Alternator Repair in Ilford

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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 Ilford (238 found)
Peter James Motor Group.
507 Jobs Completed
Dagenham
4.5 / 5

Peter James Motor Group was established in 2006. Consisting of an RAC Approved MOT/Service Centre and two BSi Accredited Bodyshops based in Dagenham, Essex. Our Technic

Leonardo auto center
428 Jobs Completed
London
4.7 / 5

hi , we take all mechanical work with care .

One Stop Auto Centre
144 Jobs Completed
Thamemead
3.6 / 5

"Established large workshop offering all general servicing and repairs. Also latest diagnostic equipment. Also offer tyre changing, general services and repairs on cars a

Regent Tyres & Exhausts
67 Jobs Completed
Ilford
3.2 / 5

We are a memeber of Unipart Car Care Centres. We believe we are offering our customers something special by recruiting a wide network of quality, independent garages t

MIC Auto services LTD
129 Jobs Completed
barking
4.7 / 5

We do MOT for cars and vans Servicing and Mechanical repairs Sale of new and part worn tyres Body works and Spraying Diagnostic check, Engine management light Electr

Driving Force
56 Jobs Completed
Walthamstow
5.0 / 5

"We are an MOT / car Sales / service and repair center for all makes and model of vehicles, We offer competitive rates and a friendly service, We pride ourselves of maki

We Can Fix Any Car
121 Jobs Completed
London
4.0 / 5

We are mobile auto electricians with many years of experience, we specialise in Diagnosing and fault finding as well as repairing motor vehicles. We use main dealer softw

Big LPG Automotive Service
658 Jobs Completed
Barking
4.7 / 5

Established back in 2000, BIGLGP is a family run independent garage based in Barking who will always go the extra mile for our customers. We are a small team with dec

We’Fix Autocentres LTD
229 Jobs Completed
Ilford
4.8 / 5

5***** GARAGE 100% POSITIVE GOOGLE REVIEWS 5/5 YELL RATED GARAGE CHECK OUT OUR INSTGRAM TO SEE WHAT WE GET UP TO: https://www.instagram.com/wefix_autocentres/?h

St Anthonys Motors
1145 Jobs Completed
London
4.5 / 5

"Are you using your local and trusted garage services? Friendly and professional service Consultations and expert advice Qualified mechanics Latest diagnostic equipment C

AG Garage
142 Jobs Completed
Leytonstone
5.0 / 5

AG Garage is a local family run independent garage, which has been established since 2005. We are based in Leyton Stone and are connected to major bus and train links.

PSL Tuning
57 Jobs Completed
Dagenham
3.9 / 5

PSL Tuning is one of the leading car remapping companies in East London. With all the updated equipment, modern ideas, and expert professionals, we have gained the recogn

Formula One Autocentres - Woodford Green
692 Jobs Completed
Woodford Green
3.5 / 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

TVMPL
419 Jobs Completed
East Ham
4.7 / 5

15 years of mechanical experience. C&G certified. We take on all types of mechanical repair & warranty work, incl: General maintenance & repair. Servicing. Br

Adams Automotive Engineering
279 Jobs Completed
London
4.7 / 5

Adam's Automotive Engineering offers a variety of services to many customers; ranging from individual car owners to corporate clients and dealerships. The company has

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Alternator Repair in Ilford
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 Ilford bookings

4.63

19 reviews

Alternator Prices in Ilford

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 Ilford
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Ford£332.27
Mercedes£415.06
BMW£465.66
Vauxhall£320.87
Volkswagen£305.06
Nissan£425.34
Audi£399.25
Peugeot£423.67
Toyota£320.33
Citroen£457.98
Renault£396.97
Volvo£428.41
MINI£270.93

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 28/06/2022 and 26/09/2022.

Gary from Complete Mechanics explains the workings of the alternator