Alternator Repair in Sale

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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 Sale (102 found)
DS AUTO AND MOT
3205 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

BHP Mobile Tuning & Repairs
1938 Jobs Completed
Sale
4.6 / 5

Welcome to BHP Tuning & Repairs BHP Tuning and repairs is the only number you will need for any of your vehicle needs. We offer All vehicle repairs to all makes

Mobile Mechanic 'Blue Star Automotive'
140 Jobs Completed
Manchester
4.8 / 5

Vehicle technician specializing on Mercedes Brand but not limited. Having more than 16 years of experience on cars vans LGV & HGV as diesel fitter, achieving all ta

S Garages Ltd
533 Jobs Completed
Manchester
4.0 / 5

S Garages Ltd is a local vehicle servicing and repair centre serving customers in Sharston Industrial Estate for the past 13 years. If your van or car needs services or e

Manchester Vehicle Solutions
243 Jobs Completed
North West, Greater Manchester
5.0 / 5

MANCHESTER VEHICLE SOLUTIONS IS OPEN 9.30am-10pm Mon-Sat. INCLUDING BANK HOLIDAYS. We open 9.30am-2.00pm on Sundays. Manchester Vehicle Solutions is a North West based

Motorata Limited
7 Jobs Completed
Manchester
5.0 / 5

Motorata Ltd is an Auto Servicing and repair garage based in Eccles that also does body work for accident repairs. Get in contact with us now to see how we can help you!

Carfix Manchester LTD
344 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

ECU Tech Tune / Remapping Manchester
105 Jobs Completed
Manchester
4.6 / 5

Here at ECU Tech Tune, we have mastered the development of automotive software to a fine art and are renowned for our precision and high quality remapping services we pro

Formula One Autocentres - Eccles
521 Jobs Completed
Eccles
4.0 / 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

Park Street Motors Ltd
66 Jobs Completed
Salford
4.6 / 5

We are a family run business we have years of experience we are here to help in any way possible please get in touch for a quote we carry out all aspects of work in mecha

Tranztec
137 Jobs Completed
Manchester
4.9 / 5

Tranztec is a small, friendly garage that was founded in 2013. Setting a business up by himself, Joseph Huxley specialises in repairing and servicing cars of all makes an

M.J. Motors
73 Jobs Completed
Manchester
4.9 / 5

We are a family run business with 13 plus years experience we guarantee to be 100% honest we travel to your place of work or home and majority of Repairs will be carried

Altrincham Service Centre
11 Job Completed
Altrincham
5.0 / 5

We are a family run business that can repair and service all makes and models including Audi, BMW, Ford and VW. We understand the need for trust and reliability and that

Manchester Car Care
126 Jobs Completed
Manchester
4.4 / 5

Welcome to Manchester Car Care, a warm friendly garage based in Stretford Manchester. We are a specialist in all types of mechanical work in all makes and models of cars.

Superb Motors Ltd
55 Jobs Completed
Manchester
3.2 / 5

Superb Motors Ltd are a young company, established in 2013, however our friendly and honest team of mechanics have many years of experience behind them working on all mak

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Alternator Repair in Sale
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 Sale bookings

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How much does Alternator Repair cost in Sale?

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


Alternator Repair Cost by Car Make in Sale
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Ford£402.28
Vauxhall£400.90
Audi£496.10
Mercedes£569.13
Volkswagen£435.51
BMW£646.86
Peugeot£576.11
Toyota£437.10
Renault£483.40
Nissan£454.23
Citroen£460.94
MINI£433.72
Volvo£541.38

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 24/11/2023 and 22/02/2024.

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.


Here’s how it works:

  • Simply enter your car registration number
  • Give us some details about your vehicle and the kind of repair work you require
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  • We use our network of 7,000 mechanics and garages across the UK to find you the best deal. You can then compare the quotes, read reviews from previous customers and book your alternator repair online.
  • Enter your registration to compare alternator repair prices, read reviews and book your car in online.
Gary from Complete Mechanics explains the workings of the alternator