Alternator Repair in Garforth

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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 Garforth (21 found)
Savile Road Garage
302 Jobs Completed
Castleford
4.8 / 5

Savile Road Garage is based in Castleford, West Yorkshire. We offer full servicing and repairs, MOT's, Diagnostics and Tyres.

K And S Autos Ltd
198 Jobs Completed
Leeds
4.8 / 5

Here at K and S autos we offer a one stop service. Our professionalism and the value for money we offer is the reason why we get so much repeat business. Our technical ex

Clarks of Garforth
10 Jobs Completed
GARFORTH
5.0 / 5

"We provide a personalised, quality service for all makes and models. Our servicing will protect your warranty, ensure your service book is stamped and more importantly s

Malt Kiln Body Shop Ltd
10 Jobs Completed
Castleford
5.0 / 5

"Whether you're having car trouble or if it's time for your annual service, then you need a garage that provides excellent workmanship and service everytime. As a fami

TROY AUTO POINT HALTON
8 Jobs Completed
LEEDS
4.8 / 5

"Welcome to Troy Auto Point Halton. HistoryStarting with a Motor Accessory shop in North Street, Leeds in 1965, Troy Autopoint has evolved over the years and now has two

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1 Job Completed
CASTLEFORD
5.0 / 5

"We are a Castleford based company specialising in German car solutions. We cater for BMW, VW, Audi, Seat and Skoda. All other makes are also welcome. We specialise in se

STATION ROAD MOTORS LTD
Member since 09 April 2015
LEEDS

unit 4 station road ind estate kippax leeds ls25 7jh

CM Performance
Member since 01 May 2016
Leeds

CM Performance, based in Leeds, are a local garage offering customers EGR work, DPF work, servicing, repairs, maintenance work, alloy wheel refurbishments, wheel recolour

Peter Ambrose Castleford Ltd
Member since 19 May 2015
Leeds

We are a Peugeot Dealer with a good customer reputation. We have achieved many awards for both customer satisfaction and for our partnership with the trading standards. W

Smith & Gummerson Auto Engineers
Member since 30 September 2011
Leeds

Smith & Gummerson Auto Engineers is a full-service auto repair and preventative maintenance center.Since 1975, we have been providing Kippax, Garforth, Leeds, Castlef

PCS
Member since 05 December 2014
Lock Lane

"PCS is a family run business established over 30 years. We are a Bosch Car Service Centre with facilities for all cars, Light vans and Transit vans. We have full diagnos

Coopers of Oulton Limited
Member since 14 January 2016
Oulton

The team to go to for service you can trust, at a price you can count on. Here at Coopers of Outon Limited we aim to provide you with an unrivalled experience when se

The Garage in Leeds
Member since 09 May 2018
Leeds

The Garage in Leeds

Independent Inspections
Member since 15 August 2015
Leeds

We run a small professional garage located in Seacroft, Leeds. We undertake many aspects of the trade including maintenance work, break down repair/recovery, body repair/

M C Motors
Member since 10 January 2013
Leeds

"Not enough time in the day to get your vehicle serviced? CanÔÇÖt be without your car all day? DonÔÇÖt have the time to drive to a local garage? We are mobile mechanics b

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Alternator Repair in Garforth
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 Garforth bookings

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Alternator Prices in Garforth

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 Garforth
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Ford£323.27
Vauxhall£288.76
Volkswagen£281.01
Audi£375.47
Peugeot£300.04
BMW£453.66
Toyota£269.85

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 05/07/2022 and 03/10/2022.

Gary from Complete Mechanics explains the workings of the alternator