Alternator Repair in Chester

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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 Chester (18 found)
Andrew Hilton - Saltney Service Station, MOT Tester / Mechanic / Brake Specialist
189 Jobs Completed
Chester
5.0 / 5

Qualified Vehicle Technician and MOT Tester with over 20 years experience in main dealer and independent garages. We specialise in brake disc skimming & brake repair.

Formula One Autocentres - Chester
491 Jobs Completed
Chester
4.8 / 5

Established in 1974, Formula One Autocentres set out with a mission to deliver a completely new fast-fit experience to its customers. This would feature clean, modern pre

Smart Auto Services
128 Jobs Completed
deeside
5.0 / 5

Newton Garage Chester Ltd.
Member since 30 January 2018
Chester

We are an established family local independent garage and are proud to be members of Autofirst Network – a nationwide network of independent garages operating to the Netw

Halliwell Jones Chester
Member since 23 March 2016
Chester

Halliwell Jones Chester is a franchised BMW & Mini dealer based in the North West of England serving the Cheshire, Wirral & North Wales areas. We are passionate in our cu

Cheshire Oaks Hyundai
Member since 22 April 2016
Ellesmere Port

As an established Hyundai dealer, we're proud to represent the philosophy of New Thinking, New Possibilities. We believe in challenging conventions, not for the sake o

Lookers Renault Chester
Member since 29 March 2016
Chester

We are a Renault main dealer with the knowledge, specific tooling and diagnostic equipment to efficiently repair and maintain all Renault vehicles. Competitive service an

Swansway Chester Peugeot
Member since 23 March 2015
Chester

Swansway Chester is an approved aftersales centre for Peugeot vehicles in Chester and the surrounding area. All our staff are Peugeot trained and use only Peugeot approve

cranebank group LTD
Member since 12 February 2015
CHESTER

MOT & ALL MAKES SERVICING -35 YEARS EXPERIENCE

Peacock Garage
Member since 10 June 2011
Great Boughton

"1975 Wilf Holroyd established a car repair business, renting a workshop to the side of the filling station which was originally situated at the current premises. The bus

MOT Services
Member since 10 June 2011
Saltney

"We provide you with the most convenient and practical MOTs and vehicle services on the market, at the most competitive prices. We are licensed and approved by the Govern

Mitchells Garage
Member since 27 January 2014
Saltney

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Alternator Repair in Chester
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 Chester

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 Chester
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Vauxhall£532.46
Ford£426.90
Mercedes£862.06
Volkswagen£248.50
Peugeot£506.25

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 04/07/2022 and 02/10/2022.

Gary from Complete Mechanics explains the workings of the alternator