Alternator Repair in Leighton Buzzard

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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 Leighton Buzzard (84 found)
Anthony Betts (Leighton Buzzard)
39 Job Completed
Leighton Buzzard
4.0 / 5

Jag Auto Repairs Mobile Mechanic
920 Jobs Completed
Milton Keynes
4.4 / 5

Why should you choose me? I'm one of the best in my field, fully prioritising the customer. I have experience working for main dealers such as FORD, VOLKSWAGEN, LAND RO

Formula One Autocentres - Dunstable
500 Jobs Completed
Dunstable
3.1 / 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

S H Service Centre Ltd
372 Jobs Completed
Milton Keynes
4.7 / 5

We are an independent garage based in Bletchley, Milton Keynes, who can carry out all forms of mechanical repairs, maintenance work, servicing and MOT’s, with no job bein

Kipling Motorist Centre Milton Keynes - Team Protyre
207 Jobs Completed
Milton Keynes
4.6 / 5

Offering vehicle tyres from many manufacturers including Pirelli, Michelin, Bridgestone, GT Radial, Goodyear, Hankook and Falken with same day fitting available on a sele

S.M.T Automotive
116 Jobs Completed
Marsworth
5.0 / 5

I have been working on vehicles for the last 35 years with experience on all makes and models, having carried out my apprenticeship in a BMW main dealer. I then comple

MK Tyres Leighton Buzzard - Team Protyre
120 Jobs Completed
Leighton Buzzard
4.8 / 5

Protyre has a history going back over 50 years in the tyre industry and at Leighton Buzzard Protyre we pride ourselves on the level of service we provide to our customers

Daves Car Services
20 Jobs Completed
Milton Keynes
5.0 / 5

Dave has 20 years of experience and specialises in servicing and brakes for all makes and models of cars. He also offers vehicle diagnosis and repair . Honest and reliabl

Formula One Autocentres - Milton Keynes
292 Jobs Completed
Milton Keynes
4.4 / 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

Carters MOT
14 Jobs Completed
Milton Keynes
5.0 / 5

Carters MOT are a family run independent business, established in 2004, who focus on providing the highest level of customer service. We carry out all forms of mechanica

GARAGE JDM Fresh
193 Jobs Completed
bletchley
4.3 / 5

"Mot's for cars, vans class 7 and 4x4. Campers and Services and repairs."

MK MOT & Service Centre
46 Jobs Completed
Milton Keynes
4.8 / 5

We are a local independent garage offering our customers all forms of mechanical repairs, servicing and MOT's. Business partners Mark and Craig have over 50 years' exper

RSM Auto Ltd
51 Jobs Completed
Milton Keynes
4.9 / 5

We carry out brakes, suspension and servicing and class 4 MOT's

Latif Autos
184 Jobs Completed
Milton Keynes
4.6 / 5

At Latif Autos we offer friendly service at affordable prices Mobile Mechanic experience so can come out to you I have a ramp so can recover car to the garage for the b

MC & SONS MANUAL GEARBOX AND CLUTCH SPECIALISTS
174 Jobs Completed
Milton Keynes
4.8 / 5

"SPECIALISE IN GEAR BOXES AND CLUTCHES , ALSO UNDER TAKE ALL SERVICES AND REPAIRS .Find us on Facebook "

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Alternator Repair in Leighton Buzzard
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 Leighton Buzzard

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 Leighton Buzzard
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Ford£354.44
Vauxhall£331.61
Peugeot£384.54
Mercedes£454.47
Audi£498.48
BMW£345.94

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