Alternator Repair in Brixton

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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 Brixton (85 found)
Andrews garage
458 Jobs Completed
LONDON
4.9 / 5

Established since 1974 Andrews Garage has been serving the local area for all its car related needs, such as, MOT'S, Servicing, Tyres, Bodywork (crash repairs), 3D 4 Whee

Dropless - Mobile Mechanic and SMART Body Repair team
67 Jobs Completed
Clapham
4.6 / 5

Mobile Mechanics Book with our team of senior mobile mechanics to bring the garage to your door. With a wealth of experience and using exclusively OEM parts, we guaran

Executive Motor Services
869 Jobs Completed
Camberwell
4.4 / 5

Executive Motor Services is a high quality establishment, offering car service to customers across South East London which was established over 30 years ago and specializ

Millennium Garages Ltd
20 Job Completed
London
5.0 / 5

MOT Station | Services | Repairs Millennium Garages is based in Southwark, London offering MOTs, Services & Car Repairs using industry-standard equipment and fully

Cleverley cars
80 Jobs Completed
London
4.4 / 5

I am a mobile mechanic, technician and remapper. I provide an evening service at your convenience for when you are home from work. I am based out of Elephant and Ca

Hearn Bros Ltd
95 Jobs Completed
Brixton
4.1 / 5

We are a family run business spanning four generations and established at our Brixton Hill Workshops since 1922, we would like to bring to your attention the following se

M AND G Autos Ltd
3 Jobs Completed
Battersea
4.5 / 5

M and G Autos is an MOT testing centre that also provides a general repair and garage service .They have been servicing the SW London area for over 20 years delivering a

RR London
9 Jobs Completed
Battersea
5.0 / 5

"We are a Land Rover/Range Rover specialist who pride ourselves in delivering outstanding service at a reasonable rate. We like to take a personal approach with all of ou

Renno Services
1 Job Completed
Clapham
5.0 / 5

"WeÔÇÖre a Clapham based servicing specialist with 25 years of experience, and counting. Our knowledge base encompasses most major brands however we are RENAULT specialis

Itech Auto Centre
206 Jobs Completed
London
3.4 / 5

We are an established local independent garage and are proud to be members of Autofirst Network – a nationwide network of independent garages operating to the Network’s 6

SM WORKS
Member since 24 October 2017
london

SM Works is a used Car sales and Repair Garage,We are located 2 minutes walk away from Streatham hill Station and only a 10minutes Bus ride from Brixton underground Stati

The Blue Hands Motorsport
Member since 02 March 2016
London

The Blue Hands Motorsport are a young business ran by myself, Daniel, your local mobile mechanic with 8 years of experience dealing with all makes and models of vehicles.

Peter Norris (Clapham) Ltd
Member since 13 April 2011
Clapham

"Peter Norris Clapham is a long established independent garage specialising in Volkswagen and Audi motors offering dealer services at a fraction of the cost. We have 7 s

PD CAR SERVICES
Member since 21 May 2015
London

PD Car Services is based on Brixton,SW9 8SE. It is independent garage which is run for over 7 years offering professional diagnostics and mechanical like clutches,brakes,

Inchcape (Battersea - OTSO)
Member since 29 June 2015
Battersea

Inchcape offers professional, competitively priced ownership services, along with exceptional customer service. Our expertly trained staff are on hand to ensure you and y

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Alternator Repair in Brixton
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 Brixton bookings

4.83

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Alternator Prices in Brixton

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 Brixton
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Ford£354.34
Mercedes£413.31
Vauxhall£342.75
BMW£532.89
Nissan£380.45
Volkswagen£324.84
Peugeot£437.33
Audi£443.08
Toyota£311.61
Renault£419.92
Volvo£442.46

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 04/07/2022 and 02/10/2022.

Gary from Complete Mechanics explains the workings of the alternator