Alternator Repair in Motherwell

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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 Motherwell (175 found)
Supreme Auto Performance
345 Jobs Completed
glasgow
4.7 / 5

At SupremeAutoPerformance we specialise in the repair, service, maintenance of all Audi, VW and Seat. Our VAG trained technicians use specialist diagnostic equipment to d

Auto Solutions East LTD
2755 Jobs Completed
East Kilbride
4.8 / 5

AUTO SOLUTIONS EK Ltd is a family run garage which has been trading for over 25 years Based in East Kilbride, we are a well established and reputable company in the loca

K&J Automotive Repairs LTD
218 Jobs Completed
Glasgow
4.5 / 5

We specialise in mobile repairs. That’s right we come to you! At work, at the house or maybe you’ve broken down at the shops, regardless we are here to help.

E & M Autos
13 Jobs Completed
Glasgow
4.0 / 5

Mobile mechanic specialising in brake pad and disc replacement in the central scotland area. Glasgow to Edinburgh and anywhere in between, we work from wherever you need

Kerr Tech Motor Engineers LTD
1732 Jobs Completed
Rutherglen
5.0 / 5

Kerr-Tech Motor Engineers Ltd is a well established Vehicle Repair company and MOT Station that has built up an enviable reputation over the last 10 years. We pride ourse

D&G Autocare - Airdrie
449 Jobs Completed
Airdrie
4.9 / 5

Proud to be Central Scotland’s No.1 autocare centre, D&G Autocare provide our customers with the best deals on MOTs, tyres, exhausts, brakes, servicing, suspensions,

AVS Auto Solutions
519 Jobs Completed
Glasgow
4.8 / 5

AVS is a firmly established family run garage in the glasgow area ... we offer competitively priced service and repair on all makes and models of vehicles. We cater for a

Drive Motors
689 Jobs Completed
Glasgow
4.9 / 5

Drive Motors is an independent garage based in Blantyre, Glasgow specialising in motor repairs, servicing, mechanical work, body work, MOT's and car diagnostics. Not only

D&G Autocare - Rutherglen
299 Jobs Completed
Rutherglen
4.7 / 5

Proud to be Central Scotland’s No.1 Autocare centre, D&G Autocare provide our customers with the best deals on MOTs, tyres, exhausts, brakes, servicing, suspensions,

THE TOP GARAGE GLASGOW LTD
63 Jobs Completed
GLASGOW
5.0 / 5

RAC Mobile Mechanic - We Come to You. Servicing on your drive or at work - Glasgow
259 Jobs Completed
Glasgow
3.5 / 5

The RAC offers complete peace of mind for 12 million drivers. We’re best known for our breakdown service. And now, our new RAC Mobile Mechanics are here to make everyday

SS auto solutions ek
35 Jobs Completed
East Kilbride
3.7 / 5

We are a family run local MOT testing and repair centre situated within the heart of East Kilbride. Whether it’s an MOT, car service or repairs, we are fully equipped

D&G Autocare - East Kilbride
688 Jobs Completed
East Kilbride
4.7 / 5

Proud to be Central Scotland’s No.1 autocare centre, D&G Autocare provide our customers with the best deals on MOTs, tyres, exhausts, brakes, servicing, suspensions,

DW Car-Tec
44 Jobs Completed
Surrounding Areas
5.0 / 5

Hi. Welcome to DW Car-Tec, Ive been in the motor industry for over 10 years now started in an independent garage then went to the dealer. I’m now offerings garage serv

Budget Tyres & Autocentre
16 Jobs Completed
Motherwell
5.0 / 5

Our mobile technicians ensure they fit into your busy day wherever you are – at home/work. Our fully qualified team are equipped with the latest technology to diagnose

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Alternator Repair in Motherwell
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 Motherwell bookings

4.64

11 reviews

How much does Alternator Repair cost in Motherwell?

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


Alternator Repair Cost by Car Make in Motherwell
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Vauxhall£460.74
Renault£593.79
Volkswagen£513.43

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 16/01/2024 and 15/04/2024.

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.


Here’s how it works:

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  • Give us some details about your vehicle and the kind of repair work you require
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Gary from Complete Mechanics explains the workings of the alternator