Alternator Repair in Preston

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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 Preston (64 found)
Millward's Autocare Ltd
70 Jobs Completed
Preston
3.9 / 5

Millward's Autocare Ltd are a proud garage serving the local community of Ingol, Preston for many years. We have built up a team of very experienced and highly qualified

T.K Mobile Mechanic
9 Jobs Completed
Bamber Bridge
5.0 / 5

Hi, My name is Tom, I am based in the Bamber Bridge area. I have been a mechanic for the last 15 years. 10 of those working in very busy garages. I have decided t

Barry & Wilkinson Tyre & Exhaust Leyland - Team Protyre
203 Jobs Completed
Leyland
3.7 / 5

The Barry and Wilkinson Tyre and Exhaust Centre in Leyland was opened in the 1980s and joined the Protyre network in 2009. The centre was extensively refurbished in 2014

Autoserve Mobile
301 Jobs Completed
Leyland
4.7 / 5

Autoserve provides a mobile mechanic service covering the Northwest. All our friendly fully qualified mechanics have a minimum of 10' years experience & travel to you

Protyre - Preston
169 Jobs Completed
Preston
4.5 / 5

The team at Protyre Preston pride themselves on providing an exceptional level of customer service. The centre known as Protyre Preston is a recently opened addition to t

ALFA AUTOWORKS LTD
30 Jobs Completed
Preston
5.0 / 5

HERE AT ALFA AUTOWORKS LTD, WE TAKE PRIDE IN ALL WORK CARRIED OUT. WITH OUR IN-HOUSE QUALITY CONTROL, WE ENSURE EACH AND EVERY VEHICLE LEAVES TO A SATISFACTORY STANDARD A

Wellhams Automotive Services Limited
34 Jobs Completed
Preston
5.0 / 5

We are a small family run, fully mobile mechanical business offering complete free repairs and services and take pride in what we do and in doing so we have excellent rev

Ace Car Sales Ltd
82 Jobs Completed
Preston
5.0 / 5

We are a local independent garage serving Preston and the surrounding areas who carry out all aspects of repairs and servicing to all makes and models of cars and light c

Martin James Weaver
23 Jobs Completed
Preston
4.5 / 5

Martin James Weaver

Bowker Preston
3 Jobs Completed
Preston
5.0 / 5

As an Authorised BMW and MINI Retailer, we offer the highest levels of service and expertise whether you are looking to buy a new car or maintain your current car. Our Ce

Zoo Performance Ltd
34 Jobs Completed
Chorley
4.9 / 5

Zoo Performance Limited was formed in early 2015 by a group of individuals that have vast main dealer experience. Looking for a new challenge we joined forces and produc

Perrys Preston
8 Jobs Completed
Preston
4.7 / 5

Welcome to Perrys Preston, where the price of servicing is comparable with the prices you pay at a local fast fit. That said, choosing a franchised dealer will mean that

One Call Preston Ltd
Member since 28 June 2018
Leyland

We are a family business which specialises in all aspects of car care. From valeting of your pride and joy to getting your runaround through its MOT!

Apexcartechltd T/A Apex MOT Car Garage
Member since 03 January 2018
Preston

Apex MOT Car Garage in Preston is your most reliable repair, MOT and Service garage for all makes and models. We provide the cheapest online prices for every vehicle with

Devonshire Garage Ltd
Member since 24 July 2018
Preston

Our team pride themselves on delivering our customers with a fantastic service. From MOT's to clutch and gearbox repairs, Denshire Garage Ltd welcomes all makes and model

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Alternator Repair in Preston
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 Preston bookings

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Alternator Prices in Preston

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 Preston
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Ford£273.76

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 28/06/2022 and 26/09/2022.

Gary from Complete Mechanics explains the workings of the alternator