Alternator Repair in Southwark

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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 Southwark (132 found)
Andrews garage
449 Jobs Completed
LONDON
4.9 / 5

Established since 1974 Andrews Garage has been serving the local area for all its car related needs, such as, MOT'S, Servicing, Tyres, Bodywork (crash repairs), 3D 4 Whee

Ade Auto Repairs
3327 Jobs Completed
London
4.5 / 5

Welcome to Ade Auto Repairs. We understand that in society today people depend a lot on their vehicles, and if they breakdown, you want the repair and maintenance of you

247 TYRE MOBILE LTD
29 Jobs Completed
London
5.0 / 5

All our members of staff are well experienced within the motor trade industry and have been trained to deal with the most difficult of circumstances that can arise on the

Dropless - Mobile Mechanic and SMART Body Repair team
67 Jobs Completed
Clapham
4.6 / 5

Mobile Mechanics Book with our team of senior mobile mechanics to bring the garage to your door. With a wealth of experience and using exclusively OEM parts, we guaran

Executive Motor Services
867 Jobs Completed
Camberwell
4.4 / 5

Executive Motor Services is a high quality establishment, offering car service to customers across South East London which was established over 30 years ago and specializ

Millennium Garages Ltd
20 Job Completed
London
5.0 / 5

MOT Station | Services | Repairs Millennium Garages is based in Southwark, London offering MOTs, Services & Car Repairs using industry-standard equipment and fully

Cleverley cars
80 Jobs Completed
London
4.4 / 5

I am a mobile mechanic, technician and remapper. I provide an evening service at your convenience for when you are home from work. I am based out of Elephant and Ca

Globe Motors Camden
13 Jobs Completed
Camden Town
5.0 / 5

Globe Motors is a established Motor Repair Centre in Camden Town with a high reputation for 5 start customer service. We do everything but cut corners. We value our work

City Autos Ltd
9 Job Completed
LONDON
5.0 / 5

We have been in Tower Hamlets, Bethnal Green over 20 years serving customers as a Fast Fit Tyre & All Repair Center. We are New & Part Worn Tyre Fitter Specialist

RR London
9 Jobs Completed
Battersea
5.0 / 5

"We are a Land Rover/Range Rover specialist who pride ourselves in delivering outstanding service at a reasonable rate. We like to take a personal approach with all of ou

Renno Services
1 Job Completed
Clapham
5.0 / 5

"WeÔÇÖre a Clapham based servicing specialist with 25 years of experience, and counting. Our knowledge base encompasses most major brands however we are RENAULT specialis

Transauto Garage LTD
3 Job Completed
London
5.0 / 5

Free collection and delivery in the following postcode areas: N1, N4, N5, N7, N19, N1C NW1. We carry out MOT's, diagnostics, servicing, insurance body work, lease vehi

The Blue Hands Motorsport
Member since 02 March 2016
London

The Blue Hands Motorsport are a young business ran by myself, Daniel, your local mobile mechanic with 8 years of experience dealing with all makes and models of vehicles.

PD CAR SERVICES
Member since 21 May 2015
London

PD Car Services is based on Brixton,SW9 8SE. It is independent garage which is run for over 7 years offering professional diagnostics and mechanical like clutches,brakes,

Winshaw Motors Repairs & Bodyshop
Member since 29 August 2015
London

Winshaw Motors is a reputable independent garage based in south Bermondsey that take great pride in turning out superior quality work at reasonable prices. We know we mu

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Alternator Repair in Southwark
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 Southwark bookings

3.88

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Alternator Prices in Southwark

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 Southwark
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Ford£355.84
Mercedes£419.32
BMW£487.56
Vauxhall£340.42
Volkswagen£325.90
Nissan£385.00
Peugeot£436.25
Audi£433.23
Renault£408.77
Toyota£299.82
Citroen£470.31
Volvo£438.12

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