Alternator Repair in Ascot

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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 Ascot (248 found)
M Tek - Mobile Mechanics
837 Jobs Completed
Maidenhead
5.0 / 5

Looking for a reliable, trustworthy mechanic ? Then you've come to the right place! Whether you need a service, diagnostic test, or your vehicle needs any type of repairs

SMS Motors
1794 Jobs Completed
Horton
4.6 / 5

SMS Autocare is dedicated to quality and value for money with the services we provide. We can offer full diagnostic testing, MOT and Service, mechanical repairs and much

CPS Automotive Ltd.
486 Jobs Completed
Byfleet
5.0 / 5

We are a family run business with over 15 years of experience in all vehicle makes and models. We have a good reputation and positive feedback throughout all of our custo

ASJ Mobile Mechanic
547 Jobs Completed
Bracknell
4.9 / 5

Welcome to ASJ Mobile Mechanic. Myself (Jay) and fellow mechanic Allen have over 35 years experience combined in delivering quality repairs on all makes and models of car

Chertsey Service & MOT Centre
686 Jobs Completed
Chertsey
4.7 / 5

We are a long established member of the RMI and AA approved vehicle repair & MOT Centre situated in the heart of Chertsey, Surrey. Whether it’s a gearbox repair, MOT,

Formula One Autocentres - Slough
382 Jobs Completed
Slough
3.1 / 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

ALL IN 1 MOTORS
980 Jobs Completed
Wexham, Slough
4.7 / 5

From servicing and repairs to body works and tyres we are a one stop shop for all. We also specialise in alloy wheel refurbishment, may it be diamond cut or standard pai

Formula One Autocentres - Camberley
72 Jobs Completed
Camberley
2.7 / 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

Bracknell Tyre & Battery - Team Protyre
142 Jobs Completed
Bracknell
4.1 / 5

Bracknell Tyre & Battery, team Protyre was originally opened in 1982 before becoming part of the Protyre network in 2009. Protyre Bracknell has been extensively refur

Merityre Specialists Bagshot
17 Jobs Completed
Bagshot
5.0 / 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

Wmr autos
184 Jobs Completed
Camberley Ssurrey
4.6 / 5

Reliable mechanic with over 15 years experience on a wide range of vehicles. Experienced in all repair services such as Cambelt repair, Clutch repairs, Service work, MOT,

Protyre Slough
418 Jobs Completed
Slough
4.2 / 5

Originally opened as Bath Road Tyres in 1992 before becoming part of the Protyre network in 2006. As the name Bath Road Tyres suggests the centre has concentrated on supp

Triple S MOT
234 Jobs Completed
Slough
4.0 / 5

Slough is one of the UK’s most prosperous and vibrant communities and falls in the Greater London Urban Area, just over 20 miles away from Central London. Triple S MOT Ce

Surreyside Autohaus
418 Jobs Completed
Chertsey KT16 8EA
4.3 / 5

BMW AUDI VOLKSWAGEN SPECIALIST WE OFFER SERVICING AND REPAIRS MOT BRAKES EXHAUSTS BATTERIES REMAPPING DPF REMOVAL

Fair price repairs
289 Jobs Completed
Binfield
4.8 / 5

Mobile mechanic all tools carried on board I carry out diagnostic repairs Cambelts clutches exhaust work suspension work brakes engine work mobile servicing at your home

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Alternator Repair in Ascot
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 Ascot

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 Ascot
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Volkswagen£339.79
Vauxhall£353.09
Peugeot£385.78
Mercedes£484.47
BMW£397.92
Ford£345.68
Volvo£455.49
Nissan£440.95
MINI£486.95

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 28/06/2022 and 26/09/2022.

Gary from Complete Mechanics explains the workings of the alternator