Alternator Repair in Tring

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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 Tring (40 found)
Black Boots Tyres – Team Protyre
20 Jobs Completed
Chesham
4.0 / 5

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

S.M.T Automotive
116 Jobs Completed
Marsworth
5.0 / 5

I have been working on vehicles for the last 35 years with experience on all makes and models, having carried out my apprenticeship in a BMW main dealer. I then comple

AST Aylesbury Limited
10 Jobs Completed
Aylesbury
5.0 / 5

AST Aylesbury Limited

Falcon Autos
24 Jobs Completed
Aylesbury
5.0 / 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

Hexon Cars Ltd
86 Jobs Completed
Aston Clinton
4.8 / 5

Hexon Cars & Motorcycles repair centre We also have more than 70 cars & motorcycles for sale What we do Servicing Free Car and motorcycle check Air-con

Roy Chapman Limited
2 Job Completed
Tring
5.0 / 5

Main dealer quality at local garage prices. Here at Roy Chapman Limited we aim to provide you with an unrivaled experience when servicing your vehicle. Our service

Latimer Garage Services Ltd
12 Jobs Completed
CHESHAM
5.0 / 5

An established local garage whose aim is to build good customer relationships. We know that you want to keep your car on the road without spending huge amounts of your h

Perrys Peugeot Aston Clinton
4 Jobs Completed
Aylesbury
3.0 / 5

Welcome to Perrys Peugeot Aston Clinton, where the price of servicing is comparable with the prices you pay at a local fast fit. That said, choosing a franchised dealer w

AST Aylesbury
20 Jobs Completed
Aylesbury
4.1 / 5

Hello and welcome to AST in Aylesbury. We are based in central Aylesbury on Park Street Industrial Estate, opposite Aqua Vale swimming centre. We offer MOT's, Servicing,

Drift Limits Performance
Member since 31 July 2018
Hemel Hempstead

Who are we? We’re a collaboration of Drift Limits Motorsport Academy and Pacific Works. With modern practices combined with traditional values we take pride in the servic

C&S Automotive
Member since 24 September 2019
Leighton Buzzard

C&S Automotive was formed in 2019 as a joint ownership between Carl Schneider and Steven Gibbard. We both share the same passion for cars and engineering that dates b

TDC Garage
Member since 10 April 2016
Dunstable

TDC Garage is a family run business who have 15 years experience working on cars from classic to modern, sports cars to family runarounds. Our workshop is based on the

RPM Porsche Specialist
Member since 24 June 2011
Cheddington

"RPM are an established independent Porsche specialist located on the border of Herts, Beds and Bucks. RPM have been maintaining both modern and classic Porsche since 200

RPM Technik
Member since 25 May 2017
Long Marston

Independent Porsche specialist RPM Technik was established in 2001 and has since built a strong reputation for providing high quality, customer-focussed service for owner

S & T Autos
Member since 12 December 2012
Berkhamsted

"A local family run garage offering a friendly, reliable, convenient service at exceptionally competitive prices.We are fully approved by The Motor Industry Code Of Pract

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Alternator Repair in Tring
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 Tring bookings

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Alternator Prices in Tring

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 Tring
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Ford£354.54
Volkswagen£363.22
Vauxhall£340.55
Mercedes£461.81
Peugeot£416.78
Volvo£453.82
Nissan£411.20
BMW£348.56

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 29/06/2022 and 27/09/2022.

Gary from Complete Mechanics explains the workings of the alternator