Alternator Repair in Dover

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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 Dover (6 found)
HI-Q DOVER
8 Job Completed
DOVER
5.0 / 5

DOVER'S NEW HIQ IS LOCATED NEXT TO THE CO-OP ON THE FOLKESTONE ROAD. WE OFFER MOTS, TYRES, SERVICING, WHEEL ALIGNMENT, PUNCTURE REPAIRS, ASWELL AS GENERAL REPAIRS. OUR

Perrys Dover
1 Job Completed
Dover
5.0 / 5

Welcome to Perrys Dover, where the price of servicing is comparable with the prices you pay at a local fast fit. That said, choosing a franchised dealer will mean that yo

Poulton Service & Exhaust Centre
Member since 29 March 2012
Dover

"This family run business was established in the 1960s and is well known and trusted in the area. We have been servicing cars and light commercial vehicles for over 40 ye

test5
Member since 23 January 2017
London

test1

L&R autos
Member since 14 May 2017
Deal

Diagnostics, repairs, servicing ,tyres ,clutches

J.D Motorcare
Member since 31 May 2016
Dover

Any general garage work I.e servicing and repairs mots tyres clutches gearboxes engine change. No job too big or small

Alternator Repair in Dover
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 Dover

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 Dover
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Ford£251.25

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 26/06/2022 and 24/09/2022.

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