Alternator Repair in Chingford

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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 Chingford (191 found)
Tyresure and brake Co London Ltd
22 Jobs Completed
London
4.8 / 5

Tyresure & Brake Company London Ltd are a garage based in North London, located 5 minutes walking distance from Northumberland Park overground station, next to the Sh

Limitless Garage CASTROL SERVICE CENTRE
51 Jobs Completed
Waltham Cross
4.6 / 5

Limitles Garage established in Jan 2020. With several years of VW group experiences as well as german cars specialist and other brand backgrounds. We are fully VAG (VW g

Aysin Limited
391 Jobs Completed
London
4.4 / 5

AYSIN LTD N15 4QF 61 MARKFIELD ROAD: we provide a quick and easy also friendly service for all types of cars bodywork engine ect contact us anytime !

AUTO PARTS AND MORE Ltd.
139 Jobs Completed
London
4.4 / 5

Vehicle repair centre is here for your automotive repairs and maintenance work, all at a reasonable and transparent prices. Our success rides on the goal of providing the

Protyre - Enfield
529 Jobs Completed
Enfield
4.3 / 5

Protyre Enfield was originally owned by South African based Tiger Wheels and originally sold Yokohama exclusively. The centre is positioned on the A10 ideally situated fo

George mobile/garage mechanic
410 Jobs Completed
london
4.8 / 5

My business started in year 2016 and been working as a mechanic for more than 15 years.We are mobile garage . I specializes in diagnosing and repairing all aspects of au

Driving Force
56 Jobs Completed
Walthamstow
5.0 / 5

"We are an MOT / car Sales / service and repair center for all makes and model of vehicles, We offer competitive rates and a friendly service, We pride ourselves of maki

We Can Fix Any Car
119 Jobs Completed
London
4.0 / 5

We are mobile auto electricians with many years of experience, we specialise in Diagnosing and fault finding as well as repairing motor vehicles. We use main dealer softw

Car Technic
465 Jobs Completed
Tottenham
5.0 / 5

Car Technic offers car repairs in Tottenham and further-a-field, such as Stamford Hill, Stoke Newington, Walthamstow, Finsbury Park and Wood Green. We carry all the lates

ARMZ MOTORS MOBILE CAR MECHANIC
480 Jobs Completed
London
4.6 / 5

ARMZ Mobile Motors covers all makes and models but prides themselves as a BMW specialist, their head mechanic worked in a garage as a BMW specialist for over 12 years, or

Formula One Autocentres - Enfield
325 Jobs Completed
London
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

Apex Car Repairs
371 Jobs Completed
London
4.8 / 5

Apex Car Repairs is a well-established Ford and BMW specialist, offering a professional and high-quality service on a full range of work. At Apex Car Repairs we take grea

AG Garage
142 Jobs Completed
Leytonstone
5.0 / 5

AG Garage is a local family run independent garage, which has been established since 2005. We are based in Leyton Stone and are connected to major bus and train links.

HiQ Enfield
901 Jobs Completed
Enfield
4.9 / 5

HiQ Enfield is part of the HiQ network covering over 110 centres within the UK. Our services include Tyres, Car Servicing, MOT Class 4&7, 3D Wheel Alignment, Air Con

Formula One Autocentres - Woodford Green
690 Jobs Completed
Woodford Green
3.5 / 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

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Alternator Repair in Chingford
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 Chingford bookings

4.69

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Alternator Prices in Chingford

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 Chingford
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Ford£345.66
Mercedes£415.15
BMW£473.25
Vauxhall£343.02
Volkswagen£310.63
Nissan£391.34
Audi£404.22
Peugeot£430.81
Renault£404.93
Citroen£469.27
Toyota£309.00
Volvo£438.11
MINI£290.00

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 28/06/2022 and 26/09/2022.

Gary from Complete Mechanics explains the workings of the alternator