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Alternator Repair in Cardiff

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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 Cardiff (94 found)
A1 Motorcare Ltd
24 Jobs Completed
Cardiff
5.0 / 5

A1 Motorcare is an award winning, family run vehicle repair garage and MOT test centre, based in Rumney, Cardiff. We’ve been operating nearly 40 years and have maintained a solid reputation as a Cardiff-based garage that you can trust.

General vehicle maintenance and car issues can be a real inconvenience. We strive to make these experiences as hassle free as possible. Our expert team of fully qualified mechanics are always happy to help, providing a professional service that will get you back on the road in no time.

We provide a range of services for all car makes and models. From MOTs, to diagnostics and repairs. We’re also a registered centre for Mercedes, BMW and Mazda vehicles.

In addition to our vehicle repair and maintenance services, we also sell cars! We’ll go above and beyond for customers and that’s why we proudly have a high customer loyalty rate. We’re also happy to reward loyalty with our exclusive A1 Motorcare loyalty card, giving you 10% off all MOTs and labour.

DG Motors LTD
25 Jobs Completed
cardiff
5.0 / 5

DGMotors LTD is a mobile mechanic service covering Cardiff/South Wales, Surrey and South East London.

Specialising in all range of Makes and Models.

Over 5 years experience on Mercedes Benz and Porsche brands.

City Service Centre
96 Jobs Completed
Cardiff
4.8 / 5

City Service Centre is a vehicle repair and servicing garage in the centre of Cardiff, we are conveniently located within walking distance to the city centre, with bus & train services near by. Our experienced staff have over thirty years of experience working with cars and vehicles. This expertise means that they can undertake a wide range of repair and servicing jobs with skill and speed.

The repair services that we offer include wheel balancing and alignment, engine diagnostics and battery servicing. We carry out on site MOT testing, and we can also arrange Class 7 & Motorcycle MOT testing if requested. We also offer a free initial consultation. We are your one stop shop, we cater for ALL of your motoring needs.

Rivus Fleet Solutions - Cardiff
29 Jobs Completed
Cardiff
4.8 / 5

Rivus, formerly known as BT Fleet, is the UK’s largest fleet management company with a network of fully-accredited and manufacturer-approved garages throughout the UK. Our garages are responsible for working on some of the largest fleets in the country – and they’re open to you too. Our qualified technicians have the skills and equipment to do whatever is needed to keep your vehicle moving, including servicing, maintenance, repairs and MOTs. We have a have a long history of providing award-winning services at the most competitive prices, together with network of trusted suppliers so your vehicle will only be fitted with parts of highest quality. We’re ready to help you.

MS Autos Ltd.
34 Jobs Completed
Cardiff
5.0 / 5

We are an established local independent garage and are proud to be members of Autofirst Network – a nationwide network of independent garages operating to the Network’s 6 core values of Capability, Consistency, Care, Clarity, Cost Effectiveness and Customer Focus. For your added peace of mind we are members of the Motor Ombudsman service which is approved by The Trading Standards Institute.

M.R.Car Sales
239 Jobs Completed
Cardiff
4.8 / 5

M.R Car Sales is your local garage that is run by a team of experienced and skilled car mechanics. We understand every aspect of vehicle repair, hence no job is too big or small for us. One of the most common reasons for our positive feedback is our free on-call consultation. Not every vehicle issue needs to be addressed at a garage. With years of experience, our car mechanics propose resolutions for minor vehicle trouble over a phone call.

Town Garage.
94 Jobs Completed
Llantrisant
4.2 / 5

We are an established local independent garage and are proud to be members of Autofirst Network – a nationwide network of independent garages operating to the Network’s 6 core values of Capability, Consistency, Care, Clarity, Cost Effectiveness and Customer Focus. For your added peace of mind we are members of the Motor Ombudsman service which is approved by The Trading Standards Institute.
We are a independent family run business established in 1976.
We are proud members of CVTS & Good Garage Scheme.
We are based at old Town Llantrisant, situated just behind the Cross Keys Pub.
We have vast experience in most aspects of vehicle maintenance and repairs. We work on anything from a classic Ford Escort and Mini to modern vehicles and vans.
We have 2 MOT bays.
We have modern technology to be able to repair newest vehicle, reset service lights, diagnostics to traditional techniques that sometimes a old fashioned approach may be required.
Whatever your needs we hope that Town Garage of Llantrisant will be able to sort.

Royal Remaps
215 Jobs Completed
Cardiff
4.7 / 5

Here at Royal Remaps we are specialists in the performance tuning of engine management systems improving the efficiency of the engine and giving your vehicle increased power output, torque and fuel economy. From cars tuned for road or for track use we can provide a solution to meet your needs. By careful recalibration of the engine management system we can increase drivability with no detriment to reliability.

