Alternator Repair in Blandford Forum

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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 Blandford Forum (4 found)
Blandford Tyre and Battery - Team Protyre
23 Jobs Completed
Blandford Forum
4.8 / 5

Blandford Tyre and Battery, team Protyre located on the Sunrise Business Park just off the Shaftsbury Road was originally opened in June 1990. Blandford Tyre & Batter

Autotechnics Blandford Ltd
Member since 19 October 2021
Blanford Forum

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

Red Motori Ltd
Member since 19 October 2021
Blandford Forum

"Red Motori was established in 1997 by Dave and Richard who both have a passion for Italian cars. Dave started his working career carrying out his apprenticeship in an Al

Blandford Tyre & Batteries
Member since 19 October 2021
Blandford

"Protyre-áhas a history going back over 50 years in the tyre industry and Blandford Tyre & Batteries pride ourselves on the level of service Blandford Tyre & Batteries pr

Alternator Repair in Blandford Forum
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 Blandford Forum

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 Blandford Forum
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Vauxhall£319.41
Peugeot£269.92
Ford£258.47

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 21/07/2021 and 19/10/2021.

Gary from Complete Mechanics explains the workings of the alternator