Alternator Repair in Fareham

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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 Fareham (55 found)
PGS Garage Services
348 Jobs Completed
Portchester
4.7 / 5

PGS Garage provides MOT testing, car servicing and vehicle repairs for customers in Portchester and surrounding areas. Catering to all types of vehicles and specialising

Protyre Fareham
181 Jobs Completed
Fareham
3.9 / 5

Here at Protyre Fareham we offer friendly and professional advice and services for all makes of car.

Protyre Portsmouth
189 Jobs Completed
Portsmouth
4.3 / 5

Jamie and his team provide a complete range of services for the motorist and motorcycle rider offering MOTs for car, van and 4x4 the centre also undertakes motorcycle MOT

South Coast Tuning Ltd
140 Jobs Completed
Gosport
5.0 / 5

South Coast Tuning Ltd is an MOT Vehicle Testing Station which is vat registered and offers its service commercially and to individuals alike. We aim to offer a personal

Elite Garages Portsmouth
82 Jobs Completed
Hampshire
4.8 / 5

Elite Garages are one of the South’s leading independent tyre, MOT and car service operators with a turnover in excess of £53 million and around 240 employees. Elite

Formula One Autocentres - Fareham
216 Jobs Completed
Gosport, Hampshire
3.8 / 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

Smile Servicing & Repairs
736 Jobs Completed
Hilsea
4.9 / 5

10 good reasons to choose Smile servicing & repairs 1. All makes servicing & repairs to cars and light vans including Electrical and Hybrid vehicles 2. Courte

Allcars 1 Limited
239 Jobs Completed
Fareham
4.5 / 5

At Allcars, we’re a local family run garage you can rely on, providing car servicing, repairs and MOT testing for customers in the Fareham area including Portchester, Por

EJ’s Motor Services - Mobile Auto Technician
110 Jobs Completed
Lee - on - the - Solent
5.0 / 5

Reliable and Friendly Mobile Technician serving Hampshire and West Sussex, offering servicing and repairs on all makes and models at competitive prices. 3 years roadsi

Draper Autocare
58 Jobs Completed
Fareham
5.0 / 5

Our Fareham Car Garage – Draper Autocare Centre Ltd we offer efficient, reliable car servicing, MOT and vehicle repair work. We are dedicated to providing a friendly a

Newtown Motor Engineering
40 Jobs Completed
Gosport
4.0 / 5

We are a local garage trained in all aspects of car maintenance: service, MOT, breakdowns and complex restorations. We also have experience in track day car set up and r

Southwick Road Motor Repairs
110 Jobs Completed
Fareham
4.7 / 5

Are you looking for a well established and reliable company that can provide car servicing and repairs in Wickham? If you need help with your vehicle, look no further t

Npt Autos- Mobile Mechanic
153 Jobs Completed
Fareham
4.8 / 5

Hi! I'm Nathan Taylor, a mobile mechanic and founder of Npt Autos. I have over 15 years of experience fixing all makes and models of cars. I started my journey in 2002 a

Tyre and Auto Wickham - Team Protyre
39 Jobs Completed
Wickham
2.3 / 5

Paul and the team pride themselves on providing an exceptional level of customer service. The centre known as Tyre and Auto Wickham joined the Protyre network in 2016. Th

A & J Lawrence
23 Jobs Completed
Cosham
4.6 / 5

A & J Lawrence is a family run business. It was set up in 1988 by two brothers, Tony and Jon Lawrence. Since then we have expanded to the company we are today, with 5

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Alternator Repair in Fareham
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 Fareham

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 Fareham
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Ford£423.01
Vauxhall£528.25
Volkswagen£415.46
BMW£456.54
Toyota£454.02
Renault£469.64
MINI£318.65

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 29/06/2022 and 27/09/2022.

Gary from Complete Mechanics explains the workings of the alternator