Alternator Repair in Oldham

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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 Oldham (351 found)
MJ VEHICLE REPAIR LTD
296 Jobs Completed
Bredbury
4.7 / 5

WE ARE RAC APPROVED GARAGE In our garage, we carry out our job to meet the highest standards and professional requirements. There is nothing that we can not fix as we

AL SAFA AUTO SPARE PARTS LIMITED
100 Jobs Completed
Manchester
4.6 / 5

Based in Manchester, we are a young business with a highest level of potential in Car Parts, Services and Maintenance. We believe and ensure the quality parts are used at

Bury Motors, Bosch Car Service
28 Jobs Completed
Bury
5.0 / 5

Integrated Auto Solutions
828 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

Absolute Auto Service And Tyres Ltd
21 Jobs Completed
Manchester
5.0 / 5

Absolute Auto Service & Tyres Ltd are dedicated to providing a great and honest service. We specialise in mechanical repairs and tyre fitting. We are located in Newto

L.P Autos
1334 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

Brook Street Motors Bury
1004 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

Piston&Rotor The Garage
2982 Jobs Completed
Bury
4.7 / 5

We are an independent garage located in Bury and serving the Greater Manchester area. We specialise in engine and gearbox rebuilds, we have state of the art diagnostics

Dickinson St Garage
807 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

M60 Autos
1481 Jobs Completed
Victoria Work, Sunny Brow Road
4.3 / 5

We are an AA Certified garage. Our garage is conveniently located near Hyde Road in Manchester. Our qualified mechanics are equipped to handle all major and minor repairs

Wilco Motosave - Rochdale
276 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

Mr Tyre Ltd - Ashton-under-Lyne
609 Jobs Completed
Ashton-under-Lyne
4.7 / 5

Mr Tyre Ltd was established in 1971 at Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham in the West Midlands with one store. We now operate a total of 38 strategically placed fitting centres

CTS Servicing and Repair Centre LTD
288 Jobs Completed
Radcliffe
4.8 / 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.

Automaster Repair Centre Limited
45 Jobs Completed
Chadderton
4.4 / 5

Outwood Motors Ltd
1054 Jobs Completed
Radcliffe
4.8 / 5

We are a newly set up garage in the centre of Radcliffe. After working as a qualified mechanic for the past 10 years, I have decided to go self-employed to offer my custo

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Alternator Repair in Oldham
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 Oldham bookings

4.75

44 reviews

How much does Alternator Repair cost in Oldham?

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


Alternator Repair Cost by Car Make in Oldham
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Mercedes£610.41
Volkswagen£472.15
Audi£473.85
Ford£404.63
Vauxhall£418.27
Nissan£454.22
Citroen£743.23
Peugeot£436.51
Volvo£504.66
BMW£424.92
Toyota£325.17

This table uses data from quotes provided on FixMyCar between 23/04/2024 and 22/07/2024.

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