Alternator Repair in Caterham

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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 Caterham (84 found)
Sutton Mobile Mechanic
104 Jobs Completed
Croydon
4.9 / 5

Every car I work on I consider as my own and would ensure that quality, value and service is provided at all times. Sutton Mobile Mechanic brings you value, quality &am

MTECH Auto Services
776 Jobs Completed
Caterham
4.9 / 5

Hi, my name is Kevin and I am a fully accredited ATA technician who has been working in this industry for almost 20 years. I operate as a mobile mechanic covering Surrey

Crs Autos
139 Jobs Completed
Croydon
4.9 / 5

Customer care is our top priority servicing all makes and models to keep you on the road safely. Free vehicle pick up and drop off should you require Prices we quot

The Moorhouse Garage / Supreme DPF Cleaning
20 Jobs Completed
Westerham
5.0 / 5

Hi, Here we have a higher duty of care as our technicians are all main dealer trained including BMW, VAG Group (Volkswagen, Audi, Seat, Skoda and Bentley) and the FCA

Power Evolution Performance
63 Jobs Completed
Surrey
4.5 / 5

- We specialise in BMW, MINI & German motor vehicles. - All makes and models welcome. - N47 & M57 Diesel timing chain specialists.

Elite Garages Caterham
46 Jobs Completed
Caterham
3.2 / 5

Elite Garages are one of the South’s leading independent tyre, MOT and car service operators with a turnover in excess of £53 million and around 240 employees. Elite

Tyremark Caterham - Team Protyre
138 Jobs Completed
Caterham
4.5 / 5

Tyremark Caterham - Team Protyre joined the Protyre network in 2019. The centre specialises in supplying and fitting tyres for cars, vans and 4x4s from all leading manufa

SW Automotive
2 Jobs Completed
Biggin Hill
4.0 / 5

Why choose us? Our comprehensive mechanical and bodywork repairs are carried out by our knowledgeable team, who draw on their years of experience in order to ensure your

CHEAM AUTO SERVICES t/a (S.M AUTO SERVICES)
6 Job Completed
Carshalton
5.0 / 5

We are a local community service that looks after all of your motoring needs within a friendly and local environment ​ We were Based in the Sutton & Cheam area but

Kens Autos Warlingham
558 Jobs Completed
Warlingham
4.6 / 5

Ken's Autos Warlingham are your local garage that have been trading for over 30 years. We offer a great service to the community with fair and reasonable prices and can

EMG Eurorepar Croydon
57 Jobs Completed
Croydon
2.3 / 5

EMG Eurorepar is an all makes repairer based in Croydon, South London. The business operates from premises across the road from our Citroen and Peugeot authorised repaire

NCC Vehicle Solutions
25 Jobs Completed
Oxted
5.0 / 5

I began my mechanical career 18 years ago with Peugeot, where I completed my apprenticeship, and then spent a further 2 years. I then went on to work in several independ

iAutoUK (Croydon)
266 Jobs Completed
Croydon
3.8 / 5

The iAutoUK brand is an award winning independent car service & repair specialist. In 2012 and 2013 iAutoUK was voted Regional Garage of the Year and one of the UKs T

DK AUTOS LIMITED / DK PAINT AND REPAIR
7 Job Completed
Caterham
4.0 / 5

DK Autos specialise in all aspects of vehicle repairs, servicing and MOT's, with 24hour recovery breakdown service. We offer a vehicle collection and return service for

MC Son Autos
57 Jobs Completed
croydon
4.7 / 5

I began my mechanical career with Vauxhall where I completed my apprenticeship and worked over the course of 8 years before I went into the family business with my father

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Alternator Repair in Caterham
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 Caterham

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 Caterham
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Ford£349.16
Mercedes£418.95
Vauxhall£358.81
BMW£445.88
Volkswagen£323.61
Peugeot£385.29
Nissan£375.28
Renault£416.29
Audi£498.77
Toyota£279.25
Citroen£394.54

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 01/07/2022 and 29/09/2022.

Gary from Complete Mechanics explains the workings of the alternator