Volkswagen Alternator Repair Specialist Garages Near You

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Is your Volkswagen Battery not charging? Do your headlights dim when you press the accelerator? If so you problably have an Alternator Fault. Our 14,158 garages nationwide regularly diagnose these things, and our Volkswagen Mobile Mechanics will resolve them at your home or work too.

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Top garages for Volkswagen Alternator Repair (10,329 found)
KAM Servicing - Derby
688 Jobs Completed
Derby
4.4 / 5

Kam Servicing, trading for approx 30 years, recognised by both the RAC and the AA for warranty repairs.We are a local, family run business with complete dealer facilities and also an accredited member of The Good Garage Scheme. Kam Servicing - Derby is a one stop shop for all your vehicle's needs, including MOT/Servicing, Air-con, full Engine Diagnostics, free courtesy cars, local collection and delivery service.

M35autocare
54 Jobs Completed
Failsworth
4.9 / 5

We are an experienced independent garage located in Failsworth offering a wide range of services and repairs. Our objective is to provide a reliable and honest service to all our customers by ensuring a professional and exceptional level of work.

We offer a range of services including engine rebuild, gear box repairs, clutch repairs, diagnostics and many more! Warranty on labour and parts is all included.

Wyatt's Automotive
56 Jobs Completed
Essex
4.9 / 5

Here at Wyatt's Automotive we are a team of fully qualified, Main dealer trained technicians who specialise in Audi, VW, SEAT and Skoda vehicles. That said, We have such a vast array of year's experience working on all makes and models that no job is too big or too small for us to tackle! We offer our customers a main dealer level of service, As well as top specialist equipment and technology, At independent prices. We operate from fully kitted out mobile vans, So we can bring the garage to you. Offering to service or repair your vehicle at a time and place to suit you, Meaning you can have the repair carried out at home or work so as not to inconvenience you in any way.

We are more than happy to show you parts removed, Explain faults found and why the repair was necessary, As well as showing you what you might need to look out for next time.

Despite being a relatively new business, We hope you will take a chance on us and let us help get your vehicle road worthy again. If you need any advice or help please get in contact as we are always here to help. We cover Essex and Kent.

Nest Autos
919 Jobs Completed
Eccleshill
4.8 / 5

At Nest Autos Ltd we know your car is more than a tool that gets you from A to B, it’s your freedom. Your car lets you complete essential daily activities such as travelling to and from work, buying groceries, and picking up the children from school. You depend on it, so it’s important your car receives quality repairs and service.

When you bring your car to Nest Autos Ltd, we make sure your car leaves trouble-free so you can have your freedom, and your peace of mind. With over 75 years experience repairing and maintaining cars and 3 years combined experience building, engineering and running a racing car our passion for cars is enormous. We know you care about your car, and so do we. Our technicians will strive to ensure you receive the best support and service for you and your car.

We can drop you off where you need to go while we work on your car and pick you up again when the job has been completed.

Please ask about our new free courtesy car service.

We also offer a collection and delivery service within 10 miles of the garage.

RHK MOT LTD
147 Jobs Completed
Southall
4.9 / 5

MOT Tester's and Technician's
Professional Status:
Registered
IMI Member
IMI Accreditation
ATA Route / Level: Light Vehicle Inspection Technician
ABC Award Class 3, 4 and 7
DVSA Authorised MOT Test Station

We also offer 0% Interest free finance on all servicing and repairs
Free Collection and Delivery within 15 Miles

SB Personal Ltd. T/A Cardiff MOT & Service Centre
119 Jobs Completed
Cardiff
3.6 / 5

HONEST AND RELIABLE MOT & SERVICE CENTRE

TEC41 Ltd (Ipswich)
29 Jobs Completed
Ipswich
4.7 / 5

At TEC41 we offer a wide range of services for cars, 4x4s and vans at competitive prices, with an accommodating and professional service. We service and repair all makes and models, in addition to tyre fitting, and if you’re looking for an MOT test centre, we proudly MOT vehicle classes 4, 5 & 7, including cars, motor caravans, play buses & heavy goods vehicles.

We pride ourselves on being a flexible, honest and accommodating; With convenient, fully insured locations, TEC 41 provides customers with the security that their vehicle is safe until they return to collect it. We’re conveniently situated near the railway station, just a few minutes’ walk away from Ipswich town centre and the Waterfront. You can choose to drop your car off in the morning and pick it up when you are ready, the perfect excuse for a day trip.

R Turner Motor Specialist LTD
122 Jobs Completed
ROTHERHAM
4.9 / 5

My names Rob, I've been a mechanic for the past 10 years, worked for a main dealer for the past 4 years. I've worked on pretty much ever car going.

I can do anything from a service to an engine rebuild, cambelt to modifications. I am mobile for those who cant get away from work.

