Alternator Repair in Totton

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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 Totton (86 found)
Elite Garages Southampton
470 Jobs Completed
Southampton
5.0 / 5

Elite Garages are one of the South’s leading independent tyre, MOT and car service operators with a turnover in excess of £53 million and around 240 employees. Elite

Oakley Road Garage Ltd
15 Jobs Completed
Southampton
5.0 / 5

Here at Oakley Road Garage we pride ourselves on quality of work & customer service. We are here for all of your motoring needs, specializing in, but not limited to,

Tyreland Eastleigh (Goodwood Rd) Team Protyre
70 Jobs Completed
Eastleigh
4.9 / 5

Tyreland Eastleigh was originally opened in 2008 before joining the Protyre network in 2011. The centre on Boyatt Wood Industrial Estate is located on the Goodwood Road a

Saleks Motors
754 Jobs Completed
Southampton
4.5 / 5

Saleks Motors trade as one of the premier independent garages in Southampton and as a proud member of the Bosch Autocrew network. Serving the entire Hampshire area, we en

Tyre and Auto Southampton - Team Protyre (Burgess Rd)
256 Jobs Completed
Southhampton
4.7 / 5

Nick and the team pride themselves on providing an exceptional level of customer service. The centre known as Tyre and Auto Southampton joined the Protyre network in 2016

Formula One Autocentres - West Quay
288 Jobs Completed
Southampton
3.9 / 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

Eco Tyres
89 Jobs Completed
SOUTHAMPTON
4.4 / 5

Eco Tyres Alongside our Tyres, MOT & Car Servicing, we also offer a wide range of services including Exhausts, Batteries, Brakes, Suspension & Shock Absorbers, C

Westbourne Motors Mobile - Southampton
243 Jobs Completed
Southampton
4.5 / 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

Cadnam Garage Services
95 Jobs Completed
Cadnam
5.0 / 5

Whether needing an MOT, service or repairs, an ECU remap, or just another vehicle, our team of experienced technicians and support staff are happy to advise you in findin

Shirley Car Care Centre Ltd
612 Jobs Completed
Southampton
4.7 / 5

Based in Shirley, we are a family run company and give 100% customer satisfaction for all your vehicle needs. We specialise is Clutches, Semi-automatic gearboxes, Servi

Quayside MOT & Service Centre
109 Jobs Completed
Southampton
4.9 / 5

Based in Southampton city centre, we are just a short walk from WestQuay Shopping Centre. We are an independent garage and mot station With our quality workmanship and

JW vehicle repairs
100 Jobs Completed
Southampton
3.7 / 5

Mobile mechanic carrying out all aspects of vehicle repairs and servicing in Hythe, Southampton and surrounding areas.

Autoshack / Tyreshack
82 Jobs Completed
Southampton
4.7 / 5

We are an independently owned Tyre and Wheel Alignment centre, with a passion to provide a fast, efficient, superior all-round service at prices that are extremely compet

Salkelds Service Centre
34 Jobs Completed
Eastleigh
5.0 / 5

Salkelds are an independent MOT, service and repair garage.Based in Boyatt Wood Eastleigh. We work on most makes of car and light commercial vehicle's . We pride our

Ws services
78 Jobs Completed
Southampton
4.7 / 5

Fully Mobile mechanic been out on road since 2012. Landrover mad trained by them also.

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Alternator Repair in Totton
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 Totton bookings

4.94

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Alternator Prices in Totton

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 Totton
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Ford£390.96
BMW£400.46
Volkswagen£310.12
Vauxhall£528.45
Toyota£353.87

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 01/07/2022 and 29/09/2022.

Gary from Complete Mechanics explains the workings of the alternator