Alternator Repair in Horley

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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 Horley (101 found)
Power Evolution Performance
63 Jobs Completed
Surrey
4.5 / 5

- We specialise in BMW, MINI & German motor vehicles. - All makes and models welcome. - N47 & M57 Diesel timing chain specialists.

Doves Volvo
19 Jobs Completed
Burstow, Horley Copthone
4.7 / 5

"You can be sure that when you visit Motorparks' Car Dealers in Gatwick that you will get yourself a great quality car at a really good price. Motorparks' Car Dealers in

Formula One Autocentres - Crawley
549 Jobs Completed
Crawley, West Sussex
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

Kipling Motorist Centre Crawley - Team Protyre
69 Jobs Completed
Crawley
3.0 / 5

Protyre has a history going back over 50 years in the tyre industry and we pride ourselves on the level of service we provide to our customers. All our centres have comf

GOODFELLAS AUTOZ LTD
2078 Jobs Completed
Horley
4.8 / 5

We at Goodfellas Autoz Ltd are based in Gatwick Business in Horley near Gatwick Airport and provide full garage services such us car repairs, computer diagnostics, air co

MDM Motorworx
91 Jobs Completed
Leigh
4.9 / 5

MDM Motorworx. We are a team of 3 mechanics all very experienced in all makes and models of vehicles. We are specialists in clutch repairs. We offer free coll

ST Autos
30 Jobs Completed
Newdigate
5.0 / 5

ST Autos is an independent garage located in Newdigate/Dorking and we pride ourself on offering honest prices for all our services that we offer. Although ST Autos is new

Assist Autos
1022 Jobs Completed
Lingfield
4.9 / 5

We operate a mobile mechanic unit based in Coulsdon but cover a 20 mile radius. We cover everything from servicing to major repairs and provide our services at your hous

Fosters mobile auto repairs
22 Jobs Completed
Horely
3.0 / 5

Were a small independent mobile car repair business bringing the workshop to you.

J A Autos
19 Jobs Completed
Crawley
3.3 / 5

Looking for a reliable mechanic? Then look no further! J A Autos offers a fast and honest service to new and existing customers. Works undertaken include MOT's, Brake

G.R Car & Commercial Ltd
24 Jobs Completed
charlwood
5.0 / 5

Independent garage business, established for over 17 years serving Crawley, Charlwood and the surrounding areas.free collection and delivery services available in these a

AMK Gatwick Ltd
49 Jobs Completed
Crawley
4.9 / 5

AMK Gatwick Ltd is an Independent Garage located in Lowfield Heath, Crawley, West Sussex and is run by the only lady owner of an independent garage in Crawley. AMK Gat

Marks Mobile Mechanics
90 Jobs Completed
Surrey
4.7 / 5

I have over 19 years experience with all makes and models. I have spent the last 10 years of my career training to be a Land Rover Specialist at two local Land Rover Deal

Lynx Auto Centre Ltd
6 Jobs Completed
Faygate Near Crawley
5.0 / 5

At the Lynx Auto Centre, we always go the extra mile for our customers. We are a traditional, family-run business and have had the pleasure of carrying out MOT testing an

Brockham Motor Company Ltd
52 Jobs Completed
Horley
4.8 / 5

We are a family owned garage based in Horley, Surrey, close to Gatwick airport. We have been trading since 1949 and have a great local reputation. We have a modern well

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Alternator Repair in Horley
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.

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Alternator Prices in Horley

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 Horley
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Ford£351.21
Mercedes£411.08
Volkswagen£389.64
Nissan£350.65
Peugeot£422.67
Vauxhall£418.58
Toyota£332.33
BMW£474.22
Audi£550.81
Renault£413.67

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 29/06/2022 and 27/09/2022.

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