I'm reliable, quick and competitive. I will aim to beat all genuine quotes

Protyre - Bushey
184 Jobs Completed
Bushey
4.8 / 5

Offering vehicle tyres from many manufacturers including Pirelli, Michelin, Bridgestone, GT Radial, Goodyear and Falken with same day fitting available on a selection of tyres Protyre Bushey can meet all your motoring needs. As well as car tyres the centre offers tyres for vans, motorbikes and 4x4 vehicles. Other services offered include MOTs, servicing, exhausts, batteries, brakes, suspension and wheel alignment.

R&B AUTOS REPAIRS AND SALES
92 Jobs Completed
kirkcaldy
4.9 / 5

R&B Autos is an independent garage located in the heart of Kirkcaldy, near the High Street. We are proud to provide the best car services for a wide range of mechanical work, accident damage repairs, high-quality respraying, insurance claims, bodywork, wheel alignment, suspension work and much more. We want our customers to drive away 100% satisfied and that's why we do our utmost to ensure you get fantastic customer service and outstanding repairs.

We also sell second-hand cars which have been hand-picked and are in excellent condition. Our team have many years experience in repairs and services and will always give you honest advice. Our workshop is open 7 days a week and we offer a local collection and delivery service for those within 3 miles. If you wish to wait around while we fix your car, we have a customer waiting room where you can enjoy refreshments and WIFI.

Ledster The Mechanic Ltd
101 Jobs Completed
Milton Keynes
4.7 / 5

Mobile car mechanic that comes to you at your home or work place whether it's a break down, service, brakes we will carry out the repairs where your vechicle is. We are fast, reliable and efficient e aim to get your car back on the road same day

Triangle Cars
114 Jobs Completed
Havant
4.6 / 5

Welcome to Triangle Car Havant's 1st choice Tyre Centre and Auto Repair Workshop for private and corporate customers, providing an affordable quality service you can trust.Conveniently located at Dunsbury Business Park in Havant, our Tyre Centre and Workshop is fully equipped with the latest equipment and our friendly staff are trained with the expertise and knowledge to guarantee a first class service.Our services include Tyre fitting centre, 4 wheel laser wheel alignment, vehicle servicing, full diagnostics, MOT testing and repairs, brakes, exhausts, clutches, shock absorbers, batteries and more.

JD AUTOCENTRE
40 Jobs Completed
Grimsby
5.0 / 5

We have been est 10years , we have specialist diagnostics on ford and jaguar at dealer level and also work on other vehicle manufactures

Service & Recovery
431 Jobs Completed
Huddersfield
4.8 / 5

Service & Recovery is based in Huddersfield Milnsbridge (HD3 4QG) but we also can bring the garage to you with our mobile service. We understand that your vehicle is important to you - so we get it right first time, every time. No matter how big or small - we will look after you, your vehicle and your pocket.

We started our business to provide an outstanding service to you for a reasonable price. We offer a free 70 point vehicle check to give you an idea of the condition of your vehicle and we give you a report with any recommended repairs if any.

We do everything from servicing, general repairs, welding, electrical, diagnostics, clutches, exhausts, brakes, suspension, MOT failures and tyres. We also offer a roadside assistance and breakdown service.

We offer a free vehicle collection and drop off service within 10 miles of our garage. If you need to be at work we can arrange to open earlier, we can even give you a lift to work if needed. Local shopping or Huddersfield Centre is not too far away so you don't have to hang around at the garage waiting for things to get done. We are currently building a waiting area which we expect to have completed by January 2019!

Get in touch with us today so we can help you, any questions - just ask.

RSH Performance.
65 Jobs Completed
Perivale, Greenford
5.0 / 5

RSH Performancehave been established in the Ford sense for over 10 years and offer a huge range of services for all makes of vehicle’s, specialising in performance Fords - from standard vehicle servicing to high performance tuning and big spec engine building. We are a company with the experience, knowledge, equipment and mainly a passion to provide you with the service and knowledge you would expect from a company that feels the same way you do about your car.

Please feel free to take advantage of our free friendly advice and experience by either popping along to our fully equipped work shop or just give us a call, we don’t bite.

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Volkswagen Alternator Repair Specialist Garages Near You
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  Volkswagen Alternator Repair  bookings

4.79

42 reviews

Volkswagen Alternator Prices

Alternator repair prices can vary depending on your Volkswagen 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 Volkswagen Model
Volkswagen ModelAverage PriceGet Quotes
Volkswagen Polo£248.85
Volkswagen Golf£260.75
Volkswagen Passat£317.71
Volkswagen Up£287.20
Volkswagen Transporter£317.30
Volkswagen Golf Plus£264.93
Volkswagen Scirocco£292.34
Volkswagen Tiguan£297.71
Volkswagen Caddy Maxi£303.42
Volkswagen Beetle£245.96
Volkswagen Touran£324.18

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 22/10/2019 and 20/01/2020.

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