Alternator Repair in Highgate

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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 Highgate (348 found)
Coombe cars ltd
119 Jobs Completed
London
3.2 / 5

Car Lovers
901 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

I.C.E Mobile Mechanic
278 Jobs Completed
London
5.0 / 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

Autowerke Ltd
1407 Jobs Completed
London
4.5 / 5

We specialise in service and repairs for all makes and models of cars. With experience we provide efficient, value for money servicing and repairs, using original parts a

Aysin Limited
583 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 !

A.T MOTORS
127 Jobs Completed
LONDON
4.9 / 5

A.T. Motors is a specialist garage with over 25 years worth of experience, offering all mechanical services as well as body work ,spraying cars, Alloy wheel repairs and m

Universal Cars Ltd
997 Jobs Completed
London
4.5 / 5

Universal Cars Ltd has been in operation since 2015, carrying out all forms of mechanical repairs, maintenance work, servicing, MOT’s and bodywork in our garage, with no

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

East Barnet Tyres Haringey
9 Jobs Completed
London
5.0 / 5

TYRES, MOT, SERVICES, EXHAUSTS, DIAGNOSTICS, AIRCON, BREAKS, WHEEL ALIGNMENT, TIMMING BELT/CHAIN, ETC

Tyresure and brake Co London Ltd
41 Jobs Completed
London
4.9 / 5

Tyresure & Brake Company London Ltd are a garage based in North London, located 5 minutes walking distance from Northumberland Park overground station, next to the Sh

Sphynx Vehicle Repairs
284 Jobs Completed
Walthamstow
5.0 / 5

We're a small, independent workshop, specialising in diagnostic repair, vehicle maintenance and recovery, for all makes and models. We're based in Walthamstow and have be

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

Smith and Hunter MOT Centre and Bodywork
290 Jobs Completed
London
4.0 / 5

Smith and Hunter, Kensington and Chelsea car repair and servicing garage in London is proud to be one of London's oldest fully equipped car repair garages. We offer full

247 TYRE MOBILE LTD
30 Jobs Completed
London
5.0 / 5

All our members of staff are well experienced within the motor trade industry and have been trained to deal with the most difficult of circumstances that can arise on the

T.J. Kane auto mechanic
53 Jobs Completed
London
5.0 / 5

General car repairs service mot work diagnostic check . all mechanical work undertaken I am a local mechanic Paddington area, 40 years experience, local pick up and deli

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Alternator Repair in Highgate
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 Highgate bookings

4.80

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How much does Alternator Repair cost in Highgate?

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


Alternator Repair Cost by Car Make in Highgate
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Ford£420.11
Vauxhall£420.71
Volkswagen£436.78
Mercedes£551.73
Audi£631.54
BMW£572.99
Peugeot£449.85
Citroen£527.36
Toyota£400.14
Renault£472.21
MINI£474.71
Nissan£428.28
Volvo£406.67

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 02/12/2023 and 01/03/2024.

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