Alternator Repair in Redhill

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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 Redhill (69 found)
Doves Gatwick
108 Jobs Completed
Burstow, Horley Copthone
4.5 / 5

"You can be sure that when you visit Motorparks' Car Dealers in Gatwick that you will get yourself a great quality car at a really good price. Motorparks' Car Dealers in

mza automotive ltd
7 Jobs Completed
redhill
4.0 / 5

Revolutionize your vehicle maintenance experience with our Mobile Mechanic service! We bring automotive expertise to your doorstep, offering on-the-spot repairs, diagnost

KMK Automotive - Tadworth
170 Jobs Completed
Tadworth
5.0 / 5

When you choose KMK Automotive, you’re guaranteed an excellent service from one of the most esteemed companies in Tadworth and Walton on the Hill. We offer a collectio

Protyre Caterham
424 Jobs Completed
Caterham
3.9 / 5

Tyremark Caterham - Team Protyre joined the Protyre network in 2019. The centre specialises in supplying and fitting tyres for cars, vans and 4x4s from all leading manufa

SNS Repair Services
10 Jobs Completed
Horley
5.0 / 5

SNS Repair Services is a family run business, who strive for nothing but excellence for our customers. We value the relationships we build with our customers and will alw

RAC Mobile Mechanic - We Come to You. Servicing on your drive or at work - Reigate
160 Jobs Completed
Reigate
3.5 / 5

The RAC offers complete peace of mind for 12 million drivers. We’re best known for our breakdown service, and now - our new RAC Mobile Mechanics are here to make everyday

GOODFELLAS AUTOZ LTD
2081 Jobs Completed
Horley
4.8 / 5

We at Goodfellas Autoz Ltd are based in Gatwick Business in Horley near Gatwick Airport and provide full garage services such us car repairs, computer diagnostics, air co

Power Evolution Performance
115 Jobs Completed
Surrey
4.3 / 5

- We specialise in BMW, MINI & German motor vehicles. - All makes and models welcome. - N47 & M57 Diesel timing chain specialists.

Elite Garages Caterham
88 Jobs Completed
Caterham
3.1 / 5

Elite Garages are one of the South’s leading independent tyre, MOT and car service operators with a turnover in excess of £53 million and around 240 employees. Elite

MDM Motorworx
91 Jobs Completed
Leigh
4.9 / 5

MDM Motorworx. We are a team of 3 mechanics all very experienced in all makes and models of vehicles. We are specialists in clutch repairs. We offer free coll

Fosters mobile auto repairs
22 Jobs Completed
Horely
3.0 / 5

Were a small independent mobile car repair business bringing the workshop to you.

DK AUTOS LIMITED / DK PAINT AND REPAIR
7 Job Completed
Caterham
4.0 / 5

DK Autos specialise in all aspects of vehicle repairs, servicing and MOT's, with 24hour recovery breakdown service. We offer a vehicle collection and return service for

G.R Car & Commercial Ltd
24 Jobs Completed
charlwood
5.0 / 5

Independent garage business, established for over 17 years serving Crawley, Charlwood and the surrounding areas.free collection and delivery services available in these a

Marks Mobile Mechanics
90 Jobs Completed
Surrey
4.7 / 5

I have over 19 years experience with all makes and models. I have spent the last 10 years of my career training to be a Land Rover Specialist at two local Land Rover Deal

Brockham Motor Company Ltd
52 Jobs Completed
Horley
4.8 / 5

We are a family owned garage based in Horley, Surrey, close to Gatwick airport. We have been trading since 1949 and have a great local reputation. We have a modern well

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Alternator Repair in Redhill
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.

Average rating for  Alternator Repair in Redhill bookings

5.00

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How much does Alternator Repair cost in Redhill?

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 Redhill for Alternator Repair on WhoCanFixMyCar.com for some of our top car makes.


Alternator Repair Cost by Car Make in Redhill
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Ford£425.98
Vauxhall£515.38
Mercedes£625.20
Audi£831.11
Peugeot£722.51
Volkswagen£421.84
BMW£437.23
Citroen£665.69
Nissan£454.29
Renault£491.89
Toyota£438.95
MINI£512.84

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 16/01/2024 and 15/04/2024.

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