Alternator Repair in Peterlee

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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 Peterlee (74 found)
Wearside Auto Centre
198 Jobs Completed
Sunderland
4.3 / 5

We are an established local independent garage and are proud to be members of Autofirst Network – a nationwide network of independent garages operating to the Network’s 6

PJA Motors Ltd
17 Job Completed
Quarrington Hill
5.0 / 5

PJA Motors LTD is a Bosch Car Service Centre Based in Quarrington Hill, County Durham, PJA Motors. provides a totally independent Vehicle Care, Repair and Maintenance

North East Auto Services - Peterlee.
57 Jobs Completed
Peterlee
4.6 / 5

Welcome to North East Auto Services Group, in Middlesbrough, Peterlee and Fairfield, Stockton. We offer a wide range of garage services including MOT Testing, Servicing,

Origin Automotive Ltd
34 Jobs Completed
Durham
4.4 / 5

Origin Automotive is a vehicle MOT service and repair centre based in Durham, England. If you have a problem with your vehicle or should it need its annual service or

Oxford MoT & Service Centre
5 Jobs Completed
Hartlepool
5.0 / 5

We are a garage located on Oxford Road in Hartlepool, Carrying out MoT Servicing and Vehicle Repair. A well established garage know for years.

J J Transport
4 Jobs Completed
Houghton Le Spring
5.0 / 5

J J Transport are your local indepedent garage based in Hetton-Le-Hole. We are a fully-fledged garage offering our customer all mechanical repairs, servicing, classand 7

Sunderland Tyre and Exhaust Centre
3 Jobs Completed
Sunderland
5.0 / 5

MOT's, Servicing, Brakes, Clutches, Cam Belts, ECU Remapping, Diagnostics, Tracking and Recoveries. All mechanical work undertaken. Why pay main dealer prices for you

Cartec Service Centre
3 Job Completed
Sunderland
5.0 / 5

Looking for a garage in Sunderland for car repairs or an MOT? If so, look no further than the quality services on offer at Cartec Service Centre. With a wealth of experie

AJ Automedics
3 Job Completed
Dragonville
5.0 / 5

Hello! Welcome to AJ Automedics - Winner of Motor Codes garage of the year 2015 and have been in the top 50 garages in the UK since 2012! We are a female friendly full

Just Car Clinic Durham
30 Jobs Completed
Durham
5.0 / 5

Just Car Clinic Durham is part of Just Car Clinics which is the second largest accident repair and car care company in the UK with 26 centres throughout England. Every

Lido Garage
3 Job Completed
Hartlepool
5.0 / 5

Lido Garage in Hartlepool are your local family garage that has been established since 1963. We trade as a fully independent workshop with full Bosch approval and are pr

Bamburgh Motors
2 Job Completed
Sunderland
5.0 / 5

"Specialist in Audi, VW and Toyota."all makes welcome.

Quarry Service Station
Member since 30 July 2019
Houghton-le-Spring

Quarry Service Station is a family run business which has grown from strength to strength over the years, and is recognised by Bosch as a centre of excellence. Our invest

A A Motors Bosch Car Service Centre
Member since 24 May 2011
Hartlepool

A A Motors is an independent authorised Bosch Car Service and Repair Centre and we probably have more technical equipment than many franchise dealerships. We offer: Serv

Gilesgate Test Centre
Member since 03 January 2012
Durham

Gilesgate MOT Centre has been established as a MOT and repair centre for the past 12 years and we pride ourselves on a competative, quick, efficient service with polite a

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Alternator Repair in Peterlee
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 Peterlee bookings

4.75

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Alternator Prices in Peterlee

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 Peterlee
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Ford£353.10

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 07/09/2021 and 06/12/2021.

Gary from Complete Mechanics explains the workings of the alternator