Alternator Repair in Ellesmere Port

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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 Ellesmere Port (43 found)
DLM MOTORS
117 Jobs Completed
Liverpool
5.0 / 5

MOBILE TECHNICIANS AT YOUR SERVICE DLM MOTORS provides the most convenient car repair and maintenance service. We come to your home or office to complete your repair

Liverpool MOT (UK) Limited
1353 Jobs Completed
Liverpool
4.7 / 5

In our well equipped AA approved workshop, we are able to cope with nearly any kind of work. We have a wide variety of specialist tools and diagnostic equipment to suit m

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

KnS Motors Ltd
174 Jobs Completed
Ellesmere Port
4.9 / 5

We are a family run business, with over 25 years experience, now open is our Ellesmere Port based garage with competitive prices, from a light bulb replacement to a engin

DTS Services
70 Jobs Completed
Ellesmere Port
4.9 / 5

DTS Services are based in Ellesmere Port and cater for all makes and models of passenger cars and light commercial vehicles. We are also one of the North West's leading B

T&MP Autos
44 Jobs Completed
Ellesmere Port
5.0 / 5

Offering a reliable and efficient mobile service, we aim to make all your mechanical maintenance and repairs a stress-free experience. Our highly skilled team can carry o

CJ Autocare
42 Jobs Completed
Ellesmere Port
4.4 / 5

7 years professional experience I started of my career with CMA Garage in Sandycroft, Chester doing engine rebuilds from 2010 until 2012 and this where I completed my

Car Service Guys
2 Job Completed
Croft Business Park
5.0 / 5

Committed to providing you excellent service, so you always choose us for your repair needs. For most people, vehicle maintenance and repair is not fun or convenient.

Eastham Motors
Member since 04 May 2016
WIRRAL

Eastham Motors are a friendly family business established for over 40 years selling and servicing new and used cars. We have over 28 years experience selling and servicin

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

Lloyds Garage Repairs
Member since 02 September 2016
Neston

Established for over 83 years and employing mechanics with over 30 years experience ensures that Lloyds Garage Repairs offers a fully guaranteed list of expert services i

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

Peoples Ford Speke
Member since 10 April 2015
Liverpool

The team to go to for service you can trust, at a price you can count on. Here at Peoples we aim to provide you with an unrivalled experience when servicing your vehi

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Alternator Repair in Ellesmere Port
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 Ellesmere Port

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 Ellesmere Port
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Ford£365.67
Peugeot£455.51
Vauxhall£436.80
Mercedes£709.83
Volkswagen£244.44
Renault£370.65
BMW£436.32

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