Alternator Repair in Erith

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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 Erith (143 found)
All Fords LTD
2175 Jobs Completed
Belvedere
4.8 / 5

ENGINES, GEARBOXES, CLUTCHES, TIMING BELTS, CHAINS, SERVICE, TYRES, MOT’s, BATTERIES, ELECTRIC & HYBRID VEHICLES All Fords Ltd specialises in servicing and repairi

Peter James Motor Group.
518 Jobs Completed
Dagenham
4.5 / 5

Peter James Motor Group was established in 2006. Consisting of an RAC Approved MOT/Service Centre and two BSi Accredited Bodyshops based in Dagenham, Essex. Our Technic

Leonardo auto center
432 Jobs Completed
London
4.7 / 5

hi , we take all mechanical work with care .

Formula One Autocentres - Dartford
602 Jobs Completed
Dartford
4.0 / 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

One Stop Auto Centre
150 Jobs Completed
Thamemead
3.6 / 5

"Established large workshop offering all general servicing and repairs. Also latest diagnostic equipment. Also offer tyre changing, general services and repairs on cars a

F&M Autos LTD
94 Jobs Completed
South Ockendon
4.4 / 5

F&M, the region’s fastest growing body repair centre, is located in an ideal position on the borders of London, Essex and Kent. We are a family run business with a

MIC Auto services LTD
131 Jobs Completed
barking
4.7 / 5

We do MOT for cars and vans Servicing and Mechanical repairs Sale of new and part worn tyres Body works and Spraying Diagnostic check, Engine management light Electr

Buffalo Autos
507 Jobs Completed
Hornchurch
4.3 / 5

We are a hard working family run business. If we cant fix your problem on your drive, we have a fully equipped workshop that is capable to fix most jobs. At Buffalo's we

AA Autocentre Dartford
31 Jobs Completed
Dartford
3.8 / 5

When you arrive at your local AA Autocentre, you’ll get a warm welcome. Whether you drive a car or van; petrol, diesel, electric or hybrid – you can trust us to take care

Big LPG Automotive Service
660 Jobs Completed
Barking
4.7 / 5

Established back in 2000, BIGLGP is a family run independent garage based in Barking who will always go the extra mile for our customers. We are a small team with dec

Inline Automotive Solutions
455 Jobs Completed
Aveley
4.4 / 5

We carry out all Major/Minor Mechanical & Electrical Work. Diagnostics, Repairs & Servicing. We are based on the outskirts of East London, just off the A13 near P

Autotech Ltd
730 Jobs Completed
Erith
4.8 / 5

With more than 10 years’ experience, you can rest assured if your vehicle has a problem or requires a repair, we can fix it. We bring together a group of dedicated and

AM Repairs
765 Jobs Completed
Welling
4.8 / 5

Services,mot's and repairs to all makes and models. Free collection and delivery service from home or work around our local area in DA, SE and BR postcodes only and wit

PSL Tuning
59 Jobs Completed
Dagenham
3.9 / 5

PSL Tuning is one of the leading car remapping companies in East London. With all the updated equipment, modern ideas, and expert professionals, we have gained the recogn

Dynes Motor Group
20 Jobs Completed
Erith
4.7 / 5

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Alternator Repair in Erith
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 Erith bookings

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Alternator Prices in Erith

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 Erith
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Ford£306.22
Mercedes£397.14
Vauxhall£304.34
Audi£368.53
Volkswagen£288.44
BMW£434.67
Nissan£379.71
Peugeot£397.05
Toyota£308.50
Renault£350.36
MINI£277.46

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 05/07/2022 and 03/10/2022.

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