Alternator Repair in Leigh

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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 Leigh (42 found)
N Burke Diagnostic
6 Job Completed
Hindley, Wigan
5.0 / 5

Welcome to N Burke Diagnostic, a new kind of mobile automotive diagnostics & repair service where we come to you and diagnose your vehicle on-site. If you want the p

P & T Motors
398 Jobs Completed
Leigh
4.8 / 5

Bringing family values to our business ethics is vitally important to us. Our reputation is critical to our success, so we can continue offering our customers the best s

Indy Motors Pitstop
8 Job Completed
Leigh
5.0 / 5

Precision Garage Services Ltd
29 Jobs Completed
Leigh
5.0 / 5

​Based in Leigh, we offer servicing and repairs to all makes and models of cars and vans. Including air con, diagnostics, tyres and tracking. Visit our Services page for

Formula One Autocentres - Tyldesley
180 Jobs Completed
Manchester
3.3 / 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

AGM motors
164 Jobs Completed
Leigh
4.8 / 5

Mobile mechanic with premises servicing brakes welding suspension MOT preparation all general car repairs

Critchley Car & Commecials Ltd
146 Jobs Completed
Worsley
4.0 / 5

Here at Critchley car and commercials Ltd we are a family run independent garage based in Worsley, Lancashire established in the year 2000. Our three highly trained techn

Warrington Truck Van LTD
2 Jobs Completed
warrington
4.5 / 5

Warrington Truck Van LTD Specialise in all HGV, Light Commercial & HGV Repairs. Dealer Level Diagnostics Tachograph Calibration Roller Brake Testing MOT Class

MK Tuning
49 Jobs Completed
Leigh
5.0 / 5

Here at MK Tuning, we are able to service and maintain all makes of vehicles and take pride in providing the highest level of service to all of our customers. Our skilled

Formula One Autocentres - Astley
72 Jobs Completed
Astley
4.0 / 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

John Trumble Motor Engineers
Member since 03 April 2018
Atherton

We are an established local independent garage and are proud to be members of Autofirst Network – a nationwide network of independent garages operating to the Network’s 6

M&R motor services
Member since 06 October 2020
wigan

we have large premises with the newest up to date equipment including 2 mot bays also we offer all repairs and can cover all makes

MK Automotive Services
Member since 16 January 2018
Warrington

MK Automotive Services is an independent VAG group specialist based in Warrington. Our company has been established since 1980, and we have built up a fantastic local re

Victoria Garage (Leigh, Lancs) Ltd
Member since 10 September 2015
Leigh

Welcome to Victoria Garage Ford - Victoria Garage is a family owned business which has been serving the local community in Leigh and its surrounding districts since 1937.

James Street Garage
Member since 09 October 2017
Tyldesley

James Street Garage has been established for over 30 years, providing quality servicing and repairs to all makes and models of cars, vans and motorcycles. We also offer w

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Alternator Repair in Leigh
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 Leigh bookings

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Alternator Prices in Leigh

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 Leigh
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Ford£318.32
Vauxhall£373.95
Peugeot£410.36
Audi£496.74
Mercedes£491.83
BMW£604.73
Nissan£319.80
Renault£389.71
Volvo£352.43
Volkswagen£348.84
Toyota£273.12
MINI£419.81

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 04/07/2022 and 02/10/2022.

Gary from Complete Mechanics explains the workings of the alternator