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 (226 found)
Supreme Auto Performance
343 Jobs Completed
glasgow
4.7 / 5

At SupremeAutoPerformance we specialise in the repair, service, maintenance of all Audi, VW and Seat. Our VAG trained technicians use specialist diagnostic equipment to d

Khan Autos
90 Jobs Completed
Govanhill
4.8 / 5

Khan Autos MOT Station are a well established family business with over 32 years experience in the car trade. We offer car repairs in Govanhill and further afield such as

M J D Automotive Mobile Mechanics
645 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

Drivers Autocentre - Maryhill Road
2301 Jobs Completed
Glasgow
4.5 / 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
2754 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

TSF Autos Ltd
83 Jobs Completed
Paisley
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

Pak Motors Glasgow Ltd.
1547 Jobs Completed
Glasgow
4.1 / 5

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

K&J Automotive Repairs LTD
215 Jobs Completed
Glasgow
4.5 / 5

We specialise in mobile repairs. That’s right we come to you! At work, at the house or maybe you’ve broken down at the shops, regardless we are here to help.

E & M Autos
12 Jobs Completed
Glasgow
4.0 / 5

Mobile mechanic specialising in brake pad and disc replacement in the central scotland area. Glasgow to Edinburgh and anywhere in between, we work from wherever you need

Kerr Tech Motor Engineers LTD
1730 Jobs Completed
Rutherglen
5.0 / 5

Kerr-Tech Motor Engineers Ltd is a well established Vehicle Repair company and MOT Station that has built up an enviable reputation over the last 10 years. We pride ourse

JPK Mobile Auto Repairs
679 Jobs Completed
Hillington
4.3 / 5

Mobile mechanics based in Glasgow and Ayrshire area We carry out a range of work including servicing, Brakes and Suspension

Doyen Auto Services
66 Jobs Completed
Glasgow
3.4 / 5

Hello and welcome to Doyen Auto Services! We appreciate your interest in our services. At Doyen Auto Services we offers Mobile Auto Electrical Services: This in

AVS Auto Solutions
517 Jobs Completed
Glasgow
4.8 / 5

AVS is a firmly established family run garage in the glasgow area ... we offer competitively priced service and repair on all makes and models of vehicles. We cater for a

AR Auto Repairs
720 Jobs Completed
Clydebank
4.2 / 5

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Drive Motors
689 Jobs Completed
Glasgow
4.9 / 5

Drive Motors is an independent garage based in Blantyre, Glasgow specialising in motor repairs, servicing, mechanical work, body work, MOT's and car diagnostics. Not only

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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.

Average rating for  Alternator Repair in Glasgow bookings

4.71

14 reviews

How much does Alternator Repair cost in Glasgow?

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 Glasgow for Alternator Repair on WhoCanFixMyCar.com for some of our top car makes.


Alternator Repair Cost by Car Make in Glasgow
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Vauxhall£429.33
Renault£470.73
Volkswagen£455.82
Ford£342.78
Audi£498.06

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 13/01/2024 and 12/04/2024.

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