Alternator Repair in Camden

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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 Camden (110 found)
247 TYRE MOBILE LTD
30 Jobs Completed
London
5.0 / 5

All our members of staff are well experienced within the motor trade industry and have been trained to deal with the most difficult of circumstances that can arise on the

T.J. Kane auto mechanic
53 Jobs Completed
London
5.0 / 5

General car repairs service mot work diagnostic check . all mechanical work undertaken I am a local mechanic Paddington area, 40 years experience, local pick up and deli

Kar Dok
247 Jobs Completed
London
2.7 / 5

We are an independent garage based in Swiss Cottage, London. We have been providing vehicle repair and maintenance services to the local area for over 15 years, so you ca

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

Your Mobile Garage
236 Jobs Completed
Islington
4.7 / 5

Best mobile mechanic in London. Offering professional diagnostics, the best mechanical team, and bodywork along with many other services. WE PROMISE TO BEAT ANY GENUINE Q

Volkswagen Garages
94 Jobs Completed
London
4.0 / 5

Hi, I'm Roy and I own Volkswagen Garages. I started out initially working exclusively with Volkswaged and Audi in a main dealer (where I first qualified as a technic

Globe Motors Camden
13 Jobs Completed
Camden Town
5.0 / 5

Globe Motors is a established Motor Repair Centre in Camden Town with a high reputation for 5 start customer service. We do everything but cut corners. We value our work

GCAP Performance
14 Jobs Completed
London
5.0 / 5

"GCAP Performance is a performance car specialists based in Notting Hill, West London. A family ran business, Gary, the owner, comes from a family with a combined 90

F&G Car Services Ltd
6 Jobs Completed
Holloway
5.0 / 5

"F&G car services ltd are an established family business based in North London, covering the Enfield, Westminster, Camden, Islington and Haringey areas. We offer a range

West Hampstead Motors Ltd
11 Jobs Completed
Gospel Oak
4.5 / 5

"Established in 1975. West Hampstead Motors Ltd. are expert in the servicing and repair of both classic and modern German vehicles. We specialise in Audi, BMW, Mercedes B

Alan Day Volkswagen Hampstead
1 Job Completed
London
5.0 / 5

Alan Day Volkswagen is a family owned business that has been delivering the highest levels of customer service to its customers since 1972.This has been achieved through

Transauto Garage LTD
3 Job Completed
London
5.0 / 5

Free collection and delivery in the following postcode areas: N1, N4, N5, N7, N19, N1C NW1. We carry out MOT's, diagnostics, servicing, insurance body work, lease vehi

Little and Pace Motors
Member since 06 April 2011
London

"With over 40 years of experience you know your car is going to be in good hands. Little and Pace Motors offers a full range of services, from full and interim services t

cemac auto ltd
Member since 08 June 2018
London

level 3 imi light automobile maintenance and diagnostic .

iTec Tuning ltd
Member since 05 July 2018
London

iTec Tuning is a premium car tuning and performance car parts specialist based in London. We can provide you with extremely competitive prices on performance car parts fr

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Alternator Repair in Camden
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 Camden bookings

5.00

4 reviews

How much does Alternator Repair cost in Camden?

The cost of servicing, MOT and repairs differ across the country and Alternator Repair is not any different. Labour rates will be higher or lower depending on where in the country you are. Take a look below at the average quote in Camden for Alternator Repair on WhoCanFixMyCar.com for some of our top car makes.


Alternator Repair Cost by Car Make in Camden
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Ford£468.24
Vauxhall£450.23
Mercedes£587.70
Audi£698.42
Volkswagen£448.64
BMW£568.02
Renault£455.22
MINI£507.89
Peugeot£648.77
Citroen£545.32
Nissan£482.32
Toyota£444.68

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 18/01/2024 and 17/04/2024.

Although the alternator is a relatively simple part, it plays a critical role in your vehicle’s operation, so it’s essential any alternator problems are diagnosed correctly and fixed.


Here are some of the most common signs that your alternator is on the blink:

  • The alternator warning light will be on – in most cases this is shaped like a battery but some cars will show ‘ALT’ or ‘GEN’
  • You may experience extremely bright or dimming headlights, or a speedometer that stops working
  • Drivers sometimes complain of a growling or whining noise before the alternator gives out
  • You may experience a smell of hot wires or burning rubber


The average alternator repair cost is between £200 and £300, depending on the model of your , so it’s important you make sure you find the best deal. And that’s where we can help.


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Gary from Complete Mechanics explains the workings of the alternator