Alternator Repair in Epping

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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 Epping (14 found)
CSS Motors
283 Jobs Completed
Waltham Abbey
4.6 / 5

CSS Motors offers car repairs in Waltham Abbey and further afield, such as Loughton, Waltham Cross, Theydon Bois, Buckhurst Hill and beyond. Our team has over 125 years

DRT Auto
120 Jobs Completed
Harlow
4.7 / 5

carrying out all servicing and repairs, carrying the latest diagnostic equipment, offer local collection and delivery, offer a mobile service. We are also a chrysler an

Essex Automatic Transmission Ltd
56 Jobs Completed
Harlow
4.0 / 5

We are Essex Automatic Transmission Ltd, A leading gearbox manual/automatic repair specialist in Harlow and surrounding area for over 30 years. We have a small, fully

Performance Puma
47 Jobs Completed
Loughton
4.4 / 5

Fully qualified mechanic and Mot tester. We take pride in providing the highest levels of service to our customers. As a mobile mechanic we can carry out the majority o

Weatherwhites
16 Jobs Completed
Nazeing
3.5 / 5

We are a family run local business that has occupied the same site for 40 years. We offer all workhsop services, including but not limited to; Free code reading Diagn

Gates of Epping
Member since 21 October 2021
Epping

Welcome to Gates Ford. We are a Ford main dealer based in Essex and Hertfordshire. As an Approved Ford Authorised Repairer, we’ve been established for over 95-yea

DJ's Mobile Repairs
Member since 21 October 2021
Waltham Abbey

Your local mobile mechanic which is perfect for those with a busy schedule, we fit around you and look after your car like its our own. We conduct a wide range of repairs

Ken Brown (Harlow)
Member since 21 October 2021
Harlow

Let our Kia Service department take the inconvenience and worry out of having your car serviced or repaired. You can be sure of the very highest standards of service and

Harlow Motor Services
Member since 21 October 2021
Harlow

"We do exactly what it says on the tin : we look after your car, and we look after you. Our motto, and our mission, is ÔÇ£Always giving you more for lessÔÇØOur menu car

harlow motors ltd
Member since 21 October 2021
harlow

We offer competitive prices and a friendly honest service, repairing all makes and models. We update our customers on regular a basis on their repair and offer a transpar

carznvanz.co.uk
Member since 21 October 2021
harlow

"MOBILE MECHANIC...HARLOW...Essex/Herts/North London.....Fully Insured, Motor Services, HARLOW BASED MOBILE MECHANIC, FIXED PRICE SERVICING, GENERAL REPAIRS, BRAKE REPAIR

mobile-mechanical-services
Member since 21 October 2021
harlow

I am a Mobile Mechanic, specialising in all aspects of the automotive trade, i.e. servicing, diagnostics, electrical-fault-finding, and repair's to any make, or model,

Chigwell Motor Works
Member since 21 October 2021
Chigwell

We specialize in all VW Audi, Mercedes , and all modern day vehicles. We are based in Chigwell,Essex and are a family run Business with experienced mechanics . We can c

Hometyre Essex
Member since 21 October 2021
Hadstock

"We supply and fit all tyre makes and sizes including run flat tyres, high performance tyres and 4x4 tyres. We cater for all new car tyres, new van tyres, light commercia

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Alternator Repair in Epping
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 Epping bookings

4.86

7 reviews

Alternator Prices in Epping

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 Epping
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Ford£284.27
Vauxhall£354.49
BMW£292.07
Volkswagen£261.06
Mercedes£384.72
Audi£357.53
Peugeot£404.77
Renault£349.52
Nissan£371.57
Toyota£369.51

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 23/07/2021 and 21/10/2021.

Gary from Complete Mechanics explains the workings of the alternator