Alternator Repair in Ruislip

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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 Ruislip (140 found)
Custom Werks
367 Jobs Completed
West Drayton
3.8 / 5

Custom Werks are BMW/Mini Specialists, we also undertake other German cars, with extensive experience of engine rebuilds and all major and minor mechanical repairs as wel

Courtwood Car Services
275 Jobs Completed
Uxbridge
4.5 / 5

"Based in Uxbridge and established since 1978, Courtwoods are a family run company with a reputation for being reliable, friendly and professional. We are committed to ex

RSC Ltd.
51 Jobs Completed
Watford
4.5 / 5

We have on site a fully equipped three ramp workshop. Our work shop philosophy is very old school, we will never carry out any work to your vehicle unless it is needed, a

J & A Motors
89 Jobs Completed
Greenford
5.0 / 5

J & A Motors has provided a first class service to motorists in West London since As a garage which is AA Certified, RAC Approved, an RMI member and a Which Trusted

Ruislip services
390 Jobs Completed
Ruislip
4.5 / 5

Ruislip services is a one stop shop for all your motoring needs. Starting from Tyres, diagnostics, servicing, MOT, Clutch, brakes, exhaust, batteries and many many more.

AM Autos London LTD
410 Jobs Completed
Greenford
4.2 / 5

AM Autos London Ltd is synonymous with providing the care your vehicle deserves. We are known as a full-service auto maintenance and repair garage that has been serving L

Church Avenue Garage Ltd
173 Jobs Completed
Northolt
3.8 / 5

"We are a well established company that deals with its customers in a friendly and courteous manner. Customer service is our top priority and our level of service is seco

Formula One Autocentres - Harrow
593 Jobs Completed
Harrow
3.4 / 5

Established in 1974, Formula One Autocentres set out with a mission to deliver a completely new fast-fit experience to its customers. This would feature clean, modern pre

Motorfix Ltd Greenford
170 Jobs Completed
Greenford
5.0 / 5

We consider ourself to be a one stop shop for all your car and van requirements. Having been established since 2008 and taking great pride in our work, we are members of

Smart Autofix
527 Jobs Completed
Hays
4.8 / 5

Here at Smart Autofix we cover many services but also have a wealth of knowledge in timing belts, timing chains, engine rebuilds, clutch work, head gaskets, and suspensio

Auto Plaza Ltd
620 Jobs Completed
London
4.9 / 5

Hello and Welcome to Auto Plaza in London at Unit C, 23 Aintree road, UB6 7LA ! We are proud to be announced London and National TOP Performer Garage in West London.

AVS Ltd.
218 Jobs Completed
Harrow
4.3 / 5

We are a well established local Harrow garage, providing a wide range of garage services including Servicing, MOT's, Bodywork Repairs, Tyres, Brakes and Clutches to name

VJM Motors Ltd
175 Jobs Completed
SOUTHALL
4.5 / 5

Automotive Repair Shop All Brands Welcome All Types Of Work Undertaken Specialising In Engine Chain / Belt Replacements Clutch Repairs @vjmmotors

Vladimir Radicic Mobile Mechanic
300 Jobs Completed
London
4.1 / 5

Welcome, I am Vladimir Radicic a Mobile Mechanic. I travel within a 20 mile radius to my customers vehicles to help them with a range of mechanical needs. I am friendly a

Northwood Coachworks Limited
18 Jobs Completed
Watford
3.7 / 5

Welcome to Northwood Coachworks! We're a family-run workshop in our 23rd year in business, serving West London, Hertfordshire and the surrounding areas. We specialise in

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Alternator Repair in Ruislip
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 Ruislip

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 Ruislip
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Ford£395.41
Mercedes£447.23
BMW£485.97
Vauxhall£362.12
Volkswagen£343.86
Nissan£346.92
Peugeot£474.30
Toyota£312.86
Audi£409.37
Renault£451.76
Volvo£421.92
Citroen£470.34

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 29/06/2022 and 27/09/2022.

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