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Alternator Repair in Gillingham

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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 Gillingham (112 found)
Oakley Car & Classic Ltd.
330 Jobs Completed
Maidstone
4.7 / 5

Welcome to Oakley Car and Classic Ltd.

We are Paul, Steve, Adrian and Cameron, we have a shared passion to give you, the motorist, the best possible levels of service and customer care. Having acquired an existing business that was started twenty-five years ago and that has built up a hugely loyal customer base over that time, our vision is to build upon that solid foundation and give you a consistent level of excellence when it comes to caring for your vehicle.

With over fifty years’ combined experience in the automotive industry, we hold the common belief that our customers are entitled to expect superb levels of technical skill, honesty, trust and integrity when it comes to entrusting your precious car, motorcycle or light commercial vehicle to our care.

While we are able to service and repair all makes and models of cars, motorcycles and light commercial vehicles, we are also specialists in the care of classic vehicles and it is our aim to offer both sales and brokerage services of classics in the near future.

Bob The Mechanic
336 Jobs Completed
Maidstone
4.9 / 5

I can take care of your car, while you spend time on your priorities - whether that is work, spending time with your family or simply relaxing.

I often see people struggling to sort out car maintenance general servicing, break change, condition check or other repairs. n our busy lives we understandably have other priorities in our work and family lives. We don't have time forr our cars!

How ever a reliable car is vital to our everyday life - whether it is dropping kids to school, making sure we can get to work or an emergency visit to the hospital. To ensure that reliabilty we need to take care of our cars!

I can take care of your car, while you spend time on your priorities - whether that is work, spending time with your family or simply relaxing.

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Black Lion MOT Centre
48 Jobs Completed
Gillingham
3.7 / 5

Black Lion MOT Centre is an established and respected local garage based in Gillingham. We are a family run business able to provide a wide range of automotive services at competitive prices. All of our work is completed by highly trained mechanics, and you can be assured of high quality workmanship. We are conveniently located in the centre of Gillingham with easy access from the A2 motorway, and look forward to welcoming customers old and new.

BOURNE PERFORMANCE LTD
27 Jobs Completed
Sittingbourne
5.0 / 5

Bourne Performance Ltd are a local independent company established in 2005, with a loyal customer base in our local area of Sittingbourne. This is due to our team of highly trained and friendly technicians. We pride ourselves on providing a very high standard of service and honest and competitive pricing for all our customers.

We can meet all your Servicing and repair needs, we undertake all car and van MOT’s Class IV and VII, Diagnostics, aircon, Clutches and Brakes. To make this experience more convenient we offer a free collection and delivery service within a 5-mile radius of out location.

An Tyres & Company
6 Job Completed
Kent
5.0 / 5

We are glad that you took the time out to know more about us. We are AN Tyres, and we are the most popular auto garage in and around Maidstone.

We started small in 2014, and as we grew in size and experience, our name came to be associated with the highest quality of car service in these parts of the country. We are actually our own competition as we strive to reach newer heights of customer satisfaction every day.

If there’s anything wrong with your car, anything at all, we are the ones you should visit. Our service includes everything from engine to transmission, suspension to brakes, and even bodywork. It’s everything under one roof so that you don’t have to visit multiple garages.

However, the thing that we are best known for is our collection of original, high-quality spare tyres. We can say it with confidence that you won’t find such a massive collection anywhere else in and around Maidstone.

Our collection boasts of tyres from all the big players in the tyre industry- Bridgestone, Goodyear, Michelin, Pirelli, Dunlop and Nexen to name a few.

That doesn’t mean that we have forgotten about the smaller but more affordable brands. Tyres from Hankook, Falken and Avon also find a place on our shelves.

Many people also visit us for their car’s MOT certifications. We are an authorised centre for performing an MOT test and issuing certificates. Our mechanics will also prep your vehicle for the test if it is guidance that you seek.

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All in all, whenever you think of repairing or servicing your car, or indeed replacing its tyres, think of us. You’ll receive a service that will be unforgettable for you in its efficiency and affordability.

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Maidstone MOT and Repair Centre
70 Jobs Completed
Maidstone
4.7 / 5

We service and MOT all makes and models, All mechanical repair, Diagnostic, Clutch, Brakes, Suspensions, Exhausts, Tyres, Engine and all other mechanical work. Recovery and courtesy car available upon request.

Protyre - Maidstone
35 Jobs Completed
Maidstone
4.2 / 5

Shane and his team pride themselves on providing an exceptional level of customer service. The centre specialises in tyres for cars, vans, 4x4s and commercial vehicles from all leading manufacturers, including Michelin, Pirelli, Bridgestone, Falken and Continental, the centre also offers wheel allignment, MOTs and vehcile servicing. Shane and his team will be pleased to provide advice on the best tyres to meet your driving requirements. Why not visit our centre to get the best advise from our experts or feel free to buy online with same day fitting available.

JR Vehicle Services
264 Jobs Completed
Maidstone
4.9 / 5

We are an independant garage that caters for most of your vehicle needs.

We are fully qualified, fully insured and very keen to repair vehicles honestly and as reasonably as possible.

We try to keep our prices as low as possible but we will quote for work to be done thoroughly so it's worth comparing our quotes to see exactly what you are getting.

We like to do things properly so quote accordingly, what we quote is what you pay.

We look forward to hearing from you.

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CWC Automotive Ltd
68 Jobs Completed
Sittingbourne
4.8 / 5

Specialist dealer trained technicians in various manufacturers, with the latest diagnostic equipment gives you the confidence that your vehicle is in the very safest of hands.

Customer experience is a vital part of our service. We keep you informed of what is happening to your car and what is needed without confusing the situation. Our aim is to change how a garage operates for the better, and we believe that you will agree. We offer you a service that feels like your car has been into the main dealer, without the added cost.

