Alternator repair & replacement made easy

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567 Reviews

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16th June 2018
“Very happy , Russell came out to my house while I was at work and carried out repairs”

LIAM

Toyota Avensis • Alternator replacement

10th August 2017
“Yes russell was top bloke A++++”

DARRYL

Renault Twingo II • Full Service


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7 Reviews

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Mdl Autos

Norwich , 40 years of experience


16th June 2018
“Mark arrived early, was polite and efficient. I highly recommend him and Clickmechanic.”

CLARE

Vauxhall Combo • Alternator replacement

6th April 2018
“Mark was fantastic! Arrived on time and completed the work in a timely manner. Couldn’t be more impressed!!!”

STEVE

Volkswagen Fox • Diagnostic Inspection


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48 Reviews

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Dw Mobile

Stockport , 9 years of experience


12th June 2018
“Danny was great - friendly, professional and on time. Got the job done quickly too.”

THERESA

Ford Transit • Alternator replacement

11th May 2015
“Danny was excellent. He arrived on time and explained the job he was about to do. The car was back quickly and the clutch is working well”

JOHN

Peugeot 206 CC • Clutch plate, cover & release bearing replacement


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64 Reviews

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Onsite Autos

Kingston , 11 years of experience


11th June 2018
“Shahid was perfect, explained everything clearly, and done the job to his best ability as he went out of his way to help me with finding the right oil for my car after and seeing what a noise was from my car. Overall, I would happily use him for my car again.“
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ISABELLA

Volkswagen Polo • Alternator replacement

25th April 2018
“Terrific!!!! Booked online the night before. Very impressed that we got booked in the very next morning.
Shahid phoned me first thing that morning to confirm, and arrived shortly after with the parts. Very quick and confident and was a very polite man.
..... THANKS SHAHID 👍“
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CHRIS

Vauxhall Vectra • Road spring replacement - front


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8 Reviews

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11th June 2018
“Andy was very knowledgeable and dealt with my problem very well, even noticing the engine management light was on and attempting to sort it out for me as well. I was very happy with the work he carried out.”

RACHEL

Skoda Fabia • Alternator replacement

24th May 2018
“The service from clickmechanic and Andy was spot on and he came over as extremely competent, professional and knowledgeable. He provided a detailed report and there were no hitches.”

EDMOND

Mercedes-Benz C-Class • Diagnostic Inspection

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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