Alternator Repair in Woodbridge

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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 Woodbridge (49 found)
Integrity Automotive Ltd
645 Jobs Completed
IPSWICH
4.7 / 5

Integrity Automotive Ltd is a family run business with over 70 years combined experience. We can cater for all your motoring needs, from simple routine servicing and

Protyre Ipswich
838 Jobs Completed
Ipswich
4.5 / 5

Autofit Ipswich - Team Protyre is located on Britannia Road just off Woodbridge Road, offering vehicle tyres from many manufacturers including Pirelli, Michelin, Bridgest

Formula One Autocentres - Ipswich
626 Jobs Completed
Ipswich
2.8 / 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

KW Autos
19 Job Completed
Felixstowe
5.0 / 5

Welcome to KW Autos - whatever you need to help keep your car or light commercial vehicle on the road, we can help. We can carry out all kinds of services and repairs, in

Formula One Autocentres - Felixstowe
124 Jobs Completed
Felixstowe
4.0 / 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

AA Motor Medic
69 Job Completed
Ipswich
5.0 / 5

"AA Motor Medic has a distinguished history in the automotive industry dating back 13 years. The Company has built up close relationships with many of its customers, thro

H & F Auto Services
4 Job Completed
Ipswich
5.0 / 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

TMG Car Sales
15 Jobs Completed
Ipswich
5.0 / 5

We are an independant garage excellent customer feedback and service. Registered with the IMI (Institute of the Motor Industry). We are based in Tuddenham (Ipswich) with

DD Autoserve ltd
8 Jobs Completed
IPSWICH
5.0 / 5

"We are a family run business, here at DD Autoserve Ltd we focus on providing an exceptional garage service with competitive pricing. We have an up-to-date fully equipped

Titchener Mechanics
4 Job Completed
Woodbridge
5.0 / 5

I own a professional and friendly one stop shop for all vehicle maintenance and repairs based in Martlesham. Here at Titchener Mechanics we have a high level of experien

classic and sports mechanical restorations Ltd
7 Job Completed
Ipswich
5.0 / 5

Engine specialist, specialising in classic vehicles and engines engines. We also under take general repairs to the highest standards. Also offer a free collection and d

RAC Mobile Mechanic - We Come to You. Servicing on your drive or at work - Ipswich
Member since 18 August 2023
Ipswich

The RAC offers complete peace of mind for 12 million drivers. We’re best known for our breakdown service, and now - our new RAC Mobile Mechanics are here to make everyday

Suffolk Automotive Ltd
Member since 08 February 2017
Ipswich

We are a fully independent used car dealership and fully functioning garage, perfectly located on the A1214 Woodbridge Road, Rushmere St. Andrew, Ipswich; We deal in

The East Anglian Mini Centre Ltd
Member since 10 December 2014
Ipswich

"We are a family run business that restores classic minis & also services,mots & repairs BMW minis & other types of cars. We pride ourselves in our outstandi

Stratford Motor Company Ltd
Member since 08 September 2016
Saxmundham

Stratford Motor Company is an independent garage you can trust. We here at Stratford Motor Company offer a full range of comprehensive garage services. We are located in

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Alternator Repair in Woodbridge
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 Woodbridge bookings

4.17

6 reviews

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