Alternator Repair in Pontefract

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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 Pontefract (107 found)
Niche Autos LTD
2324 Jobs Completed
Wakefield
4.9 / 5

OFFICE CONTACT NUMBER IS (WAKEFIELD) 362 072 Established for many years, we are a family run business that believes in great customer service to encourage repeat business

Savile Road Garage
298 Jobs Completed
Castleford
4.8 / 5

Savile Road Garage is based in Castleford, West Yorkshire. We offer full servicing and repairs, MOT's, Diagnostics and Tyres.

West Yorkshire Autos Ltd
117 Jobs Completed
Pontefract
4.8 / 5

Family Run Business, we are RAC Approved, we cover any warranty work. as we are fully VAT registered. We aim for 100% customer satisfaction We have a fully heated

Wilco Motosave - Castleford
179 Jobs Completed
Castleford
4.4 / 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

JS DIAGNOSTICS AND REPAIR ltd
8 Jobs Completed
WAKEFIELD
5.0 / 5

We are a local business that has been running since July 2022, we are hoping to expand with time to come. Our mechanics are level 2 qualified. We are fully insured and VA

GB Autoworks LTD
116 Jobs Completed
Wakefield
5.0 / 5

We are a small, family run garage based in Wakefield. We have many years of experience working on all makes and models of vehicles, with no job being too big or too smal

Infiniti Service Specialists LTD
66 Jobs Completed
Wakefield
4.3 / 5

Infiniti Service Specialists LTD: With over 40 years combined in the automotive industry including 10 years with the exclusive manufacturer Infiniti, come and join us at

Wilco Motosave - Knottingley
114 Jobs Completed
Knottingley
5.0 / 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

JHM
594 Jobs Completed
wakefield
4.7 / 5

JHM are a small, independent garage that has been established since 2010. Although we are a young company, our team of 5 have many years of experience. I, James, the ow

K And S Autos Ltd
197 Jobs Completed
Leeds
4.8 / 5

Here at K and S autos we offer a one stop service. Our professionalism and the value for money we offer is the reason why we get so much repeat business. Our technical ex

C.G Autos
6 Jobs Completed
Wakefield
5.0 / 5

Services we offer include car and van repairs and servicing, vehicle diagnostics as well as being a VOSA Approved MOT centre. We also supply and fit tyres, exhausts, b

fev towbar & car care centre
33 Jobs Completed
Pontefract
4.6 / 5

we are a family run business offering quality workmanship at affordable prices our goal is to repair your vehicle to the highest of standards and to get you back on the g

THE M.O.T AND REPAIR CENTRE
162 Jobs Completed
WAKEFIELD
4.4 / 5

We are a well established garage in wakefield and been trading for well over 4 year,we have a very modern workshop with all new tools and equipment snd the latest diagnos

Clarks of Garforth
10 Jobs Completed
GARFORTH
5.0 / 5

"We provide a personalised, quality service for all makes and models. Our servicing will protect your warranty, ensure your service book is stamped and more importantly s

DB mobile mechanic
1 Job Completed
Featherstone
5.0 / 5

I am I ford trained mechanic that has worked for main dealers for 11 years. I try my hardest to meet customers needs and provide the best service I can.

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Alternator Repair in Pontefract
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 Pontefract

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 Pontefract
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Ford£343.00
Volkswagen£298.90
Vauxhall£323.39
BMW£386.15
Peugeot£306.08
Audi£336.57
Mercedes£675.38
Toyota£280.10

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 01/07/2022 and 29/09/2022.

Gary from Complete Mechanics explains the workings of the alternator