Alternator Repair in Sunderland

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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 Sunderland (196 found)
Wilsons Auto Service Centre
174 Jobs Completed
Newcastle upon Tyne
5.0 / 5

Why choose Wilson's? One stop car care shop Competitive prices Quality parts only Dealership service without the dealership prices Professional

North East Auto Services - Chester-Le-Street
101 Jobs Completed
Chester-le-street
4.7 / 5

Welcome to North East Auto Services Group, in Middlesbrough, Peterlee, Fairfield, Stockton, Gateshead and Chester-le-Street. We offer a wide range of garage services inc

City Auto Solutions
277 Jobs Completed
Sunderland
3.7 / 5

If you are looking for a garage that you know you can trust and rely on, look no further! We are a family run business who have been serving the Southwick area since we

MIA MV.LTD t/a SURE VEHICLE CENTRE
5 Job Completed
Sunderland
5.0 / 5

Cartech North Shields
185 Jobs Completed
North Shields
4.8 / 5

If you're looking for car servicing and repairs in the north east come to the experts here at Cartech. With over 29 years of experience within the auto trade, you can cou

LM mobile mechanic
75 Jobs Completed
South Shields
5.0 / 5

I am a mobile mechanic I have been fixing cars since I was 14 year old, I have worked in garages and done work myself I have took a big step to become mobile to be able t

Martin Brothers Motor Company
259 Jobs Completed
Jarrow
4.5 / 5

We are the largest independent car dealership, vehicle mot and repair centre in our county. We pride our selves on our customer care, service, satisfaction and have been

Wearside Auto Centre
198 Jobs Completed
Sunderland
4.3 / 5

We are an established local independent garage and are proud to be members of Autofirst Network – a nationwide network of independent garages operating to the Network’s 6

GC Autos LTD
595 Jobs Completed
Gateshead
4.7 / 5

We are a family run garage located in Gateshead, on Saltmeadows Road. Established in 2009, we have a wealth of knowledge in all makes and models but also specialise in Mi

Premier Vehicle Care
181 Jobs Completed
Heaton
4.6 / 5

"At Premier Vehicle Care Ltd we offer you a personal service every time. Established for over 50 years, we give you the highest quality service alongside a wealth of expe

ID Coachworks Specialists Ltd
431 Jobs Completed
Hebburn
4.7 / 5

ID Coachworks Ltd where established in 2007, being one of the largest bodyshops in the north east. Our specialty is cars, commercial and HGV’s. We are credited with BS101

Washington Auto Repair Centre
18 Jobs Completed
Washington
3.7 / 5

Finding a garage you trust can be difficult. It's easy to take your car in with a flat tyre and come out with a massive bill for brakes you never asked to be repaired. Yo

Prestige German Cars - Independent German Car Specialist
98 Jobs Completed
South Shields
3.8 / 5

BMW | Mercedes Benz | MINI | Volkswagen | Audi | Skoda | SEAT | Smart Welcome to Prestige German Cars, established in 2003 and located in the North East of England. Bo

Bonello Auto Services Ltd T/A Redline Automotive
39 Jobs Completed
Byker
4.3 / 5

Bonello Auto Services have been established since 1999 and are an independent family run business.The main site is located on Stepney Bank Newcastle Upon Tyne and the MOT

North East Auto Services - Peterlee.
57 Jobs Completed
Peterlee
4.6 / 5

Welcome to North East Auto Services Group, in Middlesbrough, Peterlee and Fairfield, Stockton. We offer a wide range of garage services including MOT Testing, Servicing,

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Alternator Repair in Sunderland
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 Sunderland bookings

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Alternator Prices in Sunderland

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 Sunderland
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Ford£357.77
Renault£437.95
BMW£391.82
Volkswagen£248.13

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 06/09/2021 and 05/12/2021.

Gary from Complete Mechanics explains the workings of the alternator