Alternator Repair in Stafford

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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 Stafford (16 found)
RAC Mobile Mechanic - We Come to You. Servicing on your drive or at work - Stafford
26 Jobs Completed
Burston
4.0 / 5

The RAC offers complete peace of mind for 12 million drivers. We’re best known for our breakdown service. And now, our new RAC Mobile Mechanics are here to make everyday

Island Garage Japanese Specialists
103 Jobs Completed
Stafford
5.0 / 5

Island Garage is in the centre of Stafford specialising in Mazda & all Japanese brands. Using manufacturer trained technicians with over 30 years Mazda experience. Is

Mr Tyre Ltd - Stafford
290 Jobs Completed
Stafford
4.6 / 5

Mr Tyre Ltd was established in 1971 at Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham in the West Midlands with one store. We now operate a total of 34 strategically placed fitting centres

HiQ Tyres and Autocare Stafford
181 Jobs Completed
Stafford
4.7 / 5

At HiQ we are a complete car care centre offering Servicing and MOTs to dealer standard for all makes of vehicle. We have a huge stock of tyres ranging from medium to pre

Stafford Tyres - Team Protyre
64 Jobs Completed
Stafford
4.0 / 5

Stafford Tyres, team Protyre originally opened in April 1990 and joined the Protyre network in June 2014. Stafford Tyres is located in the town centre on Gaol Road opposi

Motor Match
30 Jobs Completed
Stafford
4.8 / 5

Here at Motor Match we aim to provide the highest levels of customer service to our customers. We offer the same levels of service as a franchised dealer for a fraction

Stoneacre Stafford
5 Jobs Completed
Stafford
3.0 / 5

Stoneacre Stafford is part of one of the country's fastest growing motor groups. The company was first incorporated on the 21st December 1994 and started off as a used ve

R&B MOTORS
3 Jobs Completed
STAFFORD
5.0 / 5

"ESTABLISHED 20 YEARS,SERVICING AND INHOUSE MOT'S ON ALL MAKES OF CARS AND MOTORCYCLES,EXHAUSTS,BRAKES,SUSPENSION,TYRES ETC. FULL DIAGNOSTICS CARRIED OUT"

W R Davies Toyota Stafford
Member since 29 June 2015
Stafford

W R Davies offers professional, competitively priced ownership services, along with exceptional customer service. Our expertly trained staff are on hand to ensure you and

R P H Motor Repairs
Member since 30 June 2020
Stafford

We are a memeber of Unipart Car Care Centres. We believe we are offering our customers something special by recruiting a wide network of quality, independent garages t

Platts (Stafford)
Member since 17 November 2015
Stafford

Welcome to the Kia Family! When you bought your Kia, it was built with the finest care and attention. Now you are part of the Kia family, we will continue to offer you an

Sandon Road Motors
Member since 12 December 2016
STAFFORD

As an established Hyundai dealer, we are proud to represent the philosophy of New Thinking, New Possibilities. We believe in challenging conventions, not for the sake

Chips Away Stafford
Member since 25 April 2013
Stafford

"The unique ChipsAway System allows same-day repairs to car bodywork scuffs, scratches, chips and minor dents. Repairs are effected to the highest standards, at a fractio

Truck and Plant Ltd
Member since 23 October 2014
Stafford

"class 4and 7 mot- servicing and maintenance of all models of cars and vansservicing, maintenance, 6 weekly inspections of all makes and models of trucks and trailersbrea

Stafford Volkswagen
Member since 21 March 2013
Stafford

"Stafford Volkswagen are part of Clare James Automotive, voted the number one retail group for Volkswagen Excellence for the last four years, all our cars come with excep

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Alternator Repair in Stafford
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 Stafford

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 Stafford
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Ford£366.40
BMW£327.51
Vauxhall£305.31
Citroen£440.59
Peugeot£340.73
Volkswagen£333.90
Audi£409.43
Renault£464.23

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 06/07/2022 and 04/10/2022.

Gary from Complete Mechanics explains the workings of the alternator