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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 (162 found)
ID Coachworks Specialists Ltd
183 Jobs Completed
Hebburn
4.9 / 5

ID Coachworks Ltd where established in 2007, being one of the largest bodyshops in the north east. Our specialty is commercial and HGV’s. We are credited with BS10125 (equivelant to PAS125), ISO9001, Vosa and autofirst network.

All of our technicians are ATA qualified and have over 20 years experience in the coachworks business.

We can repair from minor to major damage on all vehicles. Currently we have contracts with Newcastle city council, MAN truck and bus, Port of Tyne, Manheim and Mercedes Bells trucks.

Our Services

Accidental Repair

ID Coachworks carry out retail, fleet and insurance work. Our experience in dealing with car insurers means that we make the process of dealing with your vehicle accident repair as quick and straight forward as possible. We are approved by many major insurance companies.

Repairs, Servicing and Diagnostics

We can carry out and type of mechanical work including, routine servicing, brakes, MOT repairs and diagnostics. Whatever the requirements are we are confident we can offer a competitive quote.

Valet

Every time you visit us for a repair your vehicle will recieve a valet with an optional drop off service.

Tyres and alloy wheel refurbishment

We can restore your alloys to their original glory giving you an affordable alternative to replacing your alloy wheels

Gator Garage Services
192 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 small. We have up to date diagnostic machinery and expert staff to use them. We are quick and reliable and and our main aim is to keep you happy and keep you on the road!!

Halfords Autocentre Washington
3 Job Completed
Washington
5.0 / 5

Halfords Autocentres is the UK’s leading chain of over 300 independent wholly owned garages, specialising in MOTs, servicing, Tyres, and all types of mechanical repairs from brakes & suspension to clutches and timing belts. Our highly trained ATA technicians have access to the latest diagnostic equipment and vehicle service data allowing us to service and repair all makes of cars to dealer standards.

We continue to invested in training to ensure we are prepared for future challenges, for example we have Hybrid trained technicians at all sites. Our extensive equipment investment ensure that we can meet the requirements of a changing vehicle parc with heavy lift capability in most sites for the growing van fleet and upgraded diagnostic equipment to handle the vast range of new drive assistance systems found on new cars.

Tripal Garage
34 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 is in safe hands. Our experienced technicians work to the highest standards possible using OEM quality service parts and manufacturers quality grade oil.All work undertaken on our customers vehicles is given the utmost attention and consideration, whilst aiming to give a high quality service but at sensible prices as we know what your car means to you."

Duffys Motors
646 Jobs Completed
Gateshead
5.0 / 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 set up as a mobile mechanic. In 2016 i opened up a small garage to do biggger jobs. In September 2018 i moved to a bigger garage. I still do mobile work if required please just ask

15 Years experience in the motor trade from Vauxhall servicing to Ferrari timing belts no job is to big or small

We are only 300m from the metro centre. So you can drop your car off and get anywhere on the bus or do a bit shopping

All credit or debit cards accepted

Martin Brothers Motor Company
25 Jobs Completed
Jarrow
5.0 / 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 recognised for this sweeping up 5 national awards this year alone.

Our super modern garage offers all services under one roof along with fully qualified level 3 technicians and master technicians your car is sure to be in the best possible hands.

Our clean and comfortable waiting areas have wifi access and complimentary beverages. They are also fitted with monitors so you can see your vehicle being worked on.

As a company we aim to make life as easy as possible for our customers with the least impact when you are with out your vehicle. We offer complimentary courtesy cars payment plans, mobile services and recovery services too.

Torque Garage
153 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 advice. We are featured in the Good Garage Scheme, where you can read some of our feedback for peace of mind. Our success is reflected in our new purpose built garage, extending our original premises to accommodate our growing popularity.

Some of our services include;
Motor Engineers
MOT Testing
Servicing
Repairs
Tyres
Exhausts
FREE Courtesy Cars
Accident & Insurance Repairs
Recovery
Body Repairs
Engine Diagnostics
Auto Electricians
Alarms & Immobilisers Fitted/Repaired
Brakes
Air Conditioning
Clutches
Automatic Transmission

GC Autos LTD
442 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 Mitsubishi. With over 40 years of combined experience within all aspects of the motor industry, you will receive the best customer care and honest, professional advice.

