Alternator Repair in Manchester

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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 Manchester (438 found)
SHAH JEE AUTO GARAGE
112 Jobs Completed
manchester
4.8 / 5

SHAH JEE AUTO GARAGE is a family run garage which has been trading for over 10 years Based in Manchester, we are a well established and reputable company in the local ar

M35autocare
205 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

S & J REPAIRS
228 Jobs Completed
Stockport
4.5 / 5

We are a family friendly company which was established in 2014 we specialise in service work, MOTs and clutches. We will undertake any work what is required.

Taw Garage (Manchester) LTD
231 Jobs Completed
Manchester
4.8 / 5

Taw Garage Limited is a Family owed business which has been established for over 35 years, we are also an RAC Approved Garage that carry's out all aspects of vehicle repa

Carfix Manchester LTD
205 Jobs Completed
Manchester
4.8 / 5

At Carfix Manchester, it’s our dedication that differentiates us from other car repair shops. We’re continuously training our team of mechanics to provide the highest lev

Dickinson St Garage
442 Jobs Completed
Manchester
4.6 / 5

Dickinson St Garage has been proudly established since 1987. We strive to provide the highest quality repairs and services to our customer. Our team is committed to ensur

Elshaddai Motors ltd
145 Jobs Completed
manchester
4.4 / 5

The best way to keep your vehicle running smoothly, powerfully and looking its best is through regular servicing and maintenance by choosing Elshaddai Motors Manchester

CTS Servicing and Repair Centre LTD
29 Jobs Completed
Radcliffe
5.0 / 5

We cover all aspects of work for you vehicle including: MOT's, Servicing, Tyres, Suspensions and Diagnostic’s. We also Buy and Sell cars of any age and condition.

Integrated Auto Solutions
669 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

Quick Lane - Prestwich
74 Jobs Completed
Prestwich
5.0 / 5

- Extraordinary service for routine maintenance - We recognise the importance of placing your car in safe hands, and we aim to provide peace of mind to every customer th

L.P Autos
439 Jobs Completed
Failsworth
4.4 / 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

Westfield Garage Stockport
114 Jobs Completed
Stockport
3.6 / 5

From WESTFIELD GARAGE STOCKPORT 'Westfield garage.hazel grove. Stockport. We provide mots & services for all types of cars and vans •Mots •Services •Battery •Wheel

ANA Garage & MOT Services ltd
311 Jobs Completed
Rochdale
4.7 / 5

A.N.A Garage & MOT Services Ltd has a proven track record of innovative and effective problem solving and attention to detail and our aim is to meet and exceed the ex

DS AUTO
1238 Jobs Completed
Stretford
4.4 / 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

Piston&Rotor The Garage
2580 Jobs Completed
Bury
4.7 / 5

We are a garage located in Bury and serving the Greater Manchester area. We are specialised in engine and gearbox rebuilds, we do have state of the art diagnostics and 4

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Alternator Repair in Manchester
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 Manchester bookings

4.88

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Alternator Prices in Manchester

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 Manchester
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Ford£324.62
Vauxhall£307.01
Renault£330.91
Toyota£323.89
Mercedes£408.59
BMW£332.06
Peugeot£441.53
Volkswagen£250.79
Volvo£212.75
Citroen£667.18
Nissan£257.01
Audi£299.43
MINI£230.63

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 06/09/2021 and 05/12/2021.

Gary from Complete Mechanics explains the workings of the alternator