Alternator Repair in Newport

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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 Newport (42 found)
DG Motors LTD
319 Jobs Completed
newport
4.8 / 5

DGMotors LTD is a mobile mechanic service. Specialising in all range of Makes and Models. 16 plus years experience in the motor trade and also.. Over 7 years exp

Prime Vehicle Recovery and Repairs
565 Jobs Completed
Newport
4.7 / 5

We are based in Newport, however we cover most of South Wales & Bristol Two mobile vans Running currently Combined experience in the trade over 25 years Speciali

Motazone
476 Jobs Completed
Cwmbran
4.8 / 5

We have a track record of endless returning and happy customers, proving that we're the best car repair and MOT Station in the Cwmbran area. Absolutely no compromise o

Bathwick Tyres Newport - Team Protyre
69 Jobs Completed
Newport
5.0 / 5

Bathwick Tyres Newport Gwent - Team Protyre, joined the Protyre network in 2018 and the garage has an extensive range of tyres, batteries, alloy wheels and exhausts. The

Promotive BMW MINI
44 Jobs Completed
Newport
4.0 / 5

Promotive is one of the largest independent BMW and MINI specialists in the country. Our technicians are both BMW specialists & MINI specialists trained and have

S J B MOT & Service Centre
30 Jobs Completed
Newport
4.8 / 5

We're Available When You Need Us Most We provide a quick, efficient service and you can rely on us no matter what your vehicle needs are. To find out more, you can:

Beechwood Tyres & auto centre
98 Jobs Completed
Gwent
4.9 / 5

Beechwood Tyres & auto centre

All in 1 mot ltd
15 Job Completed
Newport
5.0 / 5

All in 1 Mot Ltd established in 1999 with a wealth of experience between our 3 fully trained and highly professional mechanics. We pride ourselves in fitting O.E good

Wesgate Automotive Ltd
Member since 05 December 2019
Newport

Primarily German vehicle specialists based in Newport, South Wales and over 20 years in the trade.

Hillcroft Garage Ltd
Member since 13 December 2018
Newport

Hillcroft Garage Ltd

Manic Mechanics.
Member since 08 July 2019
Newport

Manic Mechanics

Wessex Hyundai - Newport
Member since 04 May 2016
Newport

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

Thomas and Beard Ltd
Member since 06 March 2013
Newport

Thomas and Beard, based in Newport, is your local independent garage which has been established since 1990. We are a Servicesure Autocentre which means that all labour a

Wessex (Newport)
Member since 17 November 2015
Newport

The role of our Corporate & Small Business Department revolves around achieving two principle objectives. The first is to contact new and existing customers offering a de

ATS Euromaster Newport
Member since 22 June 2015
Newport

Here at ATS Euromaster in Newport you will find a team of experts offering our customers a range of tyres and vehicle maintenance at competitive prices. We stock well

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Alternator Repair in Newport
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 Newport bookings

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Alternator Prices in Newport

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 Newport
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Vauxhall£295.37
Peugeot£309.39

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 08/07/2022 and 06/10/2022.

Gary from Complete Mechanics explains the workings of the alternator