Alternator Repair in Balham

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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 Balham (278 found)
Dropless - Mobile Mechanic and SMART Body Repair team
65 Jobs Completed
Clapham
4.6 / 5

Mobile Mechanics Book with our team of senior mobile mechanics to bring the garage to your door. With a wealth of experience and using exclusively OEM parts, we guaran

Zafar Automotive Repairs
361 Jobs Completed
Sydenham
4.6 / 5

We are a Mobile Automotive Repairs Service. We have been in the industry respectfully for the last few years with a fully established network within London, West Midlands

Wimbledon Autocentre
839 Jobs Completed
Wimbledon
4.4 / 5

Established in 1987, we’ve enjoyed a long and rich history servicing motorists who appreciate both our technical expertise and affordable prices. Renowned in the area for

All In Car Services
90 Jobs Completed
Hackbridge
4.9 / 5

We are fully mobile firm of mechanics that cover South London and Southern Home Counties. One of our fully trained mechanics can either come to your place of work, home o

Ross Motors (Streatham) LTD
1183 Jobs Completed
Lambeth
4.6 / 5

Ross Motors (Streatham) LTD provide full garage services, car repairs, dealer level diagnostics, tyres, bodywork and MOT's. We are based in Streatham, south west London.

P D Vehicle Services Ltd
103 Jobs Completed
hackbridge
4.7 / 5

PD Vehicle Services Ltd was formed in 2011 by Pep and Dan, two highly skilled individuals already very well established within the motor trade. Both dreamed of opening th

Executive Motor Services
853 Jobs Completed
Camberwell
4.4 / 5

Executive Motor Services is a high quality establishment, offering car service to customers across South East London which was established over 30 years ago and specializ

Mobile Mechanic Apollo Car Services
1618 Jobs Completed
London
4.6 / 5

Mobile Mechanic Apollo Car Services

kevs auto services
568 Jobs Completed
raynes park
4.7 / 5

repairs to most make and models inc cam belts, clutches servicing diagnostics brakes mot, we take all major debit cards

Eagle Autos
1787 Jobs Completed
South Wimbledon
4.7 / 5

Eagle Autos provide a personalised quality service for all makes and models and include cars that are still within the manufacturer’s warranty period and also cars that a

MMM Auto UK
613 Jobs Completed
Mitcham
4.4 / 5

We are an independent Vehicle service station situated in Liongate Enterprise Park on Morden Road. Specialist is German and Japanese cars. Along with MOT testing station

Andrews garage
352 Jobs Completed
LONDON
4.9 / 5

Established since 1974 Andrews Garage has been serving the local area for all its car related needs, such as, MOT'S, Servicing, Tyres, Bodywork (crash repairs), 3D 4 Whee

SAI Wimbledon Ltd
681 Jobs Completed
London
4.1 / 5

SAI MOT Centre is one of Wimbledon's leading auto repair, full car service and MOT testing stations for many models of cars and other utility vehicles. SAI MOT Centre ca

Sparrowhawk Motors IV LTD
409 Jobs Completed
Chelsea
4.5 / 5

From a convenient location in West London Sparrowhawk motors Garage has been offering a full range of garage services for over 20 years to customers from all over London.

Millennium Garages Ltd
19 Job Completed
London
5.0 / 5

MOT Station | Services | Repairs Millennium Garages is based in Southwark, London offering MOTs, Services & Car Repairs using industry-standard equipment and fully

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Alternator Repair in Balham
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 Balham bookings

4.48

23 reviews

Alternator Prices in Balham

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 Balham
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Ford£350.67
Mercedes£405.74
Vauxhall£380.78
Volkswagen£359.43
Peugeot£390.83
Toyota£327.51
Audi£394.29
Nissan£395.48
BMW£485.48
Renault£340.33
Citroen£607.08
MINI£292.71

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 11/05/2022 and 09/08/2022.

Gary from Complete Mechanics explains the workings of the alternator