Alternator Repair in South Woodham Ferrers

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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 South Woodham Ferrers (15 found)
Car-Nect Auto Group Ltd
55 Jobs Completed
Rayleigh
5.0 / 5

Car-Nect is proud to be part of the Bosch Car Service Network. We provide a friendly first class service at better prices with a national guarantee from Bosch. Whatever t

Wickford Autocentre
419 Jobs Completed
Wickford
4.6 / 5

Going by first impressions, Russel Gardens in Wickford may not be the sort of place where you would expect to find a modern auto centre, and especially not one that can o

Ingenious car solutions
137 Jobs Completed
huricane way
3.9 / 5

Welcome to Ingenious Car Solutions Ltd. First of all, I would like this opportunity to thank you for choosing us! Your business means everything to us and our goal is to

PHAYER MOTOR SERVICES
2 Job Completed
Rayleigh
5.0 / 5

Honest and reliable mechanic with over 13 years experience, Can do anything from a simple oil and filter change to a difficult clutch replacement. Based in Rayleigh brook

ADM Auto Solutions Ltd
Member since 27 December 2019
Hockley

ECU Remapping, DPF, EGR, AdBlue and Flaps Solution We modify the operating parameters within the code (or ‘map’) to increase the vehicle’s performance and/or economy, wi

OC Mechanics
Member since 10 November 2015
Wickford

Honest, Friendly, Reliable Vehicle Mechanic Ollie Clarke, started OC Mechanics Back in 2007 in Battlesbridge, Essex close to South Woodham Ferrers, Wickford, Rayleigh and

Phoenix Motor Centre Ltd
Member since 10 October 2011
Rayleigh

"We are a Bosch Car Service centre. We have been in Rayleigh for 20 years and moved to Rawreth Lane in 1999. Phoenix Motor Centre specialises in BMW, Mercedes, Audi, VW a

Jet Wheel Tyre - Rayleigh
Member since 01 September 2017
Rayleigh

Jet Wheel Tyre is a family run business selling a huge range of products and services for your car, including tyres, wheels, exhausts, brakes, accessories and repairs. We

MIM VEESE
Member since 12 March 2019
WICKFORD

I am specialist for all electrical/electronic systems and can diagnose faults which cannot be done by dealers. Apart from diagnostics, I do service, brakes, towbar fittin

Cold Norton MOT
Member since 29 June 2011
Chelmsford

"Cold Norton MOT is a local garage serving Cold Norton, Chelmsford and surrounding areas. We can provide for all your motoring needs, offering MOT on the premises, servic

Ferreira Automechanic
Member since 11 August 2017
Chelmsford

General car repairs - everything you need to get done, fast, cheap and with quality

CKR Auto Locksmiths
Member since 11 November 2017
Rayleigh

Hi, we are proud to introduce ourselves as the next generation of auto locksmith/electrician/technician. We specialise in the auto motive industry of emergency respons

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Alternator Repair in South Woodham Ferrers
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 South Woodham Ferrers bookings

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Alternator Prices in South Woodham Ferrers

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 South Woodham Ferrers
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Ford£364.98

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 28/06/2022 and 26/09/2022.

Gary from Complete Mechanics explains the workings of the alternator