Alternator Repair in Loughborough

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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 Loughborough (133 found)
The Motor Medics (Midlands)
103 Jobs Completed
markfield
5.0 / 5

The Motor Medics are a vehicle repair workshop and mobile mechanic service based in Coalville and provide their services in the surrounding areas. We offer diagnostic

IN'n'OUT Autocentres Leicester
2237 Jobs Completed
Leicester
4.2 / 5

At IN’n’OUT Autocentres we offer fixed prices MOTs and Servicing for any make and model of car with no hidden extras. We are proud to be a ‘Which? Trusted Trader’ so we a

Walkers Tyres Leicester (Bradgate Street) Team Protyre
243 Jobs Completed
Leicester
4.2 / 5

Walkers Tyres situated on Bradgate Street, Leicester joined the Protyre family in June 2015, with the centre providing a comprehensive range of services for the motorist

Formula One Autocentres - Coalville
235 Jobs Completed
Coalville
3.8 / 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

Tanvic Tyres Loughborough
141 Jobs Completed
Loughborough
4.4 / 5

With over 40 years experience of selling tyres, Tanvic Tyres believe we can offer the best prices and advice on all makes and tread patterns for Car tyres, Van tyres, 4x4

KAM Servicing - (Tamworth Road) Long Eaton
574 Jobs Completed
Long Eaton
4.7 / 5

Kam Servicing, trading for approx 30 years, recognised by both the RAC and the AA for warranty repairs.We are a local, family run business with complete dealer facilities

Formula One Autocentres - Long Eaton
75 Jobs Completed
Long Eaton
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

KAM Servicing - (Derby Road) Long Eaton
191 Jobs Completed
Long Eaton
4.7 / 5

Kam Servicing, trading for approx 30 years, recognised by both the RAC and the AA for warranty repairs.We are a local, family run business with complete dealer facilities

DC Tyres and Autocentre
55 Job Completed
Derby
5.0 / 5

DC Tyres and Autocentre is a well-established family run business operating in the Castle Donington, Derby area with many years’ experience in the motor trade. We offer

Car 2 Code
16 Jobs Completed
Leicester
5.0 / 5

We established our business in 2012. Since then we have gained experience in the automotive industry. Therefore, now we can use our knowledge to provide the best possi

The Motor Company PPS Ltd
613 Jobs Completed
Leicester
2.9 / 5

The Motor Company PPS ltd has over 45 years experience in the automotive industry, including repairs, fitting and replacement of steering systems, suspension, tyres, brak

Formula One Autocentres - Leicester
441 Jobs Completed
Leicester
3.6 / 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

Duke Street Motors
203 Jobs Completed
Loughborough
4.1 / 5

We are an established local independent garage and are proud to be members of Autofirst Network – a nationwide network of independent garages operating to the Network’s 6

Glen Auto's
1 Job Completed
Great glen
5.0 / 5

Most mechanical work under taken as well as welding and some auto electrics We are based in great glen and also will be offering a vehicle collection service on cars for

Forest Hill Auto Centre
5 Job Completed
Leicester
5.0 / 5

We are an honest, reliable affordable garage with an emphasis on good customer service!

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Alternator Repair in Loughborough
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 Loughborough bookings

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Alternator Prices in Loughborough

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 Loughborough
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Vauxhall£278.90
Ford£287.75
Volkswagen£294.80
Renault£330.79
Toyota£227.70
Nissan£311.24
BMW£348.80
Audi£618.52
Mercedes£499.52
Citroen£369.89

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 26/06/2022 and 24/09/2022.

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