Alternator Repair in Billingham

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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 Billingham (93 found)
Protyre Billingham
211 Jobs Completed
Billingham
4.2 / 5

Tyre Exchange Teeside Billingham joined the Protyre family in June 2015, with the centre providing a comprehensive range of services for the motorist, as well as undertak

Protyre Stockton on Tees
552 Jobs Completed
Stockton on Tees
4.5 / 5

Tyre Exchange Teeside Stockton On Tees joined the Protyre family in June 2015, with the centre providing a comprehensive range of services for the motorist including MOT

Towngate Testing Station
389 Jobs Completed
Billingham
4.9 / 5

Towngate Testing Station are your local independent garage based in Billingham, Our business is family owned and run by myself, Colin Mulcahy, and my son Sean Mulcahy a

IN'n'OUT Autocentres Stockton-on-Tees
2213 Jobs Completed
Stockton-On-Tees
4.5 / 5

At IN’n’OUT Autocentres we offer fixed prices MOTs and Servicing for any make and model of car with no hidden extras. We are proud to be a ‘Which? Trusted Trader’ so we a

Mechanical Jobs Done
220 Jobs Completed
MIDDLESBROUGH
5.0 / 5

I am a independent mobile mechanic, trading under mechanical jobs done, I formed this business in April 2018. I have lots of experience covering lots of vehicle brands.

Gearbox_NE ltd
186 Jobs Completed
Middlesbrough
4.7 / 5

"We are the Gearbox Specialists in Middlesbrough, open to the trade and public for Manual and Automatic Gearboxes. We carry a wide range of Car Spares and parts, with mos

Esteem Automotive ltd
104 Jobs Completed
Stockton
5.0 / 5

Esteem Automotive are based in Stockton on Tees and has over 15 years experience working in the Motor Industry and have built up an honourable reputation. We offer a

A1 Garage LTD
121 Jobs Completed
Middlesbrough
4.8 / 5

...Don't Wait, Schedule Today! A1 Garage LTD offers the community excellent auto repair services. We are your full-service auto repair garage. Our ASE-certified te

JLB North East Ltd
17 Jobs Completed
Stockton-On-Tees
4.7 / 5

Hello there! JLB North East comprises of a dedicated set of 3 technicians with over 25 years’ experience between them. We are renowned in this area for providing a premiu

Maltech
53 Jobs Completed
Stockton
4.9 / 5

We provide services for all makes and models,anything from a bulb to an engine rebuild we do it all including remapping services, tyres brakes clutches, bearings, exhaust

Falcon Performance UK Ltd
20 Jobs Completed
Middlesbrough
4.6 / 5

We are based on Skippers Lane Industrial Estate in Middlesbrough. We cater for all makes and models of vehicles including light commercials (vans)The services we provide

T.H.FLORY CAR ELECTRICAL & AIR CONDITIONING CENTRE
3 Job Completed
Middlesbrough
5.0 / 5

"T. H.Flory is the area's leading car electrical centre, using the latest Bosch Diagnostic equipment at our workshop based in central Middlesbrough. Our aim is to repair

Auto Enterprises
1 Job Completed
Snowdon Road
4.0 / 5

We look forward to receiving your enquiries.

Stoneacre Middlesbrough
5 Jobs Completed
Middlesbrough
3.7 / 5

Stoneacre Middlesbrough is part of one of the country's fastest growing motor groups. The company was first incorporated on the 21st December 1994 and started off as a us

Douglas Cameron Motoring Services
1 Job Completed
THORNABY
5.0 / 5

"Family run Garage EST 1964 Providing Car Servicing,Repairs,Diagnostics and M.O.T Testing.Douglas Cameron Motoring Services a family run business. Established over 50 yea

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Alternator Repair in Billingham
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 Billingham bookings

4.20

5 reviews

How much does Alternator Repair cost in Billingham?

The cost of servicing, MOT and repairs differ across the country and Alternator Repair is not any different. Labour rates will be higher or lower depending on where in the country you are. Take a look below at the average quote in Billingham for Alternator Repair on WhoCanFixMyCar.com for some of our top car makes.


Alternator Repair Cost by Car Make in Billingham
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Ford£448.00

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 20/01/2024 and 19/04/2024.

Although the alternator is a relatively simple part, it plays a critical role in your vehicle’s operation, so it’s essential any alternator problems are diagnosed correctly and fixed.


Here are some of the most common signs that your alternator is on the blink:

  • The alternator warning light will be on – in most cases this is shaped like a battery but some cars will show ‘ALT’ or ‘GEN’
  • You may experience extremely bright or dimming headlights, or a speedometer that stops working
  • Drivers sometimes complain of a growling or whining noise before the alternator gives out
  • You may experience a smell of hot wires or burning rubber


The average alternator repair cost is between £200 and £300, depending on the model of your , so it’s important you make sure you find the best deal. And that’s where we can help.


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Gary from Complete Mechanics explains the workings of the alternator