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 (99 found)
Quadpoint Motor Service Ltd t/a RS Autos
582 Jobs Completed
Bolton
4.9 / 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

VDS.
13 Jobs Completed
Bolton
4.3 / 5

We pride ourselves on our exceptional service, treating every customer and their vehicle with the respect and care they deserve. We're not just about fixing cars; we're a

Mr Tyre Ltd - Farnworth
1083 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

Outwood Motors Ltd
897 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

RAC Mobile Mechanic - We Come to You - Servicing on your Drive or at Work - Manchester
540 Jobs Completed
Bury
4.5 / 5

The RAC offers complete peace of mind for 12 million drivers. We’re best known for our breakdown service. And now, our new RAC Mobile Mechanics are here to make everyday

CTS Servicing and Repair Centre LTD
230 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.

Formula One Autocentres - Pendlebury
380 Jobs Completed
Pendlebury
3.9 / 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

Heaton MOT And Services
10 Job Completed
Bolton
5.0 / 5

We are an established local independent garage and are proud to be members of Autofirst Network – a nationwide network of independent garages operating to the Network’s 6

Formula One Autocentres - Tyldesley
340 Jobs Completed
Manchester
3.1 / 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

24/7 Motors Ltd
22 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

Indy Motors Pitstop
8 Job Completed
Boldon
5.0 / 5

Formula One Autocentres - Bolton
400 Jobs Completed
Greater Manchester
4.2 / 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

Formula One Autocentres - Walkden
198 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

Critchley Car & Commecials Ltd
181 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

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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.

Average rating for  Alternator Repair in Farnworth bookings

4.40

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How much does Alternator Repair cost in Farnworth?

The cost of servicing, MOT and repairs differ across the country and Alternator Repair is not any different. Labour rates will be higher or lower depending on where in the country you are. Take a look below at the average quote in Farnworth for Alternator Repair on WhoCanFixMyCar.com for some of our top car makes.


Alternator Repair Cost by Car Make in Farnworth
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Ford£406.83
Vauxhall£411.71
Volkswagen£435.29
Mercedes£552.08
Audi£505.79
BMW£643.68
Peugeot£549.48
Toyota£435.38
Renault£513.59
MINI£479.76
Citroen£466.76
Nissan£425.86
Volvo£541.38

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 27/11/2023 and 25/02/2024.

Although the alternator is a relatively simple part, it plays a critical role in your vehicle’s operation, so it’s essential any alternator problems are diagnosed correctly and fixed.


Here are some of the most common signs that your alternator is on the blink:

  • The alternator warning light will be on – in most cases this is shaped like a battery but some cars will show ‘ALT’ or ‘GEN’
  • You may experience extremely bright or dimming headlights, or a speedometer that stops working
  • Drivers sometimes complain of a growling or whining noise before the alternator gives out
  • You may experience a smell of hot wires or burning rubber


The average alternator repair cost is between £200 and £300, depending on the model of your , so it’s important you make sure you find the best deal. And that’s where we can help.


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Gary from Complete Mechanics explains the workings of the alternator