Alternator Repair in Leyland

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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 Leyland (41 found)
Ventus AutoWorX ltd
101 Jobs Completed
Leyland
5.0 / 5

Welcome to Ventus AutoWorX - The home of Trust in the Motor Trade. A highly skilled, multi-franchise experience business delivering dealership standard to your doorste

RPM CUSTOM PERFORMANCE LTD
5 Jobs Completed
Preston
3.0 / 5

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Barry & Wilkinson Tyre & Exhaust Leyland - Team Protyre
420 Jobs Completed
Leyland
4.1 / 5

The Barry and Wilkinson Tyre and Exhaust Centre in Leyland was opened in the 1980s and joined the Protyre network in 2009. The centre was extensively refurbished in 2014

Autoserve Mobile
310 Jobs Completed
Leyland
4.7 / 5

Autoserve provides a mobile mechanic service covering the Northwest. All our friendly fully qualified mechanics have a minimum of 10' years experience & travel to you

T.K Mobile Mechanic
10 Jobs Completed
Bamber Bridge
5.0 / 5

Hi, My name is Tom, I am based in the Bamber Bridge area. I have been a mechanic for the last 15 years. 10 of those working in very busy garages. I have decided t

Zoo Performance Ltd
34 Jobs Completed
Chorley
4.9 / 5

Zoo Performance Limited was formed in early 2015 by a group of individuals that have vast main dealer experience. Looking for a new challenge we joined forces and produc

Perrys Leyland
Member since 22 August 2014
Leyland

Welcome to Perrys Leyland, where the price of servicing is comparable with the prices you pay at a local fast fit. That said, choosing a franchised dealer will mean that

Clock Garage
Member since 08 February 2016
CHORLEY

We are a Renault and Dacia main dealer with the knowledge, specific tooling and diagnostic equipment to efficiently repair and maintain all Renault and Dacia vehicles. We

Oakwell Garage
Member since 24 August 2017
Leyland

Oakwell was founded in June 1983 by Paul Oakley and Brian Welsh. The original aim was to provide a high quality local auto electrical repair facility reconditioning alter

D & C Autos
Member since 24 August 2017
Leyland

At D & C Autos we provide MOT Testing, Vehicle Repair / Servicing, Tyre Fitting, Balancing and Wheel Alignment. Call today for a quote.

The Mini Centre
Member since 22 August 2017
Preston

The Mini Centre has served Preston's Mini drivers for 40 years and has a wealth of Mini knowledge but we also service and repair a wide range of other cars too and will b

OneCall4CarCare
Member since 24 August 2017
Leyland

OneCall4CarCare is a family business which specialises in all aspects of car care. From hand waxing of your pride and joy to getting your runaround through it's MOT,

Preston Carworks
Member since 22 May 2018
Preston

This is a new garage opened in Little Hoole, Preston. We do various repairs including mechanical, electrical and body repairs. Our customers ususally choose us because of

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Alternator Repair in Leyland
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.

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How much does Alternator Repair cost in Leyland?

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


Alternator Repair Cost by Car Make in Leyland
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Ford£343.94
Citroen£288.56
Vauxhall£345.59
Audi£390.71
Nissan£318.00
Renault£454.18
Volkswagen£231.39

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 27/11/2023 and 25/02/2024.

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