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 (153 found)
Ade Auto Repairs
4371 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

AA FIX AUTO
26 Jobs Completed
london
5.0 / 5

Mot, service, repair, diagnostic a/c, tyres, recovery.

Executive Motor Services
1032 Jobs Completed
Camberwell
4.3 / 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

Kar Klinik Se16
6 Job Completed
London
5.0 / 5

Kar Klinik is well known for MOT testing and car servicing in Bermondsey. For absolute professionalism, quality, and attention to detail in all aspects of MOT and car ser

Andrews garage
1222 Jobs Completed
LONDON
4.7 / 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

Tyre World & MOT Station
1040 Jobs Completed
London
4.6 / 5

TYRE WORLD WAS ESTABLISHED IN 1992 TO PROVIDE MOTOR VEHICLE SERVICE AND GREAT TYRE SERVICE IN LOCAL AREA. We do following services: 1. 4 Wheel 3D Alignment. 2. Tyr

Ds autos london
40 Job Completed
London
5.0 / 5

247 TYRE MOBILE LTD
30 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

Millennium Garages Ltd - RAC Approved Garage
24 Job Completed
London
5.0 / 5

Millennium Garages is based in Southwark, London offering MOTs, Services and Car Repairs using industry-standard equipment and fully trained staff with over 40 years of e

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

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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

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How much does Alternator Repair cost in Southwark?

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 Southwark for Alternator Repair on WhoCanFixMyCar.com for some of our top car makes.


Alternator Repair Cost by Car Make in Southwark
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Ford£385.42
Mercedes£565.02
Volkswagen£386.28
BMW£561.78
Audi£601.99
Vauxhall£411.20
Toyota£389.15
Renault£452.76
Citroen£493.03
Peugeot£351.63
MINI£465.80
Nissan£456.18
Volvo£400.78

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 23/11/2023 and 21/02/2024.

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