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 (281 found)
4 Fab Wheels
1251 Jobs Completed
London
4.8 / 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
315 Jobs Completed
Edgware
4.4 / 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 LTD
415 Jobs Completed
Greenford
4.2 / 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

Technical & Mechanical
59 Jobs Completed
Middlesex
4.9 / 5

We are small diligent team of qualified Mobile Mechanic's, with experience in all areas of a car. We provide a personal service at your doorstep - whether it be at you

Damian BM
18 Jobs Completed
London
5.0 / 5

Specialised in BMW electronic. Coding, programming, fault detection, diagnostic. Retofits, unlocking hidden functions, adding equipment, personalize car/key functions.

Formula One Autocentres - Harrow
597 Jobs Completed
Harrow
3.4 / 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

Eastman Way MOT Center Ltd.
71 Jobs Completed
Edgware
4.0 / 5

Universal Cars Ltd
748 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

Auto Plaza Ltd
620 Jobs Completed
London
4.9 / 5

Hello and Welcome to Auto Plaza in London at Unit C, 23 Aintree road, UB6 7LA ! We are proud to be announced London and National TOP Performer Garage in West London.

Autowerke Ltd
1128 Jobs Completed
London
4.6 / 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

Kar Dok
204 Jobs Completed
London
2.9 / 5

We are an independent garage based in Swiss Cottage, London. We have been providing vehicle repair and maintenance services to the local area for over 15 years, so you ca

Alperton Car Clinic
446 Jobs Completed
Alperton, Wembley
4.6 / 5

Our garage is based in Wembley, and can carry out almost all servicing and repair jobs. Our technicians are all qualified to a very high standard and have many years of

24Hour Master Windshield Limited
131 Jobs Completed
London
4.9 / 5

Have a chip or crack in your auto glass? Whether the damage is on your windshield, rear or side window, Master Windshield can help. Not only do we have certified technic

AVS Ltd.
218 Jobs Completed
Harrow
4.3 / 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

MCS Garage
436 Jobs Completed
London
4.7 / 5

Hello ! Please call me to discuss and confirm before accepting the Quote. NOTE: Visit or Come by Appointment only. Call me or send me a text/whatApp message First o

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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

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Alternator Prices in Colindale

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 Colindale
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Ford£368.80
Mercedes£421.04
BMW£452.35
Vauxhall£352.70
Nissan£368.50
Volkswagen£338.86
Peugeot£458.56
Toyota£300.88
Audi£393.52
Citroen£505.98
Renault£422.54
Volvo£426.78
MINI£425.80

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