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 (267 found)
M Tek - Mobile Mechanics
1829 Jobs Completed
Maidenhead
4.9 / 5

Are you in search of a reliable and trustworthy mechanic? You've come to the right place! Whether your vehicle requires a service, diagnostic test, or any type of repair,

Mobile Help Mechanics
68 Job Completed
Maidenhead
5.0 / 5

Welcome to MH Mobile Mechanics, your reliable partner in automotive care on the go. With a passion for vehicles and a commitment to quality, we bring the garage to you, p

CPS Automotive Ltd.
775 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

SMS Motors
1982 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

Protyre Slough
739 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

RAC Mobile Mechanic - We Come to You. Servicing on your drive or at work - Guildford
241 Jobs Completed
Guildford
3.9 / 5

The RAC offers complete peace of mind for 12 million drivers. We’re best known for our breakdown service, and now - our new RAC Mobile Mechanics are here to make everyday

Pkgarage Accident Repair Ltd.
174 Jobs Completed
byfleet
4.9 / 5

At PKGARAGE ACCIDENT REPAIR Ltd. you are guaranteed the best service as well as cheapest labour prices. You can call or text us at any time in order to get the best car s

Wmr autos
234 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,

Chertsey Service & MOT Centre
993 Jobs Completed
Chertsey
4.6 / 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,

Car Repair World Ltd
70 Jobs Completed
Taplow
3.2 / 5

We are an RAC Approved Garage and Bodyshop. We are also VAT Registered for any Car Insurance Claim or Warranty Claim Repairs.

Bence Auto Electrical Contractors
12 Jobs Completed
Shepperton
5.0 / 5

We specialise in auto electrical and diagnostics. Mobile and in our own workshop. I have been in the trade for over 15 years and have been a master tech at a number of Ge

Bracknell Tyre & Battery - Team Protyre
213 Jobs Completed
Bracknell
3.7 / 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

Auto Care Centre
132 Jobs Completed
Windsor
3.7 / 5

We are an established local independent garage and are proud to be members of Autofirst Network – a nationwide network of independent garages operating to the Network’s 6

ASJ Mobile Mechanic
587 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

Formula One Autocentres - Slough
566 Jobs Completed
Slough
3.2 / 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

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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.

Average rating for  Alternator Repair in Ascot bookings

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How much does Alternator Repair cost in Ascot?

The cost of servicing, MOT and repairs differ across the country and Alternator Repair is not any different. Labour rates will be higher or lower depending on where in the country you are. Take a look below at the average quote in Ascot for Alternator Repair on WhoCanFixMyCar.com for some of our top car makes.


Alternator Repair Cost by Car Make in Ascot
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Ford£418.11
Toyota£428.66
Vauxhall£416.04
BMW£584.51
Volkswagen£483.21
Mercedes£586.74
Renault£568.94
Audi£600.57
Peugeot£407.71
Citroen£1124.04
Nissan£621.55

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 23/11/2023 and 21/02/2024.

Although the alternator is a relatively simple part, it plays a critical role in your vehicle’s operation, so it’s essential any alternator problems are diagnosed correctly and fixed.


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 £200 and £300, depending on the model of your , so it’s important you make sure you find the best deal. And that’s where we can help.


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Gary from Complete Mechanics explains the workings of the alternator