Alternator Repair in Thatcham

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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 Thatcham (42 found)
ETB Autocentres - Newbury
56 Jobs Completed
Newbury
4.2 / 5

'ETB Autocentres are your local tyre provider situated in the centre of Newbury. All our tyres are supplied and fitted by experts and we can offer same day fitting. We st

Berkshire Garage (Newbury)
18 Jobs Completed
Newbury
2.7 / 5

We are a local independent garage that has been established for around 10 years now and we specialise is vehicle maintenance and repair, custom fabricated exhausts and re

Formula One Autocentres - Newbury
114 Jobs Completed
Newbury
3.4 / 5

Established in 1974, Formula One Autocentres set out with a mission to deliver a completely new fast-fit experience to its customers. This would feature clean, modern pre

Millers Garage
2 Job Completed
Newbury
5.0 / 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

Pinewood Garage Ltd
48 Jobs Completed
Thatcham
4.3 / 5

We are a limited company garage based in Thatcham, Berkshire. Our garage of fully trained technicians with over 30 years of experience is highly equipped, enabling us to

One Stop Service Centre
50 Jobs Completed
Newbury
4.5 / 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

Bathwick Tyres Newbury - Team Protyre
46 Jobs Completed
Newbury
5.0 / 5

Protyre has a history going back over 50 years in the tyre industry and at Newbury Protyre we pride ourselves on the level of service we provide to our customers. All ou

Autosolutions
21 Jobs Completed
Newbury
5.0 / 5

Autosolutions established in 1999 by Mike Butler, a former Peugeot factory trained Master Technician with now over 30 years’ experience. Our extensive Peugeot background

Car Deal Garage Services
21 Jobs Completed
WOOLHAMPTON
4.8 / 5

We are well established business , with excellent background specialising in automotive repairs , diagnostics and electrical repairs. Few things we do - Servicing Su

ATS Euromaster Thatcham
3 Job Completed
Thatcham
5.0 / 5

"At ATS Euromaster Thatcham, we pride our expert technicians on being honest and easy to do business with. Here, our friendly and qualified technicians are committed to p

Knightsbridge Garage and Car Sales
1 Job Completed
Newbury
5.0 / 5

"Knightsbridge Garage and Car Sales was established in 1994 and has continued to build a strong reputation in the area. Offering easy access, friendly and efficient staff

Smart Paint Newbury
Member since 21 February 2012
Newbury

"Smart Paint Newbury (Tim Cross from Crosscoats) repairs all car scratches and bumper scuffs on all vehicles. We also carry out alloy wheel repairs / refurbishment, the r

Newbury Tyre & Exhaust Centre
Member since 21 February 2012
Newbury

"Drive down to Newbury Tyre & Exhaust Centre where you will be greeted by our friendly staff who offer a truly personal service.We are a family run garage, established si

City (Newbury)
Member since 17 November 2015
Newbury

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

Terry Myers Mobile Vehicle Technician
Member since 17 July 2019
Thatcham

I started my career with Ford where I completed my apprenticeship for 3 years and obtained my City & Guilds qualifications. I moved to Mazda where I was for over 2 ye

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Alternator Repair in Thatcham
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 Thatcham

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 Thatcham
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Vauxhall£393.69
Volkswagen£269.21
Nissan£378.28

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 28/06/2022 and 26/09/2022.

Gary from Complete Mechanics explains the workings of the alternator