Alternator Repair in Rainworth

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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 Rainworth (29 found)
KAM Servicing - Sutton
934 Jobs Completed
Sutton-in-Ashfield
4.7 / 5

Kam Servicing, trading for approx 30 years, recognised by both the RAC and the AA for warranty repairs.We are a local, family run business with complete dealer facilities

JJM Automotive solutions
246 Jobs Completed
Mansfield
5.0 / 5

We are a team of fully accredited V.A.G Technicians and we specialize in working on and diagnosing Volkswagn group vehicles, Our skills are not limited to just these bran

Mr Tyre Ltd - Mansfield
780 Jobs Completed
Mansfield
4.8 / 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 38 strategically placed fitting centres

Farnsfield Auto Centre
472 Jobs Completed
Newark
4.3 / 5

Farnsfield Auto Centre is a family owned garage servicing all your vehicle needs in Nottingham, Farnsfield and Newark areas. We are a full serviced garage located in Sout

Engines Masters
261 Jobs Completed
Mansfield
4.7 / 5

We are reputable local business at competitive rates. No jobs is too small or too big. Free repair estimate. We located only 10 min of the Junction 28 in Pinxton. We carr

High Oakham Service Centre
57 Jobs Completed
Mansfield
4.3 / 5

We are proud to welcome you to our state-of-the-art M.O.T & Service centre. Our fully trained staff have many years of experience in maintaining vehicles to the hi

Pete Wilson Auto Electrics Ltd
33 Jobs Completed
Mansfield
4.6 / 5

We are a family run independent garage that established in 1983. Our aim is to ensure every customer is delivered with an exceptional customer experience and high-quality

RCM Motor Repairs LTD
1 Job Completed
Mansfield
5.0 / 5

"At RCM Motor Repairs, I have worked hard to build a reputation for offering a trusted and value for money service to all my customers in the Mansfield area. I understand

TNT Service Centre
Member since 18 December 2014
Mansfield

"TNT Service Centre is a professional, family run, automotive repair facility offering their customers a one stop shop for all their vehicle needs. Equipped with the late

Bristol Street Motors - Mansfield
Member since 31 May 2016
Mansfield

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

F G Automotive Group.
Member since 21 June 2011
Mansfield

"Farnsfield Garage has been trading since 1992 and we continue to strive for improvement. Currently we have over 10 employees and are continually expanding. Our Mansfield

Evans Halshaw Peugeot Mansfield
Member since 30 October 2013
Mansfield

Evans Halshaw Peugeot Mansfield

NJ Motor Repairs
Member since 11 October 2022
Mansfield

NJ Motor Repairs is a vehicle repair service based in Mansfield and covering surrounding areas in Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire. We offer the following services and r

AutoFix Car Repairs
Member since 14 June 2022
Mansfield

The number one choice for car & van servicing and repairs in the Mansfield area. We offer a modern approach to garage services – investing in the latest tooling and d

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Alternator Repair in Rainworth
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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How much does Alternator Repair cost in Rainworth?

The cost of servicing, MOT and repairs differ across the country and Alternator Repair is not any different. Labour rates will be higher or lower depending on where in the country you are. Take a look below at the average quote in Rainworth for Alternator Repair on WhoCanFixMyCar.com for some of our top car makes.


Alternator Repair Cost by Car Make in Rainworth
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Ford£395.30
Vauxhall£397.81
Renault£480.31
Audi£414.60
BMW£463.12
Peugeot£438.33
Mercedes£597.44
Citroen£449.24
Volkswagen£433.75
MINI£429.36
Nissan£371.66

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 01/12/2023 and 29/02/2024.

Although the alternator is a relatively simple part, it plays a critical role in your vehicle’s operation, so it’s essential any alternator problems are diagnosed correctly and fixed.


Here are some of the most common signs that your alternator is on the blink:

  • The alternator warning light will be on – in most cases this is shaped like a battery but some cars will show ‘ALT’ or ‘GEN’
  • You may experience extremely bright or dimming headlights, or a speedometer that stops working
  • Drivers sometimes complain of a growling or whining noise before the alternator gives out
  • You may experience a smell of hot wires or burning rubber


The average alternator repair cost is between £200 and £300, depending on the model of your , so it’s important you make sure you find the best deal. And that’s where we can help.


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Gary from Complete Mechanics explains the workings of the alternator