Alternator Repair in Harrogate

Compare, Book, Repair. Save.
Best Local Garages
'Excellent' - 4.5/5 Trustpilot
Save £175.85
Average driver saving

Compare Alternator Repair cost in Harrogate and book in today with WhoCanFixMyCar


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.


Receive alternator prices for garages across Harrogate and get booked in today when you enter your registration in the form above!

Top garages for Alternator Repair in Harrogate (59 found)
GT Service Centre
252 Jobs Completed
Harrogate
4.7 / 5

GT Service has invested heavily in main dealer level diagnostic services coupled with employing staff with extensive knowledge of all the major prestige manufactures and

Boroughbridge Auto Services
5 Jobs Completed
Boroughbridge
5.0 / 5

Welcome to your local Boroughbridge garage! Your car is vital to you – we ensure that you remain safely and affordably on the roads with essential services and repairs

Motortech Harrogate
45 Jobs Completed
Harrogate
4.8 / 5

We have been trading since 2001. We carry out servicing and repairs to all cars and light goods vehicles and pride ourselves on the workmanship and service we give to al

Marshall Honda Harrogate
6 Job Completed
Harrogate
5.0 / 5

Honda Harrogate is part of the Marshall Motor Group which is the second largest privately owned dealer group in the UK, servicing and repairing all vehicle makes and mode

Piccadilly Motors (Ripon)
1 Job Completed
Ripon
5.0 / 5

Piccadilly Kia Ripon prides itself in offering the best after sales experience in the area. With an all-makes servicing programme we can offer a comprehensive service on

Carmaster (UK) Limited
6 Jobs Completed
Harrogate
5.0 / 5

"Carmaster is an independent authorised Bosch Car Service and Repair Centre and we probably have more technical equipment than many franchise dealerships. We offer: Serv

Highfield Car and Commerical
1 Job Completed
knaresborough
5.0 / 5

Are you having running issues with your vehicle? Then look no further than our friendly and reliable team at Highfield Car and Commercial! We offer quick and comprehe

Vantage Toyota Knaresborough
3 Job Completed
Knaresborough
5.0 / 5

Vantage Toyota Knaresborough offers professional, competitively priced ownership services, along with exceptional customer service. Our expertly trained staff are on hand

MW Motors
2 Job Completed
Ripon
4.0 / 5

We do all types of merchanics and diognostics from mopeds, motorbikes, cars and vans. We are a family run buisness with background in engineering and fabrication. We weld

MKSM ENGINEERING
2 Job Completed
Knaresborough
5.0 / 5

MKSM-Engineering offers servicing, repairs, welding and modifications to all makes and models of vehicles. We are here to help you with what you require however small.

ServiceLight Auto Repairs
2 Jobs Completed
Kirk Deighton
5.0 / 5

ServiceLight is a local and independent garage servicing the local area around Spoffoth, Kirk Deighton, North Deighton, Knaresborough, Wetherby and Harrogate. We prov

Stoneacre Harrogate
9 Jobs Completed
Harrogate
4.5 / 5

Stoneacre Harrogate is part of one of the country's fastest growing motor groups. The company was first incorporated on the 21st December 1994 and started off as a used v

SDM Auto Services
5 Job Completed
Harrogate
5.0 / 5

"The proprietor is Simon Meesam, I would like to introduce myself as a local and friendly car repair service offering highly competitive prices and excellent workmanship

Lookers Ford, Harrogate
Member since 21 April 2015
Harrogate

The team to go to for service you can trust, at a price you can count on. Here at Lookers Ford Harrogate we aim to provide you with an unrivalled experience when serv

Vasstech (Knaresborough) Ltd
Member since 11 May 2015
Knaresborough

Welcome to Vasstech, your local independent Volkswagen, Audi, SEAT and Skoda specialists based in Darlington, County Durham and Northallerton and Knaresborough, North Yor

Show More Garages
Alternator Repair in Harrogate
Frequently asked questions
+

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.

+

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.)

+

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.

+

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.

+

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.

+

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 Harrogate bookings

5.00

2 reviews

Alternator Prices in Harrogate

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 Harrogate
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Ford£285.09
Vauxhall£295.49
Volkswagen£237.27
Audi£405.94
Peugeot£283.25
BMW£539.31

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 06/07/2022 and 04/10/2022.

Gary from Complete Mechanics explains the workings of the alternator