Alternator Repair in Farnworth

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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 Farnworth (95 found)
CTS Servicing and Repair Centre LTD
84 Jobs Completed
Radcliffe
4.7 / 5

We cover all aspects of work for you vehicle including: MOT's, Servicing, Tyres, Suspensions and Diagnostic’s. We also Buy and Sell cars of any age and condition.

Outwood Motors Ltd
447 Jobs Completed
Radcliffe
4.7 / 5

We are a newly set up garage in the centre of Radcliffe. After working as a qualified mechanic for the past 10 years, I have decided to go self-employed to offer my custo

24/7 Motors Ltd
15 Jobs Completed
Bolton
5.0 / 5

247 Motors ltd is one of the fastest growing garages in the automotive industry. How do we do this simple we provide the best experience for our customers from start to a

bravoauto Bolton
28 Jobs Completed
Bolton
5.0 / 5

bravoauto Benefits Expert technicians, using advanced diagnostic systems & equipment Genuine Parts, covered by the manufacturer 1 year warranty A courtesy car, co

Mr Tyre Ltd - Farnworth
754 Jobs Completed
Bolton
4.8 / 5

Mr Tyre Ltd was established in 1971 at Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham in the West Midlands with one store. We now operate a total of 34 strategically placed fitting centres

Quadpoint Motor Service Ltd t/a RS Autos
247 Jobs Completed
Bolton
4.7 / 5

We are a family run garage based in Farnworth, Bolton with more than 30 years of experience. We provide a range of service from mot's, diagnostic checks, repairs of all

Formula One Autocentres - Bolton
252 Jobs Completed
Greater Manchester
4.6 / 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

Formula One Autocentres - Pendlebury
247 Jobs Completed
Pendlebury
4.0 / 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

Tyre Bay Bolton Ltd
12 Jobs Completed
bolton
4.8 / 5

Protyre - Bolton Thistlethwaites Tyres
302 Jobs Completed
Bolton
4.1 / 5

Protyre has a history going back over 50 years in the tyre industry and Bolton Thistlethwaites Tyres pride ourselves on the level of service we provide to our customers.

Formula One Autocentres - Walkden
137 Jobs Completed
Manchester
4.6 / 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

Formula One Autocentres - Tyldesley
180 Jobs Completed
Manchester
3.3 / 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

Critchley Car & Commecials Ltd
146 Jobs Completed
Worsley
4.0 / 5

Here at Critchley car and commercials Ltd we are a family run independent garage based in Worsley, Lancashire established in the year 2000. Our three highly trained techn

Lostock Motor Works Ltd
7 Job Completed
Bolton
5.0 / 5

We are members of the Bosch Car Service Network which is a national network of independent garages. Our objective is to provide you with a friendly and professional servi

Bolton Tyre & Exhaust Ltd (OPEN 7 DAYS)
153 Jobs Completed
Bolton
3.9 / 5

"Bolton Tyre & Exhaust Ltd. Is a reputable vehicle servicing and repair centre based in Bolton, Lancashire. Being an established vehicle service and repair centre we

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Alternator Repair in Farnworth
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 Farnworth

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 Farnworth
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Ford£308.78
Vauxhall£350.51
Peugeot£422.36
Audi£558.77
BMW£655.42
Nissan£288.56
Mercedes£458.97
Renault£407.55
Volvo£348.67
Toyota£259.68
Volkswagen£373.97
Citroen£412.60

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

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