Alternator Repair in Sudbury

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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 Sudbury (22 found)
GB Autos
292 Jobs Completed
Halstead
4.7 / 5

We are an idependant garage thats a member of the RMI & IMI. We aim to carry out work to main dealer levels & above with our clean & well equiped workshop.

Barrett-Lee
73 Jobs Completed
Sudbury
4.4 / 5

"In this ever-changing market, Barrett-Lee has taken steps to position itself as the market leader for servicing and repairs for cars and vans in the Suffolk and North Es

BCMT Autocentre
86 Jobs Completed
Wormingford
4.6 / 5

At BCMT Autocentre we offer MoT Testing (class 4 & 7), vehicle diagnostics, mechanical repairs and servicing, covering all makes and models. We offer a complete range

Great Horkesley Garage
189 Jobs Completed
Great Horkesley
4.9 / 5

First established in 1994, we have decades worth of experience to tackle anything you challenge us with! We are a very successful, family run business that provides MOT,

Dss motors
49 Jobs Completed
nayland
4.3 / 5

Dss Motor Services is a local garage in nayland in-between Colchester and ipswich . We repair anything from Tyres to Cambelts any job big or small we can always aim t

JG Autos
18 Job Completed
Bures
5.0 / 5

We are a family run independent garage based in Bures that has been operating for over 35 -years. We have established a network of mechanics that specialise in all areas

Grove Autos
Member since 13 June 2017
Colchester

With honesty and integrity forming the foundations of our business values and standards, we pride ourselves on delivering a service you can trust. Established on firm Chr

J.M.S Motors
Member since 20 November 2016
Colchester

We are a small family run business near the charming village of Fordham. We take on a variety of mechanical jobs from MOT preparation and submission for test, full eng

A.J.Gardner Repairs
Member since 14 June 2016
Colchester

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SE Tyres Sudbury
Member since 03 August 2011
Sudbury

"We have 17 fast-fit auto centres located across the South East. SE Tyres Sudbury offers a range of services and tyres from all the major manufacturers including Goodyea

David Pryke Motor Repairs Ltd
Member since 26 October 2011
Clare, Nr Sudbury

"Established over 25 years ago, David Pryke Motor Repairs Ltd provides an extensive range of mechanical services to all makes and models of car and LCV. Having acquired a

Hadleigh Tyre Group - Hadleigh
Member since 27 October 2011
Ipswich

"Hadleigh Tyre Group - Hadleigh is part of the Hadleigh tyre group which was first opened in Hadleigh on the 17th November 1980 by a young William Burrows 20 years experi

j.lovric ltd
Member since 08 October 2018
halstead

mots class 1,2,4,5 & 7 open 9am-8pm monday to friday

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Alternator Repair in Sudbury
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 Sudbury bookings

4.00

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Alternator Prices in Sudbury

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 Sudbury
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Ford£418.03

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 04/07/2022 and 02/10/2022.

Gary from Complete Mechanics explains the workings of the alternator