Alternator Repair in Chesterfield

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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 Chesterfield (98 found)
Formula One Autocentres - Chesterfield (Sheffield Road)
64 Jobs Completed
Chesterfield
3.7 / 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

PB Auto Repairs Ltd
70 Jobs Completed
Dronfield
4.6 / 5

We are a family run business that specialises in the service, repair and maintenance of most makes of motor vehicles. Operating in the Sheffield/Dronfield area, we work

Approved Autocentre
138 Jobs Completed
Chesterfield
4.8 / 5

Approved Autocentre is a local, family run, independent garage based on Sheepbridge industrial estate. We carry out servicing and repairs to all makes and models of v

Formula One Autocentres - Chesterfield
200 Jobs Completed
Chesterfield
4.2 / 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

Protyre Sheffield - Sharrow Vale (Hawleys Tyres)
142 Jobs Completed
Sheffield
4.6 / 5

Mark and his team pride themselves on providing an exceptional level of customer service. The centre formerly known as Hawleys joined the Protyre network in 2015. The cen

Formula One Autocentres - Mansfield
216 Jobs Completed
Nottingham
3.8 / 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

Top Tread Tyres, Sheffield
453 Jobs Completed
Sheffield
4.5 / 5

We have four tyres and Auto centers in South Yorkshire. We have been in the business for over 30 years, we deal direct with major suppliers hence passing the savings to t

Hawleys Tyres Sheffield - Team Protyre (Mosborough)
158 Jobs Completed
Sheffield
4.8 / 5

Chris and his team pride themselves on providing an exceptional level of customer service. The centre formerly known as Hawleys joined the Protyre network in 2015. The ce

Formula One Autocentres - Sheffield
194 Jobs Completed
Sheffield
3.8 / 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

Mercia Motors Limited
15 Job Completed
Sheffield
4.0 / 5

We are members of the Bosch Car Service Network which is a national network of independent garages. Our objective is to provide you with a friendly and professional servi

SpriggsAutos
12 Jobs Completed
Chesterfield
5.0 / 5

Are you looking for a trusted mobile mechanic in the Chesterfield area of Derbyshire? Look no further than the fully qualified mechanics at Spriggs Auto's. From breakdown

The Auto Repair Den
2 Jobs Completed
Sheffield
5.0 / 5

I am a brand new business based in the Woodseats area of Sheffield. I offer servicing, repairs and diagnosis. What we do... Our passion is cars and our aim is to pr

2B Cars Ltd
7 Jobs Completed
Sheffield
5.0 / 5

As an master technician working in dealer from 15 years old in 3 major brands - Vauxhall, Volkswagen and Bmw - decided to give a different aproach to customer care. With

Belgrave Garage
112 Jobs Completed
Sutton In Ashfield
3.5 / 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

Dronfield Autocare MOT Centre Ltd
216 Jobs Completed
Sheffield
4.9 / 5

MOT's for cars bikes and vans. Servicing, repairs, tyres, diagnostics, TerraCalean, exhausts and more...

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Alternator Repair in Chesterfield
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 Chesterfield

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 Chesterfield
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Volkswagen£358.17
Ford£378.39
Toyota£317.61
Vauxhall£312.15
Volvo£500.28
Renault£434.32
MINI£483.19
Nissan£498.27
Citroen£395.43
BMW£382.27

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 26/06/2022 and 24/09/2022.

Gary from Complete Mechanics explains the workings of the alternator