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 (322 found)
M&A MOT and Repair Centre
172 Jobs Completed
Rochdale
4.6 / 5

With more than 30 years experience in the motor trade we have the knowledge to give our customers excellent service. Based in Rochdale we offer a wide range of garage

Eviva Automotive
47 Jobs 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

S and J REPAIRS
315 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.

Brook Street Motors Bury
736 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

Culand Street motors limited.
79 Jobs Completed
West Gortorn
5.0 / 5

We are an established Family run company that has been trading for over 46 years At Culand Street Motors we offer a complete range of car services, including; tyres, M

Elshaddai Motors ltd
383 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

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

Taw Garage Limited is a Family owed business which has been established for over 38 years, we are also an RAC Approved Garage that carries out all aspects of vehicle repa

M35autocare
295 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

Car M.D. (Mossley) LTD
186 Jobs Completed
Mossley
4.9 / 5

Car M.D. (Mossley) LTD in Mossley.

DS AUTO
2035 Jobs Completed
Stretford
4.2 / 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

Total Fix Service Ltd
755 Jobs Completed
Stockport
4.8 / 5

We are a team of professionals specialized in the auto repairs,engine reconditioning,maintenance and service of all diesel and petrol engines. Our team is fast,reliable

Mr Tyre Ltd - Ashton-under-Lyne
327 Jobs Completed
Ashton-under-Lyne
4.8 / 5

Whether you’re in need of tyres, MOTs or car servicing, throughout Central England you can rely on Mr Tyre to meet all your needs. Since 1971, we’ve been the premier car

Master MOT and Service Centre
11 Jobs 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

Integrated Auto Solutions
732 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

Piston&Rotor The Garage
2787 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

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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

4.72

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Alternator Prices in Oldham

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 Oldham
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Ford£285.50
Nissan£445.69
Vauxhall£341.47
Mercedes£363.17
Peugeot£391.10
Toyota£313.12
Audi£364.50
Renault£360.48
Citroen£501.38
Volkswagen£319.47
Volvo£346.06
BMW£385.25

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 07/09/2022 and 06/12/2022.

Gary from Complete Mechanics explains the workings of the alternator