Alternator Repair in Barking

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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 Barking (233 found)
Buffalo Autos
204 Jobs Completed
Hornchurch
4.5 / 5

We are a hard working family run business. If we cant fix your problem on your drive, we have a fully equipped workshop that is capable to fix most jobs. At Buffalo's we

AG Garage
73 Jobs Completed
Leytonstone
5.0 / 5

AG Garage is a local family run independent garage, which has been established since 2005. We are based in Leyton Stone and are connected to major bus and train links.

All Fords LTD
1793 Jobs Completed
Belvedere
4.8 / 5

ENGINES, GEARBOXES, CLUTCHES, TIMING BELTS, CHAINS, SERVICE, TYRES, MOT’s, BATTERIES, ELECTRIC & HYBRID VEHICLES All Fords Ltd specialises in servicing and repairi

RM5 Auto Electrics
28 Jobs Completed
Romford
5.0 / 5

Peter James Motor Group.
181 Jobs Completed
Dagenham
4.6 / 5

Peter James Motor Group was established in 2006. Consisting of an RAC Approved MOT/Service Centre and two BSi Accredited Bodyshops based in Dagenham, Essex. Our Technic

247 Diagnostics Limited
57 Jobs Completed
Ilford
3.7 / 5

We are a mobile diagnostic company which has many years of experience. We offer from diagnostics, fault finding, programming ECU, programming keys, CAS UNIT repairs. DPF

Goldline Garage Services Ltd
381 Jobs Completed
Manor Park
4.4 / 5

Our garage in Ilford is run with a lot of love and care as it’s run by people who live in the local community. We’ll give your vehicle the TLC it needs and can guarantee

Leonardo auto center
206 Jobs Completed
London
4.6 / 5

hi , we take all mechanical work with care .

Floodgate Auto Repair Centre
41 Jobs Completed
Charlton
3.7 / 5

If you're looking for a reliable Car Garage in London, look no further than Floodgate Auto Repair Centre, specialists in a wide range of garage services including car ser

St Anthonys Motors
1048 Jobs Completed
London
4.5 / 5

"Are you using your local and trusted garage services? Friendly and professional service Consultations and expert advice Qualified mechanics Latest diagnostic equipment C

One Stop Auto Centre
37 Job Completed
Thamemead
5.0 / 5

"Established large workshop offering all general servicing and repairs. Also latest diagnostic equipment. Also offer tyre changing, general services and repairs on cars a

Big LPG Automotive Service
560 Jobs Completed
Barking
4.7 / 5

Established back in 2000, BIGLGP is a family run independent garage based in Barking who will always go the extra mile for our customers. We are a small team with dec

TVMPL
375 Jobs Completed
East Ham
4.6 / 5

15 years of mechanical experience. C&G certified. We take on all types of mechanical repair & warranty work, incl: General maintenance & repair. Servicing. Br

ABBEY AUTO REPAIR LTD
112 Jobs Completed
London
4.8 / 5

Abbey Auto Repair is a well established mobile mechanics that has built up an enviable reputation over the last 5 years. We pride ourselves on our commitment to provid

M.R. Motor Services Ltd
393 Jobs Completed
London
3.3 / 5

"We offer a full range of car services and cater for all makes and models including light commercial vehicles on a While-U-Wait service . Our staff are experienced and tr

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Alternator Repair in Barking
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 Barking bookings

4.31

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Alternator Prices in Barking

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 Barking
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Ford£298.72
Mercedes£403.52
Vauxhall£337.11
Volkswagen£267.07
BMW£351.29
Audi£371.87
Citroen£296.26
Peugeot£356.82
Renault£332.02
Toyota£375.12
MINI£317.47

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 29/08/2021 and 27/11/2021.

Gary from Complete Mechanics explains the workings of the alternator