Alternator Repair in Ashbourne

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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 Ashbourne (14 found)
Greenfields Recovery
384 Jobs Completed
Derby
4.5 / 5

We are a family run business with full workshop facilities and 24 hour recovery service. All aspects of vehicle repairs, services, brake repairs , tyres and small jobs w

RAC Mobile Mechanic - We Come to You. Servicing on your drive or at work - Derby
259 Jobs Completed
Derby
4.2 / 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

Protyre Ashbourne
52 Jobs Completed
Ashbourne
4.3 / 5

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

Angus MacKinnon Ltd
Member since 23 June 2020
UTTOXETER

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

Beeson & Galloway Ltd
Member since 15 September 2011
Ashbourne

"Beeson & Galloway Ltd is an Ashbourne based company which was established in 1974, and currently employs 20 professional friendly people providing the 'total automotive

Balance Hill Autos
Member since 13 February 2013
Uttoexeter

"We are a family company, based in Uttoxeter, Staffordshire. Established in 1999, with over forty years of combined experience within the motor trade, we offer Repairs, U

Maltings Garage
Member since 19 February 2013
Uttoxeter

"Established in 1970, Maltings Garage has been providing professional car servicing and repairs ever since.We take pride in providing a professional, friendly service at

Riverside Autocare Centre
Member since 29 July 2014
Wirksworth

"Riverside Autocare Centre offer an experienced service with honesty at the core of all we do. We want you to feel comfortable with the service you receive from us whi

WALKERS GARAGE (CROMFORD) LIMITED
Member since 09 May 2017
MATLOCK

Walkers Garage is a independent garage based in the Cromford area which will be able to facilitate all your vehicles service and repairs.

Shentons Garage
Member since 10 May 2017
Ashbourne

For over 35 years, Shentons Garage has been providing a friendly and professional automotive service to Ashbourne, Derbyshire and surrounding areas. Our high standard of

NR Technical Services
Member since 24 March 2018
Ashbourne

We are professional and experienced vehicle technicians, having many years experience in the trade working on the full range of vehicles currently on our roads, we can of

Stradale italia ltd
Member since 05 November 2019
uttoxeter

Ferrari & Maserati specialists supercar specialists

T & E Car and commercial services Ltd
Member since 21 November 2019
Longford, Ashbourne

Small local independent garage run by 2 ex Mercedes trained mechanics. We are Mercedes Benz specialist able to under take all aspects of work on cars/vans and HGV’s not j

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Alternator Repair in Ashbourne
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 Ashbourne bookings

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How much does Alternator Repair cost in Ashbourne?

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 Ashbourne for Alternator Repair on WhoCanFixMyCar.com for some of our top car makes.


Alternator Repair Cost by Car Make in Ashbourne
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Ford£560.04
Vauxhall£428.37
Audi£589.47
Volkswagen£528.79
Nissan£471.05

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 16/01/2024 and 15/04/2024.

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