Alternator Repair in Altrincham

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Is your battery not charging? Do your headlights dim when you press the accelerator? If so, you probably have an Alternator Fault.

A new alternator may be necessary to power your engine sufficiently and ensure safety.

Along with alternator repair, battery problems may also be an indication of starter motor failure.


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Top garages for Alternator Repair in Altrincham (42 found)
S Garages Ltd
309 Jobs Completed
Manchester
4.2 / 5

S Garages Ltd is a local vehicle servicing and repair centre serving customers in Sharston Industrial Estate for the past 13 years. If your van or car needs services or e

M.J. Motors
73 Jobs Completed
Manchester
4.9 / 5

We are a family run business with 13 plus years experience we guarantee to be 100% honest we travel to your place of work or home and majority of Repairs will be carried

Altrincham Service Centre
11 Job Completed
Altrincham
5.0 / 5

We are a family run business that can repair and service all makes and models including Audi, BMW, Ford and VW. We understand the need for trust and reliability and that

Autoworx Motors
2 Job Completed
knutsford
5.0 / 5

Based in the heart of Knutsford, Cheshire. We are renowned for our extensive knowledge on German vehicles. We can complete the most complicated of jobs. We also provide a

Manchester Vehicle Solutions
230 Jobs Completed
North West, Greater Manchester
5.0 / 5

MANCHESTER VEHICLE SOLUTIONS IS OPEN 9am-8pm Mon-Sun. INCLUDING BANK HOLIDAYS. Manchester Vehicle Solutions is a North West based mobile repair company that specialis

Autocare Mobile
2 Job Completed
Altrincham
4.0 / 5

"car,bike,light commercial servicing,maintenance,diagnostics,remapping,tuning,welding etc,all carried out at home or work,we are skilled professionals with 35 years exper

Vagworks
Member since 06 August 2020
Gorton

We are a registered VW / Audi independent specialist. We specialise mainly in the coding / software side of vehicles. Anything from retrofitting new functionality to cali

Citroen Manchester South
Member since 04 November 2013
Sale

"Here at Citroen Manchester South you will find our friendly staff are committed to providing the best customer service, such as MOT, value service, tyres and exhaust rep

B.I. Appleton Ltd
Member since 11 April 2011
Manchester

"In 1939 Basil Appleton started his own business repairing cars and charging accumulator batteries, which were used to power wireless radios. His workshop was a rickety o

Arnold Clark (Altrincham)
Member since 17 November 2015
Altrincham

Arnold Clark is a family run business, it has gone from strength to strength over the past 50 years and has established itself as Europe's largest independent Motor Deale

RRG Altrincham
Member since 29 June 2015
Altrincham

RRG Altrincham offers professional, competitively priced ownership services, along with exceptional customer service. Our expertly trained staff are on hand to ensure you

Urmston Service Station
Member since 10 October 2017
Manchester

Independent MOT Garage in Urmston,

parkgate tyres and mot
Member since 18 April 2018
Knutsford

mot, tyres, servicing repairs diagnostics

Appletons
Member since 19 May 2015
Timperley

Auto Electrical Services

David Cogan Auto Electrics
Member since 19 May 2015
Manchester

Specialist in auto electrical diagnostics. We also do servicing and MOT work. We have been in business for 32 years and have provided quality work to our customers.

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Alternator Repair in Altrincham
Frequently asked questions
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What is a car alternator?

The car's alternator performs a simple but vital job: to keep your car's battery charged. The battery is responsible for starting the car, spark plugs, lights, electrics, and sometimes power steering - quite a job - so it's essential that it's topped up - and that's what the alternator does.

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What are common problems with an alternator?

The alternator acts like a small generator: the engine spins, and the alternator turns that spinning motion into electricity. The most common problems are worn brushes (the component that maintains constant electrical contact with the spinning alternator) and a failing voltage regulator (which ensures that the charge is sent to the battery at the correct voltage.)

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What are the common symptoms of alternator problems?

Common signs of car alternator problems include the 'charge' or battery lights flashing on the dashboard, flickering or dimming headlights and interior lights and a growling or whining noise under the bonnet.

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What is the average alternator repair cost?

An alternator can be rebuilt as opposed to replaced, however in truth the difference in cost is often quite small. Either way the most common repair cost is around £150-200.

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How to test an alternator for problems

A simple way to test an alternator for problems is to do what's known as the headlight test. Park your car with the headlights on or run it in neutral, then rev the engine. If the headlights dim you could well have an alternator problem. A better test is to take your car to a garage, where a car alternator can be tested using a multimeter tool.

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What happens if my alternator breaks?

If your alternator fails, your car battery won't charge and, very soon, will have insufficient charge to start the car.

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Alternator Prices in Altrincham

Alternator repair prices can vary depending on your car due to differences in labour time and parts needed but you can expect to pay between £250-£300. Take a look below at the average quote on WhoCanFixMyCar.com for some of the top car makes.


Alternator Repair Cost by Car Make in Altrincham
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Vauxhall£411.20
Ford£341.46
Nissan£442.61
Peugeot£365.71
Mercedes£427.88
Renault£389.49
BMW£508.17
Citroen£509.94
Toyota£258.19
Audi£378.41
Volvo£338.25
MINI£473.53
Volkswagen£252.05

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 29/06/2022 and 27/09/2022.

Gary from Complete Mechanics explains the workings of the alternator