Alternator Repair in Andover

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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 Andover (34 found)
Portway MOT
51 Jobs Completed
Andover
4.8 / 5

A Family Owned & Run Multi Vehicle Workshop In Andover. Carrying Out Servicing, Repairs & MOT's To All Makes & Models of Cars, Vans, Motorhomes, SUV's, Motorc

Dubtek Ltd.
23 Jobs Completed
Sparsholt
5.0 / 5

Dubtek uk ltd VW Group Specialist Vehicle Diagnostic and Repairs

Formula One Autocentres - Andover
159 Jobs Completed
Andover
3.4 / 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 pre

Bathwick Tyres Andover - Team Protyre
48 Jobs Completed
Andover
4.4 / 5

Protyre has a history going back over 50 years in the tyre industry and at Andover Protyre we pride ourselves on the level of service we provide to our customers. All ou

Call the Mechanic
112 Jobs Completed
Andover
4.8 / 5

We are a family run business that offers a wide range of mechanical services on all makes and models at a time and place that is convenient to you. Our highly skilled tea

Andover MOT & Servicing Ltd
156 Jobs Completed
Andover
4.4 / 5

Car Servicing Andover offers everything you need from a modern state-of-the art workshop - with transparent charges and excellent customer service at the heart of everyth

Cavanfields Autocentre.
37 Jobs Completed
Salisbury
4.0 / 5

We have been established for over 18 years now, and are very proud of the excellent reputation that we have built up. We are proud to offer you a first class customer

Merityre Specialists Andover
20 Jobs Completed
Andover
3.0 / 5

Established in 1961, Merityre Specialists is one of the leading tyre retailers and fast-fit specialists. We have over 20 branches located across the Home Counties in Berk

Micheldever Tyre And Auto Services
109 Jobs Completed
Micheldever
3.8 / 5

Offering vehicle tyres from many manufacturers including Pirelli, Michelin, Bridgestone, GT Radial, Goodyear, Hankook and Falken with same day fitting available on a sele

Red Post Services Andover Ltd
14 Job Completed
ANDOVER
5.0 / 5

We are a well-established family run workshop based in Weyhill on the outskirts of Andover. Our team can service, restore and repair all types of Commercial and Private V

Bromspec Motorworks
7 Jobs Completed
salisbury
5.0 / 5

"Bromspec Motor Works is a German car specialist near Andover Hampshire, we are an Independent BMW, MINI, Audi, Volkwswagen, Seat and skoda Garage.We have comfortable cus

Andover Tyre & Auto Services
4 Jobs Completed
Walworth Business Park
3.0 / 5

Here at our garage on Walworth industrial estate we are fully equipped with the best equipment to service all makes and models of cars and Light commercial vehicles.We al

Car barn
1 Job Completed
monxton
5.0 / 5

Small independant garage that puts the customer first. Servicing and repairs to all makes of car classic or modern. Non runners collected on our fully insured in house re

Andover Car Service Ltd
Member since 23 June 2020
Andover

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 servi

Haynes Garage
Member since 30 June 2020
Nr Salisbury

We are a member of Unipart Car Care Centres. We believe we are offering our customers something special by recruiting a wide network of quality, independent garages to

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Alternator Repair in Andover
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 in Andover bookings

4.75

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Alternator Prices in Andover

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 Andover
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Vauxhall£395.10

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 03/07/2022 and 01/10/2022.

Gary from Complete Mechanics explains the workings of the alternator