Alternator Repair in Richmond

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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 Richmond (173 found)
kevs auto services
602 Jobs Completed
raynes park
4.7 / 5

repairs to most make and models inc cam belts, clutches servicing diagnostics brakes mot, we take all major debit cards

VSC Car Servicing & MOT - RAC Accredited Repairer
1232 Jobs Completed
Hounslow
4.3 / 5

Most vehicle owners are frustrated with dealer prices and having to wait weeks for an appointment. At VSC, you can get a same-day booking (on most days) for Mot, Servici

Mobile Mercedes Mechanic
159 Jobs Completed
London
4.8 / 5

Paul has been in the trade for 25+ years specialising in Mercedes-Benz vehicles. Joining WhoCanFixMyCar.com in 2015 Working mobile he tours the entire uk from job

The Westbury Garage
996 Jobs Completed
London
4.7 / 5

For all your servicing needs

Promod Works LTD.
145 Jobs Completed
London,Chessington
5.0 / 5

Hybrid and EV Licensed Specialists. Promod Works Ltd. was founded back in 2008 with the spark and passion of a true Petrol Head, with the grand vision of making the moto

K & P Motors PVT Ltd
43 Jobs Completed
Kingston upon Thames
4.2 / 5

We are K&P Motors PVT Ltd. You can find us in Unit 4 Hampden Road KT13LG Kingston upon Thames. If you need fast , good and affordable repair for your vehicle we'r

22 MOTORS LTD
44 Jobs Completed
Hounslow
4.3 / 5

? | CAR DEALERSHIP ⚒️ | ACCIDENT REPAIRS ? | SUNTEK APPROVED PPF INSTALLER ⭐️ | 5 STAR RATING ? | 0% FINANCE PACKAGES AVAILABLE ? | EXTENDED WARRANTIES FROM £179

Ealing Tyres Servicing & MOT
257 Jobs Completed
Ealing
4.9 / 5

Ealing Tyres Servicing & MOT provides extensive automotive parts repairs including tyres, brakes, exhausts, MOT testing, car servicing and air conditioning recharge.

Anees Autocare Centre
718 Jobs Completed
Hounslow
4.9 / 5

Specialising in Mercedes-Benz , Audi, Vw, toyota we cater for all makes and models of motor vehicles. From minor repairs to major maintenance, we are committed to ensurin

Auto 24
384 Jobs Completed
London
4.8 / 5

We are a group of skill full and highly qualified technicians based in West London and we have been running a successful mechanic & mobile repair business. We hav

Beekay Motors AF
121 Jobs Completed
London
4.2 / 5

We are light motor vehicle engineers with a wide range of diagnostic equipment. all work estimates free. we also carry out on Saturday mornings a free lights, levels and

Sparrowhawk Motors IV LTD
417 Jobs Completed
Chelsea
4.5 / 5

From a convenient location in West London Sparrowhawk motors Garage has been offering a full range of garage services for over 20 years to customers from all over London.

Clocktower Auto centre ltd
261 Jobs Completed
west molesy
3.0 / 5

Hi We are based near Hampton Court and have a staff of 6 mechanics we can do a full range of Services, Tyres and MOT's. WE ARE BMW INDEPENDENT SPECIALISTS OFFER SERVIC

Top Cars Center
8 Job Completed
London
5.0 / 5

Apollo Garage
94 Jobs Completed
Middlesex
5.0 / 5

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Alternator Repair in Richmond
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 Richmond bookings

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Alternator Prices in Richmond

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 Richmond
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Ford£365.47
Mercedes£431.39
BMW£468.74
Vauxhall£348.35
Volkswagen£331.14
Nissan£356.75
Peugeot£444.13
Toyota£296.30
Renault£407.83
Audi£437.57
Citroen£493.88
Volvo£401.58

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 01/07/2022 and 29/09/2022.

Gary from Complete Mechanics explains the workings of the alternator