Alternator Repair in Bicester

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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 Bicester (23 found)
Reliance Auto Test Bicester
626 Jobs Completed
Bicester
4.2 / 5

"Reliance Auto Test has been in business for many years, branching out to our Bicester branch providing a one stop shop for all your Car & Van requirements. We have s

HC Car Repairs
126 Jobs Completed
Bicester
4.4 / 5

We are an independently run business, based in Bicester, Oxfordshire but cover many areas. We are very friendly and polite also take pride in the work we do. We will try

AWB AUTOMOTIVE
317 Jobs Completed
Bicester
4.9 / 5

AWB AUTOMOTIVE provides fully mobile automotive servicing, repairs, diagnostics, used car appraisals, pre-MOT checks, all at a place convenient to the customer, be that a

BVS Motors Bicester
52 Jobs Completed
Bicester
4.4 / 5

Our Bicester workshop is a reliable partner for all kinds of repair. We focus on personalised customer service as well as ensuring fair, transparent prices and guarantee

STW AUTOS
4 Job Completed
bicester
5.0 / 5

We are a independant, family run business located in Bicester, Oxfordshire. We provide a great service to keep your car going, including servicing brakes, clutches, cambe

Bicester Commercial Garages Ltd
Member since 23 June 2020
Bicester

We are members of the Bosch Car Service Network which is a national network of independent garages. Our objective is to provide you with a friendly and professional servi

Wedgewood CRC Ltd
Member since 08 September 2011
Bicester

"Looking for a garage in Bicester for Body repairs ? If so, look no further than the quality services on offer at Wedgewood CRC Ltd. With over 20 years of experience in t

Cherwell Vehicle Services
Member since 08 March 2012
bicester

servicing and reairs to all makes and modelsmobile servicingfree collection deliverycitroen peugeot specialistsdiagnostics brakes suspension electrics mot's

Bicester Car Surgery
Member since 17 May 2011
Bicester

Bicester Car Surgery prides itself on having friendly and welcoming staff. They are here to answer all your questions and offer free impartial advice for your motoring ne

Bicester Auto Repairs
Member since 04 June 2013
Bicester

"Bicester Auto Repairs has been established since 2000, expanding from a family run business and over the years has built many loyal customer relationships mainly due to

Autofarm
Member since 04 June 2013
Weston-on-the-Green

"Based on a farm in Oxfordshire, we have been serving the needs of the Porsche owner/driver/racer/enthusiast for over 30 years."

Discount Vehicle Rental
Member since 04 June 2013
Bicester

"With a wealth of experience within the field of vehicle repairs and servicing, Discount Vehicle Rental provides a professional and reliable service for customers in Bice

Pro-Auto Ltd
Member since 04 June 2013
Upper Heyford

"Pro-Auto is a privately owned service centre for cars and light commercial vehicles offering service, repairs and maintenance and tyre fitting and full four wheel comput

St Eves Garage
Member since 23 June 2020
Bicester

We are members of the Bosch Car Service Network which is a national network of independent garages. Our objective is to provide you with a friendly and professional servi

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Alternator Repair in Bicester
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 Bicester

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 Bicester
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Volkswagen£276.78

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 03/07/2022 and 01/10/2022.

Gary from Complete Mechanics explains the workings of the alternator