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If you require alternator repair or replacement, compare costs across garages near you by receiving instant bespoke quotes on WhoCanFixMyCar.

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

If the answer is yes, you probably have an Alternator Fault. These issues may also be the indication of a starter motor or battery failure all of which need dealing with promptly to keep your car safe.

Enter your registration in the form above to get instant quotes and book in today!

Top garages for Alternator Repair (48 found)
Keep Driving Auto Ltd
633 Jobs Completed
Swansea
4.9 / 5

Here at Keep Driving Auto we provide a first rate, friendly garage service. Serving the Swansea area, located in Llansamlet within easy reach of both the city Centre and Swansea Enterprise Park.

Battery Centre Ltd
6 Jobs Completed
Swansea
3.5 / 5

We are members of the Bosch Car Service Network which is a national network of independent garages. Our objective is to provide you with a friendly and professional service for all your motoring needs at a fair and affordable price, using Bosch and Original Equipment quality parts. Our garages are fully equipped with modern, innovative diagnostic systems for quick and accurate trouble-shooting.<br />We are audited by, and accredited to the Trading Standards Institute (TSI) to guarantee that we maintain the high standards set by Bosch.<br />You can rely on us for fast, expert and affordable vehicle servicing and repair work. For everything your car needs.

Harris Brothers Swansea - Team Protyre (Richardson Road)
107 Jobs Completed
Swansea
5.0 / 5

The newly refurbished Harris Brothers Tyre and Mechanical centre has been serving customers for over 70 years. Chris and the team will be pleased to welcome you with a free cup of coffee while they carry out a complete check on your vehicle and advise you on any requirements. As part of the refurbishment the centre now offers vehicle servicing, diagnostics as well as batteries, exhausts, brakes and suspensions.

Harris Brothers Swansea (Ystrad Rd) - Team Protyre
119 Jobs Completed
Swansea
3.7 / 5

The Swansea Fforestfach centre was originally opened in 2005 and became part of the Protyre network in 2011. The team at Harris Brothers in Fforestfach have been supporting the annual cash 4 kids appeal for the last 12 years and are delighted to continue to provide much needed support to this local charity and to be the principal sponsor again in 2015. Having helped raise over £250,000 over the years. The aim is to go even further this year. The Swansea Fforestfach centre houses over 20,000 square foot of space and is divided into 4 divisions servicing, motorists, tyre retailers and garages and the haulage industry. The size of the building means that at any time 16,000 tyres are in stock from all the leading manufacturers including Bridgestone, Pirelli, Michelin, Continental and Goodyear Dunlop. A fleet of 18 vans are based at the centre delivering to garages and tyre fitters throughout South Wales. The centre also provides. Also offering a tyre service to local hauliers with a tyre management service for trucks, tractor units and trailers. Robert and his expert team of truck tyre fitters are on call 24 hours a day 365 days a year for emergency call out. The retail operation overseen by David Melbourne offer a tyre fitting and mechanical service for domestic drivers of cars, vans, 4x4s and SUVs. The centre also supplies and fits motorcycle tyres for all makes and riding styles. <br /><br />The mechanical business will undertake mechanical repairs and servicing and has two operational MOT lanes for class 4 and class 7 vehicles. The centre has also gained a reputation for offering repairs, tyres and MOTs for caravans and mobile homes. David will be pleased to advise motorists of the best tyres for their driving needs. The centre only provides and fits new tyres because of the safety implications of part worn tyres. Full alignment facilities are available in the Ystrad Road centre.

