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G.r. Autocare

Peterborough, 30 years of experience


21st February 2017
“Gary clearly knows what he's doing.”

IAN

Jaguar S-Type • Alternator replacement

22nd November 2016
“Gary was professional, fast and efficient. Would highly recommend. ”

DONNA

Renault Megane II • Car Won't Start Inspection


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89 Reviews

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18th February 2017
“Lee was great, will definitely use him again.”

DANIEL

Ford Kuga • Alternator replacement

13th July 2016
“Lee came, undertook the work with the minimum of fuss and clearly explained and answered all the questions I had. Have no issues in recommending. ”

PAUL

Ford Mondeo • Front brake pads (all) replacement


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Motors Express

Dartford, 19 years of experience


17th February 2017
“Joseph did a great job very happy with work done on my car will definitely use you again and recommend to Friends and Family thank you ”

DAVID

Volvo V50 • Alternator replacement

16th February 2017
“Very happy with the work carried out. ”

MICK

Vauxhall/Opel Vectra-C • Front road spring (both) replacement


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111 Reviews

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Mobile Vehicle Servicing

Beeston, 21 years of experience


14th February 2017
“cannot fault mechanic on time and socialble”

PETER

Renault Trafic II • Alternator replacement

10th January 2017
“Very happy with repair nice guy .”

JONATHAN

Mini Mini • Diagnostic Inspection


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6 Reviews

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13th February 2017
“They did a good job and I am very pleased. The alternator he replaced had been factory fitted and so on the car since 2000. That made it tricky to get off but they did it & my car is working fine again Good mechanics with experience. I would happily recommend to anyone.“
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ALLAN

Ford Cougar • Alternator replacement

11th February 2017
“Yes I was pleased with the two guys that came to deal with my problem. Turned out it was just a blown fuse nor a dead fuel pump,So they were finished a bit quicker than we anticipated.Good service ”

JIM

Ford Focus • Fuel pump replacement

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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