Alternator Repair in Ramsgate

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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 Ramsgate (32 found)
Formula One Autocentres - Westwood Cross
339 Jobs Completed
Ramsgate
4.2 / 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

DANE VALLEY VEHICLE SERVICES
172 Jobs Completed
broadstairs
4.9 / 5

Family Owned & Family Friendly Garage That Carries Out All Types Of Mechanical Repairs & Diagnostics. Sensible Pricing & Free Advice On Any Matters. We Work O

A1 Motorist Centre
73 Jobs Completed
Broadstairs
4.9 / 5

A1 Motorist Centre was first established in 2005 moving to our present site in late 2006. Our aim is to offer the latest technology that the motor industry can offer, co

Westwood Mot, Tyre & Service Centre Ltd
69 Jobs Completed
Margate
5.0 / 5

"We are one of Thanet's newest vehicle service centres, aiming to provide a main dealer service at local garage prices. Our staff have many years experience at main deale

Hidden Performance Ltd
19 Jobs Completed
sandwich
4.3 / 5

Hidden Performance We maintain a high standard of work at low rates, Every Customer is important to us, Services to engine conversions all work is carried out

Kent Car Craft Ltd
8 Jobs Completed
Broadstairs
4.0 / 5

Welcome to Kent Car Craft – AA Approved MOT, Servicing & Diagnostic Autocentre in Broadstairs. Kent Car Craft is a family run vehicle repair garage in Broadstairs, t

Thanet Mechanics Garage Services
26 Jobs Completed
Margate
5.0 / 5

"Fully qualified city and guilds vehicle mechanic/technician, honest and genuine. 25 years experience BMW, Mini and Mercedes specialist. Work carried out on all makes and

St Georges Garage Ltd
2 Job Completed
Margate
5.0 / 5

Independent garage in Margate Kent specializing in the repair & service of German cars although happy to undertake any make. Courtesy cars & collection & deli

Perrys Broadstairs
2 Job Completed
Broadstairs
5.0 / 5

Welcome to Perrys Broadstairs, where the price of servicing is comparable with the prices you pay at a local fast fit. That said, choosing a franchised dealer will mean t

Robinson Motors
56 Jobs Completed
Sandwich
3.7 / 5

Does your car need a service? Are you agonising over where to take it? Unsure of the skills you will experience, or the price you will have to pay? Thankfully, we have th

Jims Garage Services
Member since 15 August 2016
Margate

We tailor our services to suit our customers individual motoring needs and some of our services include; Engine Repairs Brake Replacement Exhausts Clutch Replaceme

Pierrmonts Limited
Member since 13 December 2018
Ramsgate

Pierrmonts Limited

Thanet Motor Company
Member since 06 February 2013
Margate

"We have a team of highly trained technicians on site, whose latest technology and equipment will bring you the best service available.Our Service Manager is on site six

Broadstairs MOT Centre
Member since 23 June 2020
Broadstairs

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

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Alternator Repair in Ramsgate
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 Ramsgate

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 Ramsgate
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Ford£255.40

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 05/07/2022 and 03/10/2022.

Gary from Complete Mechanics explains the workings of the alternator