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 (147 found)
CTS Servicing and Repair Centre LTD
87 Jobs Completed
Radcliffe
4.7 / 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.

Brook Street Motors Bury
716 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

L.P Autos
722 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

Elshaddai Motors ltd
331 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

Eviva Automotive
28 Job 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

Outwood Motors Ltd
449 Jobs Completed
Radcliffe
4.7 / 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

Carfix Manchester LTD
314 Jobs Completed
Manchester
4.7 / 5

At Carfix Manchester, it’s our dedication that differentiates us from other car repair shops. We’re continuously training our team of mechanics to provide the highest lev

DS AUTO
1914 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

Collingham Autos LTD
620 Jobs Completed
Manchester
4.6 / 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

Piston&Rotor The Garage
2770 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

Sarab Delta Works Ltd
748 Jobs Completed
Eccles
4.8 / 5

We are a large family run 400 sqm garage which has been established for little over 3 years, since early 2014. We opened our doors originally purely as a bodyshop worksh

Dickinson St Garage
603 Jobs Completed
Manchester
4.6 / 5

Dickinson St Garage has been proudly established since 1987. We strive to provide the highest quality repairs and services to our customer. Our team is committed to ensur

Master MOT and Service Centre
8 Job 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

Mr Tyre Ltd - Farnworth
757 Jobs Completed
Bolton
4.8 / 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 34 strategically placed fitting centres

Quadpoint Motor Service Ltd t/a RS Autos
250 Jobs Completed
Bolton
4.7 / 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

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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

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Alternator Prices in Prestwich

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 Prestwich
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Vauxhall£384.08
Ford£350.87
Nissan£433.32
Peugeot£374.30
Renault£385.78
Audi£346.43
Citroen£519.71
Toyota£254.53
BMW£510.29
Mercedes£350.92
Volvo£305.53
MINI£439.98

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 09/07/2022 and 07/10/2022.

Gary from Complete Mechanics explains the workings of the alternator