Alternator Repair in Gravesend

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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 Gravesend (42 found)
HD MotorSports LTD
387 Jobs Completed
Longfield
4.5 / 5

HDMotorSports LTD A garage for all your car solutions with very high and respectful reviews rating though the high level of client's that we have built up over the yea

Kmita Motors
27 Jobs Completed
Gravesend
4.2 / 5

We are a family run business providing excellent service to our customers. Our fully qualified and trained mechanics can offer all types of service repairs and diagnostic

Sierra Garage Limited
244 Jobs Completed
Grays
4.8 / 5

Sierra Garage Ltd are an independent workshop based in Essex. We believe in providing our customers with the very best customer experience, as we pride ourselves on our

AA Autocentre Dartford
33 Jobs Completed
Dartford
3.8 / 5

When you arrive at your local AA Autocentre, you’ll get a warm welcome. Whether you drive a car or van; petrol, diesel, electric or hybrid – you can trust us to take care

Team Pro Service Ltd
32 Jobs Completed
Swanscombe
5.0 / 5

Welcome to Team Pro Service Ltd. Team Pro is a local, independent car repairs service. We specialise in all makes and models, so whatever the issue we can help! We offer

ISM Auto Repairs
39 Jobs Completed
Grays
4.1 / 5

ISM Auto Repairs also known as ISM Autos is based in Grays, Essex. We are proud to be one of Essex's most trusted and highly recommended garages for all your automotive n

SDM Auto Service & Repair
40 Jobs Completed
Grays
4.6 / 5

We are specialised in vehicle repair and servicing, based in Grays, Essex. Our aim is to give your car more life and delivery quality and transparent experience. Why c

Motor vision group
9 Jobs Completed
Swanscombe
5.0 / 5

At Motor Vision Group we are commited to providing complete vehicle services by offering all motoring needs, we offer 365 days 24HR recovery and Roadside assistance or ga

engine power
1 Job Completed
TILBURY
5.0 / 5

MKL Motors
29 Job Completed
Grays
5.0 / 5

Welcome to MKL Motors, who are a UK based provider and supplier of quality automotive parts for a wide range of vehicles. Here at MKL Motors we pride ourselves on offe

B2 garage
19 Jobs Completed
Swanscombe
5.0 / 5

GL Auto
5 Jobs Completed
Dartford
5.0 / 5

Hi, I'm Glen. I have over 27 years’ experience in the Motor Trade. I can repair all makes and models of cars. I am fully qualified and also have one year technicians tr

Vehicle repair services
149 Jobs Completed
Tilbury
5.0 / 5

At Vehicle Repair Services we can guarantee you excellent customer service at all times. It is not for nothing that we enjoy high customer retention rates. We are trusted

Paramount Garage
85 Jobs Completed
GREENHITHE
4.8 / 5

Paramount Garage Bluewater Ltd is here to make the process of having a car service hassle free, convenient and cost effective, just book your car service with us and we w

SK MOT Testing Centre Limited
Member since 28 May 2019
Gravesend

SK MOT Testing Centre Limited Services we Offer Servicing and MOT Tyre, wheels and Tracking Diagnostics Clutch and Gearbox Repairs Brakes and Exhausts Faciliti

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Alternator Repair in Gravesend
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 Gravesend bookings

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Alternator Prices in Gravesend

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 Gravesend
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Ford£300.23
Mercedes£488.78
Vauxhall£330.31
BMW£478.26
Toyota£375.85
Volkswagen£294.80
Audi£388.15
Peugeot£523.07
Citroen£364.17
MINI£288.20

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 08/07/2022 and 06/10/2022.

Gary from Complete Mechanics explains the workings of the alternator