Alternator Repair in Wallsend

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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 Wallsend (338 found)
RAC Mobile Mechanic - We Come to You. Servicing on your drive or at work - Newcastle
284 Jobs Completed
Newcastle
4.1 / 5

The RAC offers complete peace of mind for 12 million drivers. We’re best known for our breakdown service, and now - our new RAC Mobile Mechanics are here to make everyday

City Auto Solutions
1145 Jobs Completed
Sunderland
4.3 / 5

If you are looking for a garage that you know you can trust and rely on, look no further! We are a family run business who have been serving the Southwick area since we

Cartech North Shields
448 Jobs Completed
North Shields
4.6 / 5

If you're looking for car servicing and repairs in the north east come to the experts here at Cartech. With over 29 years of experience within the auto trade, you can cou

One Stop Motoring Services
21 Jobs Completed
Newcastle upon Tyne
5.0 / 5

With years of experience in the motoring industry, we provide both mobile and at garage services. We offer quotes on quality products but are also able to quote on other

MIA MV.LTD t/a SURE VEHICLE CENTRE
183 Jobs Completed
Sunderland
5.0 / 5

Pitstop autos
282 Jobs Completed
Throckley
4.5 / 5

Hi Welcome to Pitstop autos we are a well established garage that cover all types of Mechanical, electrical Work and all Body repairs/ Alloy wheel Refurbishments. Si

Redburn Mot and Service Centre - Bosch Car Service
304 Jobs Completed
Blyth
4.8 / 5

WE ARE WHO CAN FIX MY CAR 2018 AWARDS FINALISTS. Looking for great value car servicing? Need a reliable MOT test centre? We are specialists offering a full range of

Duffys Motors
1943 Jobs Completed
Gateshead
4.9 / 5

Gearbox specialist for 3 years before moving onto work at a number of different dealerships including Kia, Skoda, Audi, Fiat and Alfa. In 2013 I decided to fly solo and s

Tyneside Automotive Ltd
253 Jobs Completed
Newcastle Upon Tyne
5.0 / 5

Tyneside Automotive offer dealer standard servicing and repair at independent pricing. We are an authorised repairer for Saab, an RAC approved garage, a Suzuki approved p

Wilsons Auto Service Centre
737 Jobs Completed
Newcastle upon Tyne
4.7 / 5

Why choose Wilson's? One stop car care shop Competitive prices Quality parts only Dealership service without the dealership prices Professional

AF Service Centre
837 Jobs Completed
Cramlington
4.9 / 5

Established in 1998, we are an independent garage with an aim to provide a first-class service to our customers both private and business. Delivering our customers with a

BRUNSWICK MOT & SERVICE CENTRE
133 Jobs Completed
NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE
4.6 / 5

We are a small family ran garage newly opened on brunswick industial estate, we pride our self on excellent customer service and getting your car booked in as soon as pos

Autobar Car Service Centre
46 Jobs Completed
Chester le Street
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

WMNE LIMITED
15 Jobs Completed
Sunderland
5.0 / 5

GC Autos LTD
602 Jobs Completed
Gateshead
4.7 / 5

We are a family run garage located in Gateshead, on Saltmeadows Road. Established in 2009, we have a wealth of knowledge in all makes and models but also specialise in Mi

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Alternator Repair in Wallsend
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 Wallsend bookings

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How much does Alternator Repair cost in Wallsend?

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 Wallsend for Alternator Repair on WhoCanFixMyCar.com for some of our top car makes.


Alternator Repair Cost by Car Make in Wallsend
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Toyota£526.99

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 23/11/2023 and 21/02/2024.

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