​Here at Royal Remaps we custom remap every vehicle we work on. Beware some car remapping or chip tuning companies are only able to offer a generic file originally made from another vehicle. All of our engine remapping is tailored specifically for you and your vehicle, we also offer other ECU related services such as Speed limiter removal and DPF Removal.

We pride ourselves on customer satisfaction and it is the forefront of our operation. With reliability, drive-ability and satisfaction being our aim we are sure you will be delighted with the service we offer and have no hesitation in recommending our services to friends and family.

SB Personal Ltd. T/A Cardiff MOT & Service Centre
204 Jobs Completed
Cardiff
3.4 / 5

HONEST AND RELIABLE MOT & SERVICE CENTRE

Windway Tyres Cardiff - Team Protyre (North Clive St)
78 Jobs Completed
Cardiff
4.4 / 5

Originally opened as Windway Tyre Services in 1965. Protyre Cardiff in North Clive Street is located close to the Cardiff City Stadium. The centre has over 6,000 tyres in stock from all leading manufacturers including Michelin, Pirelli, Bridgestone, Continental and Falken. The centre also holds a comprehensive range of budget tyres from brands such as Runway and autogrip, with many available at even lower cost than part worn tyres.

Tyres are avaialble from stock for car, van, 4x4s and SUVs and a specialist John Bean laser wheel alignment system will help ensure maximum wear out of any tyres you purchase. Since joining the Protyre network Protyre Cardiff has added a range of new services including vehicle diagnostics, servicing, mechanical repairs, battery, brake and exhaust replacement.

Platinum Vehicle Services Cardiff Ltd.
28 Jobs Completed
Cardiff
5.0 / 5

Platinum Vehicle Services are one of the leading car maintenance specialists in South Wales. We provide excellent customer-focused service whilst ensuring a hands-on, reliable and personal approach to our work.

We endeavor to please each and every customer and ensure their vehicle operates at its fullest potential.

We strive to constantly improve ourselves to ensure that customer service and professionalism remains at the forefront of our business. We aim to maintain, test, service and repair all types of vehicles to the highest possible standard in order to remain one of the best vehicle workshops in Cardiff.

Here at Platinum Vehicle Services we intend to be and stay one of the most trusted vehicle maintenance workshops in the whole of South Wales. We aim to achieve this by continually developing our business and its services using our innovative and professional team of maintainers.

As a professional, experienced business, we pride ourselves on understanding the needs and requirements of each and every customer. We will always remain customer focused in order to incessantly set the highest standard vehicle maintenance excellence.

Promotive BMW MINI
13 Jobs Completed
Newport
4.7 / 5

“We are an established local independent garage and are proud to be members of Autofirst Network – a nationwide network of independent garages operating to the Network’s 6 core values of Capability, Consistency, Care, Clarity, Cost Effectiveness and Customer Focus. For your added peace of mind we are members of the Motor Ombudsman service which is approved by The Trading Standards Institute.

Automotive Cardiff Ltd
233 Jobs Completed
Cardiff
5.0 / 5

We are a family run business here at Automotive Cardiff which offers a more personal touch to repairing your vehicle. We understand how much we all rely on our cars and offer outstanding customer service when your vehicle is in our premises. Our master technician has over 20 years experience in the motor industry and is fully certified and insured.
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John Dolbear Tyre & Auto Services Ltd
25 Jobs Completed
Cardiff
3.0 / 5

John Dolbear Tyre and Auto Services are an established local independent garage and are proud to be members of Autofirst Network – a nationwide network of independent garages operating to the Network’s 6 core values of Capability, Consistency, Care, Clarity, Cost Effectiveness and Customer Focus. For your added peace of mind we are members of the Motor Ombudsman service which is approved by The Trading Standards Institute. In short, we are a local garage you can trust offering you the support and service guarantees of a national network, giving you complete peace of mind.

SWSS BMW and MINI
20 Jobs Completed
Cardiff
5.0 / 5

"SWSS BMW and MINI in Cardiff offer a full range of repairs for you BMW or MINI.
We carry out a full range of mechanical repairs including Servicing, MOT diagnostics and have fully trained BMW staff. We are up to date with the latest BMW / MINI diagnostic equipment and part of their network so we can keep BMW GB up to date with any Servicing repairs that will be carried out on your BMW.
We can offer a collection and delivery service within 10 mile radius or a courtesy lift into the city centre. We also have FREE Courtesy Vehicles available by appointment and conditions apply
Your vehicle will receive a small valet before your collection or being returned.
We are a genuine and caring company who value you and have been established since 2003.
Please feel free to pop down for a coffee and a chat before making any commitment or alternatively check our facebook reviews at SWSSMINI or SWSSBMW pages

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Alternator Repair in Cardiff
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 it, 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 Cardiff bookings

4.75

8 reviews

Alternator Prices in Cardiff

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 Cardiff
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Ford£266.73
Vauxhall£363.02
Toyota£293.44

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 17/05/2020 and 15/08/2020.

Gary from Complete Mechanics explains the workings of the alternator