Alternator Repair in Royston

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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 Royston (17 found)
Station Garage Service Ltd
16 Job Completed
Meldreth
5.0 / 5

"Family Run Business MOT's, Competitive deals on Tyres, Diagnostic Engine Management, Fleet and Car Servicing -all makes and models, Welding to MOT standards"

B2B Automotive
86 Jobs Completed
Royston
4.7 / 5

B2B Automotive specialises in small and large fleet service and maintenance. With our trained technicians and strict approach to time keeping we keep service/repairs

Roy Castle & Co
16 Jobs Completed
Bassingbourn
4.7 / 5

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A505 vehicle services ltd serving royston and cambridge areas
17 Jobs Completed
Near Royston
4.8 / 5

"We have 15 years experience of cars and commercials. We have the latest diagnostic equipment to keep up with today's technology. We have a large fleet of free loan cars

Station Garage Services ltd
4 Jobs Completed
Royston
5.0 / 5

Station Garage is a family run village garage which offers everything from small trailer tyres to large vehicle engine rebuilds. MOT's, Servicing and repairs all carried

Reed Autos
7 Job Completed
Cambridge
5.0 / 5

Motor Trader Magazine New Dealership Award Winner 2015 we are independent specialists in used cars and vans, we pride ourselves on our knowledge of the car industry and o

Mantles (Royston)
Member since 17 November 2015
Royston

WELCOME .... to Mantles Kia- a long established, family owned business with a proud reputation built up over many years in Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and Cambridgeshire.

S.J. Tokely Repairs
Member since 26 May 2011
Buntingford

"S.J. Tokely Repairs is a family run business, with a reputation for providing a good service at a fair price. We are based in Buntingford and offer mechanical repairs, e

INS
Member since 08 November 2016
Bassingbourn

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Melbourn Garage
Member since 30 June 2020
Royston

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

Engine monkey mobile mechanic
Member since 07 October 2016
Royston

Mobile mechanic 15 years experience in HGV,cars and vans

A Drayton & Son
Member since 18 June 2012
Royston

"Welcome to A Drayton & Son in Royston and Buntingford. We are a local, independent garage, serving Royston,Buntingford and the surrounding area.We are a Unipart Car Care

2 Stroke complete Autocare
Member since 19 June 2012
Bassingbourn

"2 Stroke Autocare is an independent garage established in 1984 by the current owner Michael Struebel. From the start Michael always wanted to offer more than other high

Barkways Service Station
Member since 19 June 2012
Royston

"Barkway Service Station, near Royston, Hertfordshire is a family business, run by qualified mechanic Peter Blanche for over 20 years. At the garage there is a dedicated

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Alternator Repair in Royston
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 Royston

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 Royston
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Vauxhall£327.80
Ford£306.90
BMW£447.15

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 04/07/2022 and 02/10/2022.

Gary from Complete Mechanics explains the workings of the alternator