Alternator Repair in Salford

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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 Salford (169 found)
Elshaddai Motors ltd
322 Jobs Completed
manchester
4.3 / 5

The best way to keep your vehicle running smoothly, powerfully and looking its best is through regular servicing and maintenance by choosing Elshaddai Motors Manchester

L.P Autos
708 Jobs Completed
Failsworth
4.3 / 5

L.p Autos LTD specialises in all vehicle makes and models. Our services range from servicing, diagnostics, Brakes, Suspension, Clutches, Engine repair. We are a family bu

Taw Garage (Manchester) LTD
416 Jobs Completed
Manchester
4.8 / 5

Taw Garage Limited is a Family owed business which has been established for over 36 years, we are also an RAC Approved Garage that carry's out all aspects of vehicle repa

Outwood Motors Ltd
447 Jobs Completed
Radcliffe
4.7 / 5

We are a newly set up garage in the centre of Radcliffe. After working as a qualified mechanic for the past 10 years, I have decided to go self-employed to offer my custo

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

Culand Street motors limited.
72 Jobs Completed
West Gortorn
5.0 / 5

We are an established Family run company that has been trading for over 46 years At Culand Street Motors we offer a complete range of car services, including; tyres, M

Euro Testing Station
188 Jobs Completed
Manchester
5.0 / 5

Collingham Autos LTD
617 Jobs Completed
Manchester
4.6 / 5

We specialise in car repair and car servicing all carried out in our fully equipped garage. We are a family business and operate throughout the Manchester, Cheetham Hill

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

Dickinson St Garage
597 Jobs Completed
Manchester
4.6 / 5

Dickinson St Garage has been proudly established since 1987. We strive to provide the highest quality repairs and services to our customer. Our team is committed to ensur

Master MOT and Service Centre
8 Job Completed
Manchester
5.0 / 5

We offer car and van Mot service six days a week from 9 am to 6pm.we offer car servicing brakes exhausts diagnostics Tyres replacement free pre mot checks

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 - Pendlebury
247 Jobs Completed
Pendlebury
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

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Alternator Repair in Salford
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 Salford bookings

4.95

22 reviews

Alternator Prices in Salford

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 Salford
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Ford£313.20
Vauxhall£357.64
Peugeot£457.28
Audi£537.57
Mercedes£417.22
Nissan£283.97
Citroen£519.71
Toyota£254.53
Volvo£360.97
Renault£423.97
BMW£585.71
MINI£439.98

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 29/06/2022 and 27/09/2022.

Gary from Complete Mechanics explains the workings of the alternator