Alternator Repair in Alton

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Is your battery not charging? Do your headlights dim when you press the accelerator? If so, you probably have an Alternator Fault.

A new alternator may be necessary to power your engine sufficiently and ensure safety.

Along with alternator repair, battery problems may also be an indication of starter motor failure.


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Top garages for Alternator Repair in Alton (19 found)
KG VEHICLE MOVEMENT AND REPAIR LTD
7 Jobs Completed
ALRESFORD
5.0 / 5

Ace Automotive Repairs & Recovery
16 Jobs Completed
bordon
5.0 / 5

Based in Bordon Hampshire I am a dependable mobile mechanic that covers a wide range of services and repairs. With many years experience and extensive knowledge on all br

Car Care Auto Services
15 Jobs Completed
alton
5.0 / 5

All automotive services offered including: MOT work MOT Welding Clutch Replacement Tyres and Exhaust Engine Changes Vehicle health checks Brake checks and replacem

david hunt
60 Jobs Completed
Kingsley
3.9 / 5

"We are a small independendent garage with over 50 years combined experience. We have fully equipped facilities. We have dealer level diagnostics. We can cater for all m

BTE Automotive LTD
Member since 13 December 2019
Bordon

BTE Automotive Ltd have qualified and experienced vehicle technicians and have been established for over 30 years. With over 100 years combined automotive experience,

Liphook Auto Services
Member since 13 April 2021
Lindford

We pride ourselves on our customer service and our online feedbacks speak for themselves. We are based in Lindford at Broxhead trading estate. Come and experience how a g

Tvr101 ltd
Member since 10 December 2014
Bentley

"Specialising in sports cars and prestige,but have just opened up a workshop to cater for all vehicles"

PRC MOT LTD
Member since 27 January 2014
Bucks Horn Oak

"PRC MOT LTD - An Independent Car, Van & Light Commercial Garage. We offer MOT, Service & Repair. Paul Ritchens (Owner) & his team are proud of the reputatio

JD Motors
Member since 15 May 2015
alton

Family run Business since 1976

Chris Chandler Motor Engineers
Member since 10 August 2011
Mill Lane, Alton

"Chris Chandler Motor Engineers was established in 1984 and based mainly in Kingsley until the year 2000 when we took over Alton MOT Test and Service Centre in Mill Lane,

G.A Auto Services
Member since 16 August 2017
Hants

We are little family run garage located in the village of bentley hampshire We specialise in all males and models We undertake services/ repairs /diagnostics / Tyres

Alton Cars and Vans Ltd
Member since 06 June 2011
Alton

"We specialise in the servicing and repair of cars and light commercial vehicles. All servicing and repairs are carried out using good quality parts only. We have a Clas

KMS
Member since 11 October 2018
Ropley

We offer a mobile service saving you the stress and inconvenience of going to a garage to get your car repaired we can come to your home or place of work to carry out the

Forest Motors (Bordon) Ltd
Member since 08 June 2011
Bordon

"Here at Forest Motors we are members of the Good Garage Scheme & Motor Industry Code of Practice, we work to high standards of workmanship and strict guidelines. We prov

MK Autos
Member since 23 March 2020
Alton

Professional, friendly, honest and well skilled mechanic with very reasonable prices. Mobile or drop off service. Usual oil and filter changes, brakes servicing, exhaust

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Alternator Repair in Alton
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.

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Alternator Prices in Alton

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 in Alton
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Volkswagen£317.90
Vauxhall£381.81
Nissan£339.24
Peugeot£412.92

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 05/07/2022 and 03/10/2022.

Gary from Complete Mechanics explains the workings of the alternator