Alternator Repair in Maidstone

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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 Maidstone (106 found)
An Tyres & Company
180 Jobs Completed
Kent
4.5 / 5

We are glad that you took the time out to know more about us. We are AN Tyres, and we are the most popular auto garage in and around Maidstone. We started small in 201

Smith Vehicle Services
387 Jobs Completed
Rochester
4.4 / 5

Mobile mechanic based in the Medway towns. Covering all of Medway, Maidstone, Swale & surrounding areas. 9 years experience working on all vehicles to a high level w

MAIDSTONE MOT CENTRE LTD
325 Jobs Completed
Sutton Valence
4.9 / 5

We are a family run business based in Sutton Valence Nr. Maidstone offering servicing, MOT & repair on all makes and models of vehicle providing a cost effective alternat

autotrend motor services limited
106 Jobs Completed
CHATHAM
4.6 / 5

Autotrend Motor Services offers Car & Light Commercial Repairs, MOT Testing (Class 4 and Class 7), Welding, Air Conditioning, Servicing, Clutches, Tracking and Diagno

Protyre - Maidstone
282 Jobs Completed
Maidstone
4.3 / 5

Shane and his team pride themselves on providing an exceptional level of customer service. The centre specialises in tyres for cars, vans, 4x4s and commercial vehicles fr

Elite Garages Strood
106 Jobs Completed
Rochester
4.4 / 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

Mach 1 Automotive LTD
201 Jobs Completed
Chatham
4.8 / 5

We are a small family run business and 100% committed to customer satisfaction. We aim to provide a personal and high-quality service. We will back up all our work with a

Formula One Autocentres - Chatham
353 Jobs Completed
Chatham
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

Claremont Motors - Staplehurst
58 Jobs Completed
Staplehurst
4.5 / 5

We are proud to be part of thriving local communities with our Garages in Staplehurst,dartford & Welling. We know how important reputation and trust are when it comes

Formula One Autocentres - Maidstone
407 Jobs Completed
Maidstone
2.8 / 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

Formula One Autocentres - Strood
452 Jobs Completed
Strood, Rochester
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

JR Vehicle Services
567 Jobs Completed
Aylesford
4.7 / 5

We are an independant garage that caters for most of your vehicle needs. We are fully qualified, fully insured and very keen to repair vehicles honestly and as reasona

SM Mobile Mechanics
164 Jobs Completed
ROCHESTER
4.6 / 5

At SM Mobile Mechanic we are fully insured mobile mechanics, making your motoring needs simple and convenient. We offer a wide range of services including; servicing, bra

Elite Garages Maidstone
133 Jobs Completed
Maidstone
4.5 / 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

Oakley Car & Classic Ltd.
425 Jobs Completed
Maidstone
4.6 / 5

Welcome to Oakley Car and Classic Ltd. We have a shared passion to give you, the motorist, the best possible levels of service and customer care. Having acquired an ex

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Alternator Repair in Maidstone
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 Maidstone bookings

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Alternator Prices in Maidstone

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 Maidstone
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Vauxhall£342.26
Mercedes£511.17
Ford£271.46

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 09/07/2022 and 07/10/2022.

Gary from Complete Mechanics explains the workings of the alternator