Alternator Repair in Romford

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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 Romford (121 found)
Peter James Motor Group.
518 Jobs Completed
Dagenham
4.5 / 5

Peter James Motor Group was established in 2006. Consisting of an RAC Approved MOT/Service Centre and two BSi Accredited Bodyshops based in Dagenham, Essex. Our Technic

Platinum Motoring Solutions Ltd.
757 Jobs Completed
Romford
4.8 / 5

Established in 2008 with over 7 years of experience, Platinum Motors is a well-known, locally run business based in Romford. We pride ourselves on providing an honest and

Regent Tyres & Exhausts
67 Jobs Completed
Ilford
3.2 / 5

We are a memeber of Unipart Car Care Centres. We believe we are offering our customers something special by recruiting a wide network of quality, independent garages t

MIC Auto services LTD
131 Jobs Completed
barking
4.7 / 5

We do MOT for cars and vans Servicing and Mechanical repairs Sale of new and part worn tyres Body works and Spraying Diagnostic check, Engine management light Electr

Buffalo Autos
507 Jobs Completed
Hornchurch
4.3 / 5

We are a hard working family run business. If we cant fix your problem on your drive, we have a fully equipped workshop that is capable to fix most jobs. At Buffalo's we

We’Fix Autocentres LTD
231 Jobs Completed
Ilford
4.8 / 5

5***** GARAGE 100% POSITIVE GOOGLE REVIEWS 5/5 YELL RATED GARAGE CHECK OUT OUR INSTGRAM TO SEE WHAT WE GET UP TO: https://www.instagram.com/wefix_autocentres/?h

PSL Tuning
59 Jobs Completed
Dagenham
3.9 / 5

PSL Tuning is one of the leading car remapping companies in East London. With all the updated equipment, modern ideas, and expert professionals, we have gained the recogn

ABBEY AUTO REPAIR LTD
151 Jobs Completed
London
4.6 / 5

Abbey Auto Repair is a well established mobile mechanics that has built up an enviable reputation over the last 5 years. We pride ourselves on our commitment to provid

SN Autohaus Hainault
441 Jobs Completed
ILFORD
4.3 / 5

When it comes to servicing your car, SN Autohaus Hainault can offer you the premium service you'd expect from a main dealer - without the premium price tag. This means yo

London V Trader Ltd
327 Jobs Completed
Braking
4.1 / 5

At London V Trader, it is our ambition to see you back on the road as soon as possible no matter what the issue is. Established in 2013, we are an independently run famil

Redline Garage Ltd
214 Jobs Completed
London
4.8 / 5

Established in 2011, our independent workshop based in Barking Industrial Park is home to a team of highly skilled mechanics who are committed to ensuring every customer

Specialised Vehicle Services
98 Jobs Completed
Hornchurch
4.0 / 5

We are based in Hornchurch Essex and can cater from washing your vehicle to fully servicing it to diagnosing those faults with a professional touch. We have main dealer d

AJ Servicing & Repairs.
94 Jobs Completed
Hornchurch
3.9 / 5

AJ Servicing and Repair centre (formerly Moorings Garage) was taken over in 2013 by a group of main dealer management and technical personnel. The team have over 100 year

Naxys autos
15 Job Completed
Ilford
5.0 / 5

Naxys autos ltd offers a 24 hour mobile mechanic service based in east london, north london, central london and essex We have a highly experienced, friendly and reliab

Campbell's Mobile Mechanics
77 Jobs Completed
Ilford
4.0 / 5

Campbell's Mobile Mechanic is an established company and welcomes all customers. I can offer from home starts,battery replacements,oil changes,vehicle inspection & mo

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Alternator Repair in Romford
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 Romford bookings

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Alternator Prices in Romford

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 Romford
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Ford£319.32
Mercedes£410.64
BMW£439.07
Vauxhall£299.21
Volkswagen£301.24
Nissan£394.82
Audi£388.09
Citroen£469.25
Peugeot£415.05
Renault£370.52
Toyota£303.33
MINI£277.46

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