Alternator Repair in Hove

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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 Hove (90 found)
All In One Garage
37 Jobs Completed
Brighton
4.4 / 5

Hi welcome to All In One Garage Thank you for dropping by. All In One Garage we provide MOTs, Servicing, Repairs and a mobile service to all makes and models. Our t

CENTRAL AUTO REPAIRS LTD
127 Jobs Completed
Worthing
4.9 / 5

Elite Garages Brighton
232 Jobs Completed
Brighton
4.8 / 5

Elite Garages are one of the South’s leading independent tyre, MOT and car service operators with a turnover in excess of £53 million and around 240 employees. Elite

A J Robertson LTD
72 Jobs Completed
Hove
4.1 / 5

A J Robertson LTD

Frosts Cars - Shoreham-by-Sea
489 Jobs Completed
Shoreham-by-Sea
4.5 / 5

For over 65 years Frosts Cars Ltd have been caring for vehicles and assisting the motoring needs of Sussex. Still a family run business, our Service Centres in Chichester

Formula One Autocentres - Newhaven
61 Jobs Completed
Newhaven
3.0 / 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

Westbourne Motoring Assistance
880 Jobs Completed
Goddards Green
4.1 / 5

The Westbourne brand is the South’s leading repairer for household names such as Green Flag, AA & RAC. For the majority of repairs we can offer a mobile service

Westbourne Motors - Hickstead
263 Jobs Completed
Hassocks
4.7 / 5

The Westbourne brand is the South’s leading repairer for household names such as Green Flag, AA & RAC. For the majority of repairs we can offer a mobile service

PJE Automotive Ltd
165 Jobs Completed
Brighton
4.6 / 5

Here at PJE Automotive our quality of engineering expertise and customer service is “second to none”. To tell the truth, we are proud of the high standards that we achiev

Formula One Autocentres - Burgess Hill
185 Jobs Completed
Burgess Hill
4.2 / 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

Rivervale Cars Ltd
33 Jobs Completed
Portslade
3.4 / 5

We are members of the Bosch Car Service Network which is a national network of independent garages. Our objective is to provide you with a friendly and professional servi

LG Sussex Ltd T/A Peacehaven Tyre & Autocentre
6 Job Completed
Peacehaven
5.0 / 5

Peacehaven Tyre And Autocentre are an established local independent garage and are proud to be members of Autofirst Network – a nationwide network of independent garages

Alpha Automotive
36 Jobs Completed
Worthing
5.0 / 5

M-Tech Garage Services.
226 Jobs Completed
Worthing
3.4 / 5

M-Tech Garage Services Ltd is an independent garage with over 25 years of industry experience. We're an RAC approved garage with a highly qualified and skilled team to ta

Oakley Autos Ltd
11 Jobs Completed
Haywards Heath
5.0 / 5

Mobile servicing and repairs in Sussex and surrounding areas. Servicing, Brakes, Exhausts, Clutches and MOT repairs all repaired/replaced at your home or work! Recovery

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Alternator Repair in Hove
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 Hove

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 Hove
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Vauxhall£467.05

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 01/07/2022 and 29/09/2022.

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