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Many Autos Ltd

Reading , 15 years of experience


“Never met him.”

Jaguar X-Type • Alternator replacement

“Great service would use again”

BMW 3 Series • MOT with collection & delivery


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Voller Mechanics

Salisbury , 17 years of experience


“David did a great job, and importantly kept me informed of his arrival. He worked in the rain, and finished in good time. ”

Ford Ka • Alternator replacement

“first class service”

Honda CR-V • Camshaft drive belt/chain replacement


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“Kalim was really helpful and explained every detail on what was wrong and what he found.”

Peugeot 508 • Alternator replacement

“Kalim was very friendly and was aware of what we required and assisted us in every way with all the extra work that was required for the repair up to returning the Car”

Peugeot 207 • Cylinder head gasket replacement


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Jack Duffy

Co Durham , 11 years of experience


“perfect, alldone with no fuss”

Alfa Romeo MiTo • Alternator replacement

“1st class.”

Kia Carens • Alternator replacement


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Automotion

Cheshunt , 22 years of experience


“Steve was on time very knowledgeable worked very well, very polite 1st class service, would use you again brilliant”

Land Rover Range Rover • Alternator replacement

“steve managed to sort a long time problem”

Nissan Primastar • Car Won't Start 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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