Alternator Repair in Sevenoaks

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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 Sevenoaks (86 found)
RD9 Automotive
37 Jobs Completed
Tunbridge Wells
5.0 / 5

RD9 Automotive Group was founded in 2020 by Ryan Day. Ryan started his mechanical career at Porsche as an apprentice in 2007, and remained working for the brand until 202

The Moorhouse Garage / Supreme DPF Cleaning
6 Job Completed
Westerham
5.0 / 5

Family Run Business for over 25 Years We Are Able To Carry Out All Your Motoring Needs. We Also Specialise in Dpf Cleaning

Mechanics To Your Drive
79 Jobs Completed
Fawkham, Longfield
5.0 / 5

Welcome To The South East's Leading Independent Mobile Mechanics & Vehicle Servicing Centre. Mechanics you can trust, next-day service available at your chosen loc

R&R Mobile Mechanic
195 Jobs Completed
Orpington
4.4 / 5

Thank you for visiting the Page. We offer a wide variety of services including Call Outs (24/7) to diagnostics and repairs thereafter. Our services are transparent and p

JM Autos
8 Job Completed
Tonbridge
5.0 / 5

We're an independent garage based in Tonbridge, Kent, we're primarily a Vauxhall specialist and have over 20 years experience in the brand so you can rest assure your v

Formula One Autocentres - Orpington
165 Jobs Completed
Orpington
3.7 / 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

chami motors and mobile mechanics
239 Jobs Completed
Orpington
4.9 / 5

We are CHAMI MOTORS AND MOBILE MECHANICS and we have been maintaining and repairing vehicles Bromley and surrounding area since 2020. If you are looking for a fully e

G & R Autos LTD
257 Jobs Completed
Tunbridge Wells
4.8 / 5

We have over 17 years previous experience within the motor trade. We take on all makes and models of cars and short wheel-base vans. We can do anything from: Bulb

CKAutoCare
46 Jobs Completed
Orpington
5.0 / 5

CK AutoCare offer a fully insured and guaranteed mobile mechanic service in Bromley and its surrounding areas. With 30 years’ dealer experience and training specializing

Eden Prestige Autocare Ltd
79 Jobs Completed
Kent
4.3 / 5

Eden Prestige Autocare is a family owned business with over 120 years of experience between our professional team. We are located in Edenbridge and serve the Kent, Sussex

Westbourne Motor Company - Tunbridge wells
16 Jobs Completed
Tunbridge Wells
5.0 / 5

The Westbourne brand is the South’s leading repairer for household names such as Green Flag, AA & RAC. For the majority of repairs we can offer a mobile service

SW Automotive
2 Jobs Completed
Biggin Hill
4.0 / 5

Why choose us? Our comprehensive mechanical and bodywork repairs are carried out by our knowledgeable team, who draw on their years of experience in order to ensure your

Formula One Autocentres - Tunbridge Wells
80 Jobs Completed
Tunbridge Wells
4.7 / 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

Shanes Autos
42 Jobs Completed
Borough green
5.0 / 5

Qualified vehicle mechanic based in Sevenoaks. We do all kinds of car repairs, servicing, mot's, brakes, tyres, etc. We are a reliable garage who will complete all the wo

NCC Vehicle Solutions
25 Jobs Completed
Oxted
5.0 / 5

I began my mechanical career 18 years ago with Peugeot, where I completed my apprenticeship, and then spent a further 2 years. I then went on to work in several independ

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Alternator Repair in Sevenoaks
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 Sevenoaks

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 Sevenoaks
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Ford£334.29
Mercedes£384.98
Volkswagen£365.23
Vauxhall£374.17
Audi£360.10
Toyota£375.71
Peugeot£348.04
BMW£296.73
Citroen£316.74
MINI£283.64

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 11/05/2022 and 09/08/2022.

Gary from Complete Mechanics explains the workings of the alternator