Alternator Repair in Catford

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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 Catford (207 found)
Mobile Mechanic Apollo Car Services
1681 Jobs Completed
London
4.5 / 5

Mobile Mechanic Apollo Car Services

Andrews garage
451 Jobs Completed
LONDON
4.9 / 5

Established since 1974 Andrews Garage has been serving the local area for all its car related needs, such as, MOT'S, Servicing, Tyres, Bodywork (crash repairs), 3D 4 Whee

Ade Auto Repairs
3330 Jobs Completed
London
4.5 / 5

Welcome to Ade Auto Repairs. We understand that in society today people depend a lot on their vehicles, and if they breakdown, you want the repair and maintenance of you

PKB Motor Company
321 Jobs Completed
Beckenham
4.8 / 5

We strive to become the best and most trusted local garage in Beckenham providing a main dealer, high level service at a price you can enjoy. All of our works are carri

I.C.E Mobile Mechanic
155 Jobs Completed
London
4.8 / 5

We are a mobile mechanic. We would visit you at work or home or even on the side of the road where ever we are needed we would try out best to get you going again I am fl

Zafar Automotive Repairs
401 Jobs Completed
Beckenham
4.6 / 5

We are a Mobile Automotive Repairs Service. We have been in the industry respectfully for the last few years with a fully established network within London, Essex, Surrey

Ross Motors (Streatham) LTD
1203 Jobs Completed
Lambeth
4.6 / 5

Ross Motors (Streatham) LTD provide full garage services, car repairs, dealer level diagnostics, tyres, bodywork and MOT's. We are based in Streatham, south west London.

LEVOFIX LTD
499 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

Executive Motor Services
868 Jobs Completed
Camberwell
4.4 / 5

Executive Motor Services is a high quality establishment, offering car service to customers across South East London which was established over 30 years ago and specializ

Sanu Motors
838 Jobs Completed
Bromley
4.9 / 5

Sick of having to drag your car over to the garage to get it checked or repaired? We at Sanu motors provide you the service of having your car inspected and carrying ou

Floodgate Auto Repair Centre
69 Jobs Completed
Charlton
4.0 / 5

If you're looking for a reliable Car Garage in London, look no further than Floodgate Auto Repair Centre, specialists in a wide range of garage services including car ser

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

Eltham Test Centre
105 Jobs Completed
London
4.7 / 5

We are a family run workshop which has been established for over 30 years and prides itself on quality workmanship and fantastic customer service, utilising its team of h

MARKY MOTORS
9 Job Completed
Catford
5.0 / 5

Reliable and professional. Se61lg verdant lane behind the car wash. Can repair some Vehicles at a location chosen by you. City and Guilds Level 3 Diploma in Vehicl

P-Autos Ltd
25 Jobs Completed
Thornton Heath
5.0 / 5

At P-Autos we offer service you can trust and rely on, our garage consists of fully qualified Mercedes-Benz technicians who have the specialist knowledge to get your car

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Alternator Repair in Catford
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 Catford bookings

4.61

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Alternator Prices in Catford

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 Catford
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Ford£350.98
Mercedes£419.46
BMW£476.09
Vauxhall£334.82
Volkswagen£322.49
Nissan£401.73
Peugeot£412.50
Audi£439.26
Renault£410.51
Citroen£454.80
Toyota£298.53
Volvo£458.51

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 29/06/2022 and 27/09/2022.

Gary from Complete Mechanics explains the workings of the alternator