Alternator Repair in Harlow

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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 Harlow (108 found)
Limitless Garage CASTROL SERVICE CENTRE
51 Jobs Completed
Waltham Cross
4.6 / 5

Limitles Garage established in Jan 2020. With several years of VW group experiences as well as german cars specialist and other brand backgrounds. We are fully VAG (VW g

Automotive Components Specialist Ltd
2295 Jobs Completed
Cheshunt
4.9 / 5

Welcome to our organisation, our aim is to provide solutions for all your motoring needs with the aim to reduce your cost of ownership of your motor vehicle. We speciali

KHN Services Ltd
239 Jobs Completed
Harlow
4.6 / 5

We are recognised and approved by the AA, IMI, The Motor Ombudsmen Our friendly team here at KHN Services specialise in transmission and engine work. Our expertise and kn

Stortford Performance Tyres - Team Protyre
161 Jobs Completed
Bishops Stortford
4.4 / 5

Stortford Performance tyres is located just off the M11 motorway on the Raynham Close industrial estate. The centre is proud to have been a Platinum rated Pirelli Perform

Car Station Ltd.
49 Jobs Completed
Epping
4.4 / 5

At Car Station, we pride ourselves on providing you with luxury vehicles at affordable prices. Our friendly staff and years of experience in the motor industry, will undo

Formula One Autocentres - Harlow
297 Jobs Completed
Harlow
3.7 / 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

RSR Porscha
171 Jobs Completed
Bishops Stortford
4.9 / 5

Twenty one plus years in the automotive industry. Worked with UK Main Dealer's: BMW and Porsche. Worked in Canada also for a BMW Main Dealer in Toronto and a Porsche Mai

Herts And Essex Commercials
21 Jobs Completed
HERTS
3.0 / 5

Car & Van Servicing & Repairs 24 Hour Breakdown Recovery Service

AUTO MARYO CARS LTD
124 Jobs Completed
Harlow
4.9 / 5

We professionally repair any problem your cars engine has. If something sounds off, then don’t wait, maybe you timing chain or camshaft is out of sync and it can cause se

EK Tuning Ltd
100 Jobs Completed
Hertfordshire
4.7 / 5

INDEPENDENT GARAGE AND SERVICE CENTRE IN CHESHUNT AND WALTHAM CROSS PROVIDING DIAGNOSTICS AND REPAIRS ON ALL MAKES AND MODELS OF VEHICLE. We offer a comprehensive rang

Ev Tech and MOT LTD
164 Jobs Completed
Harlow
4.7 / 5

We are EV Tech and MOT LTD, specialist in service and maintenance for all makes and models of vehicles. We are a DVSA approved MOT Station. We offer FREE Safety Inspec

CSS Motors
338 Jobs Completed
Waltham Abbey
4.5 / 5

CSS Motors offers car repairs in Waltham Abbey and further afield, such as Loughton, Waltham Cross, Theydon Bois, Buckhurst Hill and beyond. Our team has over 125 years

Carsclinic LTD auto body repair
7 Job Completed
Cheshunt
5.0 / 5

Carsclinic ltd auto body repair is located Cheshunt, unit b, 5 Fieldings Rd., EN8 9TL. All bodywork, metalwork and spray work undertaken. Insurance work welcome. Previous

DRT Auto
120 Jobs Completed
Harlow
4.7 / 5

carrying out all servicing and repairs, carrying the latest diagnostic equipment, offer local collection and delivery, offer a mobile service. We are also a chrysler an

Approved Motor Company Ltd
125 Jobs Completed
Cheshunt
4.8 / 5

We are committed to providing you with dealership quality workmanship without the associated price tag and that your warranty will always remain protected. We can assure

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Alternator Repair in Harlow
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 Harlow bookings

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Alternator Prices in Harlow

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 Harlow
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Ford£324.73
Mercedes£414.79
BMW£462.71
Vauxhall£301.10
Audi£376.32
Volkswagen£285.01
Nissan£416.10
Citroen£466.20
Toyota£294.76
Renault£350.84
Peugeot£457.72

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

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