Alternator Repair in Runcorn

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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 Runcorn (17 found)
Glynn Andrews Service Centre (Widnes)
954 Jobs Completed
Widnes
4.7 / 5

"We are experts in automotive parts repair including tyres, brakes, exhausts, MOT testing, car servicing, air conditioning recharge and diagnostic repair. We are open

Liverpool MOT (UK) Limited
1354 Jobs Completed
Liverpool
4.7 / 5

In our well equipped AA approved workshop, we are able to cope with nearly any kind of work. We have a wide variety of specialist tools and diagnostic equipment to suit m

Glynn Andrews Car Sales
36 Jobs Completed
Widnes
5.0 / 5

Sales of nearly new vehicles, mot's and servicing.

NW VAGTECH
7 Jobs Completed
Runcorn
5.0 / 5

Nw VAG TECH is a Independent garage based in Runcorn Cheshire. With a large 4 ramp workshop we offer a wide range of vehicle maintenance and repairs. All makes and models

Competa garage services
60 Jobs Completed
hale bank
5.0 / 5

Local friendly garage Specialising in welding,clutches,brakes,engine rebuild and changes Fully qualified 28 years experience My moto if it's not broke we won't re

Lunts Heath Tyre and Exhausts
Member since 25 March 2022
Widnes

Lunts Heath Tyre & Exhaust is an independent, family run vehicle maintenance business, established over 25 years ago, based in Widnes, Cheshire. We offer a wide r

Auto solutions Runcorn ltd
Member since 18 February 2020
Runcorn

We have 10 years mechanical experience, we have state of the art equipment with excellent customer service. We look after our customers car repair and service needs,

The German Car Specialists Cheshire Ltd
Member since 31 December 2017
Runcorn

Here at the German Car Specialist we aim to deliver the main dealer experience at a fraction of the price, specialising in Audi Vw Seat Skoda Why not drop us a message to

Runcorn auto care
Member since 22 March 2018
runcorn

We are a local based family run business. We are happy to help and save you money to get back on the road as soon as possible. We do not fix things that don't need fixin

OMC AutoCare
Member since 29 September 2016
Chershire

OMC AutoCare was set up to provide high quality transparent and honest repairs at very competitive prices. Specialists in Ford and Vauxhall with years of senior dealershi

Adrian's Mechanic
Member since 05 April 2020
warrington

I.m a mobile mechanic based in warrington and i wroking on 25 miles radious from warrington.Every job availbale for any car !

Auto Car Care
Member since 26 October 2015
widnes

We at AUTOCARCARE pride ourselves as being the best mobile mechanic providing the best mobile car servicing. We have over 12 years of experience within the car, 4x4 and l

MA AUTOS
Member since 13 December 2016
widnes

MA Autos is a successfully established family run business catering for all your mechanical repair needs from car servicing to tyre fitting you name it we provide it, NO

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Alternator Repair in Runcorn
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 Runcorn bookings

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Alternator Prices in Runcorn

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 Runcorn
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Ford£347.41
Vauxhall£508.99
Peugeot£384.19
Mercedes£541.28
BMW£481.87
Renault£357.46
Nissan£370.20
Volkswagen£235.70

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 04/07/2022 and 02/10/2022.

Gary from Complete Mechanics explains the workings of the alternator