Alternator Repair in Ashford

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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 Ashford (44 found)
Protyre Ashford Victoria Rd
232 Jobs Completed
Ashford
4.4 / 5

Gary, the current centre manager has years of experience fitting tyres and advising customers of the best tyres to meet their driving needs. Protyre Victoria Road has gai

Ivydene Garage
130 Jobs Completed
Ashford
3.8 / 5

We are a family run business who have grown from strength to strength over the years, and are recognised by Bosch as a centre of excellence. Established in 1981, we have

Tyreweb Ashford - Team Protyre (The Parade)
117 Jobs Completed
Ashford
4.3 / 5

Ashford's newest MOT centre is now open at The Parade. Tyreweb Orbital Park, positioned next door to McDonalds, is easily accessed from the A2070. The centre also boasts

MasterTech Automotive - Ashford
34 Jobs Completed
Woodchurch, Ashford
4.0 / 5

"MasterTech Automotive - We are BMW, Porsche and German Specialist Catering for ALL MAKES including prestige, performance and profile vehicles.Specialist in hard to trace

Ashford Service Centre Tyreweb - Team Protyre
61 Jobs Completed
Ashford
5.0 / 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

Formula One Autocentres - Ashford
81 Jobs Completed
Ashford
5.0 / 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

For The Road
590 Jobs Completed
Ashford
4.8 / 5

For The Road - Automatic Gearbox and Engine Re-Build Specialists FOR THE ROAD is a well established independent garage, specialising in Engine Reconditioning, that has b

Ashford Performance
28 Jobs Completed
Ashford
3.3 / 5

Here at Ashford Performance, our aim is to provide high-quality repairs and fantastic customer service at competitive prices. We cover a wide range of repairs and service

Kenhire Ltd
Member since 07 January 2020
Ashford

Kenhire have been helping private and corporate customers in Ashford, Kent since 1949, providing a level of service that only a local, family run business can. With f

A&h movements
Member since 09 July 2020
Ashford

Plant agriculture fitting Vans and 4x4 servicing

Ashford Garage Services
Member since 11 March 2019
Ashford

Ashford Garage Services Ltd is an independently owned car garage and a member of The Good Garage Scheme. Having expertise in all makes and models of vehicle, we are dedic

SEV Mobile Mechanics, Kent
Member since 05 June 2015
Ashford

What Do We Do? “Our business is focused on delivering excellent service at an affordable price. We pride ourselves on making it easy to have your car serviced or repai

Ashford Orbital
Member since 17 November 2015
Ashford

Routine servicing is a key ingredient of trouble free motoring. Here at Ashford Orbital we understand that whilst it is necessary, the cost is not always welcome. To comb

SEV Mobile Mechanics, Tenterden
Member since 26 June 2015
Tenterden

Welcome to SEV Mobile Mechanics! Our business is focused on delivering excellent service at an affordable price. Our roots can be traced back to the start in 1920, with

PowerBase Automotive Ltd
Member since 07 September 2011
Ashford

"Welcome to PowerBase, whatever your automotive needs, we can help. Our highly trained technicians are expert in the repair and maintenance of all makes of vehicle, and u

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Alternator Repair in Ashford
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 Ashford bookings

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Alternator Prices in Ashford

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 Ashford
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Vauxhall£407.80
Ford£334.44

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