Alternator Repair in Dartford

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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 Dartford (89 found)
HD MotorSports LTD
388 Jobs Completed
Longfield
4.5 / 5

HDMotorSports LTD A garage for all your car solutions with very high and respectful reviews rating though the high level of client's that we have built up over the yea

All Fords LTD
2179 Jobs Completed
Belvedere
4.8 / 5

ENGINES, GEARBOXES, CLUTCHES, TIMING BELTS, CHAINS, SERVICE, TYRES, MOT’s, BATTERIES, ELECTRIC & HYBRID VEHICLES All Fords Ltd specialises in servicing and repairi

Formula One Autocentres - Dartford
606 Jobs Completed
Dartford
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

F&M Autos LTD
94 Jobs Completed
South Ockendon
4.4 / 5

F&M, the region’s fastest growing body repair centre, is located in an ideal position on the borders of London, Essex and Kent. We are a family run business with a

Sierra Garage Limited
244 Jobs Completed
Grays
4.8 / 5

Sierra Garage Ltd are an independent workshop based in Essex. We believe in providing our customers with the very best customer experience, as we pride ourselves on our

AA Autocentre Dartford
33 Jobs Completed
Dartford
3.8 / 5

When you arrive at your local AA Autocentre, you’ll get a warm welcome. Whether you drive a car or van; petrol, diesel, electric or hybrid – you can trust us to take care

Inline Automotive Solutions
456 Jobs Completed
Aveley
4.4 / 5

We carry out all Major/Minor Mechanical & Electrical Work. Diagnostics, Repairs & Servicing. We are based on the outskirts of East London, just off the A13 near P

Team Pro Service Ltd
32 Jobs Completed
Swanscombe
5.0 / 5

Welcome to Team Pro Service Ltd. Team Pro is a local, independent car repairs service. We specialise in all makes and models, so whatever the issue we can help! We offer

Autotech Ltd
730 Jobs Completed
Erith
4.8 / 5

With more than 10 years’ experience, you can rest assured if your vehicle has a problem or requires a repair, we can fix it. We bring together a group of dedicated and

Dynes Motor Group
20 Jobs Completed
Erith
4.7 / 5

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ISM Auto Repairs
39 Jobs Completed
Grays
4.1 / 5

ISM Auto Repairs also known as ISM Autos is based in Grays, Essex. We are proud to be one of Essex's most trusted and highly recommended garages for all your automotive n

RedStar-Workshop Ltd
131 Jobs Completed
Dartford
4.7 / 5

Dear Future Customers, we are REDSTAR-WORKSHOP, garage based in Stone, Dartford. We do offer wide range of services such as: tyre shop, tyre fitting and balancing,

Motor vision group
9 Jobs Completed
Swanscombe
5.0 / 5

At Motor Vision Group we are commited to providing complete vehicle services by offering all motoring needs, we offer 365 days 24HR recovery and Roadside assistance or ga

DS Mechanics
89 Jobs Completed
Crayford-Dartford
4.3 / 5

We are a family run business with over 10 years experience we cover all aspects of work from engine changes to servicing work per not checks 24/H recovery

B2 garage
19 Jobs Completed
Swanscombe
5.0 / 5

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Alternator Repair in Dartford
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 Dartford bookings

4.50

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Alternator Prices in Dartford

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 Dartford
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Ford£300.76
Mercedes£398.91
BMW£420.54
Vauxhall£292.22
Volkswagen£293.32
Audi£389.01
Nissan£366.15
Peugeot£412.52
Citroen£390.63
Renault£351.58
Toyota£306.26
MINI£275.65

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 09/07/2022 and 07/10/2022.

Gary from Complete Mechanics explains the workings of the alternator