Alternator Repair in Oadby

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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 Oadby (90 found)
East Midlands Auto
717 Jobs Completed
Leicester
4.9 / 5

Hi and Welcome to East Midlands Auto - Highly sought after 'Approved Service & Repair Centre' Renowned for for high Customer Service throughout the car Industry. Of

Continental Motors
1727 Jobs Completed
Leicester
4.8 / 5

Family run independent garage est 1987. Honest and trustworthy helpful staff. Highly reputable garage specialising in MOT's, Servicing/Repairs for all your passenger and

Mr Tyre Ltd - Leicester
593 Jobs Completed
Leicester
4.7 / 5

Mr Tyre Ltd was established in 1971 at Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham in the West Midlands with one store. We now operate a total of 34 strategically placed fitting centres

IN'n'OUT Autocentres Leicester
1730 Jobs Completed
Leicester
4.3 / 5

At IN’n’OUT Autocentres we offer fixed prices MOTs and Servicing for any make and model of car with no hidden extras. We are proud to be a ‘Which? Trusted Trader’ so we a

Walkers Tyre Services Leicester (Narborough Road) Team Protyre
61 Jobs Completed
Leicester
4.2 / 5

Walkers Tyres situated on Narborough Road, Leicester joined the Protyre family in June 2015, with the centre providing a comprehensive range of services for the motorist

Formula One Autocentres - Leicester
309 Jobs Completed
Leicester
4.0 / 5

Established in 1974, Formula One Autocentres set out with a mission to deliver a completely new fast-fit experience to its customers. This would feature clean, modern pre

Car 2 Code
15 Jobs Completed
Leicester
5.0 / 5

We established our business in 2012. Since then we have gained experience in the automotive industry. Therefore, now we can use our knowledge to provide the best possi

SK Autos Ltd
165 Jobs Completed
Leicester
4.2 / 5

At SK Autos we are typically renowned for car sales but that is not all! We also do many repairs for customers and get them back on the road as well with our qualified te

A J MOT and Auto Repairs
341 Jobs Completed
Leicester
4.7 / 5

If you’re looking for a reliable car garage in Aylestone, Leicester, look no further than A&J MOT & Auto Repairs Ltd, specialists in a wide range of garage servic

Glen Auto's
1 Job Completed
Great glen
5.0 / 5

Most mechanical work under taken as well as welding and some auto electrics We are based in great glen and also will be offering a vehicle collection service on cars for

Walkers Tyres Leicester (Bradgate Street) Team Protyre
152 Jobs Completed
Leicester
4.0 / 5

Walkers Tyres situated on Bradgate Street, Leicester joined the Protyre family in June 2015, with the centre providing a comprehensive range of services for the motorist

Walkers Tyre Services Leicester (Wigston) - Team Protyre
59 Jobs Completed
Leicester
3.6 / 5

Walkers Tyres situated on Bull Head Street, Leicester joined the Protyre family in June 2015, with the centre providing a comprehensive range of services for the motorist

Formula One Autocentres - Wigston
177 Jobs Completed
Wigston
3.9 / 5

Established in 1974, Formula One Autocentres set out with a mission to deliver a completely new fast-fit experience to its customers. This would feature clean, modern pre

S and A Autoss Ltd
152 Jobs Completed
Leicester
4.5 / 5

We are Based at Clarendone Business Par in Leicester just 5 minutes drive from the city centre, Our team of 4 skilled Mechanics have many years experience in a wide varie

Mike Smith Cars
61 Jobs Completed
Leicester
4.9 / 5

We are a family business near the centre of Leicester that have been trading within the city for 30 years, we are more than happy to help you and your family with your mo

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Alternator Repair in Oadby
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 Oadby bookings

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Alternator Prices in Oadby

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 Oadby
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
BMW£577.94
Volkswagen£356.50
Ford£282.07
Toyota£422.42
Audi£326.00
Citroen£366.40
Vauxhall£307.27

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 24/07/2021 and 22/10/2021.

Gary from Complete Mechanics explains the workings of the alternator