Alternator Repair in Dorking

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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 Dorking (32 found)
KMK Automotive - Tadworth
71 Jobs Completed
Tadworth
5.0 / 5

When you choose KMK Automotive, you’re guaranteed an excellent service from one of the most esteemed companies in Tadworth and Walton on the Hill. We offer a collectio

KMK Automotive - Leatherhead
558 Jobs Completed
Leatherhead
4.9 / 5

When you choose KMK Automotive, you’re guaranteed an excellent service from one of the most esteemed companies in Leatherhead We offer a collection and delivery servi

Power Evolution Performance
63 Jobs Completed
Surrey
4.5 / 5

- We specialise in BMW, MINI & German motor vehicles. - All makes and models welcome. - N47 & M57 Diesel timing chain specialists.

MDM Motorworx
91 Jobs Completed
Leigh
4.9 / 5

MDM Motorworx. We are a team of 3 mechanics all very experienced in all makes and models of vehicles. We are specialists in clutch repairs. We offer free coll

Formula One Autocentres - Leatherhead
363 Jobs Completed
Leatherhead
3.3 / 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

Motormasters
222 Jobs Completed
Church Road
3.7 / 5

Our hand - picked team of technicians has extensive training and experience in working on many makes and models of vehicle. We service, repair and carry out MOT testin

AMS
16 Jobs Completed
Horley
5.0 / 5

I am based in Horley Surrey, I work in all makes of car and light commercials, doing servicing ,repairs, cam belts, diagnostics. I have been running my own business for34

Merityre Specialists Leatherhead
Member since 07 December 2020
Station Road

Established in 1961, Merityre Specialists is one of the leading tyre retailers and fast-fit specialists. We have over 20 branches located across the Home Counties in Berk

Knox Motors
Member since 05 May 2011
Horley

Knox Motors have been providing an expert and reliable mechanical repair service throughout Surrey for over 25 years. We are a family-run business, all passionate about

Reigate Motor Company
Member since 30 July 2019
Reigate

We are an independently owned garage conveniently situated on the outskirts of Reigate. Our objective is to provide you with a friendly and professional service for all y

SEV Mobile Mechanics, Effingham
Member since 26 June 2015
Effingham

Welcome to SEV Mobile Mechanics! Our business is focused on delivering excellent service at an affordable price. Our roots can be traced back to the start in 1920, with

KSM Autoclinic
Member since 04 December 2014
Redhill

Been established for 34 years family business

COOPER BANSTEAD BMW / MINI
Member since 22 September 2014
TADWORTH

"A well established (over 25yrs) MINI and BMW dealership with a proven track record in customer service outstanding facility highly trained technicians collection and del

carlssons automotive
Member since 07 December 2017
tadworth

based in Walton on the hill surrey been trading since 1999 just moved premises from leatherhead to Walton on the hill only myself and my working partner here so no big re

Lanes mobile mechanics
Member since 19 May 2015
Redhill

Lanes mobile mechanics offer a professional and friendly cost effective and efficient service around Redhill, Surrey and surrounding areas. We undertake all works from se

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Alternator Repair in Dorking
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 Dorking

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 Dorking
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Ford£378.75
Vauxhall£357.40
Mercedes£474.14
Volkswagen£319.65
BMW£491.20
Peugeot£424.76
Nissan£389.04
Renault£446.08
Audi£566.85
Toyota£266.14

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