Alternator Repair in Beckenham

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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 Beckenham (156 found)
DALE MOBILE MECHANIC
10 Jobs Completed
bromley
3.0 / 5

Dale Mobile Mechanic is a full-service Mechanic. We offer a wide variety of services to keep your vehicle running smoothly. We guarantee that our highly trained experts w

Wise wheels
2 Job Completed
Catford
5.0 / 5

Zafar Automotive Repairs
405 Jobs Completed
Beckenham
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, Essex, Surrey

Sutton Mobile Mechanic
106 Jobs Completed
Croydon
4.9 / 5

Every car I work on I consider as my own and would ensure that quality, value and service is provided at all times. Sutton Mobile Mechanic brings you value, quality &am

Mobile Mechanic Apollo Car Services
1686 Jobs Completed
London
4.5 / 5

Mobile Mechanic Apollo Car Services

Crs Autos
139 Jobs Completed
Croydon
4.9 / 5

Customer care is our top priority servicing all makes and models to keep you on the road safely. Free vehicle pick up and drop off should you require Prices we quot

PKB Motor Company
324 Jobs Completed
Beckenham
4.8 / 5

We strive to become the best and most trusted local garage in Beckenham providing a main dealer, high level service at a price you can enjoy. All of our works are carri

Ross Motors (Streatham) LTD
1205 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.

chami motors and mobile mechanics
271 Jobs Completed
Orpington
4.7 / 5

We are CHAMI MOTORS AND MOBILE MECHANICS and we have been maintaining and repairing vehicles Bromley and surrounding area since 2020. If you are looking for a fully e

Sanu Motors
843 Jobs Completed
Bromley
4.9 / 5

Sick of having to drag your car over to the garage to get it checked or repaired? We at Sanu motors provide you the service of having your car inspected and carrying ou

EMG Eurorepar Croydon
57 Jobs Completed
Croydon
2.3 / 5

EMG Eurorepar is an all makes repairer based in Croydon, South London. The business operates from premises across the road from our Citroen and Peugeot authorised repaire

Strand Motor Company Ltd
660 Jobs Completed
West Croydon
3.8 / 5

At Strand Motor Company, we are a Specialist Vehicle aftersales centre and offer car repairs in Croydon and further afield such as Thornton Heath, Wallington, Mitcham and

MARKY MOTORS
9 Job Completed
Catford
5.0 / 5

Reliable and professional. Se61lg verdant lane behind the car wash. Can repair some Vehicles at a location chosen by you. City and Guilds Level 3 Diploma in Vehicl

iAutoUK (Croydon)
266 Jobs Completed
Croydon
3.8 / 5

The iAutoUK brand is an award winning independent car service & repair specialist. In 2012 and 2013 iAutoUK was voted Regional Garage of the Year and one of the UKs T

P-Autos Ltd
25 Jobs Completed
Thornton Heath
5.0 / 5

At P-Autos we offer service you can trust and rely on, our garage consists of fully qualified Mercedes-Benz technicians who have the specialist knowledge to get your car

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Alternator Repair in Beckenham
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.

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Alternator Prices in Beckenham

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 Beckenham
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Mercedes£410.38
Ford£360.50
BMW£471.65
Vauxhall£341.24
Volkswagen£330.43
Nissan£404.14
Peugeot£415.40
Toyota£301.86
Audi£402.99
Citroen£459.52
Renault£424.28
MINI£296.07

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