Alternator Repair in Burton upon Trent

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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 Burton upon Trent (31 found)
Mr Tyre Ltd - Swadlincote
277 Jobs Completed
Swadlincote
4.8 / 5

Mr Tyre Ltd was established in 1971 at Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham in the West Midlands with one store. We now operate a total of 34 strategically placed fitting centres

bravoauto Burton Upon Trent
41 Jobs Completed
Burton Upon Trent
4.9 / 5

bravoauto Benefits Expert technicians, using advanced diagnostic systems & equipment Genuine Parts, covered by the manufacturer 1 year warranty A courtesy car, co

Elmbridge Tyres Swadlincote - Team Protyre
106 Jobs Completed
Swadlincote
4.2 / 5

Protyre has a history going back over 50 years in the tyre industry and at Swadlincote Protyre we pride ourselves on the level of service we provide to our customers.

Formula One Autocentres - Burton
202 Jobs Completed
Burton on Trent
2.8 / 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

Albion Test Centre Ltd
8 Jobs Completed
Burton upon Trent
5.0 / 5

Albion Test Centre are your local independent garage based in Burton on Trent. We are one of the largest and most comprehensive garages in the area with a large ATL MOT

A & M Motors
7 Jobs Completed
Swadlincote
5.0 / 5

We are a long running MOT & service centre. Established since 1992. We have a team of highly experienced mechanics who are ready to get your vehicle back in order f

Burton Motor Workshop Ltd
10 Job Completed
Wetmore road
5.0 / 5

"We are an approved Bosch Car Service Centre specialising in German and prestige marques. Friendly, approachable and trustworthy with a dedication to excellent customer s

SPG Burton On Trent
Member since 08 February 2016
BURTON ON TRENT

We are a Renault and Dacia main dealer with the knowledge, specific tooling and diagnostic equipment to efficiently repair and maintain all Renault and Dacia vehicles. Co

Burton Kia
Member since 17 November 2015
Burton upon Trent

We are an independent Kia franchise dealership and with over 10 years experience of running the site the management team pride themselves on providing a truly professiona

Swift Mechanics
Member since 13 February 2019
Burton-on-Trent

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Waterloo Motors
Member since 04 May 2017
BURTON ON TRENT

Waterloo motors is a small family business based in Burton on Trent for over 30 years. MOT testing station since 1987. We service and repair anything from Morris 10

Jdlmotors
Member since 06 January 2016
Burton on trent

Based in stapenhill but able to work mobile offers recovery servicing mot and mot repairs. Specialist in e type jaguars and modernisation of classic motor vehicles

Milford Fast-Fit
Member since 06 June 2014
staffordshire

"A warm welcome awaits you at our Milford Fast Fit Service Centre in Burton. Our Burton Upon Trent garage is open to both business and retail customers where sound and kn

Inchcape (Burton)
Member since 29 June 2015
Burton-on-Trent

<Toyota Centre name> offers professional, competitively priced ownership services, along with exceptional customer service. Our expertly trained staff are on hand to ensu

T L Darby
Member since 09 August 2017
Burton On Trent

T L Darby Volkswagen has been established as a franchise dealer in Burton-upon-Trent celebrating its 50th Anniversary this year, and during this time we’ve developed a re

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Alternator Repair in Burton upon Trent
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 Burton upon Trent

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 Burton upon Trent
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Ford£332.86
Audi£321.61
Vauxhall£348.49

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