Alternator Repair in Winchester

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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 Winchester (19 found)
Tyreland Eastleigh (Goodwood Rd) Team Protyre
70 Jobs Completed
Eastleigh
4.9 / 5

Tyreland Eastleigh was originally opened in 2008 before joining the Protyre network in 2011. The centre on Boyatt Wood Industrial Estate is located on the Goodwood Road a

Dubtek Ltd.
24 Jobs Completed
Sparsholt
5.0 / 5

Dubtek uk ltd VW Group Specialist Vehicle Diagnostic and Repairs

Westbourne Motors Mobile - Winchester
81 Jobs Completed
Winchester
3.9 / 5

The Westbourne brand is the South’s leading repairer for household names such as Green Flag, AA & RAC. For the majority of repairs we can offer a mobile service

Salkelds Service Centre
34 Jobs Completed
Eastleigh
5.0 / 5

Salkelds are an independent MOT, service and repair garage.Based in Boyatt Wood Eastleigh. We work on most makes of car and light commercial vehicle's . We pride our

Hendy (Eastleigh)
4 Job Completed
Eastleigh
5.0 / 5

In the last decade, Kia has risen as a major global player in the automotive world and at Hendy Kia, we are pleased to offer the full range of new cars at our dealerships

Hendy Ford Eastleigh
6 Job Completed
Eastleigh
5.0 / 5

The team to go to for service you can trust, at a price you can count on. Here at Hendy Ford Eastleigh we aim to provide you with an unrivalled experience when servici

Hendy Ford Winchester
2 Job Completed
Winchester
5.0 / 5

The team to go to for service you can trust, at a price you can count on. Here at Hendy Ford Winchester we aim to provide you with an unrivalled experience when servic

Black Star Garage and welding
3 Jobs Completed
Eastleigh
4.5 / 5

Hello Here at Black Star Garage we offer a full range of garage services which also includes Welding and Vehicle restorations. We can also offer a Vehicle collection a

Winchester Value Tyres
Member since 31 August 2017
Winchester

Now open in St Martins Trade Park, Nickel Close, Winchester Value Tyres is your local dedicated value tyre centre. We provide branded and quality economy tyres at the

Martins Winchester
Member since 08 February 2016
WINCHESTER

We are a Renault and Dacia main dealer with the knowledge, specific tooling and diagnostic equipment to efficiently repair and maintain all Renault and Dacia vehicles. Co

Chandlers ford Service Centre
Member since 07 October 2015
Southampton

We are a small independent company located in the Hiltingbury area of Chandlers ford . The garage has been running for over 5 years growing every year . We offer a frien

Achilles Wheels
Member since 07 June 2011
Eastleigh

"Achilles Wheels is a small family run business which we started in 1995 - working on Sprints, SUDS, GTV's etc to the more modern Brera's, 159, GT's etc. - a purely Alfa

Best Autos Winchester Centre
Member since 07 June 2011
Winchester

"Best Autos Winchester Centre is a part of Best Autocentres which was opened in Winchester trade park in February 2004. It was born out of a desire to give customers a le

Best Autos Eastleigh Centre
Member since 07 June 2011
Eastleigh

"Best Autos Eastleigh Centre is a part of Best Autocentres which was opened in Winchester trade park in February 2004. It was born out of a desire to give customers a lev

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Alternator Repair in Winchester
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 Winchester bookings

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Alternator Prices in Winchester

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 Winchester
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Ford£390.63
Vauxhall£455.08
Volkswagen£324.38
BMW£372.42
Toyota£337.18

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