Alternator Repair in Middleton

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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 Middleton (130 found)
Brook Street Motors Bury
714 Jobs Completed
Bury
4.9 / 5

Brook Street Motors are an established independent garage in Bury. We are Vauxhall specialists with over 10 years main agent experience under our belts. We have a wide e

L.P Autos
717 Jobs Completed
Failsworth
4.3 / 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

Elshaddai Motors ltd
328 Jobs Completed
manchester
4.3 / 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

Eviva Automotive
28 Job Completed
Heywood
5.0 / 5

Independent Mercedes, BMW and VW Audi Group specialist, also electric vehicle and hybrid specialist. At Eviva Automotive, we operate with a full spectrum of services f

Wilco Motosave - Rochdale
211 Jobs Completed
Rochdale
4.6 / 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

Collingham Autos LTD
620 Jobs Completed
Manchester
4.6 / 5

We specialise in car repair and car servicing all carried out in our fully equipped garage. We are a family business and operate throughout the Manchester, Cheetham Hill

Piston&Rotor The Garage
2770 Jobs Completed
Bury
4.7 / 5

We are an independent 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 diag

M35autocare
294 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

Formula One Autocentres - Heywood
407 Jobs Completed
Heywood
4.1 / 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

ANA Garage & MOT Services ltd
383 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

Dickinson St Garage
602 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

Master MOT and Service Centre
8 Job Completed
Manchester
5.0 / 5

We offer car and van Mot service six days a week from 9 am to 6pm.we offer car servicing brakes exhausts diagnostics Tyres replacement free pre mot checks

Royton Car Service Ltd
208 Jobs Completed
Royton
4.6 / 5

We are a R.A.C approved garage celebrating 10 years in business. We offer customers quality customer service in front of house and on the shop floor. Our success has been

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Alternator Repair in Middleton
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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Alternator Prices in Middleton

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 Middleton
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Vauxhall£389.80
Ford£336.60
Nissan£433.32
Peugeot£374.30
Mercedes£417.42
Renault£385.78
Citroen£519.71
Toyota£254.53
BMW£510.29
Volvo£305.53
Audi£358.26
MINI£439.98

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 05/07/2022 and 03/10/2022.

Gary from Complete Mechanics explains the workings of the alternator