Alternator Repair in Derby

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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 Derby (166 found)
Mr Tyre Ltd - Derby (Normanton Rd)
327 Jobs Completed
Derby
4.8 / 5

Mr Tyre Ltd was established in 1971 at Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham in the West Midlands with one store. We now operate a total of 34 strategically placed fitting centres

CTS Wheels and Tyres Derby - Team Protyre
95 Jobs Completed
Mansfield Road
5.0 / 5

Protyre has a history going back over 50 years in the tyre industry and at Derby Protyre we pride ourselves on the level of service we provide to our customers. All our

D Pyart mobile mechanics
174 Jobs Completed
Ilkeston
5.0 / 5

hi I’m a small mobile mechanic business started my apprentice in 1989 as mechanic worked in a number of small garages also in large fleet maintenance workshops for securi

MP Automotive Ltd
415 Jobs Completed
Ilkeston
5.0 / 5

We are mechanics you can trust. We thrive on customer service and providing the best prices around. We specialise in the servicing of all makes and models and also of

KAM Servicing - Heanor
465 Jobs Completed
Heanor
4.8 / 5

Kam Servicing, trading for approx 30 years, recognised by both the RAC and the AA for warranty repairs.We are a local, family run business with complete dealer facilities

KAM Servicing - Ambergate
389 Jobs Completed
Ambergate
4.8 / 5

Kam Servicing, trading for approx 30 years, recognised by both the RAC and the AA for warranty repairs.We are a local, family run business with complete dealer facilities

Abbey Garage (Derby) Ltd.
224 Jobs Completed
Derby
5.0 / 5

We are a family run garage and have been established in the local area for 35 years. We can provide a wide range of vehicle services and pride ourselves in excellent

Marsh auto repairs
381 Jobs Completed
Nottingham
4.1 / 5

KAM Servicing - Stapleford
254 Jobs Completed
Stapleford
5.0 / 5

Kam Servicing, trading for approx 30 years, recognised by both the RAC and the AA for warranty repairs.We are a local, family run business with complete dealer facilities

Britannia Tyres - Derby
8 Job Completed
Derby
5.0 / 5

Britannia Tyres are your local tyre provider situated on Siddals Road, Derby. All our tyres are supplied and fitted by experts and we can offer same day fitting. We stock

KAM Servicing - Derby
1280 Jobs Completed
Derby
4.4 / 5

Kam Servicing, trading for approx 30 years, recognised by both the RAC and the AA for warranty repairs.We are a local, family run business with complete dealer facilities

Monkey Garage Ltd
347 Jobs Completed
Derby
4.9 / 5

We are a super friendly vehicle repairs garage based in Derby, near the Meteor Centre and Chester Green. We have over 20 years’ experience in the motor industry from our

KAM Servicing - Belper
216 Jobs Completed
Belper
4.8 / 5

Kam Servicing, trading for approx 30 years, recognised by both the RAC and the AA for warranty repairs.We are a local, family run business with complete dealer facilities

KAM Servicing - (Tamworth Road) Long Eaton
576 Jobs Completed
Long Eaton
4.7 / 5

Kam Servicing, trading for approx 30 years, recognised by both the RAC and the AA for warranty repairs.We are a local, family run business with complete dealer facilities

KAM Servicing - Derby (Sinfin Lane)
91 Jobs Completed
Derby
4.7 / 5

Kam Servicing, trading for approx 30 years, recognised by both the RAC and the AA for warranty repairs.We are a local, family run business with complete dealer facilities

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Alternator Repair in Derby
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 Derby bookings

4.47

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Alternator Prices in Derby

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 Derby
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Volkswagen£338.80
Vauxhall£348.74
Toyota£314.54
Renault£428.61
Ford£342.07
Nissan£300.48

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 04/07/2022 and 02/10/2022.

Gary from Complete Mechanics explains the workings of the alternator