Alternator Repair in Oxford

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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 Oxford (73 found)
AKI MOTORS LTD
588 Jobs Completed
ABINGDON
4.8 / 5

Our services include: Batteries, alternators brakes Servicing Steering and suspension Diagnostics Exhaust supply and fitment Clutches and Gearboxes Locking whee

Protyre Abingdon
392 Jobs Completed
Abingdon
4.5 / 5

Jason and his team pride themselves on providing an exceptional level of customer service. The centre specialises in mechanical repairs including vehicle servicing and MO

Formula One Autocentres - Oxford
421 Jobs Completed
Oxford
2.7 / 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

Formula One Autocentres - Cowley
335 Jobs Completed
Cowley
4.1 / 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

R.C.P Service Centre LTD
72 Jobs Completed
Thame
4.9 / 5

Us at rcp service centre are always here to help from a small puncture repair to a full engine rebuild we will happily undertake all aspects of work. Mot,service,tyres,ge

Motorgroup 1 Ltd
26 Jobs Completed
kidlington
5.0 / 5

N. Scott Autos
85 Jobs Completed
Abingdon
4.5 / 5

N. Scott Autos are a RAC Approved Garage with 5* Customer Reviews. We have an experienced & trusted team. As one of our previous WhoCanFixMyCar customers said, we ca

D&A Autos
74 Jobs Completed
Witney
4.9 / 5

D&A Autos of Witney offer an independent personal service backed up by over 40 years experience. Although we are well known as Volvo specialists within the Oxford/Wi

Rapid fix mobile mechanic
3 Job Completed
Oxfordshire
5.0 / 5

Mobile mechanic, in and around Oxford area happy to help with any mechanical faults please get in touch

AJH Vehicle Repairs
201 Jobs Completed
Appleford
4.7 / 5

Established in 2016, we are a relatively new, independent company with a wealth of experience in car servicing and car repairs. Our professional mechanics are trained to

Lewis Motors (Oxford) LTD
19 Jobs Completed
Kidlington
5.0 / 5

We are a family run, independent garage located in Langford Lane Kidlington. We service and repair all makes and models of cars and commercial vehicles. We offer Mots i

Johnsons Hyundai - Oxford
2 Job Completed
Oxford
4.0 / 5

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

Quarry Motoring Centre
5 Job Completed
Headington
5.0 / 5

Quarry Motoring Centre is a well-established family run business which has been around since 1965. With over 50 years of experience within the motor industry, we offer c

Didcot Auto Centre
49 Jobs Completed
Didcot
3.3 / 5

"Didcot Auto Centre was established 5 years ago in our modern 4880 sqft premises. We provide car servicing, repairs and MOT testing. Over the years we have specialised in

HiQ Abingdon
1 Job Completed
Abingdon
5.0 / 5

When it comes to servicing your car, HiQ Abingdon can offer you the premium service you'd expect from a main dealer - without the premium price tag. This means you can re

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Alternator Repair in Oxford
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 Oxford bookings

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Alternator Prices in Oxford

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 Oxford
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Volkswagen£306.07

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