Alternator Repair in Bishop's Stortford

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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 Bishop's Stortford (38 found)
KHN Services Ltd
241 Jobs Completed
Harlow
4.6 / 5

We are recognised and approved by the AA, IMI, The Motor Ombudsmen Our friendly team here at KHN Services specialise in transmission and engine work. Our expertise and kn

Stortford Performance Tyres - Team Protyre
161 Jobs Completed
Bishops Stortford
4.4 / 5

Stortford Performance tyres is located just off the M11 motorway on the Raynham Close industrial estate. The centre is proud to have been a Platinum rated Pirelli Perform

Formula One Autocentres - Harlow
297 Jobs Completed
Harlow
3.7 / 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

RSR Porscha
171 Jobs Completed
Bishops Stortford
4.9 / 5

Twenty one plus years in the automotive industry. Worked with UK Main Dealer's: BMW and Porsche. Worked in Canada also for a BMW Main Dealer in Toronto and a Porsche Mai

AUTO MARYO CARS LTD
124 Jobs Completed
Harlow
4.9 / 5

We professionally repair any problem your cars engine has. If something sounds off, then don’t wait, maybe you timing chain or camshaft is out of sync and it can cause se

Ev Tech and MOT LTD
164 Jobs Completed
Harlow
4.7 / 5

We are EV Tech and MOT LTD, specialist in service and maintenance for all makes and models of vehicles. We are a DVSA approved MOT Station. We offer FREE Safety Inspec

MGP Motor Vehicle Engineers LTD
11 Jobs Completed
Dunmow
4.0 / 5

Mobile mechanic based near the Stansted airport, we service and repair all makes and models of all ages, over 20 years of experience, fully insured and committed to offer

P&A Autos
3 Job Completed
Harlow
4.0 / 5

Looking for a garage in Harlow for car repairs or an MOT? If so, look no further than the quality services on offer at P&A Auto's. With a wealth of experience in the

All Klasse Autos
13 Job Completed
Bishops Stortford
5.0 / 5

All Klasse Autos was established in April 2010 by Alex Brant and Kelly Dawkins, who are fully manufacturer trained technicians with Mercedes Benz and VW Audi however we a

24hr Solutions Ltd
Member since 04 January 2021
Wareside

24hr Solutions Vehicle Repair and Recovery Division is based in Wareside Hertfordshire. We have a 6 bay workshop with facilities for cars, vans, trucks and busses.

AutomobileUk Ltd
Member since 07 October 2020
Harlow

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Groves Autos Ltd
Member since 23 July 2014
Harlow

"WE ARE AN INDEPENDENT FAMILY RUN BUSINESS WITH OVER 30 YEARS EXPERIENCE IN THE MOTOR TRADE. WE SPECIALISE IN HIGH QUALITY SERVICING, CARRIED OUT TO MANUFACTURERS SPECIFI

Gates of Bishop's Stortford
Member since 26 March 2015
Bishop's Stortford

Welcome to Gates Ford. We are a Ford main dealer based in Essex and Hertfordshire. As an Approved Ford Authorised Repairer, we’ve been established for over 95-yea

CMC Hyundai Harlow
Member since 13 May 2016
HARLOW

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

Hunsdon Garage
Member since 25 May 2011
Ware

"Hunsdon Garage are located in Hunsdon, Ware and offer a wide range of services to the surrounding area. Our services include; on-site petrol station, MOT testing, servic

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Alternator Repair in Bishop's Stortford
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 Bishop's Stortford

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 Bishop's Stortford
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Ford£394.75
Vauxhall£348.21
Mercedes£483.35
Audi£381.48

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 01/07/2022 and 29/09/2022.

Gary from Complete Mechanics explains the workings of the alternator