Alternator Repair

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Top garages for Alternator Repair (11,790 found)
Service & Recovery
440 Jobs Completed
Huddersfield
4.8 / 5

Service & Recovery is based in Huddersfield Milnsbridge (HD3 4QG) but we also can bring the garage to you with our mobile service. We understand that your vehicle is important to you - so we get it right first time, every time. No matter how big or small - we will look after you, your vehicle and your pocket.

We started our business to provide an outstanding service to you for a reasonable price. We offer a free 70 point vehicle check to give you an idea of the condition of your vehicle and we give you a report with any recommended repairs if any.

We do everything from servicing, general repairs, welding, electrical, diagnostics, clutches, exhausts, brakes, suspension, MOT failures and tyres. We also offer a roadside assistance and breakdown service.

We offer a free vehicle collection and drop off service within 10 miles of our garage. If you need to be at work we can arrange to open earlier, we can even give you a lift to work if needed. Local shopping or Huddersfield Centre is not too far away so you don't have to hang around at the garage waiting for things to get done. We are currently building a waiting area which we expect to have completed by January 2019!

Get in touch with us today so we can help you, any questions - just ask.

Outwood Motors Ltd
6 Jobs Completed
Radcliffe
5.0 / 5

We are a newly set up garage in the centre of Radcliffe. After working as a qualified mechanic for the past 10 years, I have decided to go self-employed to offer my customers more flexibility and open up my own garage. We specialise mostly in head gaskets, clutches and timing belts/chains but will carry out pretty much all servicing and repair work as required. I think customers should choose Outwood Motors as we are always striving for perfection, making sure that our customers vehicles are treated as if they were our own and all work is completed to a high standard. My main aim is to ensure every customer
leaves the garage happy, as customer service is my highest priority.

We offer collection and delivery within 20 miles to customers, however, a fee shall apply to vehicles collection further than 8 miles away from the garage.

Church Hall Garage Ltd
377 Jobs Completed
Thurnscoe
4.9 / 5

Established in 1975, Church Hall Garage Ltd has been maintaining and repairing cars, light vans and 4x4 vehicles to the highest possible standards.

With the fully equipt workshop we are able to carry out all aspects of servicing and repairs, including clutches, timing belts, diesel and petrol engine diagnostic's, air conditioning re-gassing and repairs, head gaskets etc.

Due to our continued investment we are able to offer the latest in diagnostics technology, which means we can repair your car at a fraction of the cost.

We offer collection and delivery within the local area, a 5 mile radius, and have 2 courtesy vehicles that are free to use for all our customers. (Age restriction do apply) (Please note collection and delivery is dependent on location. Please contact us before accepting a job.)

We pride ourselves with a fantastic reputation, with customers coming from far and wide and we aim for 100% customer satisfaction.

Thank you for viewing our profile, we look forward to hearing from you in the future.

GP Autocare Ltd
170 Jobs Completed
Langley PaRk
4.9 / 5

Based in Langley Park, GP Autocare Ltd is home to a fantastic team of mechanics who have a vast amount of experience gained over many years. Our experience allows us to carry out repairs and services on all makes and models. From servicing to clutch replacements, no job is too big or too small.

We are dedicated to providing customers with fair and honest prices whilst maintaining an exceptional level of work. This is strongly reflected in our reviews and feedback. Our aim is to ensure that you receive affordable repairs and vehicle maintenance so you can rest assured knowing that our quotes and estimates are genuine.

All our parts are sourced from reputable suppliers and come with a standard manufacturer warranty, for extra peace of mind we guarantee our labour to match the parts. A collection and delivery service is available for those within a 5 mile radius, however, we are situated near transport links and local shops.

If you are looking for a reliable and honest garage for all your vehicle maintenance, you don't need to look any further.

