Alternator Repair in Farnham

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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 Farnham (122 found)
Blackwater Autoworks
510 Jobs Completed
Aldershot
4.7 / 5

Being in the trade since 2008, where we started in a small back street garage, we have learnt a lot. The Motor trade is a very saturated market with lots of vendors; from

Wmr autos
187 Jobs Completed
Camberley Ssurrey
4.6 / 5

Reliable mechanic with over 15 years experience on a wide range of vehicles. Experienced in all repair services such as Cambelt repair, Clutch repairs, Service work, MOT,

Top Autos Aldershot
702 Jobs Completed
Aldershot
4.8 / 5

We are a newly formed, family owned, friendly garage based in Aldershot who take pride in offering our customers a very personalised service. We carry out all forms of m

Westbourne Motors Mobile -Guildford
266 Jobs Completed
Guildford
4.7 / 5

The Westbourne brand is the South’s leading repairer for household names such as Green Flag, AA & RAC. For the majority of repairs we can offer a mobile service

G Force Tyres & Exhaust
162 Jobs Completed
Aldershot
4.1 / 5

Here at G Force Tyres we understand that time is a very important factor in todays busy schedules, so whether your at work, playing golf or enjoying a days shopping we ca

Formula One Autocentres - Camberley
76 Jobs Completed
Camberley
2.4 / 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

C and m servicing
129 Jobs Completed
Guildford
4.7 / 5

Mobile mechanic covering guildford and surrounding areas Friendly and honest approach to keeping your car on the road

Formula One Autocentres - Guildford
107 Jobs Completed
Guildford
3.5 / 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

Formula One Autocentres - Farnborough
435 Jobs Completed
Hawley Lane, Farnborough
3.6 / 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

West Heath Garage (Farnborough) Ltd
42 Jobs Completed
Farnborough
4.2 / 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

Swiftest Motors Ltd
235 Jobs Completed
Aldershot
3.7 / 5

Swiftest Motors of Aldershot are a friendly and honest independent garage dedicated to providing sensational service to you and your vehicle. We are here to build solid

C.G.automotive
146 Jobs Completed
Aldershot
5.0 / 5

C.G.automotive delivers 5* customer service. Mobile mechanic so no fuss for our customers. With 10 years experience in servicing, braking systems and welding. We can also

Glenrands
6 Jobs Completed
Liphook
5.0 / 5

Glenrands is a specialist business dedicated to maintaining and repairing all Land Rover and Range Rover products. We use current dealer level diagnostic equipment and al

Merityre Specialists Farnham
19 Jobs Completed
Farnham
2.7 / 5

Established in 1961, Merityre Specialists is one of the leading tyre retailers and fast-fit specialists. We have over 20 branches located across the Home Counties in Berk

Blox Services
35 Jobs Completed
Farnborough
5.0 / 5

Established in 2006, here at Blox Services we provide low-cost mobile vehicle repairs at a time and place that is convenient for you. We can cover a range of repairs and

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Alternator Repair in Farnham
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 Farnham

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 Farnham
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Vauxhall£360.06
Volkswagen£335.69
Peugeot£366.95
Mercedes£532.13
MINI£482.18
Nissan£427.62
Ford£279.27

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 09/07/2022 and 07/10/2022.

Gary from Complete Mechanics explains the workings of the alternator