Alternator Repair in Doncaster

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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 Doncaster (98 found)
Greater Commercials
15 Jobs Completed
Doncaster
5.0 / 5

Church Hall Garage Ltd
975 Jobs Completed
Thurnscoe
4.9 / 5

Established in 1975, Church Hall Garage Ltd has been maintaining and repairing cars, light vans and 4x4 vehicles to the highest possible standards. With the fully equ

Phoenix Motors
354 Jobs Completed
Mexborough, Kilnhurst
4.8 / 5

We are a newly established business based in Kilnhurst/Swinton Rotherham, South Yorkshire, Proud to be in the motor trade going strength to strength. We offer a no-hassl

Wilco Motosave - Doncaster
245 Jobs Completed
Doncaster
4.8 / 5

Wilco Motosave is one of the North's leading independent family owned motorists' stores and fitting centres. With 26 branches located throughout Yorkshire, Lincolnshi

Wilco Motosave - Mexborough
126 Jobs Completed
Mexborough
4.9 / 5

Wilco Motosave is one of the North's leading independent family owned motorists' stores and fitting centres. With 26 branches located throughout Yorkshire, Lincolnshi

Formula One Autocentres - Rotherham
241 Jobs Completed
Rotherham
3.8 / 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

Formula One Autocentres - Doncaster
364 Jobs Completed
Doncaster
3.6 / 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

Mick Jackson & Co Ltd
58 Jobs Completed
Doncaster
3.7 / 5

Introducing Mick Jackson & Co Ltd – The Tickhill MOT Test Centre! We are your local mechanic and MOT test centre in the heart of Doncaster, South Yorkshire. We offer

CarSure Of Rotherham
7 Jobs Completed
Rotherham
5.0 / 5

KAM Cars Ltd T/A CarSure of Rotherham Rotherham Road Maltby Rotherham S66 8ER We are a small, independent and family run used car dealership with a fully equipped

PK Autos
95 Jobs Completed
Swinton
4.7 / 5

Established in 2017, PK Autos as been maintaining and repairing cars to the the highest possible standards.With over 17 years experience in a main dealer we can guarentee

R Turner Motor Specialist LTD
191 Jobs Completed
ROTHERHAM
4.7 / 5

My names Rob, I've been a mechanic for the past 10 years,I am main dealer trained. I've worked on pretty much ever car going. I do anything from a service to an engin

Big on Tyres Autocentres
81 Jobs Completed
Doncaster
4.8 / 5

******PLEASE NOTE OUR OPENING TIMES AFTER 18.00 ARE DROP OFF ONLY AT OUR DROP OFF LOCATION:- BIG ON TYRES TRAFFORD WAY DONCASTER DN1 3BX OUT OF HOURS NUMBER IS ON O

ARN Diagnostics Ltd.
114 Jobs Completed
Doncaster
3.0 / 5

ARN Diagnostics Ltd we have been an established garage in the Doncaster area for 10 years now. Our fully equipped garage offers a wide variety of services. We pri

Mill Street Autos
13 Jobs Completed
Armthorpe
5.0 / 5

WHY CHOOSE MILL STREET AUTOS? Were an independent workshop with over 18 Years Experience. Our Top of the range workshop features 2 MOT testing bays. Latest diagnosti

Barnsley Road Garage Goldthorpe
20 Jobs Completed
Goldthorpe
4.2 / 5

We are a small independent garage carrying out repairs on most vehicles. Our 3 highly trained mechanics/technicians have over 25 years of combined experience. New tyre

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Alternator Repair in Doncaster
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 Doncaster bookings

4.00

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Alternator Prices in Doncaster

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 Doncaster
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Ford£396.86
Volkswagen£342.30
Vauxhall£331.36

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 29/06/2022 and 27/09/2022.

Gary from Complete Mechanics explains the workings of the alternator