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How much does alternator belt replacement cost?

How much does alternator belt replacement cost?

A typical alternator belt replacement cost in the UK ranges between £60 - £169. The average cost is usually around £115 including parts and labour. Depending on your model and where you live, the price can be higher or lower. See the exact price for your car.

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Volvo 460
£114£80 - £98£25
Alfa Romeo MiTo
£99£70 - £85£22
Ford EcoSport
£84£60 - £73£17
Kia Sephia II
£87£66 - £81£14
Suzuki Kizashi
£135£97 - £119£27
Toyota Previa
£192£139 - £169£38
Lexus IS-F
£135£97 - £119£27
Renault Fluence
£84£60 - £73£17
Renault Laguna III
£87£66 - £81£14
Land Rover 90
£99£72 - £88£19
Volvo 460
£114£80 - £98£25
Alfa Romeo MiTo
£99£70 - £85£22
Ford EcoSport
£84£60 - £73£17
Kia Sephia II
£87£66 - £81£14
Suzuki Kizashi
£135£97 - £119£27

Our expert insights into alternator belt replacement

Our expert insights into alternator belt replacement

What does an alternator belt do?

The alternator belt’s job is to transfer power from the engine crankshaft to various other components; these include the alternator (of course), the air conditioning and the power steering.

What are the symptoms of a malfunctioning alternator belt?

Below are the top three symptoms that could indicate you need an alternator belt replacement:

  • A squeaking sound from under the bonnet when you start your engine, or a high-pitched squeak while the engine is running.
  • If your car stalls regularly, or the engine refuses to turn over, it could be down to a slipping or broken alternator belt.
  • If you feel your car’s steering is heavier than normal, this could be due to a lack of power transferred to the power-steering system, and could also be down to the improper performance of your alternator belt.

What happens during an alternator belt replacement?

Our certified mechanics will:

  • Visually inspect the alternator belt for signs of wear, tears and cracks.
  • Check the alternator belt's pulleys and tensioner.
  • Replace the belt, if necessary.
  • Check related parts and advise if any other repairs are needed.
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What does an alternator belt do?

The alternator belt’s job is to transfer power from the engine crankshaft to various other components; these include the alternator (of course), the air conditioning and the power steering.

What are the symptoms of a malfunctioning alternator belt?

Below are the top three symptoms that could indicate you need an alternator belt replacement:

  • A squeaking sound from under the bonnet when you start your engine, or a high-pitched squeak while the engine is running.
  • If your car stalls regularly, or the engine refuses to turn over, it could be down to a slipping or broken alternator belt.
  • If you feel your car’s steering is heavier than normal, this could be due to a lack of power transferred to the power-steering system, and could also be down to the improper performance of your alternator belt.

What happens during an alternator belt replacement?

Our certified mechanics will:

  • Visually inspect the alternator belt for signs of wear, tears and cracks.
  • Check the alternator belt's pulleys and tensioner.
  • Replace the belt, if necessary.
  • Check related parts and advise if any other repairs are needed.
View more symptomsView more symptoms

How much does it cost to fix my car?

Save up to 30% on your alternator belt replacement. See our table above to browse our honest, upfront prices.


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Daniel, from London

Hey Fixter, how long should an alternator belt last?
Daniel
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Nav, Fixter in-house mechanic expert

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Millennium Garages

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Blenheim Transport Ltd

London, UK
stars-5
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Blenheim Motor’s are a Servicing & Repairs Workshop, Recovery and Class 1, 2 & 4 MOT Testing Station with the 15 years of experience. We have fully eq...
Canning Car Care

Canning Car Care

London, UK
stars-5
20 reviews
At our workshop in Canning Town, you can expect friendly and professional customer service with expert technicians delivering quality vehicle services...
Dundalk Motors

Dundalk Motors

London, UK
stars-5
24 reviews
Dundalk Motors London is an established MOT centre and car repairs garage with over twenty-eight years of experience. Based in Brockley we’re in a bus...
Universal Automobile Engineers

Universal Automobile Engineers

London, UK
stars-5
25 reviews
Universal Automobile Engineers Ltd in Stratford, East London. We are a local, independent garage, serving Stratford and the surrounding area. We are ...

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In-house experts approve all work personally 🔍

Every service carried out by our partner garages is fully reviewed.

12-month warranty on parts and labour 🛠

Any additional work needed will be carried out for free.

Your alternator belt replacement is in safe hands with our top-rated mechanics

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We personally select every local garage based on our unique 25-point criteria, which includes staff qualifications, equipment standards and customer ratings.

Fully qualified mechanics with 10+ years’ experience 👨‍🔧

Your car is in the UK’s safest expert hands.

Manufacturer-equivalent parts only ⚙️

Identical to your manufacturer’s, but much cheaper!

In-house experts approve all work personally 🔍

Every service carried out by our partner garages is fully reviewed.

12-month warranty on parts and labour 🛠

Any additional work needed will be carried out for free.

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We cover all makes and models — anywhere in the UK

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