Alternator Repair in New Addington

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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 New Addington (245 found)
Mobile Mechanic Apollo Car Services
1680 Jobs Completed
London
4.6 / 5

Mobile Mechanic Apollo Car Services

Andrews garage
449 Jobs Completed
LONDON
4.9 / 5

Established since 1974 Andrews Garage has been serving the local area for all its car related needs, such as, MOT'S, Servicing, Tyres, Bodywork (crash repairs), 3D 4 Whee

Ade Auto Repairs
3327 Jobs Completed
London
4.5 / 5

Welcome to Ade Auto Repairs. We understand that in society today people depend a lot on their vehicles, and if they breakdown, you want the repair and maintenance of you

PKB Motor Company
320 Jobs Completed
Beckenham
4.8 / 5

We strive to become the best and most trusted local garage in Beckenham providing a main dealer, high level service at a price you can enjoy. All of our works are carri

I.C.E Mobile Mechanic
155 Jobs Completed
London
4.8 / 5

We are a mobile mechanic. We would visit you at work or home or even on the side of the road where ever we are needed we would try out best to get you going again I am fl

Zafar Automotive Repairs
400 Jobs Completed
Beckenham
4.6 / 5

We are a Mobile Automotive Repairs Service. We have been in the industry respectfully for the last few years with a fully established network within London, Essex, Surrey

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

LEVOFIX LTD
499 Jobs Completed
London
4.9 / 5

I am a specialist car mechanic with a wide range of experience. I have been a mechanic for 17 years and have experience working on all car types. I love my job and enjoy

Executive Motor Services
867 Jobs Completed
Camberwell
4.4 / 5

Executive Motor Services is a high quality establishment, offering car service to customers across South East London which was established over 30 years ago and specializ

Sanu Motors
837 Jobs Completed
Bromley
4.9 / 5

Sick of having to drag your car over to the garage to get it checked or repaired? We at Sanu motors provide you the service of having your car inspected and carrying ou

Adams Automotive Engineering
279 Jobs Completed
London
4.7 / 5

Adam's Automotive Engineering offers a variety of services to many customers; ranging from individual car owners to corporate clients and dealerships. The company has

Millennium Garages Ltd
20 Job Completed
London
5.0 / 5

MOT Station | Services | Repairs Millennium Garages is based in Southwark, London offering MOTs, Services & Car Repairs using industry-standard equipment and fully

Floodgate Auto Repair Centre
69 Jobs Completed
Charlton
4.0 / 5

If you're looking for a reliable Car Garage in London, look no further than Floodgate Auto Repair Centre, specialists in a wide range of garage services including car ser

Cleverley cars
80 Jobs Completed
London
4.4 / 5

I am a mobile mechanic, technician and remapper. I provide an evening service at your convenience for when you are home from work. I am based out of Elephant and Ca

Eltham Test Centre
105 Jobs Completed
London
4.7 / 5

We are a family run workshop which has been established for over 30 years and prides itself on quality workmanship and fantastic customer service, utilising its team of h

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Alternator Repair in New Addington
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 New Addington bookings

4.50

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Alternator Prices in New Addington

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 New Addington
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Ford£340.95
Mercedes£419.38
Vauxhall£366.96
Volkswagen£342.60
Nissan£404.58
Audi£398.70
Peugeot£397.05
BMW£495.05
Toyota£339.77
Renault£415.96
Citroen£456.67
Volvo£463.11

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