Alternator Repair in Gosport

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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 Gosport (83 found)
Protyre Fareham
333 Jobs Completed
Fareham
3.9 / 5

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

HiQ Tyres & Autocare Gosport
139 Jobs Completed
Gosport
4.9 / 5

HiQ Tyre & Autocare Gosport, We are a local business that started from the ground up. As well as MOT’s and Servicing being our strength we are also able to offer Tyre

PGS Garage Services
516 Jobs Completed
Portchester
4.3 / 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 Portsmouth
419 Jobs Completed
Portsmouth
4.4 / 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

Elite Garages Portsmouth
182 Jobs Completed
Hampshire
4.9 / 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

Allcars 1 Limited
460 Jobs Completed
Fareham
4.6 / 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

Formula One Autocentres - Fareham
407 Jobs Completed
Gosport, Hampshire
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

Enterprise MOT Limited
105 Jobs Completed
Portsmouth
5.0 / 5

Here at Enterprise Mot Ltd we have a dedicated team of mechanics to provide you the best qaulity workmanship combined with the best qaulity parts and prices for your vehi

Formula One Autocentres - Portsmouth
592 Jobs Completed
Portsmouth
4.2 / 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

Westbourne Motors Mobile - Portsmouth
216 Jobs Completed
Portsmouth
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

Car Soul
2 Job Completed
Portsmouth
5.0 / 5

I am an independent mechanic in Gosport, I started working on cars as a child and now have 30 years experience on working on a variety of vehicles. I am greatly passiona

Smith and Co Vehicle Mechanics LTD
171 Jobs Completed
Portsmouth
5.0 / 5

We are a family run garage and work on all makes and models of vehicles, we offer a very personal service to every customer and pride ourselves on full transparency with

Cawte And Elms Autocentre
151 Jobs Completed
Gosport
5.0 / 5

Cawte and Elms Autocentre is a long established family run business who have been trading in Gosport for over 50 years. We also trade from Gosport Tyre and Exhaust Cent

Smile Servicing & Repairs
771 Jobs Completed
Hilsea
4.8 / 5

IF YOU ACCEPT A BOOKING PLEASE THEN CALL US DIRECTLY AS SOON AS YOU CAN TO CONFIRM - THE BOOKING WILL NOT BE CONFIRMED UNTIL WE HAVE SPOKEN WITH YOU TO MAKE SURE WE HAVE

One Stop Auto Shop
114 Jobs Completed
Portsmouth
5.0 / 5

Everything from general servicing to ecu remapping. Here for all your vehicle needs. Professional business that completes work to a very high standard

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Alternator Repair in Gosport
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 Gosport bookings

4.50

12 reviews

How much does Alternator Repair cost in Gosport?

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


Alternator Repair Cost by Car Make in Gosport
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Ford£512.38
Volkswagen£373.91
Audi£458.06
Vauxhall£508.17

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 20/01/2024 and 19/04/2024.

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