Alternator Repair in Buntingford

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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 Buntingford (28 found)
J Wilks Mechanical LTD
113 Jobs Completed
Stevenage
5.0 / 5

Whether your vehicle needs a quick mobile repair or a visit to a fully equipped workshop, I can help. Qualifying as a Master Technician with Ford during my career enables

WHITE EAGLE MOTORS
33 Jobs Completed
Stevenage
5.0 / 5

Hi. We provide all brands vehicle mobile mechanic service and repairs. Some of services we provide are vehicle inspections, servicing inc oil and filters and automatic ge

qwiktyres.com limited
106 Jobs Completed
stevenage
4.5 / 5

We area small run independent garage who have been open for 8 years and thrive to do our up most best service to your car and treat your car as if it was one of our own

Formula One Autocentres - Stevenage (Boulton Road)
266 Jobs Completed
Stevenage
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

A1 Autos Herts Ltd.
65 Jobs Completed
Stevenage
4.3 / 5

We are a family-run business with decades of experience between us. Our goal is to provide every customer with a fantastic, stress-free experience when it comes to their

Hi Point Autos
68 Jobs Completed
Stevenage
4.8 / 5

Hi-Point Autos has built a reputation for prompt, efficient, reliable service combined with the skill and knowledge required to make any business a success, and with over

Fuel-Drain
Member since 07 January 2019
Stevenage

We are a premier fuel Drain company that does 24hr contaminated fuel and roadside rescue and recovery and tyres Mobile mechanics and garage mechanical works

Leka fastfit centre ltd
Member since 25 May 2011
Buntingford

"At Leka MOT Ltd we specialise in all types of automotive repair and part replacement. Our services include tyres, exhausts, brakes and MOT testing, we also have expertis

Autofix Buntingford
Member since 25 May 2011
Buntingford

"Autofix is an independent business providing a wide range of services in the Buntingford and surrounding area. We offer mechanical and electrical repairs, servicing, MOT

Philip Walker Motor Vehicle Engineers
Member since 25 May 2011
Buntingford

"Philip Walker Motor vehicle Engineers has over 25 years of experience, our friendly team provide a quality service and expertise. Customer satisfaction is important to

Church Farm Garage Ardeley
Member since 14 June 2014
Ardeley

"Church Farm Garage offers mechanical repairs and MOT testing at a rate affordable to accommodate any budget, a more cost-effective option than those on offer from our ma

S.J. Tokely Repairs
Member since 26 May 2011
Buntingford

"S.J. Tokely Repairs is a family run business, with a reputation for providing a good service at a fair price. We are based in Buntingford and offer mechanical repairs, e

Howe Engineering
Member since 26 May 2011
Buntingford

"Howe Engineering is an independent family run business based in Hare Street, Buntingford, Hertfordshire established in 1988. We specialise in Saab and Land Rover but wor

Barry Jones Auto Centre
Member since 26 May 2011
Stevenage

"Barry Jones Auto Centre is a leading independent BMW & MINI specialist for all servicing, mechanical repairs and performance tuning based in Stevenage and ideally locate

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Alternator Repair in Buntingford
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 Buntingford

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 Buntingford
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Vauxhall£358.03
Audi£445.20
BMW£330.72
Mercedes£478.37
Toyota£326.69
Ford£267.52
Volkswagen£263.99
Nissan£261.52
Peugeot£414.40
Citroen£458.06

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 04/09/2022 and 03/12/2022.

Gary from Complete Mechanics explains the workings of the alternator