Alternator Repair in Braintree

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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 Braintree (19 found)
WrenchWorks Automotive Limited
141 Jobs Completed
Braintree
4.8 / 5

We are WrenchWorks Automotive a mobile mechanic and vehicle recovery/transport business based in Essex and cover Essex, London and surrounding areas. Our mobile techni

Quest Motor Group
6 Jobs Completed
Braintree
4.5 / 5

As an authorised Bosch Car Service workshop, you rest assured that we deliver high quality servicing, maintenance and repairs for all makes and models of vehicle. Our acc

VSA MOBILE AUTOS
25 Jobs Completed
Chelmsford
4.2 / 5

Fully trained vehicle technicians we've worked with some of the best manufactures in the world such as Ferrari, Lamborghini , Bentley and Aston Martin throughout my profe

John Pease Motor Group
45 Jobs Completed
Braintree
4.2 / 5

Welcome to John Pease Motor Group. Over the past 45 years, we have fully dedicated ourselves to establishing our family-run company at the forefront of the automotive ind

Braintree Motor Works Ltd
Member since 20 February 2017
Braintree

Here at Braintree Motor Works, we offer a full range of car servicing and can undertake work on all makes and models. We are also specialists in car diagnostics in Braint

Westdrive (Braintree)
Member since 17 November 2015
Braintree

Westdrive is the largest independent Kia Dealer in the UK. We have an extensive selection of New, Kia Approved and all make used cars and have represented Kia for over 15

Perkins Garages Limited
Member since 17 August 2015
Braintree

The team to go to for service you can trust, at a price you can count on. Here at a Perkins Garages Limited we aim to provide you with an unrivalled experience when s

Steve Mott & Co. Ltd.
Member since 23 June 2020
Braintree

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

Westdrive Kia
Member since 06 May 2015
Braintree

Westdrive is the largest independent Kia Dealer in the UK, with a state of the art showroom in Essex. We have an extensive selection of New Kia models, Kia Approved Used

SE Tyres Braintree
Member since 03 August 2011
Braintree

"We have 17 fast-fit auto centres located across the South East. SE Tyres Braintree offers a range of services and tyres from all the major manufacturers including Goody

John Hazell Auto Repairs
Member since 28 June 2011
Braintree

"John Hazell Auto Repairs provides car repairs and servicing at competitive prices. Work is carried out by our experienced mechanics and we aim to complete all jobs on sc

Essex Auto Care
Member since 28 June 2011
Braintree

"Essex Auto Care is a small, friendly, family-run business who specialise in classic Minis but also cater for all other vehicles. We have over 60 years experience in the

Family Car Centre
Member since 14 March 2019
Essex

We do Mot class 4, Mechanical work, Tyres and Alignment in Braintree Essex.

DM.MECHANICS
Member since 25 July 2020
Rayne, braintree

I'm a small garage based in rayne. I carry out all kinds of service, repair, mot, electrical and diagnostic work. I have range of diagnostic equipment including volvo so

braintree small car shop / rayne auto clinic
Member since 22 April 2012
rayne, nr braintree

"general servicing & repairs (mechanical & bodywork) all makes with bias towards Vw. Specialising in repairing, restoring, maintaining & modified old and newer Vws."

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Alternator Repair in Braintree
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 Braintree

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 Braintree
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Ford£423.32

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 26/06/2022 and 24/09/2022.

Gary from Complete Mechanics explains the workings of the alternator