Alternator Repair in Clay Cross

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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 Clay Cross (12 found)
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

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

Chesterfield VW Specialist
1 Job Completed
Chesterfield
4.0 / 5

"Chesterfield's VW, Audi, Skoda & Seat specialist.We offer the level of service you would expect from a manufacturer but with a trade price attached andwithout compro

N.P.D Auto services & Mot centre
Member since 07 October 2014
chesterfield

We are a family business been established for 2 years and we offer good quality work at a price you can afford

etyres Sheffield
Member since 30 September 2011

"The Etyres Sheffield branch operates a fully mobile tyre fitting service for business and private customers at their home or work address in the S postcode. All Etyres p

J T Autos
Member since 28 June 2016
derbyshire

Based in Clay Cross S45-9NF, Doing class 3,4,5 and 7 MOT's. All repair and service work taken!

JP Automotive
Member since 29 February 2020
Chesterfield

JP Automotive is a Chesterfield based service and tyre centre. We're an independently owned and operated company and we take pride in the work we do and the value we offe

Auto Inspire
Member since 15 November 2015
Chesterfield

Automotive repairs can be troublesome at times, and they can be expensive as well. However, we at Autoinspire, make sure our customers get the best rates, and a service e

Ward Street Garage
Member since 13 April 2017
Chesterfield

We offer MOT testing for all makes and models of cars and vans. As an approved MOT Testing Station we can offer full MOT preparation which can be vital in preventing a co

Storforth Lane Garage
Member since 13 April 2017
Chesterfield

Storforth Lane Garage, based opposite West Worthing railway station, are a family run garage with more than 30 years experience in the motor trade. Our mechanics are all

Central Vehicle Repairs
Member since 05 September 2019
Alfreton

We are a garage of mechanics, who are main dealer trained. We specialise in Clutches and Timing belts, however we offer all repairs on Cars & Commercial Vehicles. We

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Alternator Repair in Clay Cross
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 Clay Cross

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 Clay Cross
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Volkswagen£337.98
Vauxhall£315.09
Toyota£295.09
Ford£334.93
BMW£376.24
Renault£392.85
Volvo£500.28
Nissan£423.54
MINI£474.80
Mercedes£557.35

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