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Alternator Repair

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Top garages for Alternator Repair (11,780 found)
Continental Motors
887 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!

Ewood Motor Services
297 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

Bob The Mechanic
303 Jobs Completed
Maidstone
4.9 / 5

I can take care of your car, while you spend time on your priorities - whether that is work, spending time with your family or simply relaxing.

I often see people struggling to sort out car maintenance general servicing, break change, condition check or other repairs. n our busy lives we understandably have other priorities in our work and family lives. We don't have time forr our cars!

How ever a reliable car is vital to our everyday life - whether it is dropping kids to school, making sure we can get to work or an emergency visit to the hospital. To ensure that reliabilty we need to take care of our cars!

I can take care of your car, while you spend time on your priorities - whether that is work, spending time with your family or simply relaxing.

These thing are can be fix till you are at home with your kid or with your partner, or you are at work. Just easily till you doing your "job" or relaxing.

Mobile Mechanics and Tyres
1431 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

Formula One Autocentres - Chester
180 Jobs Completed
Chester
4.6 / 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.

Delilahs Mobile Mechanics
521 Jobs Completed
Wokingham
4.9 / 5

Established in 2016, Delilahs Mobile Mechanics has been the leading and award winning mobile repair service of South East England.
There is no job too big, no job too small. All servicing and repairs are under taken at your workplace or home address to minimise your inconvenience.

We pride ourselves on the work we do and only fit original equipment manufacture parts with a minimum of 12 months warranty.

We now have a number of vans ready for dispatch to aid you with any service or repair.

For the bigger jobs such as clutches and engine work we have a fully equipped and insured workshop located on the edge of Jennets Park, Bracknell.

Spernal Ash Garage
16 Jobs Completed
Studley
5.0 / 5

My name is Chris and I own Spernal Ash Garage. I've been an engineer for over 30 years and have worked on everything from a car through to ships and aeroplanes too. I have specialist diagnostic software for BMW/MINI vehicles, although I do work on all makes and models, and I take great pleasure in fixing the cars and jobs that no other garages wish to take on as I like a good challenge!

I work alongside Simon, who also has over 20 years in the industry and between us we are hoping we can help you to get back on the road as soon as possible. We are happy to have a chat with you if you need some advice and we will only ever do the work actually required on your vehicle. We pride ourselves on being honest and building long lasting relationship with our customers.

We can offer you a free collection and delivery service within 5 miles, or the use of our comfortable waiting room which has refreshments to hand. We only fit with good quality O. E. spec parts, so as to ensure your vehicle is in optimal condition at all times.

B and G Autotechs Ltd
479 Jobs Completed
oldham
4.8 / 5

We offer servicing and repairs for all makes and model and specialize in BMW,MINI, VW and Audi Group. We wont be beaten on any price!
We offer a FREE collect and deliver service.
We give your car a FREE wash and vac.
We are part of the Approved Garages so please see our reviews at....
www.approvedgarges.co.uk.

Brooklands Fast Fit
631 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..

Farnsfield Auto Centre
54 Jobs Completed
Newark
3.9 / 5

Farnsfield Auto Centre is a family owned garage servicing all your vehicle needs in Nottingham, Farnsfield and Newark areas. We are a full serviced garage located in Southwell Road in Farnsfield. Servicing cars and vans in the local area has provided us with a 2nd to none customer service and reputation. Our reputation is built on quality and efficiency when it comes to automotive servicing sector. Our technicians are all fully qualified and highly trained, and are always available to answer your questions around car problems or parts in the Nottingham, Farnsfield and Newark areas.

Kerr tech Motor engineers LTD
723 Jobs Completed
Rutherglen
5.0 / 5

Our established family run business offers automotive services at great rates. Our roles include MOT's, servicing, electrical work, brakes steering and suspenison, tyres, clutch and gearbox repairs and anything a bit crazy.. Engine forging turbo upgrades boost controllers.. Project rebuilds.... ( all finished upgrading will be set at low boost and standard ignition timing , car will need to be taken to tuner for dyno run and corrective adaptions)

MECA Car Services
147 Jobs Completed
Exeter
4.8 / 5

WE ARE CURRENTLY OPEN BY APPOINTMENT ONLY DURING THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC TO HELP OUR NHS AND POLICE, AS WELL AS OTHER KEY WORKERS AND CUSTOMER EMERGENCIES.

STRICT SAFE-WORKING PRACTICES ARE IN FORCE TO PROTECT OUR CUSTOMERS AND STAFF.

PLEASE CHECK OUR WEBSITE FOR OUR OPENING TIMES AND BOOKING PROCEDURE.

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Exeter's only lady owned, award winning garage, offers repairs, servicing and MOTs to all makes and models of cars and light commercials, including motor-homes and 4x4s.

Located near the A30/M5 Exeter services on the Sowton Industrial Estate, we are an independent garage and member of the Institute of Motoring, Good Garage Scheme, Retail Motor Industry, and the AA Select Garage Programme.

We can offer our customers a free courtesy car or van (subject to availability), or a collection/delivery service if within the immediate business estate area.

Interest free payment plans available.

GC Autos LTD
418 Jobs Completed
Gateshead
4.7 / 5

We are a family run garage located in Gateshead, on Saltmeadows Road. Established in 2009, we have a wealth of knowledge in all makes and models but also specialise in Mitsubishi. With over 40 years of combined experience within all aspects of the motor industry, you will receive the best customer care and honest, professional advice.

Our well-equipped workshop also allows us to offer repairs and services on light commercial vehicles and fleet vehicles. The garage itself is conveniently located near the metro station and is also near local bus stops, however, we also offer a free collection and delivery service for those customers within a 5-mile radius.

All our parts are sourced from a reputable supplier and come with a standard manufacturer warranty, giving you peace of mind. We have a comfortable customer waiting area where you can enjoy some refreshments while you wait for your vehicle.

Liverpool MOT South Limited
782 Jobs Completed
Liverpool
4.7 / 5

In our well equipped AA approved workshop, we are able to cope with nearly any kind of work. We have a wide variety of specialist tools and diagnostic equipment to suit most makes and models, including the very latest Bosch diagnostic equipment.

Our staff are highly skilled and all have specific areas in which they specialise. We will always do our utmost to give you an accurate quote prior to commencing work and we do not carry out any additional work without your authority.

We can provide MOTs on class 4 and 7 vehicles, including large motor homes. We can also offer 4 wheel alignment.

JR Vehicle Services
250 Jobs Completed
Maidstone
4.9 / 5

We are an independant garage that caters for most of your vehicle needs.

We are fully qualified, fully insured and very keen to repair vehicles honestly and as reasonably as possible.

We try to keep our prices as low as possible but we will quote for work to be done thoroughly so it's worth comparing our quotes to see exactly what you are getting.

We like to do things properly so quote accordingly, what we quote is what you pay.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Josh

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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

4.75

696 reviews

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£276.07
Vauxhall£279.59
Volkswagen£275.19
Peugeot£299.56
Mercedes£345.23
Toyota£279.65
BMW£317.15
Renault£311.36
Citroen£292.23
Audi£302.61
Nissan£344.60
MINI£318.59
Volvo£308.97

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 05/01/2020 and 04/04/2020.

When should you change an Alternator?

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

  • 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 accurate know how much is an alternator repair, 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 the symptoms you're experiencing
  • We’ll send you a great selection of quotes from mechanics in your area
  • We use our network of over 14,282 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