Alternator Repair in Surbiton

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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 Surbiton (121 found)
London Autocare LTD
392 Jobs Completed
Sutton
4.7 / 5

Ower 10 years experience Accident Repairs Engine rebuilds Clutches Gearbox reconditioning Brakes Services ECU Remapp and programming Tyres

kevs auto services
311 Jobs Completed
raynes park
4.9 / 5

repairs to most make and models inc cam belts, clutches servicing diagnostics brakes mot, we take all major debit cards

The Garage Walton
229 Jobs Completed
Walton on Thames
4.8 / 5

We are based in Walton on thames Surrey. Mot just £39.95 & save even more with a service! We offer fixed price servicing starting from £85.00 meaning you can sa

Apollo Garage
28 Job Completed
Middlesex
5.0 / 5

Promod Works
114 Jobs Completed
London,Chessington
5.0 / 5

We are car and bike specialists that have been working in the automotive scene for more than 13 years , with a lot of experience and knowledge ,our specialists been deali

K & P Motors PVT Ltd
18 Jobs Completed
Kingston upon Thames
3.7 / 5

We are K&P Motors PVT Ltd. You can find us in Unit 4 Hampden Road KT13LG Kingston upon Thames. If you need fast , good and affordable repair for your vehicle we'r

Hampton Motors (TW12) Ltd
1 Job Completed
Hampton
5.0 / 5

We offer professional car servicing, MOT testing and repairs in Hampton. From an annual service and MOT to complex electrical fault diagnosis. Our experience ranges from

Westbourne Motors Mobile - Epsom
479 Jobs Completed
Epsom
4.3 / 5

The Westbourne brand is the South’s leading repairer for household names such as Green Flag, AA & RAC. For the majority of repairs we can offer a mobile service

Mobile Mercedes Mechanic
152 Jobs Completed
London
4.8 / 5

Paul has been in the trade for 20+ years as a technician/mechanic. He specialises in Mercedes-Benz vehicles Joining WhoCanFixMyCar.com in 2015 He welcomes new custo

GRAYS TYRES AND SERVICING TWICKENHAM
32 Job Completed
TWICKENHAM
5.0 / 5

TYRES, BRAKES, EXHAUST, SERVICING, BATTERIES, CLUTCH REPLACEMENT, SUSPENSION, DIAGNOSTIC. WE ARE BASED IN TWICKENHAM. WE ARE OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK MONDAY TO SATURDAY FROM

The Westbury Garage
866 Jobs Completed
London
4.7 / 5

For all your servicing needs

Clocktower Auto centre ltd
261 Jobs Completed
west molesy
2.9 / 5

Hi We are based near Hampton Court and have a staff of 6 mechanics we can do a full range of Services, Tyres and MOT's. WE ARE BMW INDEPENDENT SPECIALISTS OFFER SERVIC

Prestige AutoTechnik
11 Jobs Completed
Wimbledon
5.0 / 5

Independent Specialist in Mercedes Benz - AMG - Porsche & Prestigious sports cars. We are a team of technical consultants who have a wealth of knowledge and exper

Gilmar Motor Engineers
19 Jobs Completed
West Molesey
5.0 / 5

We are an independent garage based in Molesey, Surrey. The services we offer are MOT's, Servicing, Repairs, Diagnostics, Bodywork and lots more. There is a customer waiti

Chamberlains Garage Ltd
133 Jobs Completed
New Malden
2.6 / 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

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Alternator Repair in Surbiton
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 Surbiton bookings

4.57

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Alternator Prices in Surbiton

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 Surbiton
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Ford£331.67
Vauxhall£285.98
Volkswagen£316.05
Peugeot£338.21
Mercedes£481.92
BMW£402.46
Audi£379.63
Renault£371.32
Nissan£357.42
Volvo£382.82
MINI£355.52
Toyota£319.91

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 24/07/2021 and 22/10/2021.

Gary from Complete Mechanics explains the workings of the alternator