics
461 Jobs Completed
Birmingham
4.9 / 5

Independent recovery and mobile mechanic with over 20 years of experience with car mechanics.

Based in Erdington Birmingham, I offer reasonable prices for all jobs and a quick response.

Eagle Autos
1438 Jobs Completed
South Wimbledon
4.8 / 5

Eagle Autos provide a personalised quality service for all makes and models and include cars that are still within the manufacturer’s warranty period and also cars that are over 3 years old.
IMPORTANT NEWS FOR OWNERS OF NEW VEHICLES STILL UNDER WARRANTY
In 2003, a new European legislation changed the way you can have your car serviced and repaired.
You now have the freedom to use garages other than main dealers to have your car serviced and still maintain the manufacturers warranty, so long as you use manufacturers genuine parts.
Regulations are now in place to maintain quality and standards, but giving you the option to save money on your vehicle maintenance.
Eagle Autos comply with these new regulations.
We also give the personal service that the main dealer does not offer.
We comply with these new regulations so come to us .. you will see the difference

R&S Services
86 Jobs Completed
Wirral
5.0 / 5

R&S Services is a small family ran garage and mobile repair/recovery service, covering everything from flat batteries, to full engine rebuilds on all makes and models.
We offer industry leading skills and experience, at an entry level price. We can do this because 90% of our work is done at the roadside, reducing costs on our side, and keeping rates down for our customers.
We do have a fully equipped workshop for those bigger jobs. Get in touch today for a competitive quote, contact Ryan or Sarah onfind our page on Facebook or Google and check out what our customers are saying about us!
All of our work comes with a no quibble 12 month warranty as a minimum, sometimes this is extended for certain parts such as batteries which have minimum 3 years warranty. We are fully insured including public and product liability insurance so you know your in safe, professional hands.
We look forward to working with you! Get in touch today!

Ewood Motor Services
338 Jobs Completed
Blackburn
4.9 / 5

Ewood Motor services is conveniently based in Blackburn near Ewood Park. Our garage is home to the latest equipment and facilities enabling us to carry our repairs and services to a high standard. Providing a free collection/delivery for local customers within 5 miles is just one of the many great services we offer.

We cover a range of mechanical services from brakes and exhausts to steering and suspension. Our mechanics have gained a variety of skills over the years and aim to make sure your car care needs is a swift, smooth running experience.

Our diagnostic equipment helps us pinpoint problems which means we can successfully carry out any work needed so you can be back on the road in no time. Our comfortable waiting room is there if you wish to wait while we work on your car, or we have some very handy local transport links if you wish to go about your day to day activities,

We also have a fully kitted out body shop on site for all body work repairs

Ade Auto Repairs
1445 Jobs Completed
London
4.5 / 5

Welcome to Ade Auto Repairs.
We understand that in society today people depend a lot on their vehicles, and if they breakdown, you want the repair and maintenance of your car to be of the highest quality, making sure that your vehicle performs to its highest standard.
Ade Auto Repairs is a friendly and efficiently run business with over 30 years of experience in the trade.
We believe in providing the highest level of service and repair, an unbeatable service at a competitive price.most of our customers visits us as a result of the recommendation of previous customers, so when you need a garage you can rely on, come to us. Knowing that when your vehicle is off the road, you want it back in action as soon as possible without compromising the safety and standard of repair.

CSR autos
128 Jobs Completed
Leek
4.6 / 5

Hi, I’m Colin, I have been a mechanic since leaving college over 12 years ago. I opened up my own business, along with my wife Sami, 5 years ago. CSR-Autos is a mobile company, we carry out all types of repairs to all makes and models at a time and place that best suits the customer. We pride ourselves on our workmanship and also our friendliness and time keeping skills.
We are based in Staffordshire but we cover a 40 mile radius. No job too big or too small.

Brooklands Fast Fit
762 Jobs Completed
leeds
4.8 / 5

Brooklands have been here for 25 years. We are proud in everything we do and carry everything out to a high spec.
Brooklands technicians carry over 15 years of experience an have delt with many aspects of different makes and models over the year, they all carry the correct qualifications from MOT licence’s to NVQ 2&3. We ain’t afraid to to take on any job an work constantly around the clock the get vehicles back on the road the same day.
We carry out a wide range of diagnostic test's and checks, to service and repairs we also do mot's. As on the otherhand we also carry out a wide range of body work and reapirs too..

IN'n'OUT Autocentres Peterborough
714 Jobs Completed
Peterborough
4.5 / 5

At IN’n’OUT Autocentres we offer fixed prices MOTs and Servicing for any make and model of car with no hidden extras. We are proud to be a ‘Which? Trusted Trader’ so we are really a garage you can trust. We also have a 5 Star Trustpilot reviews rating. We provide OEM parts and 12 months warranty on all parts and servicing. We only use premium Castrol oils in all servicing.

