Alternator Repair in Canning Town

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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 Canning Town (115 found)
Leonardo auto center
717 Jobs Completed
London
4.5 / 5

hi , we take all mechanical work with care .

QwikFix Mobile Mechanics Ltd
195 Jobs Completed
London
4.8 / 5

QwikFix Mobile Mechanics Ltd operate as mobile mechanics, bringing the garage to wherever you are, at a time most convenient for you! We carry out the following works (an

LEVOFIX LTD
1023 Jobs Completed
London
4.9 / 5

I am a specialist car mechanic with a wide range of experience. I have been a mechanic for 17 years and have experience working on all car types. I love my job and enjoy

The ONE Motor services
98 Jobs Completed
East Ham
4.0 / 5

Big LPG Automotive Service
816 Jobs Completed
Barking
4.6 / 5

Established back in 2000, BIGLGP is a family run independent garage based in Barking who will always go the extra mile for our customers. We are a small team with dec

Fastfix Mobile Mechanic
20 Jobs Completed
London
4.5 / 5

MIC Auto services LTD
372 Jobs Completed
barking
4.2 / 5

We do MOT for cars and vans Servicing and Mechanical repairs Sale of new and part worn tyres Body works and Spraying Diagnostic check, Engine management light Electr

Marwan Motors
69 Jobs Completed
London
5.0 / 5

Car Repair Garage In Woolwich We provide a full range of repairs, maintenance, & front end mechanical repairs for all makes and models of cars, no matter the cause.

One Stop Auto Centre
387 Jobs Completed
Thamemead
3.8 / 5

"Established large workshop offering all general servicing and repairs. Also latest diagnostic equipment. Also offer tyre changing, general services and repairs on cars a

TVMPL
461 Jobs Completed
Aldersbrook
4.6 / 5

15 years of mechanical experience. C&G certified. We take on all types of mechanical repair & warranty work, incl: General maintenance & repair. Servicing. Br

DMO Motors Ltd
57 Jobs Completed
London
5.0 / 5

DMO Motors Ltd is the one-stop-shop that offers an extensive range of auto care services ranging from mechanical repairs and maintenance to panel beating and damage repai

Adams Automotive Engineering
279 Jobs Completed
London
4.7 / 5

Adam's Automotive Engineering offers a variety of services to many customers; ranging from individual car owners to corporate clients and dealerships. The company has

HiQ CLOSED8
243 Jobs Completed
East Ham
4.2 / 5

Every HiQ Centre in our network is driven to deliver 'fast fit you can be sure of' by taking the uncertainty and stress out of your fast fit car care experience. All of o

M14 Service Centre
45 Jobs Completed
London
4.9 / 5

We specialise in vehicle servicing, clutch, exhaust, suspension, alternators, ecu remap, tyres and brakes.

LCL Motors Ltd
16 Jobs Completed
East Ham
5.0 / 5

Independent garage offering all vehicle repairs in East Ham; -General Servicing -M.O.T Testing Centre -Diagnostics/Mechanical Repairs -BodyWork Repairs -Insurance A

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Alternator Repair in Canning Town
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 Canning Town bookings

4.64

11 reviews

How much does Alternator Repair cost in Canning Town?

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 Canning Town for Alternator Repair on WhoCanFixMyCar.com for some of our top car makes.


Alternator Repair Cost by Car Make in Canning Town
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Ford£394.10
Mercedes£610.68
Vauxhall£421.16
Volkswagen£417.51
Renault£475.24
BMW£766.30
Audi£639.96
Citroen£906.80
Peugeot£485.05
MINI£437.85
Nissan£504.18

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 16/04/2024 and 15/07/2024.

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