Alternator Repair in Swansea

Compare, Book, Repair. Save.

Compare Alternator Repair cost in Swansea and book in today with FixMyCar



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.

Receive alternator prices for garages across Swansea and get booked in today when you enter your registration in the form above!

Top garages for Alternator Repair in Swansea (54 found)
Keep Driving Auto Ltd
1412 Jobs Completed
Swansea
4.9 / 5

Here at Keep Driving Auto we provide a first rate, friendly garage service. Serving the Swansea area, located in Llansamlet within easy reach of both the city Centre and

C G AUTO REPAIRS
379 Jobs Completed
Langdon Road
4.7 / 5

Here at C&G AUTO REPAIRS we have over 20 years experience in Diagnostics and repairs on all make and model vehicles. we can do anything from timing belt renewals to

Battery Centre Ltd, Bosch Car Service
151 Jobs Completed
Swansea
4.1 / 5

We are members of the Bosch Car Service Network which is a national network of independent garages. Our objective is to provide you with a friendly and professional servi

Protyre Swansea (Richardson Rd)
456 Jobs Completed
Swansea
4.9 / 5

The newly refurbished Harris Brothers Tyre and Mechanical centre has been serving customers for over 70 years. Chris and the team will be pleased to welcome you with a fr

Gorseinon Tyre & Service Centre.
248 Jobs Completed
Swansea
4.2 / 5

Gorseinon Tyre & Service Centre is a family run business and we have over 30 years experience within the motor trade offering our customers high quality service at af

Protyre Swansea (Ystrad Rd)
427 Jobs Completed
Swansea
3.9 / 5

The Swansea Fforestfach centre was originally opened in 2005 and became part of the Protyre network in 2011. The team at Harris Brothers in Fforestfach have been supporti

Lace auto centre
107 Jobs Completed
Swansea
4.6 / 5

We are a fully equipped Garage and Mobile Vehicle Repair service covering all aspects of repairs from Diagnostics injector coding key coding ,servicing , brakes, suspens

BDAutos
13 Jobs Completed
swansea
3.8 / 5

We are a small family running business operating in the swasnsea area, we thrive to bring quality workmanship at affordable prices We have a Facebook page BDAutos if

Ron's Recovery & Repair Ltd
55 Jobs Completed
Swansea
4.1 / 5

Established by Daniel Aspland in 2017, we currently have 3 mechanics with a combined experience of 25 years. 'Ron's Recovery & Repair' has quickly implemented itself

Swansea Tyre Clutch & MOT Centre
456 Jobs Completed
Swansea,
4.4 / 5

Swansea Tyre & Clutch & MOT Centre does a lot more than just fit tyres and clutches & MOT's! In 2017 we have won both BEST AUTOMOTIVE GARAGE (SME Business Awards) and

Elite Mobile Autocare
10 Jobs Completed
Swansea
5.0 / 5

We are a mobile mechanic based in Swansea, South Wales. We cover all aspects of car repair and maintenance at a place and time convenient to our clients.

Tancock Motors
19 Jobs Completed
Swansea
4.8 / 5

We have been in business for 38 years will a wealth of experience on all makes of cars, we are a Mot test station, Car servicing centre and Car air conditioning centre, j

Interserve Auto Repairs
270 Jobs Completed
Swansea
5.0 / 5

Independent Garage specialising in cam belts, clutches, brakes and engine work. We also offer diagnostics to most makes and models, general repairs, class 4, class 5 and

A P Motor Repairs
13 Jobs Completed
Neath
5.0 / 5

Bringing the garage to you! At AP Motor Repairs, it’s our dedication that differentiates us from other car repair garages. We’re continuously training to provide the h

HiQ - Plasmarl Swansea
4 Job Completed
Swansea
5.0 / 5

The team to go to for service you can trust, at a price you can count on. Here at HiQ Plasmarl we are C. E. M. Day Limited we aim to provide you with an unrivalled exp

Show More Garages
Alternator Repair in Swansea
Frequently asked questions
+

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.

+

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.)

+

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.

+

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.

+

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.

+

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 Swansea bookings

5.00

5 reviews

Although the alternator is a relatively simple part, it plays a critical role in your vehicle’s operation, so it’s essential any alternator problems are diagnosed correctly and fixed.


Here are some of the most common signs that your alternator is on the blink:

  • The alternator warning light will be on – in most cases this is shaped like a battery but some cars will show ‘ALT’ or ‘GEN’
  • You may experience extremely bright or dimming headlights, or a speedometer that stops working
  • Drivers sometimes complain of a growling or whining noise before the alternator gives out
  • You may experience a smell of hot wires or burning rubber


The average alternator repair cost is between £200 and £300, depending on the model of your , so it’s important you make sure you find the best deal. And that’s where we can help.


Here’s how it works:

  • Simply enter your car registration number
  • Give us some details about your vehicle and the kind of repair work you require
  • We’ll send you a great selection of quotes from mechanics in your area
  • We use our network of 7,000 mechanics and garages across the UK to find you the best deal. You can then compare the quotes, read reviews from previous customers and book your alternator repair online.
  • Enter your registration to compare alternator repair prices, read reviews and book your car in online.
Gary from Complete Mechanics explains the workings of the alternator