Alternator Repair in Croydon

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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 Croydon (45 found)
chami motors and mobile mechanics
173 Jobs Completed
Orpington
4.9 / 5

We are CHAMI MOTORS AND MOBILE MECHANICS and we have been maintaining and repairing vehicles Bromley and surrounding area since 2020. If you are looking for a fully e

Sanu Motors
712 Jobs Completed
Bromley
4.9 / 5

Sick of having to drag your car over to the garage to get it checked or repaired? We at Sanu motors provide you the service of having your car inspected and carrying ou

R&R Mobile Mechanic
80 Jobs Completed
Orpington
4.6 / 5

Thank you for visiting the Page. We offer a wide variety of services including Call Outs (24/7) to diagnostics and repairs thereafter. Our services are transparent and p

Formula One Autocentres - Orpington
50 Jobs Completed
Orpington
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

CKAutoCare
43 Jobs Completed
Orpington
5.0 / 5

CK AutoCare offer a fully insured and guaranteed mobile mechanic service in Bromley and its surrounding areas. With 30 years’ dealer experience and training specializing

Eltham Test Centre
102 Jobs Completed
London
4.7 / 5

We are a family run workshop which has been established for over 30 years and prides itself on quality workmanship and fantastic customer service, utilising its team of h

KF Servicing & Repairs
23 Jobs Completed
Swanley
5.0 / 5

"Offering affordable car or van servicing, diagnostics, repairs, brakes, health checks and audio installations."

W J King Hyundai
4 Job Completed
BROMLEY
5.0 / 5

As an established Hyundai dealer, we're proud to represent the philosophy of New Thinking, New Possibilities. We believe in challenging conventions, not for the sake o

VGS
5 Job Completed
Croydon
5.0 / 5

VGS is an Volkswagen & Audi Group specialist. We specialise in Volkswagen, Audi, Seat and Skoda. Typically, Our customers come to us as an independent Volkswagen Gr

Bromley Vehicle Test Centre Ltd
1 Job Completed
Bromley
5.0 / 5

We at Bromley Vehicle Test Centre, located in Bromley, Kent, are a family run business offering Good Old Fashioned Service with over 35 years experience in the garage tr

Aperfection Limited
5 Jobs Completed
swanley
2.5 / 5

"We are a multi functional car and van repairs garage, located in the Swanley Village area, we also cover areas such as: - Dartford - Bromley - Sevenoaks - Hextabl

GO Vauxhall Chislehurst
5 Job Completed
Chislehurst
5.0 / 5

GO Vauxhall Chislehurst manufacturer trained technicians provide low cost servicing and MOT tests on all makes and models, to maintain your vehicle and help retain its v

W J King (Sidcup)
Member since 22 October 2021
Sidcup

Welcome to WJ King Sidcup Kia Welcome to WJ King, one of the South East's largest privately owned Motor Group. With 14 Branches in the South East comprising of Kia, Hyund

Aston Garages
Member since 22 October 2021
Orpington

"At Aston Garages our success is built upon our ability to deliver excellent service for our customers, every single time.A winning combination of professional and friend

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Alternator Repair in Croydon
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 Croydon

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 Croydon
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Ford£312.60
Volkswagen£285.24
Vauxhall£314.38
BMW£349.53
Mercedes£444.39
Audi£386.45
Peugeot£329.81
Nissan£350.75
Renault£340.86
MINI£329.79
Volvo£366.82
Citroen£301.55

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 24/07/2021 and 22/10/2021.

Gary from Complete Mechanics explains the workings of the alternator