Alternator Repair in Barnet

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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 Barnet (111 found)
Mobile Mechanics and Tyres
3953 Jobs Completed
Barnet
4.8 / 5

Services provided: -- Can build and assemble machines or mechanical components according to requirements -- Able to Inspect machines, engines, transmissions etc. an

JJ Auto Solutions
44 Jobs Completed
Potters bar
5.0 / 5

JJ Autos has built a great reputation for its garage services, MOT test centre and car repair shop. Owner, John Perkins is a vastly experienced mechanic and bodywork spe

Zek MOT'S
316 Jobs Completed
Edgware
4.4 / 5

We are a family run independent garage, with over 30 years of experience working on all makes and models. We do MOT's on motorbikes as well as cars, offering to carry ou

Technical & Mechanical
59 Jobs Completed
Middlesex
4.9 / 5

We are small diligent team of qualified Mobile Mechanic's, with experience in all areas of a car. We provide a personal service at your doorstep - whether it be at you

Eastman Way MOT Center Ltd.
71 Jobs Completed
Edgware
4.0 / 5

Oakmere Service Centre.
148 Jobs Completed
Hertfordshire
3.5 / 5

Oakmere provide MOT testing 7 days a week until late, offering our services at a time that suits you. We have a comfortable waiting and viewing area with free Wi-Fi and r

MCS Garage
436 Jobs Completed
London
4.7 / 5

Hello ! Please call me to discuss and confirm before accepting the Quote. NOTE: Visit or Come by Appointment only. Call me or send me a text/whatApp message First o

Halt Motor Company
90 Jobs Completed
London
3.6 / 5

David Bux started Halt Motor Company in 1979 and it is now a well-established family business, with sons James and Charles now running the workshop full-time.  HMC has be

Palmers Green Service Centre
335 Jobs Completed
Palmers Green
4.2 / 5

At Palmers Green Service Centre we use the latest technology to service and diagnose all vehicle marques. We only use genuine parts at competitive prices. We aim to provi

OGS Mechanics
407 Jobs Completed
Finchley
4.4 / 5

Picking a reliable and competent vehicle repair centre can be tricky. Here at O.G.S. Mechanics we operate very strictly to the Motor Industry Code of Practice and our

Happy Autos Edgeware
15 Jobs Completed
Edgeware
4.9 / 5

We are a family run well-established workshop based in Edgeware, which has been in operation since 2010. Ran by husband and wife team, we go out of our way to ensure eac

Quantum Garage
42 Jobs Completed
London
4.3 / 5

Servicing and repairing cars for customers in Barnet and surrounding areas for over 12 years, Quantum Garage has a team of professionals with a combined experience of 60

Barnet Motor Medics Ltd
24 Jobs Completed
New Barnet
4.5 / 5

Based in Barnet since 1974 (formerly Todaton Service Garage), we provide MOT’s for class 4, 5 & 7, servicing, bodyshop repairs and accident repairs for all vehicle ma

Elstree Tyres and Cars LTD
105 Jobs Completed
Elstree
4.4 / 5

Elstree Tyres and Cars is an independent Tyre specialist based in Borehamwood. A small tight-knit team, we are dedicated and enthusiastic, and will work tirelessly to get

Todaton Service Garage
186 Jobs Completed
New Barnet
4.6 / 5

Here at Todaton Service garage we are totally committed to providing you with a professional and high quality car servicing that will fulfil your needs and expectations.N

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Alternator Repair in Barnet
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 Barnet bookings

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Alternator Prices in Barnet

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 Barnet
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Ford£366.67
Mercedes£421.02
Vauxhall£346.76
BMW£440.41
Nissan£362.29
Volkswagen£338.80
Toyota£302.03
Peugeot£463.61
Audi£384.88
Citroen£496.80
Renault£461.55
Volvo£431.76
MINI£420.75

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 04/07/2022 and 02/10/2022.

Gary from Complete Mechanics explains the workings of the alternator