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 (73 found)
Leonardo auto center
213 Jobs Completed
London
4.6 / 5

hi , we take all mechanical work with care .

Buffalo Autos
218 Jobs Completed
Hornchurch
4.5 / 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

Peter James Motor Group.
186 Jobs Completed
Dagenham
4.4 / 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

Big LPG Automotive Service
562 Jobs Completed
Barking
4.7 / 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

ABBEY AUTO REPAIR LTD
113 Jobs Completed
London
4.8 / 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

London V Trader Ltd
301 Jobs Completed
Braking
4.1 / 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

PSL Tuning
22 Job Completed
Dagenham
5.0 / 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

Naxys autos
15 Job Completed
Ilford
5.0 / 5

Naxys autos ltd offers a 24 hour mobile mechanic service based in east london, north london, central london and essex We have a highly experienced, friendly and reliab

A2B Autocentre
148 Jobs Completed
Rainham
4.5 / 5

A2B Autocentre of London are a friendly and honest independent garage dedicated to providing sensational service to you and your vehicle. We are here to build solid an

Complete Motor Works Ltd
22 Job Completed
Dagenham
4.0 / 5

From Smart repairs,car collision repairs and individual paint customs to MOT and servicing. Complete Motor Works is a well established one stop automotive business specia

Saif Autos Ltd
51 Jobs Completed
Dagenham
4.6 / 5

Saif Autos Ltd Specialises in MOT, diagnostics, MOT repairs, Servicing and mechanical jobs. We provide our customers with a friendly, reliable and efficient service all a

Motor Magic LTD
97 Jobs Completed
Chadwell Heath
4.6 / 5

We are an MOT garage local to Romford, Ilford, Dagenham and the surrounding areas. We specialise in servicing and general maintenance to all vehicle makes and models. We

Genius Motor Mechanic
22 Jobs Completed
Rainham
4.3 / 5

We are a mobile mechanic business which undertakes all mechanical repairs, at your location of choice. Although we can undertake all work, our specialities are breakdown

Romford Kia
10 Jobs Completed
Chadwell Heath
5.0 / 5

Here at Romford Kia we pride ourselves in offering the highest level of care whether your current model needs servicing, or you are looking to buy a new or used Kia. For

Virdee Automobile Engineers Ltd
6 Jobs Completed
IG11 0HY
3.0 / 5

We are specialists in Audi, BMW, Mercedes Benz & Volkswagen. Call us today and book your next Repair, Service or MOT with us and leave your vehicle in the hands of th

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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.

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Alternator Prices in Dagenham

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 Dagenham
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Ford£290.38
BMW£361.51
Vauxhall£331.94
Mercedes£356.61
Volkswagen£257.78
Audi£366.05
Citroen£301.79
Peugeot£308.32
Renault£317.19
MINI£342.48
Toyota£366.82

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 05/09/2021 and 04/12/2021.

Gary from Complete Mechanics explains the workings of the alternator