Alternator Repair in Canvey Island

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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 Canvey Island (24 found)
Car-Nect Auto Group Ltd
55 Jobs Completed
Rayleigh
5.0 / 5

Car-Nect is proud to be part of the Bosch Car Service Network. We provide a friendly first class service at better prices with a national guarantee from Bosch. Whatever t

Inverness Garage
505 Jobs Completed
Westcliff-on-Sea
4.4 / 5

We are a family run business in its second generation. Inverness Garage opened in 1970 and are a large independent garage operating in the centre of town, close to bus ro

Formula One Autocentres - Rayleigh
270 Jobs Completed
Leigh On Sea
4.5 / 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

Essex Auto Group (Southend)
7 Job Completed
Westcliff on Sea
5.0 / 5

At Essex Auto Group Kia, we are passionate about cars, so all of our technicians are factory trained. They're fully prepared to make your needs, your car, and above all,

Speedy Auto Fix Ltd
61 Jobs Completed
Benfleet
4.2 / 5

With Speedy Auto Fix Ltd there is no need to travel because the technician will come to YOU! Whether you are at home or at your place of work we are ready to inspect, di

Prestigious Car Servicing
5 Jobs Completed
Canvey island
4.8 / 5

"Mercedes Benz mobile specialist, 12 years trained and qualified in Mercedes Benz car servicing, diagnostics and repairs. "

Torque-Tech Automotive
18 Jobs Completed
Island
4.8 / 5

We are your local garage on wheels covering all of Essex on all aspects of vehicle repairs and vehicle remapping

Southend Hyundai
5 Job Completed
WESTCLIFF-ON-SEA
5.0 / 5

As an established Hyundai dealer, we're proud to represent the philosophy of New Thinking, New Possibilities. We believe in challenging conventions, not for the sake o

PHAYER MOTOR SERVICES
2 Job Completed
Rayleigh
5.0 / 5

Honest and reliable mechanic with over 13 years experience, Can do anything from a simple oil and filter change to a difficult clutch replacement. Based in Rayleigh brook

Jet Wheel Tyre - Pitsea
Member since 01 September 2017
Pitsea

Jet Wheel Tyre is a family run business selling a huge range of products and services for your car, including tyres, wheels, exhausts, brakes, accessories and repairs. We

Manor Service Centre
Member since 28 June 2011
South Benfleet

"Manor Service Centre is a local garage based in Benfleet, Essex. We offer a wide range of garage services for any make or model. Our services are carried out by highly q

Land Marque Automotive Ltd
Member since 28 June 2011
Benfleet

"Land Marque Automotive specialise in the supply of genuine parts for all Land Rover models and all other makes and models of vehicles. In addition to genuine parts suppl

AJN Mechanical Services Ltd
Member since 28 June 2011
Canvey Island

"For an excellent motor test centre in Benfleet, please look no further than AJN Mechanical Services. We are the premier MOT centre in Canvey Island, offering an honest,

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Alternator Repair in Canvey Island
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 Canvey Island bookings

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Alternator Prices in Canvey Island

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 Canvey Island
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Ford£354.46
Mercedes£622.26
Vauxhall£351.02
Toyota£376.36

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 28/06/2022 and 26/09/2022.

Gary from Complete Mechanics explains the workings of the alternator