Alternator Repair in Wellingborough

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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 Wellingborough (37 found)
Breakout Autos Ltd
28 Jobs Completed
Wellingborough
5.0 / 5

Wellingborough Tyres - Team Protyre
88 Jobs Completed
Wellingborough
4.5 / 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

HiQ Tyres and Autocare Wellingborough
78 Jobs Completed
Wellingborough
5.0 / 5

At HiQ Wellingborough we offer a complete range of car services, including; tyres, MOT, batteries, exhausts, servicing, wheel alignment, brakes, clutches, oil + filter, s

York Ward And Rowlatt - Vauxhall
91 Jobs Completed
Wellingborough
5.0 / 5

Look after your vehicle and it will look after you. Here at York Ward & Rowlatt, we make it easy to take care of your Vauxhall. Our master technicians are on hand to

GS Auto Repairs Mobile Mechanic
118 Jobs Completed
Wellingborough
4.9 / 5

Welcome to GS Auto Repairs. I am a mobile mechanic based in Wellingborough, Northamptonshire who specialises in aircon and brake work. This company has been established

HiQ Easy Tyre and Autocentres Wellingborough
59 Jobs Completed
Wellingborough
4.6 / 5

"We stock a huge range of car, 4x4 and specialist tyres from leading brands such as Goodyear, Dunlop and Sava, along with many more leading manufacturers, and hundreds of

ALTON MOTORS
51 Jobs Completed
WELLINGBOROUGH
4.7 / 5

CAR SERVICING MOT TESTING NEW AND PART WORN TYRES AT DISCOUNT PRICES ALL REPAIR WORK UNDERTAKEN

Complete Autocare
40 Jobs Completed
Park Farm
4.9 / 5

We are a small, family run independent business, which has been established since 2004, by owners Roy and Michelle Walker. Roy has been an MOT Tester since 1997, has

L.B Automotive Services LTD
5 Job Completed
Northants
4.0 / 5

We are a small, family run fully mobile mechanic business owned and run by couples Lisa & Martin, and Charlene & Mark. The ladies cover the general running of th

Headlands Garage
82 Jobs Completed
Wellingborough
4.8 / 5

Friendly, professional and independent garage offering wide range of automotive services including MOT, servicing, tyres and repairs.

Leo Garage
2 Jobs Completed
RUSHDEN
4.5 / 5

We are local garage aimed at serving local comunity. We offer honest advice and good workmanship at competetive price. We do cam belts/cam chains replacements Clutche

M B Automotive Services
2 Jobs Completed
Wellingborough
5.0 / 5

Specialising in Engine Management and Engine Rebuilds.

Aiden James Motors Ltd
2 Jobs Completed
Rushden
3.0 / 5

"We are a family run business dealing with all types of vehicle repair and servicing up to and including lgv's. We also deal with MOT repairs. We have the latest diagno

Progress Motors
104 Jobs Completed
Wellingborough
3.3 / 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

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Alternator Repair in Wellingborough
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.

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Alternator Prices in Wellingborough

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 Wellingborough
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Volkswagen£424.98
Audi£477.51
Peugeot£306.17
MINI£323.54

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 04/07/2022 and 02/10/2022.

Gary from Complete Mechanics explains the workings of the alternator