Alternator Repair in Rayleigh

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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 Rayleigh (50 found)
Formula One Autocentres - Basildon
365 Jobs Completed
Basildon
4.1 / 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

Car-Nect Auto Group Ltd
55 Jobs Completed
Rayleigh
5.0 / 5

Car-Nect is proud to be part of the Bosch Car Service Network. We provide a friendly first class service at better prices with a national guarantee from Bosch. Whatever t

Wickford Autocentre
421 Jobs Completed
Wickford
4.6 / 5

Going by first impressions, Russel Gardens in Wickford may not be the sort of place where you would expect to find a modern auto centre, and especially not one that can o

Inverness Garage
505 Jobs Completed
Westcliff-on-Sea
4.4 / 5

We are a family run business in its second generation. Inverness Garage opened in 1970 and are a large independent garage operating in the centre of town, close to bus ro

1st Start Garage
53 Jobs Completed
Basildon
4.6 / 5

1st Start Garage is a small family run business which has been trading for many years, approved by the Government appointed Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA, for

Formula One Autocentres - Rayleigh
270 Jobs Completed
Leigh On Sea
4.5 / 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

Opulent Automotive
2 Job Completed
Rochford
5.0 / 5

Mobile vehicle technician, specialist in diagnostics, electrics, fault finding. Master tech trained across 3 brands. Mainly specialising in VAG group vehicles, Bentley, A

Ingenious car solutions
137 Jobs Completed
huricane way
3.9 / 5

Welcome to Ingenious Car Solutions Ltd. First of all, I would like this opportunity to thank you for choosing us! Your business means everything to us and our goal is to

Auto Motive Kar Klinic
14 Jobs Completed
Basildon
4.8 / 5

Auto Motive Kar Klinic - quality repairs at affordable prices located in Basildon. We are a garage based in Basildon, and have over 25 years of experience within the moto

Fairway Motors (Southend)
3 Job Completed
Essex
5.0 / 5

Fairway Motors Southend Ltd is one of the very best garages in Rochford, providing MOT’s, car services and repairs to the whole of Essex. This independent garage works on

Essex Auto Group (Southend)
7 Job Completed
Westcliff on Sea
5.0 / 5

At Essex Auto Group Kia, we are passionate about cars, so all of our technicians are factory trained. They're fully prepared to make your needs, your car, and above all,

Uncle Toms Service Station & MOT Centre Ltd
15 Jobs Completed
Rochford
5.0 / 5

Our team knows more than anyone how difficult it can be for you to find someone who you know you can trust when it comes to your car and we also know that sometimes you n

Speedy Auto Fix Ltd
61 Jobs Completed
Benfleet
4.2 / 5

With Speedy Auto Fix Ltd there is no need to travel because the technician will come to YOU! Whether you are at home or at your place of work we are ready to inspect, di

Prestigious Car Servicing
5 Jobs Completed
Canvey island
4.8 / 5

"Mercedes Benz mobile specialist, 12 years trained and qualified in Mercedes Benz car servicing, diagnostics and repairs. "

JD Vauxhall Specialist
2 Jobs Completed
Rochford
5.0 / 5

My name is Jeff Down and I have worked at various dealerships for the past 20 years including BMW, Volkswagen Audi Group and Vauxhall. My passion has always been Vauxhall

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Alternator Repair in Rayleigh
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 Rayleigh

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 Rayleigh
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Ford£349.69
Vauxhall£334.47
Mercedes£583.62

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