Alternator Repair in Basingstoke

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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 Basingstoke (33 found)
Formula One Autocentres - Basingstoke
255 Jobs Completed
Lister Road, Basingstoke
4.0 / 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

JS Autos Mobile Mechanic
388 Jobs Completed
Bramley
4.7 / 5

Located in Bramley, Hampshire we cover the local area Including Basingstoke, Newbury, Reading, Andover and surrounding areas. We repair all types of vehicles and all t

Fastfit service centre Ltd
66 Jobs Completed
Basingstoke
4.4 / 5

We have been trading here since 2003 . We cover everything from Mot-servicing Brakes Exhaust Custom Stainless steel Exhaust. Remapping & Performance Tuning EML lights

Westbourne Motors - Basingstoke
136 Jobs Completed
Basingstoke
3.9 / 5

The Westbourne brand is the South’s leading repairer for household names such as Green Flag, AA & RAC. For the majority of repairs we can offer a mobile service

Pro-Tech Auto Specialists Ltd
4 Job Completed
Basingstoke
5.0 / 5

We are a memeber of Unipart Car Care Centres. We believe we are offering our customers something special by recruiting a wide network of quality, independent garages t

Eagle eye automotive
11 Jobs Completed
Basingstoke
5.0 / 5

We provide a fantastic and efficient mobile service in Basingstoke and surrounding areas. With 15 years in the industry and a profound amount of experience working in lea

Mortimer auto centre Basingstoke
16 Jobs Completed
Basingstoke
5.0 / 5

We are an established workshop We offer a friendly and reliable service for all types of car from start to finish. We offer a collection and delivery service and can

Martins Basingstoke
4 Job Completed
BASINGSTOKE
4.0 / 5

We are a Renault and Dacia main dealer with the knowledge, specific tooling and diagnostic equipment to efficiently repair and maintain all Renault and Dacia vehicles. Co

RWG cars
27 Jobs Completed
BASINGSTOKE
5.0 / 5

I have a small mobile car mechanic businness. I can help you with all sort of car maintenance and servicing and I can do any repairs that can be done on site. I can offer

R T Gaiger Motors & Motorcycles
9 Jobs Completed
Basingstoke
5.0 / 5

"We are a small, family run business, established in 1990. Part of the Trust My Garage scheme and a member of the Independent Garage Association, we comply with strict re

Martin Matthewson Ltd - Volvo & Nissan Specialists
16 Jobs Completed
Basingstoke
5.0 / 5

Specialists in VOLVO and NISSAN Servicing and EXPERT DIAGNOSTICS "Are you afraid of being blinded by science when you take your car to the garage? Are you concerned a

All Aspects Automotive
Member since 08 October 2016
Basingstoke

Here at All Aspects Automotive we take pride in providing the highest levels of service to our customers, we are a mobile service that can carry out your work at a time a

Peers Automotive LTD
Member since 22 June 2019
Basingstoke

We are diagnostics specialist! We will show you the faulty component before replacement. Specialising in DPF diagnostics. Fully qualified technician with dealer train

Eden Hyundai - Basingstoke
Member since 31 May 2016
BASINGSTOKE

As an established Hyundai dealer, we are proud to represent the philosophy of New Thinking, New Possibilities. We believe in challenging conventions, not for the sake

mobile mechanic 2 you
Member since 19 April 2013
basingstoke

mobile service fully equipped for all jobs and services

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Alternator Repair in Basingstoke
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 Basingstoke bookings

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Alternator Prices in Basingstoke

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 Basingstoke
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Vauxhall£390.25
Volkswagen£331.51
Nissan£420.48
BMW£377.36
Ford£312.93
Citroen£329.26

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 07/09/2022 and 06/12/2022.

Gary from Complete Mechanics explains the workings of the alternator