Ron's Recovery & Repair Ltd
55 Jobs Completed
Swansea
4.1 / 5

Established by Daniel Aspland in 2017, we currently have 3 mechanics with a combined experience of 25 years.<br />'Ron's Recovery &amp; Repair' has quickly implemented itself as one of South Wales's most affordable, friendly &amp; attentive garage &amp; recovery service. We welcome both trade &amp; public customers and are proud to uphold fleet contracts nationally. We feel our dedication to customers, our fresh &amp; inviting workshop &amp; excellent customer service makes us stand out as the preferred recovery agent &amp; repair business in South Wales, don't believe us? Come and see what everyone is talking about!<br /><br />To make this process easier we also offer a collection and delivery service within 2 mile raduis of Swansea, with all our repairs we provide a 12 months warranty on parts and Labour.<br /><br />We are proud to offer our customers a clean, fully equipped workshop featuring state of the art diagnostic computers. Our workshop can repair any vehicle size, make or model from small services to full engine replacements. We pride ourselves on maintaining a clean workshop and comply to all health and safety regulations, we ask all visitors to report to reception as the workshop is only accessible to mechanics unless stated otherwise. Each of our mechanics offers over 10 year experience within the motor trade. They offer services both inside the workshop as well as at the roadside meaning you'll never find yourself at a loss. When choosing our team we looked for individuals that had the same mind set as ourselves - providing our customers with the best service while keeping our prices affordable. Each member of our team is approachable, friendly and always willing to help! (They also make a good cup of tea..)

Gorseinon Tyre & Service Centre.
81 Jobs Completed
Swansea
4.0 / 5

Gorseinon Tyre &amp; Service Centre is a family run business and we have over 30 years experience within the motor trade offering our customers high quality service at affordable prices.<br /><br />We specialise in servicing all makes of cars and vans and we have the latest diagnostic tools to quickly identify and resolve your vehicle problems.<br /><br />We have two garages located in walking distance from one another. Our Tyre garage and our Main Workshop and MOT station.<br /><br />We stock a large amount of tyres so no appointment is necessary - just call in and we will take care of it.<br /><br />We offer a friendly waiting area for customers.<br /><br />In addition to this we also specialise in exhausts, batteries, clutches, brakes, car repairs, engine diagnostics, auto electrical.<br /><br />We offer a local drop off and collection service to our customers so if you are living in the area of working and can’t get back- please just give us a call and we will take care of it!

Elite Mobile Autocare
10 Jobs Completed
Swansea
5.0 / 5

We are a mobile mechanic based in Swansea, South Wales. We cover all aspects of car repair and maintenance at a place and time convenient to our clients.

Tancock Motors
19 Jobs Completed
Swansea
4.8 / 5

We have been in business for 38 years will a wealth of experience on all makes of cars, we are a Mot test station, Car servicing centre and Car air conditioning centre, just off the Swansea city centre.<br />Our mechanics are all experienced highly qualified technicians.<br />We are also listed in the Trust my Garage directory.

Interserve Auto Repairs
270 Jobs Completed
Swansea
5.0 / 5

Independent Garage specialising in cam belts, clutches, brakes and engine work. We also offer diagnostics to most makes and models, general repairs, class 4, class 5 and class 7 MOT tests. Tyres and four wheel alignment, Servicing for all makes of car and light commercial vehicles. We also have a dedicated plant service team and a small tools department offering hire and repairs to electrical and mechanical applications. PAT testing available.

A P Motor Repairs
13 Jobs Completed
Neath
5.0 / 5

Bringing the garage to you!<br /><br />At AP Motor Repairs, it’s our dedication that differentiates us from other car repair garages. We’re continuously training to provide the highest levels of technical expertise for our customers. AP Motor Repairs believes in getting you back on the road as soon, and as safely, as possible. We have 15 years' combined main dealer and independent experience in the trade, with no job being to big or small. We are mainly mobile so coming to you is not a problem and are flexible so can work around you. <br /><br />All parts and labour is guaranteed for 12 months and we are available to work on Saturdays, subject to priorly agreed booking.<br /><br />Please have a look at our 5 star feedbacks on our Facebook for your peace of mind.

HiQ - Plasmarl Swansea
4 Job Completed
Swansea
5.0 / 5

The team to go to for service you can trust, at a price you can count on.<br /><br />Here at HiQ Plasmarl we are C. E. M. Day Limited we aim to provide you with an unrivalled experience when servicing your vehicle.<br /><br />Our service promise to you is simple: no surprises or hidden extras…and the very best people looking after your car.<br /><br />At HiQ Plasmarl we offer a complete range of car services, including; tyres, MOT, batteries, exhausts, servicing, wheel alignment, brakes, clutches, accessories, oil + filter, air conditioning, air conditioning top up, shocks & suspension, air bags, steering, vehicle health check, tyre pressure monitoring, and much more. Our highly-trained specialists will treat your car as if it’s their own. So you can be sure you’ll get the best possible service and leave with your car in tip top condition.

