Alternator Repair in Prestwich

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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 Prestwich (153 found)
Brook Street Motors Bury
989 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

S&M mobile technician
29 Jobs Completed
Manchester
5.0 / 5

Mr Tyre Ltd - Farnworth
1144 Jobs Completed
Bolton
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

Quadpoint Motor Service Ltd t/a RS Autos
630 Jobs Completed
Bolton
4.9 / 5

We are a family run garage based in Farnworth, Bolton with more than 30 years of experience. We provide a range of service from mot's, diagnostic checks, repairs of all

Outwood Motors Ltd
996 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

L.P Autos
1288 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

Piston&Rotor The Garage
2966 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

DS AUTO AND MOT
3351 Jobs Completed
Stretford
4.1 / 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

Master MOT and Service Centre
61 Jobs Completed
Manchester
4.2 / 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

AA Mobile Mechanic Manchester
132 Jobs Completed
Manchester
4.7 / 5

The UK’s number 1 breakdown provider are now providing vehicle servicing and repairs. Fully trained AA mechanics bringing vehicle servicing to your doorstep!

Autozone Manchester MOT & Repairs
248 Jobs Completed
Manchester
4.5 / 5

Autozone Manchester MOT & REpairs is a family run garage in the heart of Manchester close to the city centre, we carry out all kinds of mechanical and electrical work

CTS Servicing and Repair Centre LTD
264 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.

Absolute Auto Service And Tyres Ltd
13 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

Elshaddai Motors ltd
634 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

Collingham Autos LTD
806 Jobs Completed
Manchester
4.5 / 5

We specialise in car repair and car servicing all carried out in our fully equipped garage. We are a family business and operate throughout the Manchester, Cheetham Hill

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Alternator Repair in Prestwich
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 Prestwich bookings

4.96

23 reviews

How much does Alternator Repair cost in Prestwich?

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


Alternator Repair Cost by Car Make in Prestwich
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Ford£428.32
Vauxhall£369.04
Renault£488.12
Toyota£383.45
Peugeot£541.39
Volkswagen£390.91
Audi£519.84
MINI£439.27
Mercedes£580.87
Citroen£768.94
BMW£741.17
Nissan£408.60
Volvo£366.43

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 26/02/2024 and 26/05/2024.

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