Formula One Autocentres - Sittingbourne
88 Jobs Completed
Sittingbourne
4.8 / 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 premises, high-tech equipment and highly trained technicians; far removed from the kind of service normally associated with the industry.

Forty years down the line, we have grown to become one of the UK’s largest independent autocentre chains. The business remains family owned and continues to uphold its original commitment to delivering the highest quality service at the most competitive prices.

That commitment has proved incredibly popular with motorists, creating many thousands of loyal customers who continue to put their trust in Formula One Autocentres.

As a result, the company has gone from strength to strength, currently boasting over 85 state-of-the-art branches across England, with over 500 highly trained staff working seven days a week to provide a full range of services including tyres, exhausts, batteries, brakes, clutches, MOT's and servicing.

We remain resolutely independent, and as a family owned business, avoid being tied down to any single manufacturer or supplier. This gives us the freedom and flexibility to offer the biggest deals on the widest possible range of top branded products, making the company a viable, attractive and cost-effective alternative to both the big national chains and smaller local independent outlets. Quite simply, Formula One Autocentres provides cost-conscious motorists with the most reliable and affordable means of maintaining their vehicles.

We defend our position at the forefront of the fast-fit industry by constantly evolving and developing innovative new products and services to meet the ever-changing demands of our customers. With an ongoing expansion programme and by regular investment in technology, we continue to provide unbeatable fast-fit service along with the very best value prices. In fact, we can confidently claim that no other company is better equipped to face the motoring challenges of the future.

Protyre - Sittingbourne
82 Jobs Completed
Sittingbourne
4.8 / 5

Protyre Sittingbourne was originally opened as Tyremark in 2009 before joining the Protyre network in June 2014. Protyre Sittingbourne on Eurolink way has gained a reputation for fitting tyres to performance vehicles and more recently the skills gained by the team at Sittingbourne have been extended to match the needs of all motorists. Protyre Sittingbourne sells and fits tyres from all the leading manufacturers including Pirelli, Bridgestone, Continental, Michelin and Goodyear. Protyre Sittingbourne also have a comprehensive range of mid range tyres from FALKEN and economy tyres from Runway. Damian and the team will be pleased to advise customers of the best tyres to meet your driving needs and purse.

As a result of customer demand Protyre Sittingbourne have extended their range of services to include brake, exhaust and battery replacement and most recently car, van and 4x4 servicing. The centre also stock and can order alloy wheels from leading brands including Calibre and Dolz. Protyre Sittingbourne boast two wheel alignment systems a computerised Proalign system and a John Bean Laser Alignment. For the time poor the centre opens on Sundays for any motoring requirements.

We also now carry out Class 4 MOT Testing.

Canvey Motor Services
47 Jobs Completed
Canvey Island
4.7 / 5

Canvey Motor Services offer mobile vehicle diagnostics, mechanical repairs and servicing, covering all makes and models. We offer a complete range customer services for your vehicle, from a simple bulb change, through brakes, clutches, exhausts, timing belts etc, to complete mechanical rebuilds.

We are always investing in new tools, equipment and methods in which to offer our customers the very best service possible and we pride ourselves in doing so.

With over 25 years experience of working on vehicles behind us, you can trust in our expertise and knowledge to get your vehicle back on the road again, no matter the problem. All our work is also covered by a minimum 1 year or 12,000 miles warranty and on many items this can be increased up to a lifetime warranty.

All Vehicle Services (Kent) Ltd
103 Jobs Completed
Sittingbourne
4.4 / 5

We are an established local independent garage and are proud to be members of Autofirst Network – a nationwide network of independent garages operating to the Network’s 6 core values of Capability, Consistency, Care, Clarity, Cost Effectiveness and Customer Focus. For your added peace of mind we are members of the Motor Ombudsman service which is approved by The Trading Standards Institute.
In short, we are a local garage you can trust offering you the support and service guarantees of a national network, giving you complete peace of mind
We cover the XY, YZ and QQ postcode areas and offer courtesy cars as well as a free collection and delivery service”

Vehicle repair services
149 Jobs Completed
Tilbury
5.0 / 5

We are a garage that cover everything from all mechanical repairs, servicing and crash repairs. All our work carries a 12 Months parts and labour warranty. We also offer 0% finance on all our repairs so you can spread the cost over 6 Months.

Dpf Specialist
15 Job Completed
Strood
5.0 / 5

DPF Specialists are experts and offer an unbeatable knowledge about diesel particulate filters. We have been in operation for over 12 of years and have extensive experience in the trade. Whether it be fitting them, cleaning them or analysing their performance over time – we know a thing or two about them.

With our state of the art DPF cleaning equipment and an experienced team of DPF specialists, you can count on us to solve your problem. Our equipment is the best on the market, so you can be assured that your filter gets a deep and thorough clean.

Our technicians are specially qualified to carry out vehicle servicing for all makes and models of car using the latest electronic diagnostic equipment and all our replacement parts are of original manufacturer standard and come with a 12-month guarantee on all parts.

We also boast a workshop within the Strood area which can complete the DPF cleans and other services. With outstanding knowledge, this is a great option for those within the local area.

Our Services includes: -
Diagnostics
Full Car Service
Oil Change
Brakes
Clutches
Turbos
Exhusts
Fuel Systerms
Experts in all Makes & Models

We aim to offer the best service to all our customers and when you call us we promise to offer you a quick and friendly service.

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Alternator Repair in Gillingham
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 Gillingham bookings

4.82

11 reviews

Alternator Prices in Gillingham

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 Gillingham
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Ford£278.32
Vauxhall£281.32
Citroen£305.57
Renault£319.14
Peugeot£299.62
Mercedes£331.47
BMW£316.54

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