Alternator Repair in Mitcham

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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 Mitcham (236 found)
Sutton Mobile Mechanic
104 Jobs Completed
Croydon
4.9 / 5

Every car I work on I consider as my own and would ensure that quality, value and service is provided at all times. Sutton Mobile Mechanic brings you value, quality &am

MMM Auto UK
670 Jobs Completed
Mitcham
4.5 / 5

We are an independent Vehicle service station situated in Liongate Enterprise Park on Morden Road. Specialist is German and Japanese cars. Along with MOT testing station

kevs auto services
600 Jobs Completed
raynes park
4.7 / 5

repairs to most make and models inc cam belts, clutches servicing diagnostics brakes mot, we take all major debit cards

Crs Autos
139 Jobs Completed
Croydon
4.9 / 5

Customer care is our top priority servicing all makes and models to keep you on the road safely. Free vehicle pick up and drop off should you require Prices we quot

WORLD ONE AUTOMOTIVE
54 Jobs Completed
London
4.8 / 5

My career started at very young age with Automotive Repairs and Servicing and then progressed to Aviation. Due to Covid-19 impact in aviation industry had made me ret

SAI Wimbledon Ltd
721 Jobs Completed
London
4.1 / 5

SAI MOT Centre is one of Wimbledon's leading auto repair, full car service and MOT testing stations for many models of cars and other utility vehicles. SAI MOT Centre ca

Eagle Autos
1816 Jobs Completed
South Wimbledon
4.7 / 5

Eagle Autos provide a personalised quality service for all makes and models and include cars that are still within the manufacturer’s warranty period and also cars that a

Mobile Mercedes Mechanic
159 Jobs Completed
London
4.8 / 5

Paul has been in the trade for 25+ years specialising in Mercedes-Benz vehicles. Joining WhoCanFixMyCar.com in 2015 Working mobile he tours the entire uk from job

The Westbury Garage
996 Jobs Completed
London
4.7 / 5

For all your servicing needs

London Autocare LTD
462 Jobs Completed
Sutton
4.6 / 5

Ower 10 years experience Accident Repairs Engine rebuilds Clutches Gearbox reconditioning Brakes Services ECU Remapp and programming Tyres

Wimbledon Autocentre
872 Jobs Completed
Wimbledon
4.2 / 5

Established in 1987, we’ve enjoyed a long and rich history servicing motorists who appreciate both our technical expertise and affordable prices. Renowned in the area for

Ross Motors (Streatham) LTD
1203 Jobs Completed
Lambeth
4.6 / 5

Ross Motors (Streatham) LTD provide full garage services, car repairs, dealer level diagnostics, tyres, bodywork and MOT's. We are based in Streatham, south west London.

Dropless - Mobile Mechanic and SMART Body Repair team
67 Jobs Completed
Clapham
4.6 / 5

Mobile Mechanics Book with our team of senior mobile mechanics to bring the garage to your door. With a wealth of experience and using exclusively OEM parts, we guaran

All In Car Services
94 Jobs Completed
Hackbridge
4.9 / 5

We are fully mobile firm of mechanics that cover South London and Southern Home Counties. One of our fully trained mechanics can either come to your place of work, home o

P D Vehicle Services Ltd
106 Jobs Completed
hackbridge
4.7 / 5

PD Vehicle Services Ltd was formed in 2011 by Pep and Dan, two highly skilled individuals already very well established within the motor trade. Both dreamed of opening th

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Alternator Repair in Mitcham
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 Mitcham bookings

4.26

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Alternator Prices in Mitcham

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 Mitcham
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Ford£363.65
Mercedes£425.17
BMW£485.99
Vauxhall£342.29
Volkswagen£328.74
Nissan£377.16
Peugeot£446.02
Renault£417.14
Audi£451.70
Toyota£293.69
Citroen£480.26
Volvo£430.82

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