Westend Mechanical Services Limited
240 Jobs Completed
Lanark
4.6 / 5

Westend Mechanical Services Ltd is a family run independent garage based in Lanark. Our fully skilled Master Technicians come IMI APPROVED, with over 20 years of experience in the motor trade as well as with agricultural equipment, are on hand to offer you a fantastic quality service at an affordable price. We are able to perform most mechanical services and repairs on all makes and models of vehicles,ALSO CARRY OUT CLASS 4&7 MOTs . We offer a minimum of 3 months guarantee as standard on our work, and you will also have a GUARANTEE on parts (this varies and is dependent on parts quality).

TD AUTOS
45 Jobs Completed
Sussex
5.0 / 5

Hi my name is Tony I’ve been in the motor trade for 30 years plus I owned my own garage for around 10 years but decided to go mobile as I wanted to cut overheads and I actually prefer doing mobile work. I’m fully skilled and very good with electrics and fault finding.

Automotive Components Specialist Ltd
1418 Jobs Completed
Cheshunt
4.9 / 5

Welcome to our organisation, our aim is to provide solutions for all your motoring needs with the aim to reduce your cost of ownership of your motor vehicle. We specialise in new motor vehicle components for all makes and models, O.E.M (Original Equipment Manufactured/Pattern), O.E (Original Equipment/Genuine), we can advice on advantages and disadvantages of both product ranges. We stock a wide range of parts and specialise in all makes and models. We provide the highest level of customer services and our aim is to be the best, so if you are looking for a garage in Enfield for car repairs or an MOT, look no further than the quality services on offer at Automotive Components Specialist Ltd. With many years of experience in the trade, you can count on us to repair and service your car to the highest possible standard. We are VW Audi Specialists but can offer the same high standard of service for all makes and models.

T&G Autos
168 Jobs Completed
Westmidlands
5.0 / 5

T&G Autos, mobile Mechanic offering servicing and repairs

Fast Fit Auto Centre
796 Jobs Completed
Birmingham
4.7 / 5

We have a wealth of experience in providing the following services: Tyres, Exhausts, Servicing, MOT Testing, Repairs, Welding, Batteries and more... Fast Fit is a family run auto centre servicing the general public and private companies for over 25 years. We have Large service bays and work shops and can have your car back on the road as fast as possible, pick up and drop service available at no extra cost.

Promod Works
61 Jobs Completed
London,Chessington
5.0 / 5

We are car and bike specialists that has been in the automotive scene for more than 13 years , with a lot of experience and professionalism ,been dealing with one of the biggest VW Main Dealerships in London , and with Morgan as well .We have our own 3 carl garage , we've dealt with importing parts and accessories , we have 5 race car builds , 2 race bike builds , years of tuning and working on performance cars , road cars , road bikes , diagnostics , software , pretty much anything in the automotive sector for the last 13 years.

MC Autos
557 Jobs Completed
CROYDON
4.8 / 5

MC Autos offers car repairs & maintenance in Croydon (near Ikea). Not only do we offer mechanical car repairs, servicing etc. we also offer computer diagnostics, auto electrical & programming / coding. Please visit our website for more information on the services we offer.

We provide a high quality, convenient and comprehensive automotive repair service, that also offers value for money. The most important aspect of our business is trust. We aim for 100% customer satisfaction in regards to quality, communication, friendliness, timely completion and to discover new ways to exceed the expectations of our customers.

We strive to provide a fantastic service for all our customers, alongside our well equipped workshop, comfortable tidy waiting area, free guest Wifi, tea's & coffee's, we also offer a free local collection / drop off service, this provides our customers a more convenient & flexible way to manage their automotive needs. For customers needing to commute, Therepia Lane tram & Bus stop is a 2 minute walk from our workshop.

We understand that a visit to the garage can often be daunting, but we're here to help. We cater for most makes of car & light commercial vehicles and provide our service to the general public, the trade & fleet operators. We go the extra mile, so you can too.

As much as we want to satisfy all our customers needs, please do not ask us to cut corners or provide 'bodge jobs' as we only know how to do things the right way! The MC Autos way!

