Alternator Repair in Dagenham

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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 Dagenham (106 found)
Leonardo auto center
694 Jobs Completed
London
4.5 / 5

hi , we take all mechanical work with care .

Peter James Motor Group.
1481 Jobs Completed
Dagenham
4.5 / 5

Peter James Motor Group was established in 2006. Consisting of an RAC Approved MOT/Service Centre and two BSi Accredited Bodyshops based in Dagenham, Essex. Our Technic

ELITE AUTOCARE
43 Jobs Completed
Rainham
5.0 / 5

EVERYTHING YOU NEED UNDER ONE HUGE ROOF Elite Direct is a family run business which has been established since 1987. Our modern showroom of about 6,000sq. ft is open 6 d

Big LPG Automotive Service
811 Jobs Completed
Barking
4.6 / 5

Established back in 2000, BIGLGP is a family run independent garage based in Barking who will always go the extra mile for our customers. We are a small team with dec

MIC Auto services LTD
359 Jobs Completed
barking
4.2 / 5

We do MOT for cars and vans Servicing and Mechanical repairs Sale of new and part worn tyres Body works and Spraying Diagnostic check, Engine management light Electr

London V Trader Ltd
438 Jobs Completed
Braking
3.8 / 5

At London V Trader, it is our ambition to see you back on the road as soon as possible no matter what the issue is. Established in 2013, we are an independently run famil

Carciti(UK) Limited
64 Jobs Completed
london
4.5 / 5

At Car Citi we believe that customers need to have a stress-free experience from day one. We are car Bodywork and mechanical work specialists based in Barking, Essex,

Buffalo Autos
913 Jobs Completed
Essex
4.2 / 5

We are a hard working family run business. If we cant fix your problem on your drive, we have a fully equipped workshop that is capable to fix most jobs. At Buffalo's we

SD Performance
57 Jobs Completed
ILFORD
4.7 / 5

At SD Performance we supply aftermarket parts for many brands. Including BMW, Mercedes & VW. Check out our website for more of our exclusive parts

Specialised Vehicle Services
134 Jobs Completed
Hornchurch
4.1 / 5

We are based in Hornchurch Essex and can cater from washing your vehicle to fully servicing it to diagnosing those faults with a professional touch. We have main dealer

Campbell's Mobile Mechanics
92 Jobs Completed
Rainham
4.1 / 5

Campbell's Mobile Mechanic is an established company and welcomes all customers. I can offer from home starts,battery replacements,oil changes,vehicle inspection & mo

Prestige MOT Centre Ltd
Member since 20 April 2011
Dagenham

"Prestige MOT Centre offer a wide range of garage services including MOT & Servicing , also specializing in BMW, Mercedes, Porsche, Lexus and Land rover. We strive to

ABBEY AUTO REPAIR LTD
186 Jobs Completed
London
4.4 / 5

Abbey Auto Repair is a well established mobile mechanics that has built up an enviable reputation over the last 5 years. We pride ourselves on our commitment to provid

PSL Tuning
94 Jobs Completed
Dagenham
3.6 / 5

PSL Tuning is one of the leading car remapping companies in East London. With all the updated equipment, modern ideas, and expert professionals, we have gained the recogn

Redline Garage Ltd
214 Jobs Completed
London
4.8 / 5

Established in 2011, our independent workshop based in Barking Industrial Park is home to a team of highly skilled mechanics who are committed to ensuring every customer

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Alternator Repair in Dagenham
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 Dagenham bookings

4.43

7 reviews

How much does Alternator Repair cost in Dagenham?

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 Dagenham for Alternator Repair on WhoCanFixMyCar.com for some of our top car makes.


Alternator Repair Cost by Car Make in Dagenham
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Ford£425.39
Vauxhall£446.70
BMW£644.30
Volkswagen£445.69
Mercedes£560.88
Nissan£464.77
Renault£447.77
Peugeot£764.09
Citroen£555.39
MINI£516.84
Audi£641.19

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 18/02/2024 and 18/05/2024.

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