Alternator Repair in Market Harborough

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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 Market Harborough (10 found)
Forest Gate Market Harborough (Free 12 Months Breakdown Cover with every service)
19 Jobs Completed
Market Harborough
5.0 / 5

We are members of the Bosch Car Service Network which is a national network of independent garages. Our objective is to provide you with a friendly and professional servi

Tanvic Tyres Market Harborough
83 Jobs Completed
Market Harborough
4.7 / 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

Harborough Mechanical & Recovery
14 Jobs Completed
Market Harborough
4.3 / 5

Welcome to Harborough Mechanical & Recovery’s page. We are a family business and we firmly believe that our customers' needs are of the utmost importance. We are comm

Roy Hubbard motors
Member since 09 August 2014
Market harborough

We are a family run business serving the Market Harborough area, we offer all make servicing and repairs and specialise in diagnostic tuning and repairs offering dealer l

Senior Garage Services
Member since 13 December 2018
Riverside Market

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FOX Automotive Limited
Member since 26 June 2021
Lutterworth

At FOX Automotive we offer Total Vehicle Maintenance. Dealer Level Diagnostics - Interim & Full Servicing - MOT - Repair - Bodywork. We look after your vehicle from t

VEHTECH LTD
Member since 06 October 2015
Kettering

Vehtech Ltd do pretty much anything to do with the supply and installation of vehicle accessories including hands free, tracking, led lighting, light bars, beacons, rever

Cripps Executive
Member since 18 August 2017
BOWDEN COURT

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Parr Automotive
Member since 04 March 2014
Market Harborough

Trust Parr Automotive for all your vehicle needs. We are a leading independent MOT and service garage who have built a respectable reputation for providing an honest and

GA Autocare
Member since 19 August 2016
Market Harborough

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Alternator Repair in Market Harborough
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 Market Harborough

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 Market Harborough
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Ford£329.45
Volkswagen£366.37
Audi£691.26

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 29/06/2022 and 27/09/2022.

Gary from Complete Mechanics explains the workings of the alternator