Alternator repair & replacement made easy

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170 Reviews

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Maidstone , 10 years of experience


15th October 2018
“Martin came when promised. Did they job with no fuss. Couldn’t ask for more. Would definitely use this service again .”

PAUL

Toyota Avensis • Alternator replacement

22nd July 2016
“Very friendly and helpful. Completed the work quickly and efficiently.”

PETER

Vauxhall/Opel Corsa-D • Pre-purchase Inspection


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31 Reviews

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15th October 2018
“Anthony explained everything clearly. Was friendly and most importantly fixed my car. Highly recommended.”

TAMMY

Toyota Yaris • Alternator replacement

28th May 2018
“Anthony was great, professional and I would definitely use again. He was knowledgeable and was trained appropriately for my model of car”

STEVEN

Jeep Renegade • Major Service


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59 Reviews

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12th October 2018
“Andy was great, turned up in the given time slot, and despite the weather being atrocious carried out the repair without a hitch. This was by far the best & easiest car repair experience I have ever had & will definitely be my first port of call for any future repairs. Thanks“
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GARETH

Volvo V70 • Alternator replacement

16th August 2018
“A good job. Did 4 replacement brake disc and pads on my car in just over 2 hours at home address”

ROBERT

Citroen C5 • Brake discs and pads replacement - front (both)


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716 Reviews

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Mobile Autocare

Essex , 20 years of experience


11th October 2018
“For the first time in 40+ years I got to see what I paid for while work was done on my car. To replace alternator 2010 Toyota Avensis main dealer quoted £850, Clickmechanic was £500 cheaper. Job done under an hour and mechanic delighted to show me everything he did, on my drive at time I wanted. Company now in pole position to do my servicing and MOT.“
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MICHAEL

Toyota Avensis • Alternator replacement

21st June 2018
“Friendly and professional
The have been very efficient
I will use it in the future”

FRANCESCO

Skoda Fabia • Front wheel bearing replacement (both)


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75 Reviews

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Bolton , 20 years of experience


11th October 2018
“Paul is a 100% gent. Carried out job quickly and quietly. I would recommend him I am instant”

KEV

Land Rover Discovery 3 • Alternator replacement

20th March 2018
“John was friendly and knowledgeable. Spot the problem immediately. Well experience. I will use them again and again.”

ADEYEMI

Ford Mondeo • Plug-in 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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