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The car’s alternator plays a crucial role in keeping the battery charged.

You may be able to spot that it isn’t working properly if your headlights are dimmer, you can small burning rubber or a growling/whining noise.

Your car battery acting up may also be the result of starter motor failure.

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Top garages for Ford Alternator Repair (11,166 found)
Mr Tyre Ltd - Bolton
328 Jobs Completed
Bolton
4.8 / 5

Mr Tyre Ltd was established in 1971 at Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham in the West Midlands with one store. We now operate a total of 34 strategically placed fitting centres giving an incredible coverage across the central England region.

With many years’ experience in the tyre industry we have a reputation for providing high quality products at competitive prices. Being so well established has allowed us to form close relationships with virtually every major tyre manufacturer.

Alongside tyres, our stores offer most mechanical repairs including brakes, servicing, engine repairs, suspension, MOT testing, stainless steel exhausts, engine remapping and air conditioning repairs and re-gas.

We are happy to serve Bolton and its surrounding areas.

Whatts Autos
88 Jobs Completed
York
5.0 / 5

I am a Mobile mechanic that provide the following repairs Services, Engine repairs, Clutches, Brake replacement, Exhausts and Fault finding Diagnostics. No need to drive to a garage the garage comes to you and main dealer trained. I am willing to travel about 25 miles from Full Sutton.

Pauls Mechanics
235 Jobs Completed
London
4.8 / 5

Pauls Mechanics is a well-established Ford and BMW specialist, offering a professional and high-quality service on a full range of work. At Pauls Mechanics we take great pride in our work and thus only use genuine OEM parts and the latest diagnostic testers which allows us to deliver Main Dealer Services. We are based in East London but also offer a mobile service where we come to you, allowing you to get on with your busy lifestyle! Give us call today to find out how we can help you with any of your car issues, no matter how big or small!
Mobile Mechanics only 10Miles radius from E4

Canvey Motor Services
58 Jobs Completed
Canvey Island
4.7 / 5

Canvey Motor Services offer mobile vehicle diagnostics, mechanical repairs and servicing, covering all makes and models. We offer a complete range customer services for your vehicle, from a simple bulb change, through brakes, clutches, exhausts, timing belts etc, to complete mechanical rebuilds.

We are always investing in new tools, equipment and methods in which to offer our customers the very best service possible and we pride ourselves in doing so.

With over 25 years experience of working on vehicles behind us, you can trust in our expertise and knowledge to get your vehicle back on the road again, no matter the problem. All our work is also covered by a minimum 1 year or 12,000 miles warranty and on many items this can be increased up to a lifetime warranty.

SHAH JEE AUTO GARAGE
53 Jobs Completed
manchester
4.9 / 5

SHAH JEE AUTO GARAGE is a family run garage which has been trading for over 10 years Based in Manchester, we are a well established and reputable company in the local area. We have the latest diagnostic equipment We cover all over Manchester and surrounding areas for car servicing and repairs, MOT testing and vehicle repair. check our 100% feedback on our google website.


We pride ourselves in offering mechanic apprenticeships on an ongoing basis. We feel it is important to bring young talent into the industry and help develop apprentices into fully qualified and professional mechanics that will provide an excellent service for you. To find out how to get involved with an apprenticeship, just send us a message!

Mobile-mechanic
1107 Jobs Completed
Alfreton
4.9 / 5

Mobile mechanics and diagnostic mobile service full car service auto electrical

Integrated Auto Solutions
455 Jobs Completed
Denton
4.9 / 5

Integrated Auto Solutions are a local independent garage based in Manchester. We are a newly formed company who have been established a little over a year, and we are going from strength to strength. We are looking to expand our client base and are eager to help customers get their vehicles road worthy ASAP. We can undertake all forms of mechanical repairs, maintenance work and servicing, with no job being too big or too small. Our team of 4 technicians have all been chosen specifically for their area of expertise, and have many years of experience working on all makes and models of vehicles.

We can offer a recovery service to customers with non-starters, and some smaller jobs can be done mobile too as we have a fully equipped mobile unit too.

SMS Motors
1234 Jobs Completed
Horton
4.7 / 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 more.

Our experienced mechanics have various RMI/ATA accreditations and are always on hand to provide the help and advice that you need to get your vehicle back to full health. We have valuable links within the motor trade industry and aim to provide good value for money on all products and services.

SMS Autocare are proud members of the Retail Motor Industry Federation and the Trust My Garage scheme. All work comes with a 12 month / 12,000 mile parts and labour guarantee and we offer our customers a FREE collection and delivery service within 15 miles.

Direct Commercial Repairs Ltd
26 Jobs Completed
Guildford
4.7 / 5

We are a mobile firm based in Guildford established in 2011. We can carry out all aspects of work to your car, van or commercial vehicle whether it be at your home or work address. Do you find it difficult to get your vehicle to a garage? No worries as we come to you at a time and place convenient whether you are at work or home. We are available Monday to Sunday. However weekend bookings must be requested. We cover Guildford and surrounding areas and we strive to give you the best service. As we are a VAT registered company we can carry out your annual maintenance on your vehicle without affecting your vehicles warranty.

BRS Automotive
804 Jobs Completed
Banbury
4.8 / 5

BRS Automotive is an established, Banbury based garage & the 2019 winner of the 'Best Garage In The South East' award from whocanfixmycar.com.

