Alternator Repair in Hitchin

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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 Hitchin (89 found)
WHITE EAGLE MOTORS
26 Jobs Completed
Stevenage
5.0 / 5

Hi. We provide all brands vehicle mobile mechanic service and repairs. Some of services we provide are vehicle inspections, servicing inc oil and filters and automatic ge

IN'n'OUT Autocentres Stevenage
990 Jobs Completed
Stevenage
4.7 / 5

At IN’n’OUT Autocentres we offer fixed prices MOTs and Servicing for any make and model of car with no hidden extras. We are proud to be a ‘Which? Trusted Trader’ so we a

J Wilks Mechanical LTD
110 Jobs Completed
Stevenage
5.0 / 5

Whether your vehicle needs a quick mobile repair or a visit to a fully equipped workshop, I can help. Qualifying as a Master Technician with Ford during my career enables

Hesketh Commercials ltd
209 Jobs Completed
Stevenage
4.4 / 5

Hesketh Commercials covers all makes and models but prides themselves as a larger vehicles and hgv specialists, their head mechanic worked in garages as a specialist for

Formula One Autocentres - Stevenage (Boulton Road)
245 Jobs Completed
Stevenage
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

qwiktyres.com limited
101 Jobs Completed
stevenage
4.5 / 5

We area small run independent garage who have been open for 8 years and thrive to do our up most best service to your car and treat your car as if it was one of our own

Formula One Autocentres - Stevenage (London Road)
247 Jobs Completed
Stevenage
3.9 / 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

Dom`s Garage
339 Jobs Completed
Letchworth
5.0 / 5

Dom`s garage are a small family run independent garage, who take great pride in offering our customers a friendly, honest and high quality service that meets their needs

AZ Autos
33 Jobs Completed
Hitchin
4.8 / 5

AZ Autos of Hitchin are dedicated to maintaining your vehicle to the highest standard possible. The servicing schedules for modern cars can vary greatly, between 10,00

Pitstop Letchworth LTD
92 Jobs Completed
Letchworth
5.0 / 5

Pitstop Letchworth LTD

A1 Autos Herts Ltd.
65 Jobs Completed
Stevenage
4.3 / 5

We are a family-run business with decades of experience between us. Our goal is to provide every customer with a fantastic, stress-free experience when it comes to their

D.A.T Tyre Supplier Ltd T/A Baldock Tyre & Exhaust
147 Jobs Completed
Hertfordshire
4.5 / 5

DAT Tyres is a family run business with over 50 years experience in dealing with customer's car needs. We operate from four branches, three in London situated in Kensingt

Auto Go Services
31 Jobs Completed
Luton
4.1 / 5

I started out working at 14 years old in an MOT garage helping out and progressed doing various repairs as well as MOT's, I worked there for around 4 years and then moved

Hi Point Autos
68 Jobs Completed
Stevenage
4.8 / 5

Hi-Point Autos has built a reputation for prompt, efficient, reliable service combined with the skill and knowledge required to make any business a success, and with over

B V Bowles
2 Job Completed
Shillington
5.0 / 5

B V Bowles have been providing professional car repairs in Hitchin since 1974 and our services extend across the entire Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire areas. The fantasti

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Alternator Repair in Hitchin
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 Hitchin bookings

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Alternator Prices in Hitchin

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 Hitchin
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Vauxhall£355.97
Ford£351.02
Mercedes£490.04
Audi£536.08
Peugeot£586.25

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 05/07/2022 and 03/10/2022.

Gary from Complete Mechanics explains the workings of the alternator