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 (101 found)
Carfix Manchester LTD
312 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
1900 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

Sarab Delta Works Ltd
745 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

S Garages Ltd
309 Jobs Completed
Manchester
4.2 / 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

ECU Tech Tune / Remapping Manchester
94 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
359 Jobs Completed
Eccles
4.2 / 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 Vehicle Solutions
230 Jobs Completed
North West, Greater Manchester
5.0 / 5

MANCHESTER VEHICLE SOLUTIONS IS OPEN 9am-8pm Mon-Sun. INCLUDING BANK HOLIDAYS. Manchester Vehicle Solutions is a North West based mobile repair company that specialis

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

Greenheys Mot Station Ltd
18 Jobs Completed
Manchester
4.8 / 5

Family Run Business with over 26 years of experience

Unicorn Autos Ltd
7 Jobs Completed
Manchester
5.0 / 5

"Welcome to Unicorn Autos Ltd in Eccles established in 1991. We are a local, independent garage serving Eccles, Trafford, Manchester and the surrounding area. We pride ou

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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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Alternator Prices in Sale

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 Sale
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Vauxhall£397.91
Ford£339.23
Nissan£432.89
Peugeot£374.30
Mercedes£427.88
Renault£389.49
Citroen£512.23
BMW£518.47
Toyota£254.53
Volvo£313.78
Audi£361.91
MINI£444.45

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 01/07/2022 and 29/09/2022.

Gary from Complete Mechanics explains the workings of the alternator