Alternator Repair in Oakham

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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 Oakham (6 found)
Morriss Motors Ltd
5 Job Completed
Oakham
5.0 / 5

We are a small family run business, who pride ourselves on offering good honest work without trying to upsell you stuff you don't need and offering all our work at a comp

Auto One
Member since 04 June 2014
Oakham

Land Rover Specialist. All Makes. Diagnostics

Rutland Autos
Member since 05 September 2012
Oakham

"At Rutland Autos we provide a high standard of vehicle maintenance from servicing and MOT's to full engine rebuilds. We are fully equiped to deal with all the latest veh

Ashwell Motors Ltd
Member since 05 September 2012
Oakham Road, Ashwell

"Being open for over 60 years, Ashwell Motors is a family run garage in Oakham, providing a wide range of garage services to vehicle owners across Rutland. At Ashwell Mot

AKM Engineering Garage Oakham
Member since 05 September 2012
Oakham

"AKM Engineering is an independant garage serving Oakham in Rutland and it's surrounding villages.Currently offering sevicing & repairs to all makes and models of cars, s

Alternator Repair in Oakham
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 Oakham

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 Oakham
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Volkswagen£338.87
Ford£392.32

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 03/07/2022 and 01/10/2022.

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