Alternator Repair in Southall

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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 Southall (30 found)
Sierra Garage Limited
243 Jobs Completed
Grays
4.8 / 5

Sierra Garage Ltd are an independent workshop based in Essex. We believe in providing our customers with the very best customer experience, as we pride ourselves on our

ISM Auto Repairs
36 Jobs Completed
Grays
4.5 / 5

ISM Auto Repairs also known as ISM Autos is based in Grays, Essex. We are proud to be one of Essex's most trusted and highly recommended garages for all your automotive n

SDM Auto Service & Repair
40 Jobs Completed
Grays
4.6 / 5

We are specialised in vehicle repair and servicing, based in Grays, Essex. Our aim is to give your car more life and delivery quality and transparent experience. Why c

Motor vision group
9 Jobs Completed
Swanscombe
5.0 / 5

At Motor Vision Group we are commited to providing complete vehicle services by offering all motoring needs, we offer 365 days 24HR recovery and Roadside assistance or ga

engine power
1 Job Completed
TILBURY
5.0 / 5

MKL Motors
29 Job Completed
Grays
5.0 / 5

Welcome to MKL Motors, who are a UK based provider and supplier of quality automotive parts for a wide range of vehicles. Here at MKL Motors we pride ourselves on offe

B2 garage
19 Jobs Completed
Swanscombe
5.0 / 5

Service24hr
4 Jobs Completed
Basildon
5.0 / 5

Here at Service24hr We offer a main dealer service without the high costs, all highly skilled and experienced mechanics. Offering a mobile service and workshop repairs,

Vehicle repair services
149 Jobs Completed
Tilbury
5.0 / 5

At Vehicle Repair Services we can guarantee you excellent customer service at all times. It is not for nothing that we enjoy high customer retention rates. We are trusted

MG CAR BODY & MECHANICAL REPAIRS LTD
Member since 05 January 2020
upminster

Best quality services, we offering the fast and good services . We using only the high quality SNAP-ON tools , our mechanic not students they what they doing with the car

DC Fleet Services
Member since 10 June 2019
Gravesend

Here at DC Fleet services we provide affordable friendly servicing. With our vast knowledge and commitment to our customers we succeed in keeping you and your loved o

Essex Auto Group (Lakeside)
Member since 17 November 2015
Lakeside

At Essex Auto Group Kia, we are passionate about cars, so all of our technicians are factory trained. They're fully prepared to make your needs, your car, and above all,

Wddiagnostics
Member since 24 December 2016
Ockendon

Iam a mobile mechanic I have 16 years of experience in this field. Iam a master technician with fault finding capabilities to pinpoint faults fast and take the recomm

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Alternator Repair in Southall
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 Southall bookings

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Alternator Prices in Southall

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 Southall
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Ford£311.77
Mercedes£441.62
Vauxhall£331.19
BMW£464.35
Audi£374.73
Volkswagen£311.57
Peugeot£523.07
MINI£288.20
Citroen£383.11

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