Alternator Repair in Glasgow

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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 Glasgow (185 found)
M J D Automotive mobile mechanics
358 Jobs Completed
Glasgow
5.0 / 5

Offering a mobile service, here at MJD Automotive our aim is to provide you with a fast, efficient & reliable service. When your vehicle fails MJD Automotive prevails

Jeffreys Autos
231 Jobs Completed
Glasgow
4.9 / 5

At Jeffreys Autos we specialise making your car repair easy for you. If you dont want to risk losing your car for a few days to a garage, book Jeffreys Autos and your job

AR Auto Repairs
75 Jobs Completed
Clydebank
5.0 / 5

www.arautorepairs.co.uk

Drivers Autocentre Firpark
2095 Jobs Completed
Glasgow
4.7 / 5

SCOTLAND'S GARAGE OF THE YEAR 2017/2018/2019 Drivers Autocentre we aim to provide the best value for money service and experience when you entrust us with your vehicle.

TSF Autos mobile mechanics
38 Jobs Completed
Glasgow
5.0 / 5

We are a small close knit team ready to service or repair your vehicle. We specialise in BMW and Audi as well as the VAG group (VW, Audi, Seat and Skoda), however we are

GMC Car and Commercial Repairs
403 Jobs Completed
Paisley
4.6 / 5

GMC Car and Commercial Repairs is a local independent garage based in Paisley that has over 20 years experience in providing repairs, servicing and maintenance on all mak

Kerr tech Motor engineers LTD
981 Jobs Completed
Rutherglen
5.0 / 5

Our established family run business offers automotive services at great rates. Our roles include MOT's, servicing, electrical work, brakes steering and suspenison, tyres,

Pak Motors Glasgow Ltd.
587 Jobs Completed
Glasgow
4.4 / 5

Pak Motors Glasgow Ltd , Scotland - South West <br />PAK Motors has been operating since 2014. We are a local business for the local people and we care. The garage offers a 5

DWMotorwoks
148 Jobs Completed
Hillington
4.7 / 5

Mobile mechanics based in Hillington Glasgow <br /><br />We are Ford specialists but take on all makes and models

Arifs Autofix
56 Jobs Completed
Glasgow
3.8 / 5

ARIF'S AUTOFIX<br />ARIF'S AUTOFIX MOT Centre located at Glasgow (G4 0LP) TelThis is a class 4, 7, MOT Centre. Its VTS Number is VContact them on

Hampden Auto car and van repair
248 Jobs Completed
Glasgow
4.3 / 5

Has your car failed its MOT? Don't pay crazy money call Hampden Auto and we can give you competitive prices over the phone that no one can beat. Our exceptionally skilled

D&G Autocare - East Kilbride
547 Jobs Completed
East Kilbride
4.7 / 5

Proud to be Central Scotland’s No.1 autocare centre, D&amp;G Autocare provide our customers with the best deals on MOTs, tyres, exhausts, brakes, servicing, suspensions,

Drivers Autocentre - Maryhill Road
612 Jobs Completed
Glasgow
4.7 / 5

SCOTLAND'S GARAGE OF THE YEAR 2017/2018/2019 Drivers Autocentre we aim to provide the best value for money service and experience when you entrust us with your vehicle.

Auto Solutions East LTD
1790 Jobs Completed
East Kilbride
4.8 / 5

AUTO SOLUTIONS EK Ltd is a family run garage which has been trading for over 25 years Based in East Kilbride, we are a well established and reputable company in the loca

UHO Limited
17 Job Completed
Glasgow
4.0 / 5

UHO LTD T/A GLASGOW MOTORS has been operating since 2014 owned by Usman Baig. I also hire 2 other mechanics who are very experienced in the trade. The workshop offers 3 R

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Alternator Repair in Glasgow
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 Glasgow

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 Glasgow
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Mercedes£289.20
Audi£311.59
Renault£320.65
Volkswagen£257.93
Vauxhall£262.81
Ford£268.21
Nissan£356.47

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 22/03/2021 and 20/06/2021.

Gary from Complete Mechanics explains the workings of the alternator