Alternator Repair in Gateshead

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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 Gateshead (171 found)
RAC Mobile Mechanic - We Come to You. Servicing on your drive or at work - Newcastle
284 Jobs Completed
Newcastle
4.1 / 5

The RAC offers complete peace of mind for 12 million drivers. We’re best known for our breakdown service, and now - our new RAC Mobile Mechanics are here to make everyday

One Stop Motoring Services
20 Jobs Completed
Newcastle upon Tyne
5.0 / 5

With years of experience in the motoring industry, we provide both mobile and at garage services. We offer quotes on quality products but are also able to quote on other

Duffys Motors
1943 Jobs Completed
Gateshead
4.9 / 5

Gearbox specialist for 3 years before moving onto work at a number of different dealerships including Kia, Skoda, Audi, Fiat and Alfa. In 2013 I decided to fly solo and s

Wilsons Auto Service Centre
737 Jobs Completed
Newcastle upon Tyne
4.7 / 5

Why choose Wilson's? One stop car care shop Competitive prices Quality parts only Dealership service without the dealership prices Professional

GC Autos LTD
602 Jobs Completed
Gateshead
4.7 / 5

We are a family run garage located in Gateshead, on Saltmeadows Road. Established in 2009, we have a wealth of knowledge in all makes and models but also specialise in Mi

Martin Brothers Motor Company
607 Jobs Completed
Jarrow
4.4 / 5

We are the largest independent car dealership, vehicle mot and repair centre in our county. We pride our selves on our customer care, service, satisfaction and have been

ID Coachworks Specialists Ltd
431 Jobs Completed
Hebburn
4.7 / 5

ID Coachworks Ltd where established in 2007, being one of the largest bodyshops in the north east. Our specialty is cars, commercial and HGV’s. We are credited with BS101

Torque Garage
261 Jobs Completed
Forest Hall
4.9 / 5

Torque Garage has been established for over 30 years with qualified staff and excellent customer satisfaction records. Friendly service, reliable repairs, servicing and a

Spanner Monkeys
90 Jobs Completed
Newcastle upon Tyne
5.0 / 5

All garage services offered. Qualified welder/fabricator on site. 4x4 and performance specialist with many years experience. Qualified electrical engineer on site. Ford B

Tripal Garage
38 Jobs Completed
Dunston, Gateshead
4.7 / 5

"At Tripal Garage we have 27 years of combined experience in diagnosing, repairing and maintaining cars and light commercial vehicles.With us you can be sure your vehicle

Gator Garage Services
198 Jobs Completed
Gateshead
4.7 / 5

We are a new local garage in the Bensham / Team Valley Area, we service and repair all makes and models of car and van, when do any job you need no matter how large or sm

Just Auto Services
14 Jobs Completed
Swawell Bank
5.0 / 5

We are a family run business specialising in all aspects of vehicle servicing and repairs for both cars and light commercial vehicles. With over 32 years’ experience in m

Hunters Auto Services Ltd.
4 Job Completed
Whitley road
5.0 / 5

Here at Hunters Auto Services, we are dedicated to delivering outstanding quality repairs and fantastic customer service. Our friendly team has a wealth of experience in

L I Am Engine Heroes
23 Jobs Completed
Gateshead
5.0 / 5

I am 100% mobile based with option of using a ramp for the larger jobs. All aspects of vehicle repairs,servicing and breakdowns undertaken. I will come to you in whatever

Evans Halshaw Hyundai - Newcastle
3 Jobs Completed
NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE
3.0 / 5

Hyundai Servicing for all Models of Hyundai- Hyundai Trained Technicians and Access to all Hyundai Technical systems to ensure your Hyundai Software is fully up to date a

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Alternator Repair in Gateshead
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 Gateshead bookings

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How much does Alternator Repair cost in Gateshead?

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 Gateshead for Alternator Repair on WhoCanFixMyCar.com for some of our top car makes.


Alternator Repair Cost by Car Make in Gateshead
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Renault£531.80
Audi£494.93
Citroen£376.19
BMW£725.42

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 23/11/2023 and 21/02/2024.

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