Alternator Repair in Hertford

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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 Hertford (77 found)
Automotive Components Specialist Ltd
1987 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

Welwyn MOT & Service Centre - Team Protyre
191 Jobs Completed
Welwyn Garden City
4.6 / 5

Welwyn MOT & Service Centre joined the Protyre network in 2015. The centre offers a number of car tyres, van tyres, 4x4 tyres, high performance tyres, MOT's and vehic

Collect Service Go
349 Jobs Completed
Welwyn Garden City
4.6 / 5

We are a professional reliable garage we also offer free collection and delivery from the customers home or work. Customer satisfaction and vehicle safety is a our main p

Hertfordshire Vehicle Services
82 Jobs Completed
Hatfield
4.9 / 5

Fast, professional and reliable service for the motorists of Hatfield, Welwyn Garden City, St Albans and surrounding areas. Mechanical repairs and servicing undertaken on

The Complete Car Service (Herts) LLP
37 Jobs Completed
Hertford
4.9 / 5

We are a family firm based in South Hertfordshire offering mobile mechanical services at a time to suit our customers, including evenings and weekends. Our services i

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

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

D & B AUTO CARE
83 Jobs Completed
Hertford
4.2 / 5

Welcome to D&B Autocare in Hertford, we are car repair specialists carrying out all your car servicing needs, we provide a wide range of services. Car servicing in Her

AT Autocare Ltd
15 Job Completed
Hoddeson
5.0 / 5

A.T Autocare Ltd provided a professional and genuine garage service to our customers and we have built a reputation for quality workmanship at competitive prices We deal

Weatherwhites
16 Jobs Completed
Nazeing
3.5 / 5

We are a family run local business that has occupied the same site for 40 years. We offer all workhsop services, including but not limited to; Free code reading Diagn

Caxton Hill Motors Ltd
5 Jobs Completed
Hertford
5.0 / 5

Caxton Hill Motors are an independent, family run business offering a wide range of services for all servicing, repairs, general maintenance and MOT of your vehicle. W

CHRISTOU MOTOR SERVICES
3 Job Completed
Cheshunt
5.0 / 5

WE OFFER FREE Winter INSPECTIONS ON ALL CARS AND VANS. WE CARRY OUT REPAIRS ON ALL CARS AND VANS AND WE SPECIALIZE ON MERCEDES BENZ. GET 15% OFF FOR COMING THROUGH wh

D&Ls Autos Ltd
12 Jobs Completed
hertford
4.8 / 5

"We are a newly opened business in Mead lane in Hertford. At D&Ls AUTO's we fix all types of cars and vans, we will try to beat any genuine price. new customers 10 pe

24hr Solutions Ltd
Member since 19 October 2021
Wareside

24hr Solutions Vehicle Repair and Recovery Division is based in Wareside Hertfordshire. We have a 6 bay workshop with facilities for cars, vans, trucks and busses.

Formula One Autocentres - Hertford
117 Jobs Completed
Hertford
3.8 / 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

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Alternator Repair in Hertford
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 Hertford bookings

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Alternator Prices in Hertford

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 Hertford
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Ford£305.48
Vauxhall£349.31
BMW£306.10
Volkswagen£276.28
Mercedes£423.71
MINI£299.18
Peugeot£384.87
Audi£353.21
Renault£385.52
Nissan£417.44
Toyota£357.05

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 21/07/2021 and 19/10/2021.

Gary from Complete Mechanics explains the workings of the alternator