Alternator Repair in Rochdale

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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 Rochdale (46 found)
ANA Garage & MOT Services ltd
311 Jobs Completed
Rochdale
4.7 / 5

A.N.A Garage & MOT Services Ltd has a proven track record of innovative and effective problem solving and attention to detail and our aim is to meet and exceed the ex

M&A MOT and Repair Centre
96 Jobs Completed
Rochdale
4.6 / 5

With more than 30 years experience in the motor trade we have the knowledge to give our customers excellent service. Based in Rochdale we offer a wide range of garage

Royton Car Service Ltd
179 Jobs Completed
Royton
4.5 / 5

We are a R.A.C approved garage celebrating 10 years in business. We offer customers quality customer service in front of house and on the shop floor. Our success has been

Wilco Motosave - Rochdale
178 Jobs Completed
Rochdale
4.7 / 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

Formula One Autocentres - Heywood
301 Jobs Completed
Heywood
4.6 / 5

Established in 1974, Formula One Autocentres set out with a mission to deliver a completely new fast-fit experience to its customers. This would feature clean, modern pre

RG Motors
231 Jobs Completed
Heywood
4.7 / 5

RG Motors has been established for over 30 years, with owner Reg Garlick having over 40 years of experience in the motor industry. We are very confident in our standards

Premier Automotive (Rochdale)
2 Job Completed
Rochdale
5.0 / 5

Premier are one of the Oldest Kia dealers in the country having sold and serviced Kia since the late nineties at Dukinfield, and also now from Rochdale Town centre. Premi

Drive 2000 Safety Centers Ltd
11 Jobs Completed
Middleton
5.0 / 5

We at Drive 2000 Safety Centres are a well established vehicle service and repair workshop. Offering a comprehensive vehicle maintenance package to the cost concious m

A 2 B Mobile Servicing and Tuning
4 Jobs Completed
Manchester
5.0 / 5

A 2 B Mobile Servicing, which offers car repairs in Heywood and further afield, such as in Rochdale, Simister, Middleton and in the surrounding areas of North East Manche

Bullen Automotive
25 Jobs Completed
Bury
4.8 / 5

"We are an independent VW Audi specialist inc Seat Skoda ect, we have dealer level diagnostic equipment. We service most makes and models of car and provide a fantastic s

Auto Motivated
2 Jobs Completed
Rochdale
5.0 / 5

We offer an honest, reliable and convenient solution to vehicle repair. Cant bring your car in to us? We can come out to you, at home or at work, making it much easier fo

Stoneacre Rochdale
10 Job Completed
Rochdale
5.0 / 5

Stoneacre Rochdale is part of one of the country's fastest growing motor groups. The company was first incorporated on the 21st December 1994 and started off as a used ve

Motaquip autocentre
Member since 16 May 2017
Rochdale

Motaquip Autocentre is an independent vehicle service repair centre located close to Rochdale town centre. We have become renowned for the quality service that we provide

I & C Corlett Ltd
Member since 23 June 2020
Rochdale

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

O.M.C Ford Rochdale
Member since 07 October 2015
Rochdale

The team to go to for service you can trust, at a price you can count on. Here at O.M.C. Ford, Rochdale we aim to provide you with an unrivalled experience when servic

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Alternator Repair in Rochdale
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 Rochdale bookings

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Alternator Prices in Rochdale

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 Rochdale
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Vauxhall£295.44
Ford£303.20
Mercedes£297.65
Toyota£323.89
Renault£321.30
Peugeot£403.42
Volkswagen£242.84
Volvo£247.25
Nissan£253.13
BMW£347.27
Citroen£621.62
Audi£298.77
MINI£231.90

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 03/09/2021 and 02/12/2021.

Gary from Complete Mechanics explains the workings of the alternator