Alternator Repair in Melton Mowbray

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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 Melton Mowbray (13 found)
Tanvic Tyres Melton Mowbray
92 Jobs Completed
Melton
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

Browning (Melton Mowbray) Ltd
4 Job Completed
MELTON MOWBRAY
5.0 / 5

We are a Renault and Dacia main dealer with the knowledge, specific tooling and diagnostic equipment to efficiently repair and maintain all Renault and Dacia vehicles. Co

Eden Tyres Melton
3 Jobs Completed
Melton Mowbray
5.0 / 5

Offering the very best in customer service and care at great prices across the East Midlands

J.D.D.L.AUTOMOTIVE
Member since 25 February 2018
melton mowbray

hello my name is j, i have been a mechanic for 25 years.i am mobilel/unit based.family run.i do cambelts, water pumps, servicing, clutches, diagnosis/diagnostics, brakes,

Parkers the Parts People Leicestershire
Member since 25 November 2011
Melton Mowbray

"Parkers the Parts People Leicestershire are part of the parts people are one of the UK's leading distributors of replacement car parts Parkers were founded in 1924 and t

Alloy Wheel Repairs
Member since 03 May 2013
Melton Mowbray

"Save money by having your alloy wheels repaired and refurbished by Alloy Wheel Repairs, and our wheel loaning service will keep you on the road. specialists alloy wheel

Carizma
Member since 05 September 2012
Melton Mowbray

"Based in Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, Carizma was formed in 1998 by Thomas Freeman and Benn Padfield. We have been building a reputation as the reliable choice for ve

Melton Accident Repair Centre
Member since 05 September 2012
Melton Mowbray

"MARC was established in 2002 and has since become one of the premier body shops in the area. We undertake all types of car body repairs and have recently invested in the

GRS Car Care
Member since 05 September 2012
Ab Kettleby

"GRS Car Care Centre is a well respected MOT and car servicegarage in Ab Kettleby, near Melton Mowbray. We also supplyparts for all makes of car. Regular car servicing ca

Aston Vauxhall
Member since 12 February 2015
Melton Mowbray

Here at Aston Vauxhall, we offer a giant range of services for Vauxhall cars - and for any other marque for that matter. We offer MOT testing, servicing, repairs and gene

Witham Garage
Member since 28 March 2014
Melton Mowbray

"We are a small but professional family business that believes in looking after our customers and staff to create a friendly showroom environment. We strive to provide ou

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Alternator Repair in Melton Mowbray
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 Melton Mowbray

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 Melton Mowbray
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Ford£301.20
Volkswagen£259.50
Vauxhall£270.59
Renault£306.43

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

Gary from Complete Mechanics explains the workings of the alternator