Alternator Repair in Royal Leamington Spa

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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 Royal Leamington Spa (38 found)
Protyre Warwick
283 Jobs Completed
Warwick
4.5 / 5

The number of services offered by the centre has gradually increased to meet customer demand including motorcycle tyres and MOT's as well as servicing. Protyre Warwick wa

Warwick MOT Centre
44 Jobs Completed
Warwick
3.3 / 5

Warwick MOT centre is a family run business that was established 24 years ago. We are on Millers Road , Warwick We specialise in MOT testing, servicing and repairs

Just Nice Clean Cars Limited
13 Job Completed
Warwick
5.0 / 5

Our highly skilled service team and experienced auto mechanics, are all local people, passionate about looking after your car. At our state of the art AA Approved servic

Tyre Fit Autos Ltd
23 Jobs Completed
Leamington Spa
5.0 / 5

Fast and efficient car repairs across Leamington Spa Having problems with your car? Tyre Fit Autos offer fast and efficient car repair services to get your vehicle up

Vastec ltd
103 Jobs Completed
Warwick
4.5 / 5

VASTEC is a well established Warwickshire based company, we are your independent specialists for all VAG (Volkswagen, Audi, Seat and Skoda) Group vehicles. Offering servi

United repairs
1 Job Completed
Leamington Spa
5.0 / 5

All vehicle servicing and repairs carried out. Mot Pretest also testing . Air conditioning services. Electrical diagnosis. Specialising in VW / Audi group

Steve Winn Autocare
12 Jobs Completed
Warwick
5.0 / 5

Established in 2005, we are one of Warwick’s leading independent repair garages. Our 4,000 sq ft premises are based close to Warwick Hospital. We offer a friendly,

Lambsdons Motor Services
Member since 13 December 2018
Heathcote Industrial Estate

Lambsdons Motor Services

Warwick Kia
Member since 17 November 2015
Warwick

We are a family owned business, established locally over 50 years ago. We pride ourselves in offering the highest level of care whether your current model needs servicing

Grays Garage
Member since 31 January 2017
Warwick

Grays Garage was formed in 1948 by Ken and Dorothy Gray. Ken had just left the Army where he served as a Sergeant Vehicle Technician. The foundation of Grays Garage Warwi

Lambsdons Motor Services.
Member since 29 March 2019
Warwick

Lambsdons Motor Services

SPG Warwick
Member since 08 February 2016
WARWICK

We are a Renault and Dacia main dealer with the knowledge, specific tooling and diagnostic equipment to efficiently repair and maintain all Renault and Dacia vehicles. Co

Murley Hyundai - Warwick
Member since 22 April 2016
Warwick

We are franchised dealers for new and used Hyundai vehicles, with two locations covering Warwick, Leamington Spa, Coventry, Kenilworth, Stratford on Avon, Rugby and Evesh

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Alternator Repair in Royal Leamington Spa
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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How much does Alternator Repair cost in Royal Leamington Spa?

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 Royal Leamington Spa for Alternator Repair on WhoCanFixMyCar.com for some of our top car makes.


Alternator Repair Cost by Car Make in Royal Leamington Spa
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Ford£478.53
Renault£549.35
Vauxhall£571.98
Toyota£449.86
MINI£611.15
BMW£504.89

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 24/11/2023 and 22/02/2024.

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