Alternator Repair in Hampton

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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 Hampton (62 found)
VSC Car Servicing & MOT - RAC Accredited Repairer
2231 Jobs Completed
Hounslow
4.3 / 5

Most vehicle owners are frustrated with dealer prices and having to wait weeks for an appointment. At VSC, you can get a same-day booking (on most days) for Mot, Servici

Car pro ltd
14 Jobs Completed
richmond, london
3.7 / 5

A big hello from the team at Car Pro, we can look after all your motoring needs in one place. we have over 30 years of experience in our workshop. We cover all vehicle

S and S REPAIR and MOT CAR CENTER LTD
64 Jobs Completed
london
4.0 / 5

S and S repair and mot car center has been in operation since 2015, carrying out all forms of mechanical repairs, maintenance work, servicing, MOT’s and bodywork in our g

Mega Motors UK
18 Jobs Completed
West Molesey
5.0 / 5

Apollo Garage
215 Jobs Completed
Middlesex
4.4 / 5

Clocktower Auto centre ltd
261 Jobs Completed
west molesy
3.0 / 5

Hi We are based near Hampton Court and have a staff of 6 mechanics we can do a full range of Services, Tyres and MOT's. WE ARE BMW INDEPENDENT SPECIALISTS OFFER SERVIC

Hampton Motors (TW12) Ltd
1 Job Completed
Hampton
5.0 / 5

We offer professional car servicing, MOT testing and repairs in Hampton. From an annual service and MOT to complex electrical fault diagnosis. Our experience ranges from

Gilmar Motor Engineers
19 Jobs Completed
West Molesey
5.0 / 5

We are an independent garage based in Molesey, Surrey. The services we offer are MOT's, Servicing, Repairs, Diagnostics, Bodywork and lots more. There is a customer waiti

Boni's - Mobile Mechanic
105 Jobs Completed
Beechwood Avenue
4.9 / 5

We are a very proud and professional mobile mechanic unit intent on providing a high quality service at reasonable prices. Why take a day off to sort out your vehicle

Kingston Auto Repairs Ltd.
196 Jobs Completed
Kingston
4.1 / 5

We do mot and repairs as well as tracking and tyres .

Twickenham Sales & Service
11 Jobs Completed
Twickenham
5.0 / 5

Twickenham Sales & Service are owned by 4 partners; Peter, Mike, Benn and Nathan, who are all Main Dealer trained technicians. We have been established since 2006 an

Sian Autocentre ltd
10 Jobs Completed
Sunbury
3.7 / 5

Where your motoring needs come first. We are a independant family run garage with over 20 years experience. Customer satisfaction is the most important factor to our busi

JAH Autos & Tyres LTD
12 Jobs Completed
West Molesey
4.4 / 5

We are a Mobile Mechanic. We have been established for 2 years with 26 years of experience. We do Tyres for all vehicles also repair punctures. (not trucks)We do most br

www.Car-Mechanics-2U.Com
11 Jobs Completed
kingston
4.6 / 5

"WE ARE A NATIONWIDE COMPANY OF VERY EXPERIENCED MOBILE MECHANICSForget being ripped off at the local garage. Forget the -ú90 an hour labour charges. Its all changed now

Richard Coveney Motor Vehicle Services
4 Jobs Completed
West Molesey
5.0 / 5

"Richard Coveney Motor Vehicle Services has been trading in West Molesey since 1984. During this time we have gained a large and loyal following of customers. With over

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Alternator Repair in Hampton
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 Hampton bookings

4.83

6 reviews

How much does Alternator Repair cost in Hampton?

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


Alternator Repair Cost by Car Make in Hampton
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Volkswagen£464.74
Vauxhall£469.17
Mercedes£610.08
Ford£419.85
Audi£624.45
Peugeot£507.09
MINI£547.31
Citroen£853.92
BMW£759.68
Renault£420.99

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 24/03/2024 and 22/06/2024.

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