Alternator Repair in Kidlington

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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 Kidlington (10 found)
Lewis Motors (Oxford) LTD
19 Jobs Completed
Kidlington
5.0 / 5

We are a family run, independent garage located in Langford Lane Kidlington. We service and repair all makes and models of cars and commercial vehicles. We offer Mots i

Johnsons Hyundai - Oxford
2 Job Completed
Oxford
4.0 / 5

As an established Hyundai dealer, we are proud to represent the philosophy of New Thinking, New Possibilities. We believe in challenging conventions, not for the sake

Hartwell Ford Kidlington
Member since 22 October 2021
Kidlington

The team to go to for service you can trust, at a price you can count on. Here at Hartwell Ford we aim to provide you with an unrivalled experience when servicing you

Oxford Motor Services Ltd
Member since 22 October 2021
Kidlington

We are a BMW specialist but also have extensive commercial knowledge. We have a wide variety of customers and vehicles we maintain

Inchcape (Oxford)
Member since 22 October 2021
Oxford

Inchcape Oxford offers professional, competitively priced ownership services, along with exceptional customer service. Our expertly trained staff are on hand to ensure yo

Yarnton Garage Ltd
Member since 22 October 2021
Kidlington

"Are you looking for quality car servicing and repairs in Oxford? Your first call should be to the professional and reliable team at Yarnton Garage Ltd. We are known acr

Autofarm
Member since 22 October 2021
Weston-on-the-Green

"Based on a farm in Oxfordshire, we have been serving the needs of the Porsche owner/driver/racer/enthusiast for over 30 years."

Lexus Oxford
Member since 22 October 2021
Oxford

Lexus Oxford offers professional, competitively priced ownership services, along with exceptional customer service. Our expertly trained staff are on hand to ensure you e

Kardos Car and Commercial services ltd
Member since 22 October 2021
Eynsham

We can offer the following : MOT's - Class 4,5,7 Servicing and repairs for all makes of vehicles Diagnostics DPF cleaning Air con Re charging Tyres

Kardos Recovery Eynsham
Member since 22 October 2021
Eynsham

"We have a large workshop that is equipped with the latest equipment to service and repair cars, light commercial vans/minibuses through to Large Goods vehicles and coach

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Alternator Repair in Kidlington
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 Kidlington

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 Kidlington
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Vauxhall£345.01
Renault£404.48
Audi£308.03
Nissan£341.91

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 24/07/2021 and 22/10/2021.

Gary from Complete Mechanics explains the workings of the alternator