Alternator Repair in Oundle

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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 Oundle (25 found)
IN'n'OUT Autocentres Peterborough
1431 Jobs Completed
Peterborough
4.4 / 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

Formula One Autocentres - Corby
264 Jobs Completed
Corby
4.4 / 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

Corby Tyres - Team Protyre
24 Jobs Completed
Corby
5.0 / 5

Protyre has a history going back over 50 years in the tyre industry and we pride ourselves on the level of service we provide to our customers. All our centres have comf

Tanvic Tyres Corby
58 Jobs Completed
Corby
2.5 / 5

With over 40 years experience of selling tyres, Tanvic Tyres believe we can offer the best prices and advice on all makes and tread patterns for Car tyres, Van tyres, 4x4

Midas Autos
83 Jobs Completed
Corby
4.8 / 5

I am a fully qualified mechanic based in Corby however I cover a wide radius as I operate as a mobile mechanic for smaller jobs or when the car is not drivable. I have

M A MOT AND SERVICE CENTRE
13 Jobs Completed
CORBY
5.0 / 5

We carry out MOT's, Servicing, General repairs We have large stock of new and part worn tyres Air Con re gas Clutches Cambelts

MK CARS CORBY
2 Jobs Completed
Corby
5.0 / 5

"Welcome to MK CARS CORBY Auto services, your car repair workshop in Corby. Looking for a reliable, trustworthy garage? Then you've come to the right place! Whether you n

Lolane Motors LTD
8 Job Completed
corby
5.0 / 5

"Our garage is equipped with state-of-the-art technology and our technicians are updated with the latest information on developments and new techniques. We are experience

JBs Garage
6 Job Completed
Corby
5.0 / 5

Here at JBs Garage we take great pride in the standard of our work, as well as in offering our customers a first-class, friendly service at all times regardless of the si

Spirit Hyundai - Corby
Member since 04 May 2016
Corby

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

TJ Autos
Member since 16 December 2016
corby

NVQ qualified, majority of mobile repairs undertaken from servicing,brakes,suspension & many more great affordable prices

Parkers the Parts People Northamptonshire
Member since 25 November 2011
Corby

"Parkers the Parts People Northamptonshire are part of the parts people are one of the UK's leading distributors of replacement car parts Parkers were founded in 1924 and

CAR+
Member since 02 September 2017
Peterborough

Mobile Car and Van Mechanic. Diagnostics Service Repairs Peterborough

NE Auto Mobile Mechanic
Member since 28 June 2011
Peterborough

"We first opened for business in 1998, and have been serving in Peterborough, ever since. We offer a full range of services, covering cars to light commercials both dies

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Alternator Repair in Oundle
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 Oundle

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 Oundle
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Volkswagen£387.67
Ford£416.29
Peugeot£347.54
Citroen£312.69

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 04/07/2022 and 02/10/2022.

Gary from Complete Mechanics explains the workings of the alternator