Alternator Repair in Peterborough

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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 Peterborough (79 found)
IN'n'OUT Autocentres Peterborough
1424 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

K-Tech Automotive Peterborough
757 Jobs Completed
Peterborough
4.1 / 5

K Tech Automotive was established in November 2020, Opening our first workshop in Bretton offering all types of vehicle servicing and repairs. Soon expanding to offering

ATD Vehicle Specialists LTD
104 Jobs Completed
PETERBOROUGH
5.0 / 5

At ATD Vehicle Specialists LTD, we are a German Car Specialist with dealership diagnostics equipment. We are passionate about the services we offer. No matter the problem

Mr Tyre Ltd - Peterborough
481 Jobs Completed
Peterborough
4.9 / 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

Autoremedy
278 Jobs Completed
Peterborough
4.6 / 5

Autoremedy offer a fully guaranteed mobile mechanics service to Peterborough and the surrounding areas. We add a huge value to our customers as we come to you, so you

Smart Fit Auto Centre
181 Jobs Completed
Peterborough
4.1 / 5

.Smartfit Auto centres Have been servicing cars for a number of years and have built up an excellent reputation within the for providing quality, value, and service from

TM CARS LIMITED
198 Jobs Completed
PETERBOROUGH
4.9 / 5

TM CARS LIMITED is independent garage with MOT class 4 station located in Peterborough. If you are looking for a trusted and experienced garage in Peterborough to conduc

HBM Motor Garage
277 Jobs Completed
Peterborough
4.9 / 5

HBM Motor Garage are your local independent garage based in Boongate, Peterborough. The garage is owned and managed by myself, Andris, a fully qualified technician with

Formula One Autocentres - Peterborough
343 Jobs Completed
Fengate, Peterborough
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

Cartell Mot And Service Limited
12 Jobs Completed
Peterborough
4.9 / 5

Cartell have been providing excellent customer service and support to the motorists of Peterborough for the last 40 years, recently under new ownership but the staff have

SKS Auto Services Ltd
109 Jobs Completed
Peterborough
4.8 / 5

SKS Auto Services, owned by good friends and business partners Bradley Dawson and Nathan Hinks was established in 2005 and has a reputation for professionalism, technical

Marque 1 Service Centre Ltd
22 Jobs Completed
Peterborough
4.4 / 5

Marque 1 Service Centre is run by professionally trained Technicians with a wealth of experience. Our workshop is fitted with all of the equipment needed to perform any r

Smiths Hyundai
2 Job Completed
PETERBOROUGH
5.0 / 5

Smiths Hyundai is a Main Dealer as part of the long established Smiths Motor Group in Peterborough. We have been trading for over 50 years and proud to still be a famil

T&T Vehicle sales
7 Jobs Completed
Peterborough
5.0 / 5

We are a well-established car sales and repair centre based in Werrington, Peterborough. Our team have a wealth of experience in a variety of mechanical repairs and alway

Stoneacre Peterborough
6 Jobs Completed
Eastern Industry
4.4 / 5

Stoneacre Peterborough is part of one of the country's fastest growing motor groups. The company was first incorporated on the 21st December 1994 and started off as a use

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Alternator Repair in Peterborough
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 Peterborough bookings

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