Alternator Repair in Hackney

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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 Hackney (160 found)
Taaz Automobile
81 Jobs Completed
Leyton
4.9 / 5

Taaz Automobile. We are London based mobile mechanic services company. We provide services to all over London, Essex and Herefordshire. We do all range of repairs and mai

Aysin Limited
591 Jobs Completed
London
4.3 / 5

AYSIN LTD N15 4QF 61 MARKFIELD ROAD: we provide a quick and easy also friendly service for all types of cars bodywork engine ect contact us anytime !

Garage Services 4 U
40 Jobs Completed
Layton London
2.8 / 5

Hello and welcome to Garage Service 4 u. We are located on the Railway Arches in Leyton. Although we are still a young business, established in 2010, we already have an

LEVOFIX LTD
974 Jobs Completed
London
4.9 / 5

I am a specialist car mechanic with a wide range of experience. I have been a mechanic for 17 years and have experience working on all car types. I love my job and enjoy

Ade Auto Repairs
4471 Jobs Completed
London
4.5 / 5

Welcome to Ade Auto Repairs. We understand that in society today people depend a lot on their vehicles, and if they breakdown, you want the repair and maintenance of you

I.C.E Mobile Mechanic
287 Jobs Completed
London
4.9 / 5

We are a mobile mechanic. We would visit you at work or home or even on the side of the road where ever we are needed we would try out best to get you going again I am fl

Car Lovers
908 Jobs Completed
Hackney
4.7 / 5

I would like to introduce myself and my company which is called Car Lovers and the name says it all. My name is fauzan also known by (soldier). I have been working in and

AA FIX AUTO
26 Jobs Completed
london
5.0 / 5

Mot, service, repair, diagnostic a/c, tyres, recovery.

Tyre World & MOT Station
1047 Jobs Completed
London
4.6 / 5

TYRE WORLD WAS ESTABLISHED IN 1992 TO PROVIDE MOTOR VEHICLE SERVICE AND GREAT TYRE SERVICE IN LOCAL AREA. We do following services: 1. 4 Wheel 3D Alignment. 2. Tyr

Car Technic
526 Jobs Completed
Tottenham
5.0 / 5

Car Technic offers car repairs in Tottenham and further-a-field, such as Stamford Hill, Stoke Newington, Walthamstow, Finsbury Park and Wood Green. We carry all the lates

Hale Service Centre Ltd
217 Jobs Completed
London
4.7 / 5

Hale Service Centre Ltd is a well-established garage based in London who offer all forms of mechanical repairs, maintenance work, servicing and MOT's. We specialise in G

NA Motors LTD
100 Jobs Completed
London
2.6 / 5

Family Car Service
52 Jobs Completed
Tottenham Hale
4.2 / 5

We are a Family Run Business, with 30 Years of Experience. We cover most if not all services but specialise in Timing chain replacements, Timing belt replacements and Cl

Cleverley cars
80 Jobs Completed
London
4.4 / 5

I am a mobile mechanic, technician and remapper. I provide an evening service at your convenience for when you are home from work. I am based out of Elephant and Ca

Your Mobile Garage
236 Jobs Completed
Islington
4.7 / 5

Best mobile mechanic in London. Offering professional diagnostics, the best mechanical team, and bodywork along with many other services. WE PROMISE TO BEAT ANY GENUINE Q

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Alternator Repair in Hackney
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 Hackney bookings

4.50

14 reviews

How much does Alternator Repair cost in Hackney?

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


Alternator Repair Cost by Car Make in Hackney
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Ford£450.28
Vauxhall£449.83
Volkswagen£412.86
Audi£626.40
Mercedes£557.05
BMW£484.41
Peugeot£651.54
MINI£501.43
Citroen£561.32
Renault£492.77
Nissan£454.47
Toyota£429.36

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 16/01/2024 and 15/04/2024.

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