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Voller Mechanics

Salisbury, 17 years of experience


19th April 2017
“David was a quality mechanic who didn't leave the job until we were both 100% satisfied that everything was complete.”

WAYNE

Citroen C4 Picasso/Grand Picasso • Alternator replacement

10th April 2017
“David provided a great service. Everything that you would expect from a garage-based service but with the convenience of having it done on your own drive.”

ANNA

Volkswagen Polo • Full Service


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All In Cab Hire Ltd

London, 12 years of experience


1st April 2017
“All through the whole process, I was kept up to date with everything that was happening. The quote I was given was very reasonable and the car now is functioning fantastically. I would recommend your service to anyone who asks me and I will certainly use your service again. Thanks again. “
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TERRY

Land Rover Discovery 3 • Alternator replacement

21st March 2017
“Paul is good, happy with his work”

NNAMDI

Honda Accord • MOT with collection & delivery


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Advanced Auto Repairs

Charfield, 7 years of experience


19th March 2017
“Mike was great, did the job really quickly at the roadside and was friendly too. ”

LAURE

Rover 25 • Alternator replacement

29th July 2015
“good value”

CHRIS

Vauxhall/Opel Astra-H • Service - Major


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Motors Express

Dartford, 19 years of experience


14th March 2017
“Joe turned up when he said he would and carried out the work with no drama. Thanks”

DARREN

Vauxhall/Opel Corsa-C • Alternator replacement

23rd December 2016
“ Very professional,highly skilled and very satisfied with the job they did.”

WENDY

Vauxhall/Opel Corsa-C • Timing belt/chain replacement


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D3 Motors

Aberdeen, 18 years of experience


13th March 2017
“Dougie came round collected the keys, went to the car and phoned me half an hour later when the car was fixed. Very happy with the service and outcome. ”

ROBERT

BMW 3 Series • Alternator replacement

1st December 2016
“Very helpfull”

ADRIAN

Toyota RAV4 • 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
Car2001 Toyota Corolla Franchise Dealer Est.£246 - £272 Independent Garage Est.£194 - £214 ClickMechanic Est.£194 - £214 Saving21%
Car2008 Skoda Octavia II Franchise Dealer Est.£322 - £356 Independent Garage Est.£244 - £269 ClickMechanic Est.£243 - £269 Saving24%
Car2010 Toyota Avensis Franchise Dealer Est.£311 - £499 Independent Garage Est.£232 - £389 ClickMechanic Est.£231 - £388 Saving23%
Car2010 Peugeot 207 CC Franchise Dealer Est.£470 - £520 Independent Garage Est.£343 - £379 ClickMechanic Est.£342 - £377 Saving27%
Car2010 Renault Twingo II Franchise Dealer Est.£310 - £457 Independent Garage Est.£248 - £336 ClickMechanic Est.£248 - £335 Saving23%

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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