Alternator Repair in Durham

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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 Durham (112 found)
Treadmark Tyres
93 Jobs Completed
Spennymoor
5.0 / 5

Treadmark Tyres are a local family run business that has been established in Spennymoor since 1981. We provide a comprehensive range of tyre services for the local commun

Protyre Durham
458 Jobs Completed
Durham
4.3 / 5

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

GP Autocare Ltd
712 Jobs Completed
Langley Park
4.9 / 5

Based in Langley Park, GP Autocare Ltd is home to a fantastic team of mechanics who have a vast amount of experience gained over many years. Our experience allows us to c

PJA Motors Ltd
53 Jobs Completed
Quarrington Hill
5.0 / 5

PJA Motors LTD is a Bosch Car Service Centre Based in Quarrington Hill, County Durham, PJA Motors. provides a totally independent Vehicle Care, Repair and Maintenance

Autobar Car Service Centre
46 Jobs Completed
Chester le Street
5.0 / 5

We are members of the Bosch Car Service Network which is a national network of independent garages. Our objective is to provide you with a friendly and professional servi

Quarry Service Station
48 Jobs Completed
Houghton-le-Spring
4.0 / 5

Quarry Service Station is a family run business which has grown from strength to strength over the years, and is recognised by Bosch as a centre of excellence. Our invest

WMNE LIMITED
15 Jobs Completed
Sunderland
5.0 / 5

Diamond Mot Centre
30 Jobs Completed
Langley park
5.0 / 5

We look forward to welcoming you to our new facility, fully equipped for all of your class 4 ,5L & 7 MOTS. Servicing, diagnostics with all the latest equipment and ve

Washington Auto Repair Centre
37 Jobs Completed
Washington
3.7 / 5

Finding a garage you trust can be difficult. It's easy to take your car in with a flat tyre and come out with a massive bill for brakes you never asked to be repaired. Yo

D Cole Vehicle Repairs
4 Job Completed
Spennymoor
5.0 / 5

"Looking for a garage in Spennymoor for car repairs or an MOT? If so, look no further than the quality services on offer at Halls Garage Ltd. With a wealth of experience

Origin Automotive Ltd
35 Jobs Completed
Durham
4.4 / 5

Origin Automotive is a vehicle MOT service and repair centre based in Durham, England. If you have a problem with your vehicle or should it need its annual service or

Coast Road Vehicle Repairs
19 Jobs Completed
Horden, Peterlee
4.9 / 5

We are a reliable, friendly garage and mobile team of trained technicians. Our garage is based in Horden, near Peterlee. Mobile work is available upon request. We are spe

ATP Auto Services
6 Jobs Completed
Stanley
5.0 / 5

Alan here from ATP Auto Services. I am a mobile mechanic based in Stanley offering all forms of mechanical repairs, maintenance work and servicing. Being mobile, I come

Sacriston Auto Services Ltd
99 Jobs Completed
Sacriston
4.3 / 5

We are dedicated to providing superior value in all parts installed and services performed. Quality and our desire for excellence are at the heart of this commitment. We

Tulip Tyre & Test Centre
12 Jobs Completed
CHESTER-LE-STREET
5.0 / 5

We are a family run business who have just recently opened, although we have many years in the industry you can find us on the Drum Industrial Estate. We provide a who

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Alternator Repair in Durham
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 Durham bookings

4.80

5 reviews

How much does Alternator Repair cost in Durham?

The cost of servicing, MOT and repairs differ across the country and Alternator Repair is not any different. Labour rates will be higher or lower depending on where in the country you are. Take a look below at the average quote in Durham for Alternator Repair on WhoCanFixMyCar.com for some of our top car makes.


Alternator Repair Cost by Car Make in Durham
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Vauxhall£552.89
Ford£470.30
Volkswagen£553.34
Audi£667.72
Renault£549.20
Citroen£399.71

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 13/01/2024 and 12/04/2024.

Although the alternator is a relatively simple part, it plays a critical role in your vehicle’s operation, so it’s essential any alternator problems are diagnosed correctly and fixed.


Here are some of the most common signs that your alternator is on the blink:

  • The alternator warning light will be on – in most cases this is shaped like a battery but some cars will show ‘ALT’ or ‘GEN’
  • You may experience extremely bright or dimming headlights, or a speedometer that stops working
  • Drivers sometimes complain of a growling or whining noise before the alternator gives out
  • You may experience a smell of hot wires or burning rubber


The average alternator repair cost is between £200 and £300, depending on the model of your , so it’s important you make sure you find the best deal. And that’s where we can help.


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Gary from Complete Mechanics explains the workings of the alternator