Alternator Repair in Seaham

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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 Seaham (90 found)
Wearside Auto Centre
190 Jobs Completed
Sunderland
4.6 / 5

We are an established local independent garage and are proud to be members of Autofirst Network – a nationwide network of independent garages operating to the Network’s 6

City Auto Solutions
269 Jobs Completed
Sunderland
3.7 / 5

If you are looking for a garage that you know you can trust and rely on, look no further! We are a family run business who have been serving the Southwick area since we

Washington Auto Repair Centre
16 Jobs Completed
Washington
3.7 / 5

Finding a garage you trust can be difficult. It's easy to take your car in with a flat tyre and come out with a massive bill for brakes you never asked to be repaired. Yo

PJA Motors Ltd
16 Job Completed
Quarrington Hill
5.0 / 5

PJA Motors LTD is a Bosch Car Service Centre Based in Quarrington Hill, County Durham, PJA Motors. provides a totally independent Vehicle Care, Repair and Maintenance

North East Auto Services - Peterlee.
57 Jobs Completed
Peterlee
4.6 / 5

Welcome to North East Auto Services Group, in Middlesbrough, Peterlee and Fairfield, Stockton. We offer a wide range of garage services including MOT Testing, Servicing,

MotorFreakz
22 Jobs Completed
Sunderland
4.0 / 5

We offer a wide range of motoring services from mots to engine replacements. We aim to beat any genuine quotation so please feel free to call or message or even pop in an

Hylton Road MOT Centre
1 Job Completed
Sunderland
5.0 / 5

If you need a reliable MOT service that you know you can count on, then you know you have come to the right place. We understand that when you need a reliable garage,

Origin Automotive Ltd
34 Jobs Completed
Durham
4.4 / 5

Origin Automotive is a vehicle MOT service and repair centre based in Durham, England. If you have a problem with your vehicle or should it need its annual service or

J J Transport
4 Jobs Completed
Houghton Le Spring
5.0 / 5

J J Transport are your local indepedent garage based in Hetton-Le-Hole. We are a fully-fledged garage offering our customer all mechanical repairs, servicing, classand 7

Complete Vehicle Maintenance - Newcastle
6 Job Completed
Washington
5.0 / 5

We carry out mobile vehicle servicing, MOT and repairs Nationwide. You will no longer have to take your vehicle to a static workshop as we come out to you at home or work

Mick Kendrick Independent Specialist
4 Job Completed
Sunderland
5.0 / 5

My name is Mick Kendrick and I am a BMW Senior Technician, having worked for a BMW main dealer for 13 years. I’ve been in the motor trade industry for almost 45 years no

Sunderland Tyre and Exhaust Centre
3 Jobs Completed
Sunderland
5.0 / 5

MOT's, Servicing, Brakes, Clutches, Cam Belts, ECU Remapping, Diagnostics, Tracking and Recoveries. All mechanical work undertaken. Why pay main dealer prices for you

Cartec Service Centre
3 Job Completed
Sunderland
5.0 / 5

Looking for a garage in Sunderland for car repairs or an MOT? If so, look no further than the quality services on offer at Cartec Service Centre. With a wealth of experie

AJ Automedics
3 Job Completed
Dragonville
5.0 / 5

Hello! Welcome to AJ Automedics - Winner of Motor Codes garage of the year 2015 and have been in the top 50 garages in the UK since 2012! We are a female friendly full

Just Car Clinic Durham
30 Jobs Completed
Durham
5.0 / 5

Just Car Clinic Durham is part of Just Car Clinics which is the second largest accident repair and car care company in the UK with 26 centres throughout England. Every

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Alternator Repair in Seaham
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 Seaham bookings

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Alternator Prices in Seaham

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 Seaham
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Ford£362.10

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 20/07/2021 and 18/10/2021.

Gary from Complete Mechanics explains the workings of the alternator