Our services are all completed ‘while-u-wait’ so you have never have the inconvenience of losing your car for the day. You can watch your car as it is being worked on through the viewing window or sit back and relax in our clean and comfortable customer lounges with FREE Wi-Fi and coffee and read the latest magazines.

Check out our latest reviews and BOOK NOW!!

KWJ Performance
36 Jobs Completed
Warrington
4.4 / 5

Whether you need brake pads replacing or a major service - we have you covered!

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Alternator Repair
Frequently asked questions
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What is a car alternator?

The car's alternator performs a simple, but vital job: to keep your car's battery charged. The battery is responsible for starting the car, spark plugs, lights, electrics, and sometimes power steering - quite a job - so it's essential that it's topped up - and that's what the alternator does.

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What are common problems with an alternator?

The alternator acts like a small generator: the engine spins it, and the alternator turns that spinning motion into electricity.The most common problems are worn brushes (the component that maintains constant electrical contact with the spinning alternator) and a failing voltage regulator (which ensures that the charge is sent to the battery at the correct voltage.)

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What are the common symptoms of alternator problems?

Common signs of car alternator problems include the 'charge' or battery lights flashing on the dashboard, flickering or dimming headlights and interior lights and a growling or whining noise under the bonnet.

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What is the average alternator repair cost?

An alternator can be rebuilt as opposed to replaced, however in truth the difference in cost is often quite small. Either way the most common repair cost is around £150-200.

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How to test an alternator for problems

A simple way to test an alternator for problems is to do what's known as the headlight test. Park your car with the headlights on or run it in neutral, then rev the engine. If the headlights dim you could well have an alternator problem. A better test is to take your car to a garage, where a car alternator can be tested using a multimeter tool.

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What happens if my alternator breaks?

If your alternator fails, your car battery won't charge and, very soon, will have insufficient charge to start the car.

Average rating for  Alternator Repair  bookings

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Alternator Prices

Alternator repair prices can vary depending on your car due to differences in labour time and parts needed but you can expect to pay between £250-£300. Take a look below at the average quote on WhoCanFixMyCar.com for some of the top car makes.


Alternator Repair Cost by Car Make
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Ford£273.88
Vauxhall£281.61
Volkswagen£262.58
Toyota£307.12
BMW£314.90
Renault£323.34
Peugeot£318.27
Mercedes£357.59
Citroen£316.45
Audi£297.82
MINI£318.22
Nissan£305.99
Volvo£301.53

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 14/04/2020 and 13/07/2020.

When should you change an Alternator?

Here are some of the most common signs that your alternator is on the way out:

·      The alternator warning light will be on – in most cases this is shaped like a battery, but some cars will show ‘ALT’ or ‘GEN’

·      You may experience extremely bright or dimming headlights, or a speedometer that stops working

·      Drivers sometimes complain of a growling or whining noise before the alternator gives out

·      You may experience a smell of hot wires or burning rubber

 

The average alternator repair cost is between £250 and £300, depending on the car you drive, so it’s important you make sure you find the best deal. And that’s where we can help.

 



What does an Alternator do?

An alternator is a generator of electric power in your car and is a major component of your vehicle's charging system. Whenever your engine is running, the alternator charges your battery and supplies additional electric power for the vehicle's electrical systems.

An alternator is attached to the engine and is driven by a drive belt (also known as a serpentine belt). The alternator is a vital part of the electrical system as it delivers the power necessary to keeping energy running through the system.

If your alternator has failed, your car battery will soon lose power.

Alternator problems can be a major problem because a car cannot actually start without power in the battery. This is because the starter motor requires electricity to get the engine going.

Starter motor repair can be included in an alternator repair though it may have to be replaced if there has been a serious electrical problem caused from a broken alternator.

On average, an alternator can last for 8-12 years without any repairs. If an alternator fails, the car may still run on battery power alone for a short time but will die as soon as the battery charge is depleted. Replacing an alternator with a new unit is quite expensive, though alternator prices will change depending on the vehicle. Alternator price is shown at the top of this page when it comes to the average cost. However, the only way to get an accurate alternator repair quote, is by entering your details in the box above.

 


Reconditioned Alternators

A reconditioned alternator is a part which has been repaired by a parts repair specialist and it can be fitted in place of a brand new alternator if yours need to be replaced.

There are a number of parts which can be reconditioned and fitted into a car at a lower cost than a new part and some garages may offer you the option of having a reconditioned alternator fitted as opposed to a new alternator.

 

 

Where can I get an Alternator repaired?

·      Simply enter your car registration number

·      Give us some details about your vehicle and the symptoms you're experiencing

·      We’ll send you a great selection of quotes from mechanics in your area

·      We use our network of mechanics and garages across the UK to find you the best deal.

·      You can then compare the quotes, read reviews from previous customers and book your alternator repair online.

·      Enter your registration to compare alternator repair prices, read reviews and book your car in online.

Gary from Complete Mechanics explains the workings of the alternator