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Dragos Auto Ltd

Garage in Houthon Regis Dunstable, 20 years of experience


20th April 2019
“Dragos was friendly and efficient. Punctual and tidy. Pleased with work done.”

GERRY

Vauxhall Vectra • Alternator replacement

1st April 2019
“I found Dragos very passionate about his work. It took more than normal hours to do clutch replacement but he assured me that at the end all will be worth it. I will highly recommend Dragos for his services and customer service.”

SHIDHU

Toyota AYGO • Clutch replacement


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Transylvania Repaires Ltd

Garage in Colchester, 20 years of experience


20th April 2019
“Joe was very knowledgeable and kept me updated with progress and other things that needed attention..”

STEVE

SEAT Ibiza • Alternator replacement

15th March 2018
“Fantastic, clear communication. Even organised it earlier than the date I originally chose. Would highly recommend.”

PAUL

Audi A5 • MOT with collection & delivery


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19th April 2019
“Pete was brilliant. Highly recommend and will use again.

Changed the alternator effectively, despite a troublesome bolt.”

DENNIS

Ford Galaxy • Alternator replacement

1st April 2019
“Pete was fantastic, really friendly and chatty, informed me of time off arrival and fixed the problem very quickly. Would certainly use again and will recommend to family and friends.”

CLAIRE

Ford Ka • Thermostat replacement


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Ncc Vehicle Solutions

Garage in Surrey, 18 years of experience


17th April 2019
“Although I didn’t actually meet Nick he was very polite punctual and professional over the phone.I was delighted with the job”

JERRY

Renault Megane • Alternator replacement

15th February 2018
“Nick fixed the issue very quickly. Feels like a new car. Rear light cluster was having issues turning on multiple lights.”

JAMES

Renault Clio • Diagnostic Inspection


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Essex Fleet Care Ltd

Garage in Rawreth, 19 years of experience


17th April 2019
“Dan was great, so efficient and fitted a new alternator in no time, meaning I could get back on the road quickly. He also checked other bits in the engine. I asked if he would check my oil and water which he did. I would definitely use again“
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HAYLEY

Renault Kangoo • Alternator replacement

15th February 2019
“Essex was very professional and happy with the work undertaken.happy to recommend”

MARK

Mitsubishi L200 • Thermostat replacement

How much does an Alternator repair cost?

Labour times and part prices vary depending on the particular vehicle, but to give you an idea here are some examples.

Car Franchise Dealer estimate Independent Garage estimate ClickMechanic ClickMechanic Saving
Car1999 Mitsubishi Space Star Franchise Dealer Est.£359 - £396 Independent Garage Est.£272 - £301 ClickMechanic Est.£273 - £302 Saving23%
Car2009 Audi A6 Franchise Dealer Est.£1023 - £1131 Independent Garage Est.£803 - £888 ClickMechanic Est.£804 - £889 Saving21%
Car2013 Fiat Doblo Cargo XL Franchise Dealer Est.£303 - £397 Independent Garage Est.£229 - £307 ClickMechanic Est.£230 - £308 Saving23%
Car2000 Fiat Multipla Franchise Dealer Est.£297 - £373 Independent Garage Est.£223 - £286 ClickMechanic Est.£224 - £287 Saving23%
Car1999 Fiat Bravo Franchise Dealer Est.£429 - £504 Independent Garage Est.£329 - £390 ClickMechanic Est.£331 - £392 Saving22%

Want to learn more about Alternator repairs?

Read our short guide with information on costs, symptoms and more.

What does an Alternator do?

The alternator is an electrical device situated in the engine bay tasked with generating electricity to charge the battery of the car. It is coupled to the engine drive, meaning that when the engine is activated the alternator is actuated, in turn the battery is charged. It is vital that the alternator works effectively, seeing that the battery provides electricity to a range of components.

How do you know there is something wrong with the Alternator?

  • When the battery warning light on the car's dashboard has lit up.
  • When the battery does not charge.
  • When the battery is flat.
  • When the lights are not as bright as usual.

When should you consider an Alternator replacement?

Should you experience any problems like those listed above it is important to have the alternator inspected and, if necessary, have the alternator replaced. Always remember to service the alternator as and when stipulated in the manufacturer's guidelines. It is essential that the alternator is kept in tip-top condition, this should contribute to a prolonged and unproblematic alternator lifespan.

What happens during an Alternator Replacement?

  • Mechanic will inspect the car's electrical systems.
  • Mechanic will inspect the alternator's ancillaries (drive belt, cables etc.)
  • Mechanic will test the voltage output of the alternator.
  • If necessary, the mechanic will replace the alternator.
  • Mechanic will advise if any other parts of the electric system need to be replaced.
  • Mechanic will test the electric system and will test drive the car.
  • Mechanic will make any adjustments if necessary.

How much does an Alternator Replacement cost?

The cost of an alternator replacement depends on your car and what parts your car's manufacturer recommends using for the replacement. Find out what you could save by having your alternator replaced by Clickmechanic, by selecting your car at the top of this page!

