Alternator Repair in Wickford

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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 Wickford (98 found)
Essex Motor Service Ltd.
117 Jobs Completed
Chelmsford
5.0 / 5

I run a mobile mechanic business with over 10 years of experience, covering a large area (up to 50 miles radius) of Chelmsford. I am a specialist in automobile servicing,

Formula One Autocentres - Basildon
366 Jobs Completed
Basildon
4.1 / 5

Established in 1974, Formula One Autocentres set out with a mission to deliver a completely new fast-fit experience to its customers. This would feature clean, modern pre

Car-Nect Auto Group Ltd
58 Jobs Completed
Rayleigh
5.0 / 5

Car-Nect is proud to be part of the Bosch Car Service Network. We provide a friendly first class service at better prices with a national guarantee from Bosch. Whatever t

Wickford Autocentre
427 Jobs Completed
Wickford
4.6 / 5

Going by first impressions, Russel Gardens in Wickford may not be the sort of place where you would expect to find a modern auto centre, and especially not one that can o

Inverness Garage
507 Jobs Completed
Westcliff-on-Sea
4.4 / 5

We are a family run business in its second generation. Inverness Garage opened in 1970 and are a large independent garage operating in the centre of town, close to bus ro

Formula One Autocentres - Southend
247 Jobs Completed
Southend on Sea
3.8 / 5

Established in 1974, Formula One Autocentres set out with a mission to deliver a completely new fast-fit experience to its customers. This would feature clean, modern pre

Supertyres Maldon - Team Protyre
136 Jobs Completed
Maldon
3.8 / 5

Our Maldon centre managed by Joe Hasketh was formerly known as Supertyres and provides a comprehensive range of fast fit services for car, van and 4x4 drivers including t

Timing tech
100 Jobs Completed
Basildon
3.6 / 5

Welcome to Timing Tech First of all, I would like this opportunity to thank you for choosing us! Your business means everything to us and our goal is to provide you wit

1st Start Garage
54 Jobs Completed
Basildon
4.6 / 5

1st Start Garage is a small family run business which has been trading for many years, approved by the Government appointed Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA, for

Formula One Autocentres - Rayleigh
273 Jobs Completed
Leigh On Sea
4.5 / 5

Established in 1974, Formula One Autocentres set out with a mission to deliver a completely new fast-fit experience to its customers. This would feature clean, modern pre

Upminster Panelcraft Ltd.
8 Job Completed
Basildon
4.0 / 5

Established for over forty years, we have built our reputation on high quality repairs, specialist custom bodywork and customer service. We appreciate that your time is

Formula One Autocentres - Chelmsford
462 Jobs Completed
Chelmsford
3.4 / 5

Established in 1974, Formula One Autocentres set out with a mission to deliver a completely new fast-fit experience to its customers. This would feature clean, modern pre

Opulent Automotive
2 Job Completed
Rochford
5.0 / 5

Mobile vehicle technician, specialist in diagnostics, electrics, fault finding. Master tech trained across 3 brands. Mainly specialising in VAG group vehicles, Bentley, A

Service24hr
4 Jobs Completed
Basildon
5.0 / 5

Here at Service24hr We offer a main dealer service without the high costs, all highly skilled and experienced mechanics. Offering a mobile service and workshop repairs,

Miles Motor Mechanics
73 Jobs Completed
Little burstead
4.4 / 5

began my mechanic career through Addison Lee the London taxi service and this was through Ford which was a scheme where both were involved. I served my time repairing the

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Alternator Repair in Wickford
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 Wickford bookings

4.25

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Alternator Prices in Wickford

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 Wickford
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Ford£353.98
Mercedes£594.85
Vauxhall£336.15

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 05/07/2022 and 03/10/2022.

Gary from Complete Mechanics explains the workings of the alternator