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“Martyn seemed to be very knowledgeable and asked me a few questions to confirm why I was having my alternator replaced. He arrived bang on time and gave me a courtesy call 30 mins prior to his arrival. He carried the work out very quickly and effectively. I have since put 20 miles on the car since the work was carried out and it all seems to be solid so far. He took away the parts he removed leaving me with nothing to tidy up.

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“Great job, done quickly. Friendly guy and thorough. He seemed knowledgeable and I’m very happy with the work done on my car.”

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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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53 manufacturers for Alternator Repair

Name Clickmechanic Click mechanic average Independent garage estimate Franchise dealer estimate

Alfa Romeo

Parts costs: £247 - £453

Labour time: 0-3 hours

# of quotes: 593

£400

£293 - £484

£398 - £689

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Audi

Parts costs: £285 - £540

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 3824

£454

£331 - £531

£459 - £748

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Austin

Parts costs: £125 - £213

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 28

£205

£148 - £223

£195 - £304

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Bentley

Parts costs: £635 - £890

Labour time: 1-2 hours

# of quotes: 2

£750

£688 - £818

£868 - £1042

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BMW

Parts costs: £289 - £696

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 5041

£487

£334 - £640

£478 - £872

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Cadillac

Parts costs: £276 - £549

Labour time: 1-2 hours

# of quotes: 2

£429

£331 - £517

£441 - £667

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Chevrolet

Parts costs: £173 - £395

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 743

£330

£219 - £385

£299 - £506

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Chrysler

Parts costs: £338 - £649

Labour time: 0-4 hours

# of quotes: 553

£562

£383 - £715

£502 - £1020

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Citroen

Parts costs: £231 - £473

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 4080

£395

£279 - £480

£365 - £629

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Dacia

Parts costs: £156 - £529

Labour time: 1-2 hours

# of quotes: 13

£334

£210 - £507

£294 - £660

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Daewoo

Parts costs: £162 - £374

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 119

£293

£198 - £357

£265 - £465

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Daihatsu

Parts costs: £178 - £487

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 36

£356

£223 - £452

£304 - £578

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Daimler

Parts costs: £241 - £385

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 15

£347

£287 - £376

£380 - £496

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Dodge

Parts costs: £320 - £675

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 83

£497

£366 - £613

£475 - £776

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DS

Parts costs: £278 - £400

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 4

£339

£294 - £379

£364 - £491

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Fiat

Parts costs: £213 - £414

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 3592

£337

£258 - £403

£331 - £511

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Ford

Parts costs: £234 - £443

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 19598

£359

£280 - £422

£362 - £537

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Honda

Parts costs: £304 - £587

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 3078

£460

£349 - £570

£452 - £743

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Hyundai

Parts costs: £241 - £528

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 1497

£391

£287 - £495

£370 - £627

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Isuzu

Parts costs: £315 - £480

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 60

£404

£347 - £465

£442 - £611

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Iveco

Parts costs: £260 - £428

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 58

£377

£285 - £402

£362 - £518

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Jaguar

Parts costs: £288 - £621

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 1986

£482

£333 - £579

£467 - £784

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Jeep

Parts costs: £332 - £730

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 295

£539

£372 - £679

£484 - £881

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Kia

Parts costs: £254 - £591

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 719

£438

£300 - £556

£385 - £702

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Land Rover

Parts costs: £316 - £510

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 3779

£453

£362 - £526

£492 - £759

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LDV

Parts costs: £279 - £455

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 115

£366

£310 - £425

£396 - £546

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Lexus

Parts costs: £368 - £695

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 255

£518

£413 - £629

£562 - £829

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Lotus

Parts costs: £174 - £209

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 1

£221

£219 - £219

£299 - £299

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Maserati

Parts costs: £513 - £616

Labour time: 1-2 hours

# of quotes: 2

£569

£568 - £568

£726 - £726

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Mazda

Parts costs: £265 - £563

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 1102

£435

£306 - £514

£397 - £652

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Mercedes-Benz

Parts costs: £317 - £706

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 4390

£537

£363 - £684

£502 - £962

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MG

Parts costs: £189 - £332

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 270

£307

£234 - £342

£317 - £463

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MINI

Parts costs: £241 - £487

Labour time: 1-2 hours

# of quotes: 2351

£426

£297 - £500

£442 - £747

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Mitsubishi

Parts costs: £237 - £485

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 465

£395

£282 - £460

£369 - £589

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Nissan

Parts costs: £227 - £573

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 1949

£407

£272 - £536

£356 - £680

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Perodua

Parts costs: £240 - £325

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 3

£308

£281 - £317

£370 - £416

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Peugeot

Parts costs: £229 - £481

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 5209

£407

£277 - £492

£367 - £656

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Peugeot Talbot

Parts costs: £204 - £280

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 56

£269

£224 - £279

£284 - £368

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Porsche

Parts costs: £323 - £633

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 79

£550

£368 - £607

£478 - £792

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Proton

Parts costs: £309 - £716

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 14

£492

£355 - £651

£425 - £780

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Renault

Parts costs: £240 - £566

Labour time: 1-3 hours

# of quotes: 4492

£460

£301 - £583

£397 - £765

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Rover

Parts costs: £209 - £367

Labour time: 0-4 hours

# of quotes: 751

£360

£254 - £488

£341 - £729

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Saab

Parts costs: £267 - £487

Labour time: 1-2 hours

# of quotes: 1013

£404

£317 - £471

£421 - £617

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SEAT

Parts costs: £227 - £484

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 1042

£370

£273 - £459

£359 - £589

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Skoda

Parts costs: £254 - £490

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 1032

£391

£299 - £474

£390 - £614

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Smart

Parts costs: £215 - £561

Labour time: 1-2 hours

# of quotes: 205

£415

£272 - £553

£371 - £732

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Ssangyong

Parts costs: £470 - £700

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 14

£589

£516 - £628

£655 - £790

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Subaru

Parts costs: £196 - £476

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 54

£379

£211 - £442

£264 - £561

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Suzuki

Parts costs: £240 - £467

Labour time: 0-1 hours

# of quotes: 695

£365

£285 - £434

£362 - £541

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Toyota

Parts costs: £240 - £480

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 4323

£375

£285 - £471

£375 - £615

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Vauxhall

Parts costs: £244 - £513

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 12456

£389

£289 - £483

£373 - £611

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Volkswagen

Parts costs: £255 - £490

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 7286

£405

£300 - £489

£405 - £667

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Volvo

Parts costs: £284 - £494

Labour time: 0-2 hours

# of quotes: 2391

£410

£329 - £465

£444 - £616

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  • Morgan
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  • Pontiac
  • Carbodies
  • Mitsubishi Fuso
  • Moskvich
  • Ford US
  • Aixam
  • FSO
  • Maybach
  • Rolls-Royce
  • Santana
  • Tata
  • Great Wall
  • Piaggio
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Estimates on repair costs, such as the above results for an alternator repair, are created by combining data from multiple third-party sources. The actual cost of using your local repair providers may be outside of the estimated range. We provide estimates on repair costs for information only and accept no liability for any inaccuracies or errors. If you think an estimate is incorrect, please contact us to let us know.

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