A&S Tyres
12 Jobs Completed
Swansea
3.7 / 5

A&amp;S Tyres is a successful family run business, with the ability to solve any of your motoring needs. We supply selected tyres with a lifetime warranty, offering you a new tyre if we cant repair your old one. We have friendly staff who are always keen to show their knowledge and help you to the best of their ability, to choose a tyre brand best suited to your driving needs.<br /><br />We are a Delphi diesel specialist, with all the equipment to find out why your car is not running like it was before.<br /><br />We offer full garage services from an engine service to an MOT ,timing belts to engine rebuilds, all with a labour and parts warranty. We can give you a free air con check to keep your screens clear in the winter and you cool in the summer. <br /><br />We post many offers on our facebook page - just like 'A&amp;S Tyres' for our latest prices on tyres. <br /><br /><br />Thank you<br />A&amp;S Team

ATS Euromaster Swansea
9 Jobs Completed
Swansea
5.0 / 5

"Here at ATS Euromaster Swansea, we offer a variety of services, maintenance and repairs such as MOT, vehicle servicing and oil, wheel alignment, batteries, brakes, shock, absorbers, exhausts and air conditioning. We also stock a range of tyres such as Michelin, Pirelli, Goodyear, Dunlop, Avon, BFGoodrich and Tigar. Our workmanship and parts come with a minimum 12,000 miles or 12 month guarantee (whichever comes first).Mark and his friendly team of technicians pride themselves with an average of 18 years of experience between them and provide honest, expert advice to assist with of all of your motoring needs. WhatÔÇÖs more, you can enjoy a steaming coffee, browse a great selection of magazines and access free Wifi on us. WeÔÇÖre located nearby the Liberty Stadium"

C. E. M. Day Limited - Swansea Road
4 Jobs Completed
Swansea
3.0 / 5

The team to go to for service you can trust, at a price you can count on.<br /><br />Here at HiQ we are part of C. E. M. Day Limited we aim to provide you with an unrivalled experience when servicing your vehicle.<br /><br />Our service promise to you is simple: no surprises or hidden extras…and the very best people looking after your car.<br /><br />At HiQ Gorseinon we sell and fit great tyres and offer: MOTs, servicing, exhausts, brakes and batteries. We also offer motorists mobile tyre roadside assistance. Operating within a 15-mile radius from the centre, the mobile tyre service can be accessed by calling the centre. The service is also extended to local business accounts requiring on the spot repairs

Fendrod MOT Centre LTD
7 Job Completed
Swansea
5.0 / 5

We are a family run workshop which has been established for over 15 years and prides itself on quality workmanship and fantastic customer service, utilising its team of honest and reliable staff. Our well-equipped workshop and our wealth of knowledge allows us to cover a range of mechanical repairs and services from welding to clutch and gearbox repairs, MOT classes 4 and 7 for all makes and models. Not job is too big or too small!<br /><br />If you choose to wait in the garage while we work on your car, we have a pleasant waiting room where we can provide refreshments and customer Wifi.

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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, 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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812 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£275.78
Vauxhall£297.40
Volkswagen£288.21
Mercedes£362.28
Peugeot£354.62
BMW£351.16
Audi£319.45
Renault£341.82
Toyota£298.29
Citroen£362.78
Nissan£374.67
MINI£348.34
Volvo£288.15

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 05/12/2020 and 05/03/2021.

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.

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 for your vehicle, 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 one.



Where can I get an Alternator repaired?

·      Enter your car registration number in the form at the top of this page

·      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

·      You can then compare the quotes, read reviews from previous customers and book your alternator repair online. Book now and pay at the garage when the work is completed.

Gary from Complete Mechanics explains the workings of the alternator