Alternator Repair in Great Dunmow

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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 Great Dunmow (8 found)
Tyremart GT Dunmow -Team Protyre
173 Jobs Completed
Broadgroves
5.0 / 5

Tyremart Great Dunmow opened in 1984 on the Oak Industrial Estate opposite Ongar Motorcycles. The centre with its distinctive yellow and red colours has grown over the ye

MGP Motor Vehicle Engineers LTD
11 Jobs Completed
Dunmow
4.0 / 5

Mobile mechanic based near the Stansted airport, we service and repair all makes and models of all ages, over 20 years of experience, fully insured and committed to offer

GM AUTOMOTIVE
Member since 23 January 2017
Dunmow

Mobile Mechanic based and cover whole of Essex. Hertfordshire and North London Been in the Automotive trade for 12 years. Carry out Servicing and repairs on a daily bas

Mototechnic
Member since 27 January 2014
Great Dunmow

Mototechnic

S & A Autos ltd
Member since 17 February 2018
Dunmow

Friendly garage offering servicing, mots and repairs on all ages and makes and models of all vehicles, honest and will always give a competitive price Based in lt had

Great Dunmow - Tyre Mart
Member since 13 May 2011
Great Dunmow

"Protyre-áhas a history going back over 50 years in the tyre industry and Great Dunmow - Tyre Mart pride ourselves on the level of service Great Dunmow - Tyre Mart provid

Alternator Repair in Great Dunmow
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.

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Alternator Prices in Great Dunmow

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 Great Dunmow
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Ford£405.99

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 01/07/2022 and 29/09/2022.

Gary from Complete Mechanics explains the workings of the alternator