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Our expert insights into alternator replacement in Cardiff

Our expert insights into alternator replacement in Cardiff

What does an alternator do?

It is the device responsible for generating electricity to charge the battery, and it’s coupled with the engine drive, which means whenever the car is running, the battery is being charged!

Symptoms of a malfunctioning alternator

f your battery is flat and refuses to accept charge through normal driving, or if your headlamps aren’t as bright as normal, then your alternator could be the problem.

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How much does it cost to fix my car?

Save up to 30% on your alternator replacement in Cardiff. See our table below to browse our honest, upfront prices.

What happens when we replace your alternator?

Our efficient and fully qualified mechanics will replace your alternator, and you will be advised of any other connected or associated problems arising from its malfunction.

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What does an alternator do?

It is the device responsible for generating electricity to charge the battery, and it’s coupled with the engine drive, which means whenever the car is running, the battery is being charged!

Symptoms of a malfunctioning alternator

f your battery is flat and refuses to accept charge through normal driving, or if your headlamps aren’t as bright as normal, then your alternator could be the problem.

View more symptomsView more symptoms

How much does it cost to fix my car?

Save up to 30% on your alternator replacement in Cardiff. See our table below to browse our honest, upfront prices.

What happens when we replace your alternator?

Our efficient and fully qualified mechanics will replace your alternator, and you will be advised of any other connected or associated problems arising from its malfunction.

Learn moreLearn more

Daniel, from London

Hey Fixter, how often should an alternator need replacing?

Daniel
Terry

Terry, Fixter in-house mechanic expert

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How much does alternator replacement cost in Cardiff?

How much does alternator replacement cost in Cardiff?

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Car make and modelDealers
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Dacia Sandero

0.9 litres

£239.82 £208.0013%

Dacia Sandero Stepway Laureate

0.9 litres

£248.46 £202.0019%

DS Ds3

1.2 litres

£262.03 £212.0019%

Dacia Logan Mcv

0.9 litres

£260.01 £214.0018%

DS Ds4 Crossback

1.2 litres

£253.66 £220.0013%

Citroen Berlingo M S

1.6 litres

£255.85 £206.0019%

Fiat 500l

0.9 litres

£254.02 £214.0016%

Fiat 500 C Lounge

1.2 litres

£251.11 £206.0018%

Fiat 500 Cult

1.2 litres

£249.67 £202.0019%

Fiat Grande Punto

1.9 litres

£248.62 £216.0013%

Dacia Sandero

0.9 litres

£239.82 £208.0013%

Dacia Sandero Stepway Laureate

0.9 litres

£248.46 £202.0019%

Fiat 500l

0.9 litres

£254.02 £214.0016%

DS Ds4 Crossback

1.2 litres

£253.66 £220.0013%

Dacia Logan Mcv

0.9 litres

£260.01 £214.0018%

* The cost of your alternator replacement depends on your car make and model and may vary depending on your location.

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Fixter mechanics

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.

Want to learn more about alternator replacement in Cardiff?

Want to learn more about alternator replacement in Cardiff?

Cardiff

Cardiff is the capital of Wales and also its largest city. It’s also the 11th largest city in the UK and has an estimated population of 360,000.

A significant tourist destination, Cardiff has over 21million visitors a year and is host to landmarks such as the Principality Stadium, the Welsh National Museum, Cardiff Castle, the National History Museum at St Fagans, City Hall, the Welsh National War Memorial and many more.

Cardiff has a significant nightlife, seeing visitors flock to its many bars, pubs and clubs. Most are situated in the city centre around St Mary Street, Cardiff Bay, The Brewery Quarter and Charles Street.

The most popular cars in Cardiff

The UK’s best selling car, the Ford Fiesta, is estimated to be the most popular car in Cardiff, according to data provided between 2012 to 2018 by ownership and postcode.

Close on its heels—and in order of popularity—are the Mercedes A-Class, Volkswagen Golf, Nissan Qashqai and the Kia Sportage.

Vehicle numbers in Cardiff

There are approximately 180,000 licensed vehicles in the Newham area, with some of the most popular models including the Mini, Vauxhall Corsa and the Ford Focus.

Find a Fixter garage in Cardiff today

There are a total of 26 Fixter garages in the Cardiff area, all ready and waiting to provide you with a fantastic quote for your car service, MOT and a wide range of vehicle repairs.

Fixter garages service the following postcodes and more, in and around the Cardiff area:

  • CF1: Splott & Butetown, Cardiff, Wales
  • CF10 & CF11: Grangetown & Riverside, Cardiff, Wales
  • CF14: Llanishen, Whitchurch & Tongwynlais, Cardiff, Wales
  • CF2: Adamsdown, Cyncoed & Splott, Cardiff, Wales
  • CF23: Penylan, Plasnewydd & Trowbridge, Cardiff, Wales

- CF24: Cathays, Cardiff, Wales

What does an alternator do?

The alternator is the device responsible for generating electricity to charge the battery. It’s coupled with the engine drive, which means whenever the car is running, the battery is being charged. Without a charged battery there is no delivery of power to the electrical components or to generate the sparks used to combust the fuel in the engine.

How often should an alternator need replacing?

An alternator typically lasts around 7 years or between 100k and 150k miles.

The law, vehicle regulations and your MOT

Without a correctly functioning alternator, your car is unlikely to hold enough charge in the battery to drive for any purposeful length of time. Having said that, the alternator won’t be tested during an MOT, so as long as the battery has enough charge for the engine and other electrical components to run for the duration of the examination, then it can still achieve a pass. We do not recommend this in any circumstance. If there is a problem with your alternator, you should have it repaired or replaced as soon as possible.

What happens when we replace your alternator?

  • Our efficient and fully qualified mechanics will test the voltage output of the alternator, inspect the car’s electrical systems and all alternator ancillaries (drive belts, cables, etc.).
  • Wherever necessary, the alternator will be replaced, and you will be advised of any other connected or associated problems arising from its malfunction.
  • You will also be advised of any other parts that may need to be replaced for the best operation and health of your vehicle.
  • Once the faulty alternator has been replaced, our mechanics will test it thoroughly to ensure the correct running of the new part and make any adjustments required for its premium operation.

What causes an alternator to stop working correctly?

An alternator might break down due to a bearing failure, preventing the rotor from spinning freely. Fluid leaks or a too tight belt (or a loose belt slipping) can also cause damage and premature wearing.

Symptoms of a malfunctioning alternator

When the battery is flat

If your battery is flat and refuses to accept charge through normal driving, then your alternator could be the problem.

The lights aren’t as bright as normal

If your headlamps aren’t as bright as normal or the function of other electrical components is weak, your alternator may not be supplying as much charge to the battery as it needs.

The battery warning light is illuminated on the dashboard

All warning lights are an indicator that a sensor has detected a failed component or poor operation. A battery warning light could be connected to your alternator performance.

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