Alternator Repair in Penistone

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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 Penistone (10 found)
JSB Automotive Ltd
Member since 16 July 2020
Sheffield

JSB Automotive Ltd

JK's Recovery &a Mechanical Services
Member since 05 November 2016
Thurlestone

Hello, here at JK's we do everything and anything to pretty much any vehicle, we go out of our way to show and explain to the customer what's actually wrong and needed to

J.B.Burkinshaw & Sons
Member since 10 December 2014
Sheffield

We are an established business.....

a v motors
Member since 02 November 2017
Huddersfield

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Sovereign Garage Ltd
Member since 09 November 2011
Huddersfield

"Sovereign Garage Ltd is a small and caring family car company, who offer a comprehensive buying and owning package from purchase, to service. Based in Huddersfield, West

Nick Ryden Motor Engineers (Ltd)
Member since 09 November 2011
Huddersfield

"Based in the heart of Skelmanthorpe (Huddersfield) - Nick Ryden (Motor Engineers) offers a range of mechanical services to ensure your car stays on the road in excellent

Jayray vehicle solution ltd.
Member since 22 August 2017
Huddersfield

Our technicians have over 150 years experience working on all vehicle types, including cars, light commercials and H.G.V.'s. We are committed to offering honest and accu

Flouch Transport Co. LTD
Member since 12 December 2014
Sheffield

We are an established business in the heart of Penistone........

Leighton Cars Service Centre
Member since 13 October 2011
Sheffield

"At Leighton Cars Ltd we have a fully equipped modern garage that can cater for any need you may have, whether that be just a simple change of tyres or a full engine rebu

Pennine Garage
Member since 12 May 2011
Huddersfield

We look forward to receiving your enquiries

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Alternator Repair in Penistone
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 Penistone

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 Penistone
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Volkswagen£300.75
Ford£304.81
Vauxhall£327.71
Peugeot£325.08
BMW£390.56
Toyota£293.46
Volvo£431.54
Audi£464.87
Citroen£329.26

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 03/07/2022 and 01/10/2022.

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