Alternator Repair in Buxton

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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 Buxton (5 found)
DC MOBILE VEHICLE MAINTENANCE
20 Jobs Completed
chapel en le frith
5.0 / 5

With over 20 yrs experience in the motor trade I can address most vehicle needs, based in Chapel en le Frith Derbyshire I can travel to home or work to service your car.

Horderns Motor House
Member since 04 August 2017
High Peak

Whether you're a new Peugeot owner or have owned one for some time, the team at Horderns Motor House are always there to help. If you live in Chapel-en-le-Frith, visit

Stella Motors (High Peak) LTD
Member since 30 July 2019
Buxton

We are a family run business we do car repairs, MOT,exhausts, tyres, diagnostics

Shakespeare Garage
Member since 27 June 2011
Buxton

Shakespeare Garage offers Repairs and Servicing - all makes and models Accident Repair Specialists ÔÇó Insurance Company Approved Tyres & Exhausts ÔÇó Engine Diagnostics

Buxton Car Centre Service & Repairs
Member since 23 October 2019
Buxton

Family run local business for independent Service, Mot,mechanical repairs,tyres,exhaust etc for all makes and models. See our website at buxtoncarservicing.co.uk.

Alternator Repair in Buxton
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 Buxton

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 Buxton
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Vauxhall£363.03
Mercedes£552.47
Audi£445.82
Ford£309.82

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 16/05/2022 and 14/08/2022.

Gary from Complete Mechanics explains the workings of the alternator