Alternator Repair in Newmarket

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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 Newmarket (23 found)
Cambridge Smart Cars
525 Jobs Completed
Fulbourn
4.7 / 5

Cambridge Smart Cars LTD are a used car dealer and autocentre based in Fulbourn, Cambridge. We are proud to offer you a full range of services which include vehicle MOT,

Mildens Garage Ltd
24 Jobs Completed
Mildenhall
5.0 / 5

Mildens Garage Ltd are an established local independent garage and are proud to be members of Autofirst Network – a nationwide network of independent garages operating to

Go Motors
32 Jobs Completed
Newmarket
4.0 / 5

Go Motors is an independent garage based in Newmarket, Suffolk, which has been established since early 2016. We pride ourselves on offering our customers a fantastic ser

Rayments Vehicle Servicing And Repairs
14 Jobs Completed
Ely
5.0 / 5

Rayment’s Vehicle Servicing & Repairs opened up in 2016 and we have recently moved to a bigger premises in Soham.. This garage services and repairs all makes and mode

M&S Autos
Member since 28 June 2011
Fulbourn

"Our company is based on the belief that our customers' needs are of the utmost importance. Our entire team is committed to meeting those needs. As a result, a high perce

ARC motors
Member since 14 November 2015
Soham, Ely

ARC Motors is a family run car repair and servicing business owned and managed by Andy and his wife Ria Brennan. After years working as a car, van and agricultural mechan

Manchetts.
Member since 14 May 2019
Cambridge

Manchetts

Marshall of Cambridge
Member since 16 November 2016
CAMBRIDGE

As an established Hyundai dealer, we are proud to represent the philosophy of New Thinking, New Possibilities. We believe in challenging conventions, not for the sake

Cooper's Garage Ltd
Member since 04 November 2015
Mildenhall

Welcome to Cooper's Garage Ltd based in Mildenhall, Suffolk. We're a small, family business established in 2008. We are here for whatever you and your car need - whether

E C AUTOCARE
Member since 05 December 2014
Cambs

"We provide a complete range of garage services. Mot test, servicing and repairs on all makes and models of cars and light commercial vehicles. A family run business that

Matts Motors
Member since 26 October 2011
Bury St Edmunds

"At Matt's Motors we are proud to offer an independent family run business which puts our customers first. We conduct repairs and servicing of British and American cars a

E C Auto Care
Member since 27 June 2011
Cambridge

"At E.C. Autocare, we service and repair all vehicle makes, including light commercials. We also provide fast fit services for clutches, brakes, exhausts, batteries and

Mildenhall Auto Centre
Member since 26 October 2011
Bury St Edmunds

"Mildenhall Auto Centre was started in 1988 and since then we have built up an excellent reputation amongst our loyal customers by providing a 1st class service. Our work

Cooper's Garage
Member since 26 October 2011
Bury St Edmunds

"Cooper's Garage are Mildenhall and Lakenheath's favourite car MOT, repair and service specialists. We understand American cars and trucks, as well as European vehicles a

Teversham Motors
Member since 29 June 2011
Teversham

"Introducing your friendly local garage. The experts in all aspects of car and light commercial maintenance, MOT and repair. Established over 40 years ago, Teversham Moto

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Alternator Repair in Newmarket
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 Newmarket

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 Newmarket
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Ford£580.23

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