We look forward to giving you a warm welcome - and make sure to take a look at our latest reviews, we are the only garage in Croydon with over 80 FIVE Star Google reviews!

Motazone
96 Jobs Completed
Cwmbran
4.7 / 5

We have a track record of endless returning and happy customers, proving that we're the best car repair and MOT Station in the Cwmbran area.

Absolutely no compromise on workmanship quality regardless of the size of job. Lowest prices, and that's guaranteed!

We're not just about MOT's and car servicing: Diagnosing complex faults with simple explanations to our customers is where we stand out from the rest in Cwmbran. For car repairs, resprays, body repairs and just about anything else you want done to your car, come to MotaZone!

Pete Squires - Mobile Mechanic
244 Jobs Completed
Edinburgh
5.0 / 5

Hello Folks!

I offer a mobile repairs and diagnostic service around Midlothian and Fife, being mobile means I can visit your address to carry out the job, be it at your home, workplace or any location within safe reason. I'm quite flexible and travel through to Livingston, Dunfermline and Fife frequently for jobs, and i can be with my customers within 24 hours of booking, even the same day if my diary allows!

I offer a first class and friendly service to all my customers, and more then happy to go out of my way to get you back on the road. I've gained trust and built new friendships through my customer base over the years, and can't wait to get you on board and see what 2019 has to offer!

All the best

Pete Squires - Mobile Mechanic

Audi VW Centre
19 Jobs Completed
Melksham
4.8 / 5

Here at Audi VW Centre, we specialise in Audi, VW, Skoda and Seat. Our mechanics have been through thorough training and have an extensive background working for the above manufacturers. In addition to this, we have a direct on-line factory connection to Germany which gives us the ability to perform software updates and code new parts to your vehicle.

Established in 1984, our Melksham based workshop aims to deliver a high-quality dealer level of service. Our large and loyal customer base has been built on word of mouth alone and we always provide the same level of service and professionalism to new and existing customers.

Our workshop is home to the latest main dealer diagnostic equipment which allows us to accurately diagnose the most complex system faults with your car. By using this equipment we are able to avoid high labour charges and also reduces the time your vehicle is on-site with us which will ultimately save you time and money.

Smile Servicing & Repairs
539 Jobs Completed
Hilsea
4.9 / 5

At Smile Servicing & Repairs we offer car repairs in Hilsea, Portsmouth, and further afield, such as Cosham, Copnor and beyond. We have a wealth of knowledge and experience to be able to service and repair your vehicle to a high standard. We are a one stop shop for all your vehicle needs including MOT, Tyres, Smart paint repairs and Air con re-gas and repairs.
We have factory trained Technicians who can cover the entire Citroen car and light commercial range including C1, C2, C3, C4, C5, DS3, Picasso, Dispatch and Berlingo.
As a specialist repairer we can service and repair to the manufacturers specifications. We can update Mazda digital service records and carry out anti- corrosion checks. We have factory trained technicians who specialise in MazdaRX8 and MX5 models and Nissan 350ZX models. We are also experts in Nissan 4x4 models including Navara, Pathfinder and X Trail and the Primastar commercial. We have the latest diagnostic equipment. Any servicing carried out by us does not affect your warranty.
We also specialise in all MINI models, using the latest techniques and equipment. From servicing to repairs we can fulfil all of your requirements. Finally and most importantly, we guarantee to beat any like for like service or repair quote from any franchised dealer.
We look forward to giving you a warm welcome - and make sure to take a look at our latest reviews, too.

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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

4.76

660 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£269.86
Vauxhall£273.43
Volkswagen£268.53
Mercedes£328.34
BMW£325.59
Toyota£277.63
Renault£298.42
Audi£308.79
Citroen£283.93
Peugeot£285.63
Nissan£303.17
MINI£314.67
Volvo£254.55

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 25/10/2019 and 23/01/2020.

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?

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  • Give us some details about your vehicle and the the symptoms you're experiencing
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  • We use our network of over 14,187 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.

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Gary from Complete Mechanics explains the workings of the alternator