We offer a wide range of services including mechanical repairs, maintenance work, servicing and MOT. Our technician is fully qualified to Senior ATA accreditation level & with many years of industry experience behind us you always have peace of mind when booking with BRS.

We specialise in sports and performance cars (Jeep, Mercedes and Porsche) however, we have experience working on everything from motorcycles and cars to small vans. We only use quality parts and ensure your vehicle leaves us in the best condition possible.

Customer service is of the highest importance to us and we strive to offer all clients the best service & experience possible.

We can provide you with a FREE vehicle collection and delivery service within a 15 mile distance of the garage. Locations exceeding this are charged at £2.50 per extra mile. Please note, we are only able to offer this service if the vehicles drives.

Approved Motor Company Ltd
125 Jobs Completed
Cheshunt
4.8 / 5

We are committed to providing you with dealership quality workmanship without the associated price tag and that your warranty will always remain protected. We can assure you that you'll be 100% satisfied with the work done to your vehicle and you can be safe in the knowledge that the work is fully covered by our one year/12,000 mile guarantee. Free local collection and delivery, Courtesy car available if pre booked.

J M Motors
577 Jobs Completed
Lincoln
4.8 / 5

J M Motors is a friendly, approachable company and is a member of The Motor Ombudsman which means you will always be treated fairly and they are Trading Standards approved. They are family owned and can work on any car, van or motor home and also do LGV's. They have been in business for over 25 years and work to a very high standard. They do a lot of work for the AA, RAC, warranty companies and lease companies, and have 5 star ratings on feedback and are the first company in Lincolnshire to offer a full engine carbon clean with there new EDT machine which is the country's number 1 company on Trust Pilot

Frosts Cars - Shoreham-by-Sea
270 Jobs Completed
Shoreham-by-Sea
4.5 / 5

For over 65 years Frosts Cars Ltd have been caring for vehicles and assisting the motoring needs of Sussex. Still a family run business, our Service Centres in Chichester and Shoreham-by-Sea are equipped to Service, MOT and Repair your vehicle. With expert technicians and the latest equipment, you can rest assured your car is in safe hands. Offering free collection and delivery, while you wait appointments or a courtesy car, we make your experience with us as convenient as possible. That’s why when our customers were asked to independently review us by Judge Service, over 97% said they would recommend us to their family and friends.

Formula One Autocentres - Ipswich
150 Jobs Completed
Ipswich
3.6 / 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 premises, high-tech equipment and highly trained technicians; far removed from the kind of service normally associated with the industry.

Forty years down the line, we have grown to become one of the UK’s largest independent autocentre chains. The business remains family owned and continues to uphold its original commitment to delivering the highest quality service at the most competitive prices.

That commitment has proved incredibly popular with motorists, creating many thousands of loyal customers who continue to put their trust in Formula One Autocentres.

As a result, the company has gone from strength to strength, currently boasting over 85 state-of-the-art branches across England, with over 500 highly trained staff working seven days a week to provide a full range of services including tyres, exhausts, batteries, brakes, clutches, MOT's and servicing.

We remain resolutely independent, and as a family owned business, avoid being tied down to any single manufacturer or supplier. This gives us the freedom and flexibility to offer the biggest deals on the widest possible range of top branded products, making the company a viable, attractive and cost-effective alternative to both the big national chains and smaller local independent outlets. Quite simply, Formula One Autocentres provides cost-conscious motorists with the most reliable and affordable means of maintaining their vehicles.

We defend our position at the forefront of the fast-fit industry by constantly evolving and developing innovative new products and services to meet the ever-changing demands of our customers. With an ongoing expansion programme and by regular investment in technology, we continue to provide unbeatable fast-fit service along with the very best value prices. In fact, we can confidently claim that no other company is better equipped to face the motoring challenges of the future.

Brooklands Fast Fit
908 Jobs Completed
leeds
4.7 / 5

Brooklands have been here for 25 years. We are proud in everything we do and carry everything out to a high spec.
Brooklands technicians carry over 15 years of experience an have delt with many aspects of different makes and models over the year, they all carry the correct qualifications from MOT licence’s to NVQ 2&3. We ain’t afraid to to take on any job an work constantly around the clock the get vehicles back on the road the same day.
We carry out a wide range of diagnostic test's and checks, to service and repairs we also do mot's. As on the otherhand we also carry out a wide range of body work and reapirs too..

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Ford Alternator Repair Specialist
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 it, 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  Ford Alternator Repair  bookings

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Ford Alternator Prices

Alternator repair prices can vary depending on your Ford model 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 Ford Model
Ford ModelAverage PriceGet Quotes
Ford Focus£279.04
Ford Fiesta£268.15
Ford Mondeo£262.06
Ford Transit£274.86
Ford C-Max£271.76
Ford Ka£266.64
Ford Kuga£290.75
Ford Galaxy£362.42
Ford Transit Connect£263.64
Ford S-Max£319.74
Ford Transit Custom£332.98
Ford Tourneo Custom£428.99
Ford B-Max£297.30
Ford Transit Courier£355.29
Ford Grand C-Max£366.42

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 01/07/2020 and 29/09/2020.

Although the alternator is a relatively simple Ford 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 Ford 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 Ford alternator repair cost is between £200 and £300, depending on the model of your Ford, 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