Alternator Repair in Wantage

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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 Wantage (31 found)
AKI MOTORS LTD
587 Jobs Completed
ABINGDON
4.8 / 5

Our services include: Batteries, alternators brakes Servicing Steering and suspension Diagnostics Exhaust supply and fitment Clutches and Gearboxes Locking whee

JG Motor services Ltd
207 Jobs Completed
Challow
5.0 / 5

With nearly 20 years experience in the motor trade as a mechanic I have recently started my own company. I have experience on all makes and models but was a master techni

Protyre Abingdon
392 Jobs Completed
Abingdon
4.5 / 5

Jason and his team pride themselves on providing an exceptional level of customer service. The centre specialises in mechanical repairs including vehicle servicing and MO

Protyre - Faringdon
119 Jobs Completed
Farringdon
4.6 / 5

Nikki and her team pride themselves on providing an exceptional level of customer service. The centre specialises in mechanical repairs including vehicle servicing and MO

AK Performance Tuning
161 Jobs Completed
Wantage
4.8 / 5

Welcome to AK Performance Tuning. We are Specialists in Tuning and Servicing. Our business started as the one stop shop for general automotive servicing/maintenance &

TT MOTORGROUP
23 Jobs Completed
Didcot
3.0 / 5

N. Scott Autos
85 Jobs Completed
Abingdon
4.5 / 5

N. Scott Autos are a RAC Approved Garage with 5* Customer Reviews. We have an experienced & trusted team. As one of our previous WhoCanFixMyCar customers said, we ca

Wantage Motor Group LTD
173 Jobs Completed
Wantage
3.3 / 5

Wantage Motor group Ltd offers a wide range of both auto electrical and mechanical repair services for the Wantage and surrounding areas. We specialize in breakdowns, dia

Faringdon Garage
18 Job Completed
Faringdon
5.0 / 5

Here at Faringdon Garage we aim to provide the best aftersales service for you and your car. All of our technicians are manufacturer trained and highly qualified, so you

AJH Vehicle Repairs
201 Jobs Completed
Appleford
4.7 / 5

Established in 2016, we are a relatively new, independent company with a wealth of experience in car servicing and car repairs. Our professional mechanics are trained to

Motorlux
24 Jobs Completed
Wantage
4.7 / 5

The team to go to for service you can trust, at a price you can count on. Here at Motorlux we aim to provide you with an unrivalled experience when servicing your veh

Didcot Auto Centre
49 Jobs Completed
Didcot
3.3 / 5

"Didcot Auto Centre was established 5 years ago in our modern 4880 sqft premises. We provide car servicing, repairs and MOT testing. Over the years we have specialised in

HiQ Abingdon
1 Job Completed
Abingdon
5.0 / 5

When it comes to servicing your car, HiQ Abingdon can offer you the premium service you'd expect from a main dealer - without the premium price tag. This means you can re

Top Speed Tuning LTD
Member since 13 January 2020
didcot

we are top speed tuning and located in didcot we offer a great service at a very good price our work is carried out in a very professional and on time we carry out a

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Alternator Repair in Wantage
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 Wantage bookings

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Alternator Prices in Wantage

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 Wantage
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Volkswagen£323.54

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 08/07/2022 and 06/10/2022.

Gary from Complete Mechanics explains the workings of the alternator