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Alternator Repair in Portsmouth

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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 Portsmouth (110 found)
Southwick Road Motor Repairs
32 Jobs Completed
Fareham
5.0 / 5

Are you looking for a well established and reliable company
that can provide car servicing and repairs in Wickham? If you
need help with your vehicle, look no further than Southwick
Road Motor Repairs. We have 21 years experience and the know
how to give you the right service for your car and we offer a
quality customer experience as standard

A&M
29 Jobs Completed
Havant
5.0 / 5

Mobile Mechanic
30 years experience on most Marques of cars, including BMW, Mercedes, Toyota, Ford, Vauxhall.
Reliable, reasonably priced service.

Halfords Autocentre Portsmouth (Fratton Rd)
4 Job Completed
Portsmouth
5.0 / 5

Halfords Autocentres is the UK’s leading chain of over 300 independent wholly owned garages, specialising in MOTs, servicing, Tyres, and all types of mechanical repairs from brakes & suspension to clutches and timing belts. Our highly trained ATA technicians have access to the latest diagnostic equipment and vehicle service data allowing us to service and repair all makes of cars to dealer standards.

We continue to invested in training to ensure we are prepared for future challenges, for example we have Hybrid trained technicians at all sites. Our extensive equipment investment ensure that we can meet the requirements of a changing vehicle parc with heavy lift capability in most sites for the growing van fleet and upgraded diagnostic equipment to handle the vast range of new drive assistance systems found on new cars.

Smile Servicing & Repairs
582 Jobs Completed
Hilsea
4.9 / 5

At Smile Servicing & Repairs we offer car repairs in Hilsea, Portsmouth, and further afield, such as Cosham, Copnor and beyond. We have a wealth of knowledge and experience to be able to service and repair your vehicle to a high standard. We are a one stop shop for all your vehicle needs including MOT, Tyres, Smart paint repairs and Air con re-gas and repairs.
We have factory trained Technicians who can cover the entire Citroen car and light commercial range including C1, C2, C3, C4, C5, DS3, Picasso, Dispatch and Berlingo.
As a specialist repairer we can service and repair to the manufacturers specifications. We can update Mazda digital service records and carry out anti- corrosion checks. We have factory trained technicians who specialise in MazdaRX8 and MX5 models and Nissan 350ZX models. We are also experts in Nissan 4x4 models including Navara, Pathfinder and X Trail and the Primastar commercial. We have the latest diagnostic equipment. Any servicing carried out by us does not affect your warranty.
We also specialise in all MINI models, using the latest techniques and equipment. From servicing to repairs we can fulfil all of your requirements. Finally and most importantly, we guarantee to beat any like for like service or repair quote from any franchised dealer.
We look forward to giving you a warm welcome - and make sure to take a look at our latest reviews, too.

Allcars 1 Limited
28 Jobs Completed
Fareham
5.0 / 5

At Allcars, we’re a local family run garage you can rely on, providing car servicing, repairs and MOT testing for customers in the Fareham area including Portchester, Port Solent and Cosham.
We’ve been running for over 15 years providing quality services in the area, with a regular customer base that come back year after year. We care about cars and will look after your car as if it were our own at our Portchester garage near Fareham.
We’re an established garage in the area, well-known for our customer service, quality work and competitive prices that reflect the work that we do. We’re a DVSA and CVTS approved MOT centre in the Portchester and Fareham area.
At Allcars garage, we offer MOT testing, servicing, recovery and repairs. Our repairs include but are not limited to engine remapping, tyre and exhaust replacements, puncture repairs, air conditioning servicing and repairs, car body repairs such as dent removal and scratch repair as well as recovery and accident repairs. Whatever issues you’re having with your vehicle, our team are fully qualified and experienced to take it on. We try to make sure we conduct any repairs or work as efficiently as possible, whilst making sure our customers get some of the best quality mechanical work in the area.

RAD Auto Services Ltd
184 Jobs Completed
Waterlooville
4.9 / 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 core values of Capability, Consistency, Care, Clarity, Cost Effectiveness and Customer Focus. For your added peace of mind we are members of the Motor Ombudsman service which is approved by The Trading Standards Institute. In short, we are a local garage you can trust offering you the support and service guarantees of a national network, giving you complete peace of mind.
We cover Waterlooville and surrounding areas and offer a free collection and delivery service.

Tyre and Auto - Team Protyre (Emsworth)
34 Jobs Completed
Emsworth
3.3 / 5

Daniel and the team pride themselves on providing an exceptional level of customer service. The centre known as Tyre and Auto Havant joined the Protyre network in 2016. The centre specialises in mechanical repairs as well as supplying and fitting tyres for cars, vans and 4x4s from all leading manufacturers, including Michelin, Pirelli, Bridgestone and Continental. Ian and the team will be pleased to provide advice on the best tyres to meet your driving requirements. Why not visit our centre to get the best advice from our experts or feel free to buy online with same day fitting available.

Westbourne Motors Mobile - Portsmouth
21 Jobs Completed
Portsmouth
4.7 / 5

The Westbourne brand is the South’s leading repairer for household names such as Green Flag, AA & RAC.

For the majority of repairs we can offer a mobile service with over 70 fully trained mechanics ready to fix your car at home or work, saving you the time and fuss of driving to a garage.

For major jobs we also operate repair workshops and offer courtesy cars to use whilst we fix your car.

The Westbourne name is synonymous with convenience, efficiency, courtesy and great value and all of our repairs carry a nationwide guarantee.

We are ready 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to respond to your call.

Formula One Autocentres - Fareham
95 Jobs Completed
Gosport, Hampshire
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 premises, high-tech equipment and highly trained technicians; far removed from the kind of service normally associated with the industry.

