Alternator Repair in Colindale

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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 Colindale (323 found)
Coombe cars ltd
152 Jobs Completed
London
3.3 / 5

AVS Ltd.
478 Jobs Completed
Harrow
3.4 / 5

We are a well established local Harrow garage, providing a wide range of garage services including Servicing, MOT's, Bodywork Repairs, Tyres, Brakes and Clutches to name

FT MECHANICS & SERVICING
33 Jobs Completed
London
4.8 / 5

At FT Mechanics & Servicing we have been providing all aspects of mechanical servicing to cars and vans in Barnet and surrounding areas for a number of years. We hav

Perivale Motors
117 Jobs Completed
Greenford
3.9 / 5

Autowerke Ltd
1433 Jobs Completed
London
4.5 / 5

We specialise in service and repairs for all makes and models of cars. With experience we provide efficient, value for money servicing and repairs, using original parts a

4 Fab Wheels
2000 Jobs Completed
London
4.6 / 5

4 Fab Wheels is a newly formed company based in the heart of Wembley. We own a very large garage which includes a tyre bay, an in-house car wash and valet bay and a bodys

Zek MOT'S
492 Jobs Completed
Edgware
4.0 / 5

We are a family run independent garage, with over 30 years of experience working on all makes and models. We do MOT's on motorbikes as well as cars, offering to carry ou

AM Autos London
727 Jobs Completed
Greenford
4.1 / 5

AM Autos London Ltd is synonymous with providing the care your vehicle deserves. We are known as a full-service auto maintenance and repair garage that has been serving L

Car Care Centre - Wembley Ltd
241 Jobs Completed
Wembley
4.6 / 5

DMG Autocentre
19 Job Completed
London
5.0 / 5

Welcome to DMG Autocentre! Our company ethos is built on trust and honesty, which is hard to find in the car mechanic sector! We are a premier car service provider

Auto 24 ltd
564 Jobs Completed
London
4.8 / 5

We are a group of skill full and highly qualified technicians based in West London and we have been running a successful mechanic & mobile repair business. We hav

Auto Plaza Ltd
728 Jobs Completed
London
4.9 / 5

Hello and Welcome to Auto Plaza in London at Unit C, 23 Aintree road, UB6 7LA ! Please DO NOT accept the job, until we speak or chat in chat box here ! We are pro

Formula One Autocentres - Harrow
1296 Jobs Completed
Harrow
3.6 / 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

A.T MOTORS
128 Jobs Completed
LONDON
4.9 / 5

A.T. Motors is a specialist garage with over 25 years worth of experience, offering all mechanical services as well as body work ,spraying cars, Alloy wheel repairs and m

Universal Cars Ltd
1037 Jobs Completed
London
4.5 / 5

Universal Cars Ltd has been in operation since 2015, carrying out all forms of mechanical repairs, maintenance work, servicing, MOT’s and bodywork in our garage, with no

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Alternator Repair in Colindale
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 Colindale bookings

4.82

17 reviews

How much does Alternator Repair cost in Colindale?

The cost of servicing, MOT and repairs differ across the country and Alternator Repair is not any different. Labour rates will be higher or lower depending on where in the country you are. Take a look below at the average quote in Colindale for Alternator Repair on WhoCanFixMyCar.com for some of our top car makes.


Alternator Repair Cost by Car Make in Colindale
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Ford£455.73
Vauxhall£438.37
Volkswagen£464.31
Audi£711.49
BMW£560.46
Mercedes£605.59
Renault£444.63
MINI£495.88
Citroen£535.05
Peugeot£644.74
Nissan£470.35
Toyota£450.97

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 21/02/2024 and 21/05/2024.

Although the alternator is a relatively simple part, it plays a critical role in your vehicle’s operation, so it’s essential any alternator problems are diagnosed correctly and fixed.


Here are some of the most common signs that your alternator is on the blink:

  • The alternator warning light will be on – in most cases this is shaped like a battery but some cars will show ‘ALT’ or ‘GEN’
  • You may experience extremely bright or dimming headlights, or a speedometer that stops working
  • Drivers sometimes complain of a growling or whining noise before the alternator gives out
  • You may experience a smell of hot wires or burning rubber


The average alternator repair cost is between £200 and £300, depending on the model of your , so it’s important you make sure you find the best deal. And that’s where we can help.


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Gary from Complete Mechanics explains the workings of the alternator