Alternator Repair in Chichester

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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 Chichester (48 found)
AR AUTOS - HAVANT
19 Jobs Completed
Havant
5.0 / 5

A. R. Autos - Havant is a local independent vehicle workshop based in Bedhampton, Havant. With a combined 30 years experience in franchised dealerships and reaching va

Ian Bright Motor Engineer
246 Jobs Completed
Halnaker
4.7 / 5

Ian Bright Motor Engineers is a friendly independent garage situated in a beautiful countryside location in Halnaker, Chichester. Established since 2013, our small team

Oakley Autos
159 Jobs Completed
Hayling island
4.7 / 5

Fully insured mobile mechanic covering all aspects of work. Working out of Hayling Island, covering the south coast. With over 15 years experience you can be rest assu

Formula One Autocentres - Chichester
284 Jobs Completed
Chichester
4.0 / 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

Tyre and Auto Emsworth - Team Protyre
81 Jobs Completed
Emsworth
3.4 / 5

Daniel and the team pride themselves on providing an exceptional level of customer service. The centre known as Tyre and Auto Havant joined the Protyre network in 2016. T

Westbourne Motors - Fontwell
184 Jobs Completed
Fontwell
4.7 / 5

The Westbourne brand is the South’s leading repairer for household names such as Green Flag, AA & RAC. For the majority of repairs we can offer a mobile service

Hutchings Vehicle Services
77 Jobs Completed
Bognor Regis
5.0 / 5

We are the original French Car specialist in Bognor Regis. Our work shop is on the end of a block of three units, we are next door to another garage are reception is loca

CK Automotive Specialist LTD
77 Jobs Completed
Emsworth
5.0 / 5

Here at CK Automotive Specialist I will maintain or modify your vehicle as if it was my own vehicle. I use the best tools and diagnostic equipment there is available. I h

Frosts Cars - Chichester
91 Jobs Completed
Chichester
4.3 / 5

For over 65 years Frosts Cars Ltd have been caring for vehicles and assisting the motoring needs of Sussex. Still a family run business, our Service Centres in Chichester

Tyre and Auto Hayling - Team Protyre
15 Job Completed
Hayling Island
5.0 / 5

Carl and the team pride themselves on providing an exceptional level of customer service. The centre known as Tyre and Auto Hayling joined the Protyre network in 2016. Th

A&M
37 Jobs Completed
Havant
5.0 / 5

Mobile Mechanic 30 years experience on most Marques of cars, including BMW, Mercedes, Toyota, Ford, Vauxhall. Reliable, reasonably priced service.

Triangle Cars
114 Jobs Completed
Havant
4.6 / 5

Welcome to Triangle Car Havant's 1st choice Tyre Centre and Auto Repair Workshop for private and corporate customers, providing an affordable quality service you can trus

Sussex Mobile Mechanics
4 Jobs Completed
Chichester
4.5 / 5

With over 30 years experience and 10 years as Master Tech, our leading mobile mechanic and diagnostic technician is a true specialist in the field. All our mobile mechan

PJH Service and Repair (Mobile Service)
23 Jobs Completed
Bognor Regis
4.7 / 5

A family run Business, Fully mobile service for Cars Vans Motorcycles and Quads. All work undertaken from a bulb change to full engine rebuilds. 33 years experience. A

C. R Vehicle Services
7 Jobs Completed
chichester
5.0 / 5

C. R vehicle Services offer affordable vehicle Servicing and repairs on all makes and models, we offer both full workshop facilities based in Mundham, 1.5 miles from Chic

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Alternator Repair in Chichester
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 Chichester

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 Chichester
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Vauxhall£538.71

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 03/07/2022 and 01/10/2022.

Gary from Complete Mechanics explains the workings of the alternator