Alternator Repair in Uxbridge

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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 Uxbridge (117 found)
Vertex Cars ltd
5 Job Completed
West Drayton, Hillingdon, United Kingdom
5.0 / 5

We are a car dealer based in Slough and we have our own garage and workshop and we have professional mechanic and state of the art workshop with high tech diagnostic tool

LPV Engineering
8 Job Completed
Uxbridge
5.0 / 5

We have been in the motor trade for over 30 years. I have worked for a variety of main dealers including Toyota, VW and Tesla. I have spent over 18 years on the roadside

Cut Price Autocentre
89 Jobs Completed
Southall
4.6 / 5

Welcome to Cut Price AutoCentre, your one-stop solution for automotive care. Our skilled and professional mechanics and technicians are dedicated to the well-being of you

Complete Repair
23 Jobs Completed
Hillingdon
4.3 / 5

Holts Mobile Mechanic’s
51 Jobs Completed
Southall
5.0 / 5

Here at Holts Mobile Mechanic’s we strive to be the best. Our mobile garage on wheels will come to your door!. We provide professional, knowledgeable and trustworthy repa

Ruislip services
470 Jobs Completed
Ruislip
4.5 / 5

Ruislip services is a one stop shop for all your motoring needs. Starting from Tyres, diagnostics, servicing, MOT, Clutch, brakes, exhaust, batteries and many many more.

Church Avenue Garage Ltd
307 Jobs Completed
Northolt
4.1 / 5

"We are a well established company that deals with its customers in a friendly and courteous manner. Customer service is our top priority and our level of service is seco

ALL IN 1 MOTORS
1164 Jobs Completed
Wexham, Slough
4.6 / 5

From servicing and repairs to body works and tyres we are a one stop shop for all. We also specialise in alloy wheel refurbishment, may it be diamond cut or standard pai

AUTO 50
29 Jobs Completed
ruislip
4.5 / 5

We Come To You, We offer 100% mobile service Free diagnostic service for every service you get from us NOTE: Ulez zone is completely free, Congestion Zone charges a

Custom Werks
654 Jobs Completed
West Drayton
3.8 / 5

Custom Werks are BMW/Mini Specialists, we also undertake other German cars, with extensive experience of engine rebuilds and all major and minor mechanical repairs as wel

Triple M Mechanic
961 Jobs Completed
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4.5 / 5

We are mobile Mechanics based in and around North and west London Delivering quality repairs and customer service is always the top of our list so you can rest assured

ACS Autowerks Limited
32 Job Completed
West Drayton
5.0 / 5

"ACS AUTOWERKS first began in 1991 in West Drayton at a basic but functional workshop site. Many of you reading this may have been to see us at the original site and we t

Courtwood Car Services
392 Jobs Completed
Uxbridge
4.2 / 5

"Based in Uxbridge and established since 1978, Courtwoods are a family run company with a reputation for being reliable, friendly and professional. We are committed to ex

Smart Autofix
527 Jobs Completed
Hays
4.8 / 5

Here at Smart Autofix we cover many services but also have a wealth of knowledge in timing belts, timing chains, engine rebuilds, clutch work, head gaskets, and suspensio

Super Speed Sports Cars Ltd
14 Jobs Completed
Slough
4.8 / 5

We are a 5-star vehicle MOT and repair centre located in Stoke Poges specialising in vehicle maintenance. We are BMW, Jaguar Land Rover, Mercedes approved and RAC accredi

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Alternator Repair in Uxbridge
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 Uxbridge bookings

4.50

10 reviews

How much does Alternator Repair cost in Uxbridge?

The cost of servicing, MOT and repairs differ across the country and Alternator Repair is not any different. Labour rates will be higher or lower depending on where in the country you are. Take a look below at the average quote in Uxbridge for Alternator Repair on WhoCanFixMyCar.com for some of our top car makes.


Alternator Repair Cost by Car Make in Uxbridge
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Ford£422.42
BMW£580.85
Vauxhall£432.43
Volkswagen£495.97
Audi£658.38
Mercedes£582.88
Renault£546.94
Nissan£505.33
MINI£502.83
Toyota£458.39
Citroen£378.75
Peugeot£462.77
Volvo£589.86

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 13/01/2024 and 12/04/2024.

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.


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Gary from Complete Mechanics explains the workings of the alternator