Alternator Repair in Burnley

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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 Burnley (26 found)
Buddys Service Centre.
203 Jobs Completed
Colne
5.0 / 5

Welcome to Buddys Service Centre your local, affordable and friendly garage. We are a passionate vehicle specialist looking out for our customers needs. We carry out a

Marshalls Motor
252 Jobs Completed
Burnley
2.9 / 5

Offering Servicing, Brakes, Exhausts, MOT, Engine Management and much more.  We are well established and reliable and our reputation is built on trust, quality and reliab

Perrys Burnley
7 Jobs Completed
Burnley
3.8 / 5

Welcome to Perrys Burnley, where the price of servicing is comparable with the prices you pay at a local fast fit. That said, choosing a franchised dealer will mean that

V.A.G Car Clinic
5 Jobs Completed
padiham
5.0 / 5

Servicing, Repairs and Diagnostics for All Makes and Models. Specialising in VW Audi Group and BMW Cars

Southfield Garage
2 Job Completed
Nelson
4.0 / 5

"Southfield Garage is a local family run business based in Nelson, where we pride ourselves on value and service. In our well equipped workshop we are able to cope with a

M D Vehicle Services
Member since 26 October 2018
Padinham

We are a fully mobile mechanicing service with over 10 years experience. We carry out servicing, diagnostics and repairs at a time and place to suit you. We have flexible

Leadx car and body
Member since 12 July 2020
Burnley

Leadx has been established for 12 years, we take pride in providing the highest levels of service to our customers, we offer a wide range of services from minor dent to f

Norfolk St Garage
Member since 15 November 2019
Nelson

Established in 1985, we are a Independent based in Nelson, Lancashire. We do MOT's on classes 4 and 7, as well as all mechanical repairs and servicing. We specialise in

Perrys Nelson
Member since 22 August 2014
Nelson

Welcome to Perrys Nelson, where the price of servicing is comparable with the prices you pay at a local fast fit. That said, choosing a franchised dealer will mean that y

Pro-Tech Garage
Member since 22 November 2020
Nelson

We repair and diagnose all makes and models of vehicles, and we specialise in the repair and diagnostic checks performance on the VW Audi group which includes VW, Audi, S

TONY GREEN LTD BURNLEY TYRE AND BATTERY
Member since 30 July 2015
BURNLEY

ALL ASPECTS OF VEHICLE MAINTENANCE

ChapelYard MOT
Member since 10 June 2019
Burnley

We know that the MOT test can sometimes be a stressful ordeal. It is for that reason we take a slightly different approach from most garages to testing. At ChapelYard MOT

HSN GARAGE
Member since 17 May 2018
Nelson

VW AUDI specialists We provide servicing and repairs for all makes and models of vehicles. We offer very competitive pricing whilst maintaining quality. Based in

Budget Exhaust & Tyres ltd
Member since 12 December 2019
Burnley

We are based in the heart of Burnley town centre. We offer many services at budget exhaust & tyres Over 500 brand new tyres in stock Exhausts Mot testing Vehicle

Evans Halshaw Ford Burnley
Member since 30 October 2013
Burnley

Evans Halshaw Ford Burnley

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Alternator Repair in Burnley
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.

Average rating for  Alternator Repair in Burnley bookings

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Alternator Prices in Burnley

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 Burnley
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Ford£298.11
Vauxhall£329.85
Peugeot£497.17
Mercedes£448.40
Audi£510.29
BMW£794.83
Nissan£298.31
Renault£445.16

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 01/07/2022 and 29/09/2022.

Gary from Complete Mechanics explains the workings of the alternator