Alternator Repair in Berkhamsted

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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 Berkhamsted (68 found)
Black Boots Tyres – Team Protyre
21 Jobs Completed
Chesham
4.3 / 5

Protyre has a history going back over 50 years in the tyre industry and we pride ourselves on the level of service we provide to our customers. All our centres have comf

Formula One Autocentres - Hemel Hempstead
189 Jobs Completed
Hemel Hempstead
1.7 / 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

Kipling Motorist Centre Hemel Hempstead - Team Protyre
441 Jobs Completed
Hemel Hempstead
4.3 / 5

Kipling Motorist Centre Hemel Hempstead was relocated to its current site Unit 5, Maylands Avenue in 2008. The centre was officially opened in a grand opening ceremony by

S.M.T Automotive
116 Jobs Completed
Marsworth
5.0 / 5

I have been working on vehicles for the last 35 years with experience on all makes and models, having carried out my apprenticeship in a BMW main dealer. I then comple

Merityre Specialists Lt. Chalfont
72 Jobs Completed
Little Chalfont
4.9 / 5

Established in 1961, Merityre Specialists is one of the leading tyre retailers and fast-fit specialists. We have over 20 branches located across the Home Counties in Berk

Nash Mills MOT & Service Centre
139 Jobs Completed
Hemel Hempstead
3.8 / 5

At Nash Mills we are a young and progressive company located on the boundaries of Hemel Hempstead and further afield, such as in - St. Albans - Watford - Hatfield

The Motorwerks
61 Jobs Completed
Flaunden
4.6 / 5

"We are a Volkswagen, Audi, Seat & Skoda Specialist offering Diagnostics, OEM standard service & repair on everything from the VAG stable. Using genuine parts or

Imperial Auto Services Ltd
7 Jobs Completed
Kings Langley
4.5 / 5

We are an established local independent garage and are proud to be members of Autofirst Network – a nationwide network of independent garages operating to the Network’s 6

A5 Autobody
133 Jobs Completed
Dunstable
4.8 / 5

A5 Autobody

SJC Automotive
44 Jobs Completed
kings langley hemel hempstead
4.8 / 5

Here at SJC Automotive we offer servicing repairs and diagnostics without breaking the bank. We are main dealer trained and carry out work to the highest standards.We spe

Roy Chapman Limited
2 Job Completed
Tring
5.0 / 5

Main dealer quality at local garage prices. Here at Roy Chapman Limited we aim to provide you with an unrivaled experience when servicing your vehicle. Our service

Hardings, Hemel Hempstead
13 Job Completed
Hemel Hempstead
4.0 / 5

We are a Renault Specialist with the knowledge, specific tooling and diagnostic equipment to efficiently repair and maintain all Renault vehicles. Competitive service and

Mechanix2You
4 Jobs Completed
hemel hempstead
3.5 / 5

We are a mobile mechanic service, we come to you at there home or place of work to make it easy for our customers, we pride ourself on our professionalism and honesty. W

Latimer Garage Services Ltd
12 Jobs Completed
CHESHAM
5.0 / 5

An established local garage whose aim is to build good customer relationships. We know that you want to keep your car on the road without spending huge amounts of your h

A* Autos
9 Jobs Completed
HEMEL HEMPSTEAD
3.6 / 5

We operate a small mobile mechanic company based in hemel hempstead but with a 20 mile working radius. We specialise in vehicle servicing,repairs,diagnostics and electric

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Alternator Repair in Berkhamsted
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 Berkhamsted

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 Berkhamsted
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Vauxhall£306.80
Ford£369.95
Volkswagen£358.37
BMW£371.31
Mercedes£454.14
Nissan£351.78
Peugeot£437.06
Toyota£308.13
Volvo£434.81
Audi£400.44

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 09/07/2022 and 07/10/2022.

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