Alternator Repair in Sittingbourne

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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 Sittingbourne (21 found)
All Vehicle Services (Kent) Ltd
429 Jobs Completed
Sittingbourne
4.2 / 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

Protyre - Sittingbourne
209 Jobs Completed
Sittingbourne
4.6 / 5

Protyre Sittingbourne was originally opened as Tyremark in 2009 before joining the Protyre network in June 2014. Protyre Sittingbourne on Eurolink way has gained a reputa

VR Mobile Mechanics Ltd
89 Jobs Completed
Sittingbourne
3.5 / 5

Repair & Shine UK Ltd
332 Jobs Completed
Sittingbourne
4.5 / 5

Welcome to Repair & Shine UK Ltd At Repair & Shine UK LTD You will find our professional team able to offer you a personal unique service. We pride ourselves o

Pro2 vehicle solutions
194 Jobs Completed
Lynsted, teynham
4.9 / 5

Pro2 is a family run business, We now operate a friendly, garage to you service and repair.. All of our work is carried out to the highest standards at all times and we

Formula One Autocentres - Sittingbourne
220 Jobs Completed
Sittingbourne
4.2 / 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

CWC Automotive Ltd
144 Jobs Completed
Sittingbourne
4.9 / 5

Specialist dealer trained technicians in various manufacturers, with the latest diagnostic equipment gives you the confidence that your vehicle is in the very safest of h

DJC CARS LIMITED
7 Jobs Completed
KENT
5.0 / 5

Used Car Dealership based in Sittingbourne, Kent we offer a wide range of services including 0% repayments for repairs over £100 which can be used for Vehicle Breakdowns,

BOURNE PERFORMANCE LTD
40 Jobs Completed
Sittingbourne
4.6 / 5

Bourne Performance Ltd are a local independent company established in 2005, with a loyal customer base in our local area of Sittingbourne. This is due to our team of high

Perrys Sittingbourne
9 Jobs Completed
Bapchild
4.2 / 5

Welcome to Perrys Sittingbourne, where the price of servicing is comparable with the prices you pay at a local fast fit. That said, choosing a franchised dealer will mean

Medway Hyundai
Member since 31 May 2016
Rainham

Family owned Hyundai main dealer located in Rainham, Kent. A recently refurbished site offering all main dealer services for sales, service and parts including MOT's and

MobDon
Member since 24 August 2022
Sittingbourne

Rlc
Member since 10 February 2021
Sittingbourne

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RLC auto repair shop
Member since 13 May 2020
Teynham

We are a family run garage local to Teynham coverings the Faversham and Sittingbourne and Swale area

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Alternator Repair in Sittingbourne
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 Sittingbourne

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 Sittingbourne
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Vauxhall£392.01
Ford£348.48
Mercedes£578.45
Toyota£387.90

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

Gary from Complete Mechanics explains the workings of the alternator