Alternator Repair in Brockley

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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 Brockley (76 found)
Mobile Mechanic Apollo Car Services
1680 Jobs Completed
London
4.6 / 5

Mobile Mechanic Apollo Car Services

PKB Motor Company
320 Jobs Completed
Beckenham
4.8 / 5

We strive to become the best and most trusted local garage in Beckenham providing a main dealer, high level service at a price you can enjoy. All of our works are carri

Zafar Automotive Repairs
400 Jobs Completed
Beckenham
4.6 / 5

We are a Mobile Automotive Repairs Service. We have been in the industry respectfully for the last few years with a fully established network within London, Essex, Surrey

MARKY MOTORS
9 Job Completed
Catford
5.0 / 5

Reliable and professional. Se61lg verdant lane behind the car wash. Can repair some Vehicles at a location chosen by you. City and Guilds Level 3 Diploma in Vehicl

R&d engine rebuild
54 Jobs Completed
London
5.0 / 5

I’m mobile mechanic based in south east London.im specialist in engines and transmissions with over 18 years of experience .

Brockley Auto & Tyres
12 Jobs Completed
Lewisham
4.2 / 5

Brockley Auto & Tyres are your One Stop shop for everything automotive! With over 25 years in the business, our family run garage offers tailor made solutions for al

Stephen James Blackheath
1 Job Completed
London
5.0 / 5

"Located conveniently between Blackheath Village and Lewisham, we offer BMW Fast Lane Servicing while you wait, or a shuttle service to the commuter-friendly stations at

Go Vauxhall Lewisham
2 Job Completed
Lewisham
5.0 / 5

"Go Vauxhall Lewisham manufacturer trained technicians provide low cost servicing and MOT tests on all makes and models, to maintain your vehicle and help retain its val

Sinspeed Ltd
7 Jobs Completed
Greenwich
3.8 / 5

We look forward to receiving your enquiries.

Power Steering Services LTD
Member since 01 July 2022
Greenwich

We are Power Steering Services LTD, we have been established since 1972 - The UK's leading Remanufacturing company in power steering parts. We specialise in Power Ste

Winshaw Motors Repairs & Bodyshop
Member since 29 August 2015
London

Winshaw Motors is a reputable independent garage based in south Bermondsey that take great pride in turning out superior quality work at reasonable prices. We know we mu

Chief Autos
Member since 13 April 2011
Bermondsey

"At Chief Autos we offer a first class service to all in South East London. We can offer all Mechanical, Electrical and Body Work Repairs to any make or model of vehicle.

Abbey Auto Services
Member since 13 April 2011
Hither Green

"At Abbey Auto Services we can offer you the following Services at a fair price. Car Servicing & MOT Testing Mechanical & Car Body Repairs Air Conditioning & Electrics Ex

R&d engine builder
Member since 03 January 2019
London

I’m specialist in engines and gearboxes.18+years of experience

Heathside Motor Services
Member since 03 May 2011
Lewisham

"Heathside Motor Services offers a wide range of services for repair, service or MOT of any make of car or van. We can offer repairs to head gaskets, cam belts and clutch

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Alternator Repair in Brockley
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 Brockley

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 Brockley
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Ford£350.25
Mercedes£419.78
BMW£478.88
Vauxhall£343.25
Volkswagen£324.47
Nissan£404.94
Peugeot£421.32
Audi£438.32
Citroen£460.99
Toyota£304.31
Renault£415.96
Volvo£463.11

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 29/06/2022 and 27/09/2022.

Gary from Complete Mechanics explains the workings of the alternator