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Miles Motor Mechanics

Little Burstead, Essex , 5 years of experience


21st February 2018
“Miles arrived on time, was friendly, polite and accommodating (car parked a couple of streets away in public parking space). Alternator replaced quickly and car now running fine. Took the trouble to speak to my wife about repair afterwards and offered advice on charging battery and eventual replacement. Extremely pleased with the service - also substantially cheaper than my local garage!“
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CHRISTOPHER

Ford Mondeo • Alternator replacement

7th July 2016
“great mechanic and answered everything fully ! thanks miles”

WILLIAM

Land Rover Range Rover • Diagnostic Inspection


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16th February 2018
“Greg was brilliant. Not only did he repair my car as required, he called to say he could come earlier to do the work.

It is the little things he did, such as identifying another issue that could develop and advise on best course of action moving forward.


I would highly recommend Greg and Glen for anyone who needs something doing quick and at a reasonable price.

Thank you both.“

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JAMES

Ford Focus • Alternator replacement

6th February 2018
“amazing job as a new car owner i wasn’t going to attempt it
he rang the day before to confirm the problem and to make sure he had the right equipment for the job
arrived on between stated time and finish the job quite quickly.”

DARREN

Skoda Fabia • Front door window winder mechanism replacement


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Bear Motor

London , 18 years of experience


14th February 2018
“Very Happy with the work, Professional, Punctual, and did the job with ease. Highly Recommend !!

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I can't go into detail about the visit of the Mechanic, all I can say is that Dan contacted me with an ETA, he arrived on time and i left him to it - as I was confident he could do the job without somebody standing over his shoulder - which I dislike too - So Job done in Good Time - Sound Mechanic! and we will be using him again, hopefully not too soon though... nothing personal Dan.
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CHRIS

Citroen Berlingo • Alternator replacement

19th February 2018
“Dan knew exactly what the problem was and was able to get my car to start up again immediatetly. Excellent knowlege and punctual for time. Great Job Done!”

SANDRS

Vauxhall Zafira • General Diagnostic


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13th February 2018
“just one point my alternator battery warning light still comes on after a few seconds but the alternator is charging at 14.2 volts o n my meter, do you have any idea why that may be!!, I would be interested whether I could then rectify it myself,
as of now running fine except for the warning light on the dashboard.
as later I may want to go up to Shefield to my daughter , so hopefully this small problem will not be troublesome, thank you, Tom Waters.“
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TOM

Ford Ka • Alternator replacement

20th January 2018
“Andrew arrived on time and was very knowledgable. He found the problem quickly, i would say he went above and beyond. Thanks for a great service.”

KEVIN

BMW 3 Series • Plug-in Diagnostic Inspection


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Wolverhampton , 15 years of experience


12th February 2018
“Sanjeev was very good, i would definitely recommend him, and I wouldn't think twice about using them again, also a very reasonable quote. Thankyou”

DANIEL

Volkswagen Polo • Alternator replacement

9th February 2018
“Christian was brilliant diagnosed the problem within 0.5 hr and returned later the same day with the parts and fitted them to my complete satisfaction”

DEREK

Audi A1 • 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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