Alternator Repair in Basildon

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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 Basildon (96 found)
Formula One Autocentres - Basildon
365 Jobs Completed
Basildon
4.1 / 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

Car-Nect Auto Group Ltd
55 Jobs Completed
Rayleigh
5.0 / 5

Car-Nect is proud to be part of the Bosch Car Service Network. We provide a friendly first class service at better prices with a national guarantee from Bosch. Whatever t

Sierra Garage Limited
244 Jobs Completed
Grays
4.8 / 5

Sierra Garage Ltd are an independent workshop based in Essex. We believe in providing our customers with the very best customer experience, as we pride ourselves on our

Wickford Autocentre
421 Jobs Completed
Wickford
4.6 / 5

Going by first impressions, Russel Gardens in Wickford may not be the sort of place where you would expect to find a modern auto centre, and especially not one that can o

Timing tech
98 Jobs Completed
Basildon
3.6 / 5

Welcome to Timing Tech First of all, I would like this opportunity to thank you for choosing us! Your business means everything to us and our goal is to provide you wit

ISM Auto Repairs
36 Jobs Completed
Grays
4.1 / 5

ISM Auto Repairs also known as ISM Autos is based in Grays, Essex. We are proud to be one of Essex's most trusted and highly recommended garages for all your automotive n

SDM Auto Service & Repair
40 Jobs Completed
Grays
4.6 / 5

We are specialised in vehicle repair and servicing, based in Grays, Essex. Our aim is to give your car more life and delivery quality and transparent experience. Why c

1st Start Garage
53 Jobs Completed
Basildon
4.6 / 5

1st Start Garage is a small family run business which has been trading for many years, approved by the Government appointed Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA, for

engine power
1 Job Completed
TILBURY
5.0 / 5

Formula One Autocentres - Rayleigh
271 Jobs Completed
Leigh On Sea
4.5 / 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

Upminster Panelcraft Ltd.
8 Job Completed
Basildon
4.0 / 5

Established for over forty years, we have built our reputation on high quality repairs, specialist custom bodywork and customer service. We appreciate that your time is

MKL Motors
29 Job Completed
Grays
5.0 / 5

Welcome to MKL Motors, who are a UK based provider and supplier of quality automotive parts for a wide range of vehicles. Here at MKL Motors we pride ourselves on offe

AJ Servicing & Repairs.
94 Jobs Completed
Hornchurch
3.9 / 5

AJ Servicing and Repair centre (formerly Moorings Garage) was taken over in 2013 by a group of main dealer management and technical personnel. The team have over 100 year

Service24hr
4 Jobs Completed
Basildon
5.0 / 5

Here at Service24hr We offer a main dealer service without the high costs, all highly skilled and experienced mechanics. Offering a mobile service and workshop repairs,

Miles Motor Mechanics
73 Jobs Completed
Little burstead
4.4 / 5

began my mechanic career through Addison Lee the London taxi service and this was through Ford which was a scheme where both were involved. I served my time repairing the

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Alternator Repair in Basildon
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 Basildon bookings

4.13

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Alternator Prices in Basildon

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 Basildon
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Ford£326.66
Mercedes£518.93
Vauxhall£327.74
Toyota£360.82
BMW£501.14
Peugeot£549.18
Citroen£405.23

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 29/06/2022 and 27/09/2022.

Gary from Complete Mechanics explains the workings of the alternator