Alternator Repair in Horsforth

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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 Horsforth (120 found)
Wilco Motosave - Bramley
244 Jobs Completed
Leeds
4.7 / 5

Wilco Motosave is one of the north's leading independent family owned motorists' stores and fitting centres. With 26 branches located throughout Yorkshire, Lincolnshi

Niche Motor Sales Limited
1034 Jobs Completed
Bradford
4.7 / 5

We provide one of the best services for MOT tests at our Garage in Bradford. By using highly experienced staff and equipment you can be assured your car is in good hands

Brooklands Service Centre
1811 Jobs Completed
Leeds
4.7 / 5

Brooklands have been here for 25 years. We are proud in everything we do and carry everything out to a high spec. Brooklands technicians carry over 15 years of experienc

Nest Autos
1710 Jobs Completed
Eccleshill
4.7 / 5

At Nest Autos Ltd we know your car is more than a tool that gets you from A to B, it’s your freedom. Your car lets you complete essential daily activities such as travell

Moor Lane Motors Ltd
46 Jobs Completed
leeds
5.0 / 5

Here at Moor Lane Motor's, our customers requirements are our utmost priority. We have a great team from highly trained technicians to MOT testers that are able to delive

Easy Garage Services
78 Jobs Completed
Leeds
5.0 / 5

Who are we & what do we do? Starting as an independent garage with one lift, we began to build up our customer base and our first contract to repair and maintain a

Alba Tyres Bradford - Team Protyre
111 Jobs Completed
Bradford
5.0 / 5

John and his team at Alba tyres Bradford pride themselves on providing an exceptional level of customer service. Alba Tyres Bradford joined the Protyre network in 2015. T

Automotive Technical Services
235 Jobs Completed
Grangefield Industrial Estate Pudsey
5.0 / 5

At Automotive Technical Services we pride ourselves on our ability to correctly diagnose and repair faults that have baffled others. Our expertise lies in the more compl

ACER UNIPART CAR AND VAN CENTRE
311 Jobs Completed
leeds
4.4 / 5

Looking for a garage in Leeds for Car and Van repairs or MOT's for Class 4,5 &7 ? If so, look no further We have many years of experience in the Automotive Industry,

Alba Tyres Leeds - Team Protyre (Horsforth)
103 Jobs Completed
Leeds
4.0 / 5

Bryan and his team at Alba Tyres Horsforth pride themselves on providing an exceptional level of customer service. Alba tyres Horsforth joined the Protyre network in 2015

Tires 4 Less Leeds - Team Protyre (Tong Rd)
80 Jobs Completed
Leeds
5.0 / 5

Tires4Less Tong Road joined the Protyre network in 2015. The centre specialises in mechanical repairs as well as supplying and fitting tyres for cars, vans and 4x4s from

Formula One Autocentres - Shipley
83 Jobs Completed
Shipley
4.5 / 5

Established in 1974, Formula One Autocentres set out with a mission to deliver a completely new fast-fit experience to its customers. This would feature clean, modern pre

Alba Tyres Leeds - Team Protyre (Headingley)
118 Jobs Completed
Leeds
4.0 / 5

Peter and his team at Alba Tyres Headingley pride themselves on providing an exceptional level of customer service. Alba Tyres Headingley joined the Protyre network in 20

S.R.S
54 Jobs Completed
leeds
4.6 / 5

Trust and reliability are the heart of our service. We pride ourselves on giving our customers peace of mind by grounding our work in honesty to create a welcoming enviro

DPS Autocare
28 Jobs Completed
Leeds
3.5 / 5

We are a very friendly, very reliable, very experienced garage with competitive prices the latest software for any make and model. We under take the biggest to the smalle

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Alternator Repair in Horsforth
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 Horsforth bookings

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Alternator Prices in Horsforth

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 Horsforth
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Vauxhall£331.16
Ford£289.65
Volkswagen£257.76
Peugeot£317.20
BMW£426.20
Audi£485.82
Toyota£270.90
Mercedes£658.30
Volvo£348.69
Citroen£260.30

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 29/06/2022 and 27/09/2022.

Gary from Complete Mechanics explains the workings of the alternator