Alternator Repair in West Drayton

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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 West Drayton (129 found)
RHK MOT LTD
520 Jobs Completed
Southall
4.9 / 5

MOT Tester's and Technician's Professional Status: Registered IMI Member IMI Accreditation ATA Route / Level: Light Vehicle Inspection Technician ABC Award Class 3

Anees Autocare Centre
724 Jobs Completed
Hounslow
4.9 / 5

Specialising in Mercedes-Benz , Audi, Vw, toyota we cater for all makes and models of motor vehicles. From minor repairs to major maintenance, we are committed to ensurin

ALL IN 1 MOTORS
1024 Jobs Completed
Wexham, Slough
4.7 / 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

22 MOTORS™️
54 Jobs Completed
Hounslow
4.4 / 5

? | CAR DEALERSHIP ⚒️ | ACCIDENT REPAIRS ? | SUNTEK APPROVED PPF INSTALLER ⭐️ | 5 STAR RATING ? | 0% FINANCE PACKAGES AVAILABLE ? | EXTENDED WARRANTIES FROM £179

Church Avenue Garage Ltd
189 Jobs Completed
Northolt
3.9 / 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

J & A Motors
101 Jobs Completed
Greenford
5.0 / 5

J & A Motors has provided a first class service to motorists in West London since As a garage which is AA Certified, RAC Approved, an RMI member and a Which Trusted

SMS Motors
1831 Jobs Completed
Horton
4.6 / 5

SMS Autocare is dedicated to quality and value for money with the services we provide. We can offer full diagnostic testing, MOT and Service, mechanical repairs and much

Ruislip services
396 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.

Custom Werks
421 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

Courtwood Car Services
292 Jobs Completed
Uxbridge
4.5 / 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

VJM Motors Ltd
175 Jobs Completed
SOUTHALL
4.5 / 5

Automotive Repair Shop All Brands Welcome All Types Of Work Undertaken Specialising In Engine Chain / Belt Replacements Clutch Repairs @vjmmotors

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

UK TOP AUTOS LTD
77 Jobs Completed
Greenford
3.4 / 5

UK TOP AUTOS LTD specialize in Complete Engine, Clutch, gear rebuild in all cars. We have 15 years of electrical and mechanical experience. We have the best mechanics in

Solo Automotive & Services Ltd
50 Jobs Completed
Hayes
4.9 / 5

We are a family run independent garage based in London, Middlesex. We are Audi, Seat, Skoda and Volkswagen specialists with main dealer factory trained Master Technician

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Alternator Repair in West Drayton
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 West Drayton bookings

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Alternator Prices in West Drayton

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 West Drayton
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Vauxhall£371.90
Mercedes£465.87
Nissan£339.42
Ford£337.75
Volkswagen£332.54
MINI£420.43
BMW£412.86
Toyota£349.18
Audi£378.98
Peugeot£375.71
Renault£388.68
Citroen£432.09

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 07/09/2022 and 06/12/2022.

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