Alternator Repair in Slough

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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 Slough (332 found)
M Tek - Mobile Mechanics
2045 Jobs Completed
Maidenhead
4.9 / 5

Are you in search of a reliable and trustworthy mechanic? You've come to the right place! Whether your vehicle requires a service, diagnostic test, or any type of repair,

Mobile Help Mechanics
127 Jobs Completed
Maidenhead
5.0 / 5

Welcome to MH Mobile Mechanics, your reliable partner in automotive care on the go. With a passion for vehicles and a commitment to quality, we bring the garage to you, p

LPV Engineering
12 Jobs Completed
Uxbridge
5.0 / 5

We have been in the motor trade for over 30 years. I have worked for a variety of main dealers including Toyota, VW and Tesla. I have spent over 18 years on the roadside

Car Repair World Ltd
155 Jobs Completed
Taplow
3.9 / 5

Hi, From Car Repair World. We are an RAC APPROVED GARAGE and Credited Bodyshop for all Mechanical, Bodywork & Electrical repairs for your car. We also cover Insu

Anees Autocare Centre
779 Jobs Completed
Hounslow
4.9 / 5

Specialising in Mercedes-Benz , Audi, Vw, toyota we cater for all makes and models of motor vehicles. From minor repairs to major maintenance, we are committed to ensurin

Auto Care Centre
198 Jobs Completed
Windsor
4.4 / 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

Custom Werks
665 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

Cut Price Autocentre
110 Jobs Completed
Southall
4.6 / 5

Welcome to Cut Price AutoCentre, your one-stop solution for automotive care. Our skilled and professional mechanics and technicians are dedicated to the well-being of you

Chertsey Service & MOT Centre
1048 Jobs Completed
Chertsey
4.6 / 5

We are a long established member of the RMI and AA approved vehicle repair & MOT Centre situated in the heart of Chertsey, Surrey. Whether it’s a gearbox repair, MOT,

RHK MOT LTD
753 Jobs Completed
Southall
4.8 / 5

MOT Tester's and Technician's Professional Status: Registered IMI Member IMI Accreditation ATA Route / Level: Light Vehicle Inspection Technician ABC Award Class 3

AMZ Automotive LTD
27 Jobs Completed
Bracknell
5.0 / 5

Vertex Cars ltd
5 Job Completed
West Drayton, Hillingdon, United Kingdom
5.0 / 5

We are a car dealer based in Slough and we have our own garage and workshop and we have professional mechanic and state of the art workshop with high tech diagnostic tool

22 MOTORS™️
122 Jobs Completed
Hounslow
4.6 / 5

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Protyre Slough
789 Jobs Completed
Slough
4.2 / 5

Originally opened as Bath Road Tyres in 1992 before becoming part of the Protyre network in 2006. As the name Bath Road Tyres suggests the centre has concentrated on supp

Complete Repair
24 Jobs Completed
Hillingdon
4.3 / 5

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Alternator Repair in Slough
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 Slough bookings

4.66

32 reviews

How much does Alternator Repair cost in Slough?

The cost of servicing, MOT and repairs differ across the country and Alternator Repair is not any different. Labour rates will be higher or lower depending on where in the country you are. Take a look below at the average quote in Slough for Alternator Repair on WhoCanFixMyCar.com for some of our top car makes.


Alternator Repair Cost by Car Make in Slough
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Ford£464.70
Vauxhall£489.79
Volkswagen£539.41
Audi£608.03
Mercedes£762.77
MINI£559.11
Renault£522.49
BMW£804.61
Nissan£526.86
Peugeot£594.56
Toyota£503.92
Citroen£419.55
Volvo£513.53

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 25/02/2024 and 25/05/2024.

Although the alternator is a relatively simple part, it plays a critical role in your vehicle’s operation, so it’s essential any alternator problems are diagnosed correctly and fixed.


Here are some of the most common signs that your alternator is on the blink:

  • The alternator warning light will be on – in most cases this is shaped like a battery but some cars will show ‘ALT’ or ‘GEN’
  • You may experience extremely bright or dimming headlights, or a speedometer that stops working
  • Drivers sometimes complain of a growling or whining noise before the alternator gives out
  • You may experience a smell of hot wires or burning rubber


The average alternator repair cost is between £200 and £300, depending on the model of your , so it’s important you make sure you find the best deal. And that’s where we can help.


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Gary from Complete Mechanics explains the workings of the alternator