Alternator Repair in Renfrew

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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 Renfrew (147 found)
Kerr Tech Motor Engineers LTD
1235 Jobs Completed
Rutherglen
5.0 / 5

Kerr-Tech Motor Engineers Ltd is a well established Vehicle Repair company and MOT Station that has built up an enviable reputation over the last 10 years. We pride ourse

JPK Mobile Auto Repairs
344 Jobs Completed
Hillington
4.3 / 5

Mobile mechanics based in Glasgow and Ayrshire area We carry out a range of work including servicing, Brakes and Suspension

Drivers Autocentre - Maryhill Road
1107 Jobs Completed
Glasgow
4.6 / 5

SCOTLAND'S GARAGE OF THE YEAR 2017/2018/2019 Drivers Autocentre we aim to provide the best value for money service and experience when you entrust us with your vehicle.

Pak Motors Glasgow Ltd.
942 Jobs Completed
Glasgow
4.0 / 5

Pak Motors Glasgow Ltd , Scotland - South West PAK Motors has been operating since 2014. We are a local business for the local people and we care. The garage offers a 5

M J D Automotive Mobile Mechanics
465 Jobs Completed
Glasgow
5.0 / 5

Offering a mobile service, here at MJD Automotive our aim is to provide you with a fast, efficient & reliable service. When your vehicle fails MJD Automotive prevails

Supreme Auto Performance
22 Jobs Completed
glasgow
4.2 / 5

At SupremeAutoPerformance we specialise in the repair, service, maintenance of all Audi, VW and Seat. Our VAG trained technicians use specialist diagnostic equipment to d

Bishopbriggs MOT Centre
566 Jobs Completed
Bishopbriggs
4.8 / 5

Is your car due an MOT test or service? We are an official DVSA MOT testing station, Air conditioning in need of a re-gas or check? Then why not come on down to Bishopbri

AR Auto Repairs
315 Jobs Completed
Clydebank
4.7 / 5

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D&G Autocare - Rutherglen
40 Jobs Completed
Rutherglen
4.8 / 5

Proud to be Central Scotland’s No.1 Autocare centre, D&G Autocare provide our customers with the best deals on MOTs, tyres, exhausts, brakes, servicing, suspensions,

CAM AUTOS
38 Jobs Completed
Glasgow
4.8 / 5

We are members of the Bosch Car Service Network which is a national network of independent garages. Our objective is to provide you with a friendly and professional servi

AVS Auto Solutions
416 Jobs Completed
Glasgow
4.8 / 5

AVS is a newly established family run garage in the glasgow area ... we offer competitively priced service and repair on all makes and models of vehicles. We cater for al

Calton mot centre Ltd
1 Job Completed
Glasgow
5.0 / 5

Audi Technik Centre.
197 Jobs Completed
Glasgow
3.7 / 5

Welcome to Audi Technik Centre! We are fully equipped with the latest factory based diagnostic equipment operated by Audi trained master technicians ensuring only the

GMC Car and Commercial Repairs
521 Jobs Completed
Paisley
4.6 / 5

GMC Car and Commercial Repairs is a local independent garage based in Paisley that has over 20 years experience in providing repairs, servicing and maintenance on all mak

G-Cal Mobile Mechanic
185 Jobs Completed
Glasgow
5.0 / 5

I'm a qualified mechanic who previously owned a garage, now starting out solo to juggle family life. I'll come to your place of work or home to carry out repairs with the

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Alternator Repair in Renfrew
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 Renfrew

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 Renfrew
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Ford£304.13
Volkswagen£432.73
Vauxhall£365.61
Peugeot£337.32

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 08/07/2022 and 06/10/2022.

Gary from Complete Mechanics explains the workings of the alternator