Our well-equipped workshop also allows us to offer repairs and services on light commercial vehicles and fleet vehicles. The garage itself is conveniently located near the metro station and is also near local bus stops, however, we also offer a free collection and delivery service for those customers within a 5-mile radius.

All our parts are sourced from a reputable supplier and come with a standard manufacturer warranty, giving you peace of mind. We have a comfortable customer waiting area where you can enjoy some refreshments while you wait for your vehicle.

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 motor repairs, our fantastic team can carry out a range of repairs on many makes and models, however, we also specialise in Audi and Fiat.

From timing belts and chains to smart repairs, we always ensure that every job is carried out with the up most care and efficiency. Our workshop is home to the latest diagnostic tools which allows us to get to the route of the problem swiftly, from there we can discuss your options. We understand the importance of you receiving honest advice, and you are guaranteed to receive that from our team.

We take pride in delivering quality customer service and will do everything in our power to ensure every customer walks away feeling that they have been provided with a first class service.

The workshop itself is home to a comfortable customer waiting room, however, we are situated near the Metro Centre which is only a short bus or taxi journey away. Our friendly staff would be delighted to answer any questions you may have and will always provide you with transparent prices.

Spanner Monkeys
85 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 Blue Oval and Vauxhall Trade Club Partners. Latest Snap on and Land Rover specific diagnostics. DPF and Carbon Clean services offered on site. Suppliers of Ford and Vauxhall parts as local specialist, fitting also offered. Suppliers of modifications for most models of vehicles including suspension, exhausts, wheels and brakes. Suppliers of 4x4 and performance enhancement products including custom stainless steel exhaust systems, winches, lift kits, roll cages, winch bumpers, rock/tree sliders, lighting, LED lighting. Experienced in both rally and off road preparation, from a weekend track car to a complete 4x4 expedition or challenge truck.

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 a wide variety of repairs and services such as diagnostics, brakes and exhausts, clutch repairs, cambelts, head gaskets and much more. We are here to give you honest advice, an efficient service and repairs at affordable prices.

We cover all makes and models including light commercial vehicles. Our well-equipped workshop is home to all of the latest equipment in addition to 4 ramps and an MOT bay. A FREE collection and delivery service is available for those within a 10-mile radius, however, we also have a comfortable customer waiting room if you wish to wait around at the garage where you can enjoy some refreshments and WIFI.

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 weather and at a time to suit.
Having been in the trade working full time in a garage for 8 years, I can carry out any job to a high standard.
I have heavy commercial and car experience and I’m also a qualified MOT Tester.
Thanks for looking.

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 and Safety recalls or Service enhancements can be completed during your visit. Hyundai Approved Body Repairs also available.

Gateshead MOT Centre
2 Job Completed
Newcastle Upon Tyne
5.0 / 5

As a family owned independent garage with a central location in in Gateshead, Gateshead MOT Centre are able to deliver a personal service across all aspects of motor repairs and servicing. Our technicians have over 50 years of combined experience and are more than able to help you get your vehicle road worthy as quickly as possible.

Some of our services include;
Body Shop Work
Crash Damage
Paint Work
Full Diagnostic Service
MOT Work
Remap Service
DPF Delete
EGR Delete
Welding

City Autocare
32 Jobs Completed
Newcastle Upon Tyne
5.0 / 5

City Autocare is based on Westmorland Road in Newcastle Upon Tyne. With a number of experienced mechanics we can carry out a wide range of works, from Servicing to Tyres And MOTs.

We strive to provide the highest level of customer service, within a cost effective and reasonable pricing structure.

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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 it, 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

5.00

7 reviews

Alternator Prices in Gateshead

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 Gateshead
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Ford£295.95
MINI£329.75
Renault£382.04
Citroen£360.42
Peugeot£272.99

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 08/03/2020 and 06/06/2020.

Gary from Complete Mechanics explains the workings of the alternator