Alternator Repair in Gorton

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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 Gorton (233 found)
AL SAFA AUTO SPARE PARTS LIMITED
38 Jobs Completed
Manchester
5.0 / 5

Based in Manchester, we are a young business with a highest level of potential in Car Parts, Services and Maintenance. We believe and ensure the quality parts are used at

Sandy Lane Service Station Ltd
481 Jobs Completed
Stockport
4.0 / 5

Established in 1986, a family run business in the heart of South Reddish. We have built our reputation through providing a quality service and will always go that extra m

S&M mobile technician✌️
9 Jobs Completed
Manchester
5.0 / 5

MJ VEHICLE REPAIR LTD
219 Jobs Completed
Bredbury
4.8 / 5

WE ARE RAC APPROVED GARAGE In our garage, we carry out our job to meet the highest standards and professional requirements. There is nothing that we can not fix as we

Absolute Auto Service And Tyres Ltd
11 Jobs Completed
Manchester
5.0 / 5

Absolute Auto Service & Tyres Ltd are dedicated to providing a great and honest service. We specialise in mechanical repairs and tyre fitting. We are located in Newto

Integrated Auto Solutions
808 Jobs Completed
Denton
4.9 / 5

Integrated Auto Solutions are a local independent garage based in Manchester. We are a newly formed company who have been established a little over a year, and we are go

Euro Testing Station
768 Jobs Completed
Manchester
4.4 / 5

Hi we pretty much do everything except electrics. Also do Class 4,5&7 mots.

AA Mobile Mechanic Manchester
104 Jobs Completed
Manchester
4.8 / 5

The UK’s number 1 breakdown provider are now providing vehicle servicing and repairs. Fully trained AA mechanics bringing vehicle servicing to your doorstep!

M35autocare
336 Jobs Completed
Failsworth
4.8 / 5

We are an experienced independent garage located in Failsworth offering a wide range of services and repairs. Our objective is to provide a reliable and honest service to

DS AUTO AND MOT
3295 Jobs Completed
Stretford
4.2 / 5

DS AUTO, is a family run business, based in Stretford and we cover all Manchester and the surrounding areas for Recovery, Breakdown and Garage service. We work alongsi

Quick Stop Autocentres Ltd
227 Jobs Completed
West Gortorn
4.9 / 5

We are an established Family run company that has been trading for over 46 years At Quick Stop Autocentres we offer a complete range of car services, including; tyres,

Mr Tyre Ltd - Ashton-under-Lyne
559 Jobs Completed
Ashton-under-Lyne
4.7 / 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 38 strategically placed fitting centres

Taw Garage (Manchester) LTD
698 Jobs Completed
Manchester
4.7 / 5

Taw Garage Limited is a Family owed business which has been established for over 39 years, we are also an Approved Garage that carries out all aspects of vehicle repairs

L.P Autos
1247 Jobs Completed
Failsworth
4.3 / 5

L.p Autos LTD specialises in all vehicle makes and models. Our services range from servicing, diagnostics, Brakes, Suspension, Clutches, Engine repair. We are a family bu

C j motors Stockport ltd
8 Jobs Completed
Stockport
5.0 / 5

We are expert Mechanics situated in your local vicinity of Stockport and nearby areas. Our team is always ready to help with your vehicle repairs, whether it is Mechanica

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Alternator Repair in Gorton
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 Gorton bookings

4.61

28 reviews

How much does Alternator Repair cost in Gorton?

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


Alternator Repair Cost by Car Make in Gorton
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Ford£426.26
Renault£492.77
Vauxhall£392.11
Peugeot£542.60
Toyota£383.85
Volkswagen£394.15
MINI£447.31
Audi£513.20
Mercedes£583.51
Citroen£768.94
BMW£741.17
Nissan£443.51
Volvo£366.43

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