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53 manufacturers for Alternator Repair

Name Clickmechanic Click mechanic average Independent garage estimate Franchise dealer estimate

Alfa Romeo

Parts costs: £247 - £453

Labour time: 0-3 hours

# of quotes: 593

£400

£293 - £484

£398 - £689

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Audi

Parts costs: £285 - £540

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 3824

£454

£331 - £531

£459 - £748

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Austin

Parts costs: £125 - £213

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 28

£205

£148 - £223

£195 - £304

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Bentley

Parts costs: £635 - £890

Labour time: 1-2 hours

# of quotes: 2

£750

£688 - £818

£868 - £1042

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BMW

Parts costs: £289 - £696

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 5041

£487

£334 - £640

£478 - £872

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Cadillac

Parts costs: £276 - £549

Labour time: 1-2 hours

# of quotes: 2

£429

£331 - £517

£441 - £667

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Chevrolet

Parts costs: £173 - £395

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 743

£330

£219 - £385

£299 - £506

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Chrysler

Parts costs: £338 - £649

Labour time: 0-4 hours

# of quotes: 553

£562

£383 - £715

£502 - £1020

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Citroen

Parts costs: £231 - £473

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 4080

£395

£279 - £480

£365 - £629

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Dacia

Parts costs: £156 - £529

Labour time: 1-2 hours

# of quotes: 13

£334

£210 - £507

£294 - £660

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Daewoo

Parts costs: £162 - £374

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 119

£293

£198 - £357

£265 - £465

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Daihatsu

Parts costs: £178 - £487

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 36

£356

£223 - £452

£304 - £578

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Daimler

Parts costs: £241 - £385

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 15

£347

£287 - £376

£380 - £496

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Dodge

Parts costs: £320 - £675

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 83

£497

£366 - £613

£475 - £776

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DS

Parts costs: £278 - £400

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 4

£339

£294 - £379

£364 - £491

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Fiat

Parts costs: £213 - £414

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 3592

£337

£258 - £403

£331 - £511

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Ford

Parts costs: £234 - £443

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 19598

£359

£280 - £422

£362 - £537

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Honda

Parts costs: £304 - £587

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 3078

£460

£349 - £570

£452 - £743

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Hyundai

Parts costs: £241 - £528

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 1497

£391

£287 - £495

£370 - £627

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Isuzu

Parts costs: £315 - £480

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 60

£404

£347 - £465

£442 - £611

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Iveco

Parts costs: £260 - £428

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 58

£377

£285 - £402

£362 - £518

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Jaguar

Parts costs: £288 - £621

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 1986

£482

£333 - £579

£467 - £784

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Jeep

Parts costs: £332 - £730

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 295

£539

£372 - £679

£484 - £881

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Kia

Parts costs: £254 - £591

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 719

£438

£300 - £556

£385 - £702

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Land Rover

Parts costs: £316 - £510

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 3779

£453

£362 - £526

£492 - £759

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LDV

Parts costs: £279 - £455

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 115

£366

£310 - £425

£396 - £546

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Lexus

Parts costs: £368 - £695

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 255

£518

£413 - £629

£562 - £829

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Lotus

Parts costs: £174 - £209

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 1

£221

£219 - £219

£299 - £299

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Maserati

Parts costs: £513 - £616

Labour time: 1-2 hours

# of quotes: 2

£569

£568 - £568

£726 - £726

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Mazda

Parts costs: £265 - £563

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 1102

£435

£306 - £514

£397 - £652

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Mercedes-Benz

Parts costs: £317 - £706

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 4390

£537

£363 - £684

£502 - £962

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MG

Parts costs: £189 - £332

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 270

£307

£234 - £342

£317 - £463

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MINI

Parts costs: £241 - £487

Labour time: 1-2 hours

# of quotes: 2351

£426

£297 - £500

£442 - £747

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Mitsubishi

Parts costs: £237 - £485

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 465

£395

£282 - £460

£369 - £589

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Nissan

Parts costs: £227 - £573

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 1949

£407

£272 - £536

£356 - £680

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Perodua

Parts costs: £240 - £325

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 3

£308

£281 - £317

£370 - £416

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Peugeot

Parts costs: £229 - £481

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 5209

£407

£277 - £492

£367 - £656

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Peugeot Talbot

Parts costs: £204 - £280

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 56

£269

£224 - £279

£284 - £368

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Porsche

Parts costs: £323 - £633

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 79

£550

£368 - £607

£478 - £792

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Proton

Parts costs: £309 - £716

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 14

£492

£355 - £651

£425 - £780

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Renault

Parts costs: £240 - £566

Labour time: 1-3 hours

# of quotes: 4492

£460

£301 - £583

£397 - £765

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Rover

Parts costs: £209 - £367

Labour time: 0-4 hours

# of quotes: 751

£360

£254 - £488

£341 - £729

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Saab

Parts costs: £267 - £487

Labour time: 1-2 hours

# of quotes: 1013

£404

£317 - £471

£421 - £617

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SEAT

Parts costs: £227 - £484

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 1042

£370

£273 - £459

£359 - £589

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Skoda

Parts costs: £254 - £490

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 1032

£391

£299 - £474

£390 - £614

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Smart

Parts costs: £215 - £561

Labour time: 1-2 hours

# of quotes: 205

£415

£272 - £553

£371 - £732

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Ssangyong

Parts costs: £470 - £700

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 14

£589

£516 - £628

£655 - £790

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Subaru

Parts costs: £196 - £476

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 54

£379

£211 - £442

£264 - £561

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Suzuki

Parts costs: £240 - £467

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 695

£365

£285 - £434

£362 - £541

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Toyota

Parts costs: £240 - £480

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 4323

£375

£285 - £471

£375 - £615

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Vauxhall

Parts costs: £244 - £513

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 12456

£389

£289 - £483

£373 - £611

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Volkswagen

Parts costs: £255 - £490

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 7286

£405

£300 - £489

£405 - £667

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Volvo

Parts costs: £284 - £494

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 2391

£410

£329 - £465

£444 - £616

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  • Mitsubishi Fuso
  • Moskvich
  • Ford US
  • Aixam
  • FSO
  • Maybach
  • Rolls-Royce
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Estimates on repair costs, such as the above results for an alternator repair, are created by combining data from multiple third-party sources. The actual cost of using your local repair providers may be outside of the estimated range. We provide estimates on repair costs for information only and accept no liability for any inaccuracies or errors. If you think an estimate is incorrect, please contact us to let us know.

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