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55 Reviews

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Blairgowerie , 10 years of experience


21st September 2017
“Colin was friendly, professional, on time & efficient. I was told by my local garage the work would be 'difficult to access' & would take at least 3 hours labour. Colin took half the time - & had a 'no problem' attitude.”

JACQUIE

Honda CR-V • Alternator replacement

30th November 2015
“Excellent work arrived on time & done he's job superbly well. Very friendly mechanic explained everything to me & done he's job very quickly. All in all I'm very pleased with the service I've received from Colin & would definitely recommend him to anyone.
Many thanks to him and click mechanic for the great service.“

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MOHAMOUD

Vauxhall/Opel Astra-H • Front door window winder mechanism replacement


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Millers Autos Ltd

Falkirk , 10 years of experience


18th September 2017
“John was extremely good and did a great job.”

ANTHONY

Fiat Panda/Panda Classic • Alternator replacement

27th August 2017
“John was a good communicator and very punctual. I had an issue and I think he approached it in the right way. The problem is now resolved. ”

MAX

Volkswagen Scirocco • Pre-purchase Inspection


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28 Reviews

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Lansdown Lane Garage

Bath , 12 years of experience


14th September 2017
“No hanging about, got the job done efficiently.

Impressed+++++”

CHRISTOPHER

Fiat Bravo • Alternator replacement

8th August 2017
“Mike was spot on, communicated all the way through the process. Very happy with the work, Will definitely use again. ”

DUARTE

Toyota Corolla • Engine only replacement


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Motors Express

Dartford , 19 years of experience


14th September 2017
“Paul was excellent ”

ADRIAN

Toyota Hilux • Alternator replacement

11th April 2017
“Joe called the morning of the appointment to confirm his arrival time. He turned up on time and completed the work (replacement of brake pads) in 20 minutes. He was a really nice guy and my whole ClickMechanic experience has been great and I've been recommending the service to friends, family and colleagues. I will most certainly use again.“
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CRAIG

Ford Fiesta • Front brake pads (all) replacement


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469 Reviews

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5th September 2017
“Happy with work that was completed, price was reasonable and work completed on time.”

ADAM

Citroen C5 III • Alternator replacement

29th March 2016
“I'm waiting on a quote at the moment”

ANTHONY

Peugeot 308 • 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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