Alternator Repair in Port Talbot

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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 Port Talbot (62 found)
C G AUTO REPAIRS
39 Jobs Completed
Langdon Road
5.0 / 5

Here at C&G AUTO REPAIRS we have over 20 years experience in Diagnostics and repairs on all make and model vehicles. we can do anything from timing belt renewals to

Harris Brothers Swansea (Ystrad Rd) - Team Protyre
227 Jobs Completed
Swansea
4.1 / 5

The Swansea Fforestfach centre was originally opened in 2005 and became part of the Protyre network in 2011. The team at Harris Brothers in Fforestfach have been supporti

BDAutos
5 Jobs Completed
swansea
5.0 / 5

We are a small family running business operating in the swasnsea area, we thrive to bring quality workmanship at affordable prices We have a Facebook page BDAutos if

Keep Driving Auto Ltd
1023 Jobs Completed
Swansea
4.9 / 5

Here at Keep Driving Auto we provide a first rate, friendly garage service. Serving the Swansea area, located in Llansamlet within easy reach of both the city Centre and

Rent-A-Tech Vehicle Services Limited
252 Jobs Completed
Bridgend
4.8 / 5

We pride ourselves on our customer satisfaction and good quality of work. We have been trading for over 12 years with over 20 years' experience from franchised main deale

Betts Automotive
13 Jobs Completed
skewien
5.0 / 5

Welcome to Betts Automotive listed bellow are our core services Key Cutting/Programming Whether it's a spare key or you've lost your only one, we've got you covered.

Battery Centre Ltd
39 Jobs Completed
Swansea
4.4 / 5

We are members of the Bosch Car Service Network which is a national network of independent garages. Our objective is to provide you with a friendly and professional servi

Eastlake Garage
404 Jobs Completed
Bridgend
4.7 / 5

We are a well-established company which has been in operation since 2010. As well as being a fully stocked garage, we also have fully stocked mobile workshop vans and w

Harris Brothers Swansea - Team Protyre (Richardson Road)
208 Jobs Completed
Swansea
5.0 / 5

The newly refurbished Harris Brothers Tyre and Mechanical centre has been serving customers for over 70 years. Chris and the team will be pleased to welcome you with a fr

The Mobile Mechanic Swansea
50 Jobs Completed
Swansea
4.6 / 5

We are a fully equipped Garage and Mobile Vehicle Repair service covering all aspects of repairs from Diagnostics injector coding key coding ,servicing , brakes, suspens

Ron's Recovery & Repair Ltd
55 Jobs Completed
Swansea
4.1 / 5

Established by Daniel Aspland in 2017, we currently have 3 mechanics with a combined experience of 25 years. 'Ron's Recovery & Repair' has quickly implemented itself

Swansea Tyre Clutch & MOT Centre
456 Jobs Completed
Swansea,
4.4 / 5

Swansea Tyre & Clutch & MOT Centre does a lot more than just fit tyres and clutches & MOT's! In 2017 we have won both BEST AUTOMOTIVE GARAGE (SME Business Awards) and

Elite Mobile Autocare
10 Jobs Completed
Swansea
5.0 / 5

We are a mobile mechanic based in Swansea, South Wales. We cover all aspects of car repair and maintenance at a place and time convenient to our clients.

Tancock Motors
19 Jobs Completed
Swansea
4.8 / 5

We have been in business for 38 years will a wealth of experience on all makes of cars, we are a Mot test station, Car servicing centre and Car air conditioning centre, j

Interserve Auto Repairs
270 Jobs Completed
Swansea
5.0 / 5

Independent Garage specialising in cam belts, clutches, brakes and engine work. We also offer diagnostics to most makes and models, general repairs, class 4, class 5 and

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Alternator Repair in Port Talbot
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 Port Talbot

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 Port Talbot
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Vauxhall£314.83

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 29/06/2022 and 27/09/2022.

Gary from Complete Mechanics explains the workings of the alternator