Alternator Repair in St Neots

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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 St Neots (14 found)
Prestige Auto Solutions Ltd
391 Jobs Completed
St Neots
4.8 / 5

We are an established local independent garage and are proud to be members of Autofirst Network and an RAC Approved Garage – a nationwide network of independent garages o

SA Service Centre Ltd
10 Job Completed
St Neots
5.0 / 5

Business Overview Here At SA Service Centre we pride ourselves on being an independent garage you can trust. There are no hidden extras, we carry out all our work safely

Total Automotive Solutions
9 Jobs Completed
St Neots
5.0 / 5

Total Auto offers general maintenance, repairs and servicing for both cars and van in the St Neots and surrounding areas of Cambridgeshire. Whilst we offer an array of se

Auto Sportivo Bedford
3 Jobs Completed
Bedford
5.0 / 5

Are you passionate about your Italian car? Then you have definitely come to the right place! Auto Sportivo Bradford was founded in 2014 by two hard working car fanati

Wheels In Motion Eynesbury
Member since 21 June 2012
St. Neots

"Based in Levellers Lane, Eynesbury, St Neots we pride ourselves on giving agood honest service, the way itshould be. Whether you need a light bulb or a new engine, an o

ATS Euromaster Eaton Socon
Member since 12 August 2017
Eaton Socon

Here at ATS Euromaster in Eaton Socon you will find a team of experts offering our customers a range of tyres and vehicle maintenance at competitive prices. We stock

Alloy Ambulance
Member since 30 October 2012
St Neots

Mobile Alloy wheel repair and refurbishment specialists

Prestige Tyre & Auto Solutions
Member since 13 December 2018
St Neots

Prestige Tyre & Auto Solutions

Offord Motor Company
Member since 14 August 2012
Offord Darcy

"O.M.C Established In 1995, Now a Family Run Business Offering You Quality Used Vehicles At Affordable Prices, Come To Us For Sales, Servicing & MOTs On All Makes & Model

A1 Autocare Ltd.
Member since 28 June 2019
St Neots

Outlets specialising on single garage services such as tyres or exhausts may seem to offer better value for money, but they only look at your vehicle to complete that spe

Mobile Commercial Services
Member since 09 October 2017
st neots

Mobile Commercial Services is a new company specializing in commercial vehicles and trailers but vast knowledge on many makes and models, from the smallest of lawn mower

Graveley Garage
Member since 19 June 2012
Saint Neots

We are a family business who have been trading in the Village of Graveley for over 30 years.If you are looking for a service you have come to the right place.We offer ski

Tackwood Mot & Service Centre
Member since 20 June 2012
Saint Neots

"Tackwood Services are a family run business that has been operating in St Neots since 1971. We offer a range of services from our purpose built warehouse, ideally situat

A1 Autocare Offord Cluny
Member since 20 June 2012
St Neots

"A1 Autocare is an independent Vauxhall specialist and its staff are experts in engine diagnostics and repair.Based in Offord Cluny, A1 Autocare serves customers from St

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Alternator Repair in St Neots
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.

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Alternator Prices in St Neots

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 St Neots
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Vauxhall£354.86
Ford£411.05

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 05/07/2022 and 03/10/2022.

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