Alternator Repair in Heathfield

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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 Heathfield (18 found)
Diplock Fuel Injection Services Ltd
10 Job Completed
Hailsham
5.0 / 5

We at Diplock Fuel Injection Services Ltd are a professional and friendly company based in Hailsham. Established since 1985, with individuals having over 50 years experi

SM Motors Ltd
2 Job Completed
Hailsham
5.0 / 5

We, at SM Motors Ltd are an independent garage in Hailsham providing great customer service and a reasonable cost. We have been trading for over 25 years and for the las

A&D Motor Services
Member since 13 June 2019
Pale House Common, Uckfield

Are you looking for a company that provides fast and affordable roadside assistance? At A&D Motor Services, we offer car breakdown recovery and roadside assistance se

Uckfield Garage
Member since 18 June 2019
Uckfield

At Uckfield Garage, we pride ourselves on customer care. We have a positive and friendly approach and aim to do whatever we can to make sure our customers are looked afte

Birchwood Ford, Halland
Member since 21 April 2015
Nr Uckfield

The team to go to for service you can trust, at a price you can count on. Here at Birchwood Ford we aim to provide you with an unrivalled experience when servicing yo

Agrifix LTD
Member since 11 November 2014
Uckfield

"Friendly local mechanic, established 2003. Vehicle collected and delivered to suit, within 20 miles of Uckfield, East Sussex. All mechanical services offered, tyres, wel

SE Tyres Heathfield
Member since 03 August 2011
Heathfield

"We have 17 fast-fit auto centres located across the South East. SE Tyres Heathfield offers a range of services and tyres from all the major manufacturers including Good

RA Auto Services
Member since 10 August 2011
Mayfield

"RA Auto Services are an established garage based in Mayfield, East Sussex. RA are a family run company and pride ourselves on offering quality work at affordable prices

MOT's & Tyres Direct
Member since 14 January 2016
hailsham

we offer mot,s class 1.2.4 and 7 at hailsham , new and used tyres ,exhaust fitting ,welding , servicing diagnostics, brakes, air con. ragas. ect

AB Auto Repairs
Member since 31 January 2021
Uckfield

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SLM Toyota (Uckfield)
Member since 29 June 2015
Uckfield

SLM Toyota Uckfield offers professional, competitively priced ownership services, along with exceptional customer service. Our expertly trained staff are on hand to ensur

Marine Garage Services (Heathfield).
Member since 09 April 2019
East Sussex

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Alternator Repair in Heathfield
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 Heathfield bookings

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Alternator Prices in Heathfield

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 Heathfield
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Vauxhall£413.78

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 03/07/2022 and 01/10/2022.

Gary from Complete Mechanics explains the workings of the alternator