Forty years down the line, we have grown to become one of the UK’s largest independent autocentre chains. The business remains family owned and continues to uphold its original commitment to delivering the highest quality service at the most competitive prices.

That commitment has proved incredibly popular with motorists, creating many thousands of loyal customers who continue to put their trust in Formula One Autocentres.

As a result, the company has gone from strength to strength, currently boasting over 85 state-of-the-art branches across England, with over 500 highly trained staff working seven days a week to provide a full range of services including tyres, exhausts, batteries, brakes, clutches, MOT's and servicing.

We remain resolutely independent, and as a family owned business, avoid being tied down to any single manufacturer or supplier. This gives us the freedom and flexibility to offer the biggest deals on the widest possible range of top branded products, making the company a viable, attractive and cost-effective alternative to both the big national chains and smaller local independent outlets. Quite simply, Formula One Autocentres provides cost-conscious motorists with the most reliable and affordable means of maintaining their vehicles.

We defend our position at the forefront of the fast-fit industry by constantly evolving and developing innovative new products and services to meet the ever-changing demands of our customers. With an ongoing expansion programme and by regular investment in technology, we continue to provide unbeatable fast-fit service along with the very best value prices. In fact, we can confidently claim that no other company is better equipped to face the motoring challenges of the future.

Advantec ltd
65 Jobs Completed
Fareham
4.8 / 5

Advantec ltd

Hilsea Tyres
70 Jobs Completed
Limberline Road
3.9 / 5

At Hilsea Tyres, we provide you with specialised advice and solutions for all garage services. We supply and fit new and part worn tyres, at competitive prices, in Portsmouth and it’s surrounding areas.

With over 15 years experience we pride ourselves on our commitment to outstanding tyre fitting services. Whether it’s a single replacement or full-set, our services cater to a wide range of needs, so we can get your car up and running as quick as possible.

As true specialists in the motor industry, our services don’t just stop at expertly fitted tyres. We also offer and perform an extensive set of mechanical and car maintenance services within our Portsmouth based auto centre.

Bembridge Garage Ltd T/A Staddlestones
24 Jobs Completed
Ryde
4.2 / 5

David and Doreen Perkis started the Staddlestones business in 1987 as a retail Ford dealer employing just five members of staff. In 1996, the Ford brand was relinquished in favour of becoming the Islands only Nissan dealership. Over the next few years we gradually outgrew our premises on Ashey Road and moved to the much larger site of the former Island Car Centre on Brading Road.

After gaining a degree in Civil Engineering and working as a site engineer for Taylor Woodrow, David and Doreen's son Chris returned to the Island to work within the business in 2000.

In 2005 Chris' wife Signe joined the business as our accountant, and in 2007 Staddlestones purchased the Hodge and Childs premises in Bembridge, adding Peugeot and shortly afterwards Daihatsu to their operations. Chris became Managing Director of the Bembridge business.

In 2013 we merged all of our operations onto our site at Ryde, and also added the SsangYong franchise to our offering.

At this time, David and Doreen retired from the day-to-day running of the business, which is now looked after by Chris and Signe.

In November 2014 we opened our brand new building on the Ryde site to house Peugeot and SsangYong, being the first purpose-built showroom to be constructed on the Island for a number of years.

Whilst we no longer represent SsangYong as a new car franchise, we have exciting plans to bring a fast-fit franchise to Ryde this spring, which will be a first for the town.

Throughout our time in business we have always retained the same philosophy - 'We simply want to treat our staff and customers in the way we'd like to be treated ourselves'. This has stood us in good stead, and we have won a number of awards from our manufacturing partners for our customer service.

Protyre Portsmouth
43 Jobs Completed
Portsmouth
4.3 / 5

Jamie and his team provide a complete range of services for the motorist and motorcycle rider offering MOTs for car, van and 4x4 the centre also undertakes motorcycle MOT's. Providing a comprehensive range of mechanical services including a fixed price servicing menu. The centre also offers tyres from all the leading manufacturers including Pirelli, Bridgestone, Continental and Michelin as well as mid-range manufacturers Falken and Kumho. We also have a comprehensive range of budget tyres available to buy online and the Portsmouth team will advise the best tyres for your driving requirements. Free vehicle checks are available throughout the year and the centre will be pleased to undertake brake, battery, tyre, lights and wiper blade checks all Free of charge. Why not visit our centre to get the best advise from our experts or feel free to buy online with same day fitting available.

Triangle Cars
114 Jobs Completed
Havant
4.6 / 5

Welcome to Triangle Car Havant's 1st choice Tyre Centre and Auto Repair Workshop for private and corporate customers, providing an affordable quality service you can trust.Conveniently located at Dunsbury Business Park in Havant, our Tyre Centre and Workshop is fully equipped with the latest equipment and our friendly staff are trained with the expertise and knowledge to guarantee a first class service.Our services include Tyre fitting centre, 4 wheel laser wheel alignment, vehicle servicing, full diagnostics, MOT testing and repairs, brakes, exhausts, clutches, shock absorbers, batteries and more.

Protyre Fareham
80 Jobs Completed
Fareham
4.3 / 5

Here at Protyre Fareham we offer friendly and professional advice and services for all makes of car.

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Alternator Repair in Portsmouth
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 it, 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 Portsmouth bookings

5.00

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Alternator Prices in Portsmouth

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 Portsmouth
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Vauxhall£265.14
Volkswagen£264.76
Ford£282.63
Renault£326.79
Nissan£515.01
Toyota£371.68

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 08/03/2020 and 06/06/2020.

Gary from Complete Mechanics explains the workings of the alternator