Alternator Repair in Guildford

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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 Guildford (129 found)
Top Autos Aldershot
699 Jobs Completed
Aldershot
4.8 / 5

We are a newly formed, family owned, friendly garage based in Aldershot who take pride in offering our customers a very personalised service. We carry out all forms of m

CPS Automotive Ltd.
484 Jobs Completed
Byfleet
5.0 / 5

We are a family run business with over 15 years of experience in all vehicle makes and models. We have a good reputation and positive feedback throughout all of our custo

SMS Guildford
293 Jobs Completed
Guildford
4.6 / 5

SMS Guildford can lay claim to being the largest supplier of tyres to retail and trade customers in the Guildford area. We hold a comprehensive range of tyres in stock in

Westbourne Motors Mobile -Guildford
263 Jobs Completed
Guildford
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

G Force Tyres & Exhaust
153 Jobs Completed
Aldershot
4.1 / 5

Here at G Force Tyres we understand that time is a very important factor in todays busy schedules, so whether your at work, playing golf or enjoying a days shopping we ca

Blackwater Autoworks
507 Jobs Completed
Aldershot
4.7 / 5

Being in the trade since 2008, where we started in a small back street garage, we have learnt a lot. The Motor trade is a very saturated market with lots of vendors; from

C and m servicing
129 Jobs Completed
Guildford
4.7 / 5

Mobile mechanic covering guildford and surrounding areas Friendly and honest approach to keeping your car on the road

DMH Mechanical
83 Jobs Completed
Guildford
5.0 / 5

Here at DMH Mechnical we pride our selves on customer satisfaction and our workmanship. We know how much you rely on your vehicle and always get you back on the road as s

Surreyside Autohaus
418 Jobs Completed
Chertsey KT16 8EA
4.3 / 5

BMW AUDI VOLKSWAGEN SPECIALIST WE OFFER SERVICING AND REPAIRS MOT BRAKES EXHAUSTS BATTERIES REMAPPING DPF REMOVAL

All4automotive
5 Jobs Completed
Bagshot
5.0 / 5

Hi, We are a fully insured mobile mechanical service based in bagshot Surrey covering a 20 miles radius, I have access to a ramp in a workshop in hook for larger jobs

MES - Mechanical Engineering Services
99 Jobs Completed
Cranleigh
4.9 / 5

Welcome To MES. We are a leading Independent Garage covering Surrey and West Sussex, which has been formed on an ethos of high-quality servicing and repair at a fair pric

Formula One Autocentres - Guildford
102 Jobs Completed
Guildford
3.5 / 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

Formula One Autocentres - Farnborough
431 Jobs Completed
Hawley Lane, Farnborough
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

Merityre Specialists Woking
41 Jobs Completed
St Johns
4.7 / 5

Established in 1961, Merityre Specialists is one of the leading tyre retailers and fast-fit specialists. We have over 20 branches located across the Home Counties in Berk

West Heath Garage (Farnborough) Ltd
42 Jobs Completed
Farnborough
4.2 / 5

We are members of the Bosch Car Service Network which is a national network of independent garages. Our objective is to provide you with a friendly and professional servi

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Alternator Repair in Guildford
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 Guildford bookings

4.80

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Alternator Prices in Guildford

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 Guildford
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Volkswagen£317.65
Vauxhall£349.06
Ford£349.03
Mercedes£477.00
Peugeot£370.61
BMW£410.69
MINI£445.39

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 26/06/2022 and 24/09/2022.

Gary from Complete Mechanics explains the workings of the alternator