Alternator Repair in West Kingsdown

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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 Kingsdown (15 found)
HD MotorSports LTD
938 Jobs Completed
Longfield
4.5 / 5

HDMotorSports LTD A garage for all your car solutions with very high and respectful reviews rating though the high level of client's that we have built up over the yea

KF Servicing & Repairs
23 Jobs Completed
Swanley
5.0 / 5

"Offering affordable car or van servicing, diagnostics, repairs, brakes, health checks and audio installations."

S7 Autocentre
9 Jobs Completed
Dartford
5.0 / 5

Welcome to S7 Autocentre, we pride ourselves on making sure our customers get the quality repairs they deserve. We always service and replace parts in conjunction with yo

Kemsing Motor Company
2 Jobs Completed
Kemsing, Sevenoaks
4.5 / 5

"Kemsing Motor Company offers a one-stop shop for all your vehicle repair needs, including MOT tests, servicing, auto-electrics, air conditioning and four-wheel alignmen

Foreman Bros
Member since 25 May 2015
Borough Green

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

Mobile Mechanic Shane
Member since 19 January 2018
Sevenoaks

SC mobile mechanics we come to you either at your home or place of work we have over 10 years of experience. I was a senior tech for Renault and an mot tester if you

SE Tyres Sevenoaks
Member since 03 August 2011
Sevenoaks

"We have 17 fast-fit auto centres located across the South East. SE Tyres Sevenoaks offers a range of services and tyres from all the major manufacturers including Goody

Oldbury Motors
Member since 17 February 2012
Kemsing

"Oldbury Motors is an independent garage specialising in the service and repair of all makes of vehicles. We have many years combined experience. Our prices are very comp

R & I Autos Ltd
Member since 17 February 2012
Sevenoaks

"R&I Autos LTD have been an established motor vehicle maintenance and repair station for the past decade. Our staff boasts a wealth of mechanical experience, a culminatio

The Wheel Studio
Member since 16 June 2014
South darenth

I'm a qualified mechanic and paint sprayer. I'm looking for some private work in order to supplement my income.

Cooper Sevenoaks
Member since 11 February 2015
Sevenoaks

Offering the complete range of MINI vehicles - new and pre-owned. Our factory trained technicians have unparalleled experience of all MINI's models. As part of the BMW fa

KVT
Member since 12 April 2019
Dartford

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RG Car Sales Ltd
Member since 17 June 2019
Sevenoaks

Here at RG car sales you can expect a second to none service from start to finish. We pride ourselves on our customer service and extensive knowledge within the motor tra

Moore performance uk
Member since 27 June 2019
Wrotham

Local to brands hatch race track we offer quality repairs at competitive prices

Mosero LTD
Member since 15 January 2020
Hartley

Vehicle Repairs and Diagnostic specialist Pre MOT and Servicing High level diagnostics and fault finding. We specialise on vehicle electronics. ECU repairs and Module

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Alternator Repair in West Kingsdown
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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How much does Alternator Repair cost in West Kingsdown?

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


Alternator Repair Cost by Car Make in West Kingsdown
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Ford£460.03
BMW£682.98
Volkswagen£434.34
MINI£523.50
Mercedes£577.23
Vauxhall£482.93
Peugeot£759.70
Audi£618.76
Renault£531.56
Nissan£455.43
Toyota£420.48
Citroen£512.27

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 04/12/2023 and 03/03/2024.

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