Alternator Repair in Sheffield

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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 Sheffield (182 found)
Westgate Tyres and MOT Centre
7 Jobs Completed
Rotherham
5.0 / 5

Phoenix Motors
371 Jobs Completed
Mexborough, Kilnhurst
4.8 / 5

We are a newly established business based in Kilnhurst/Swinton Rotherham, South Yorkshire, Proud to be in the motor trade going strength to strength. We offer a no-hassl

Approved Autocentre
138 Jobs Completed
Chesterfield
4.8 / 5

Approved Autocentre is a local, family run, independent garage based on Sheepbridge industrial estate. We carry out servicing and repairs to all makes and models of v

Top Tread Tyres, Rotherham
726 Jobs Completed
Rotherham
4.7 / 5

We have four tyres and Auto centres in South Yorkshire. We have been in the business for over 30 years, we deal direct with major suppliers hence passing the savings to t

Kiveton Repair Centre
19 Jobs Completed
Sheffield
5.0 / 5

At Kiveton Repair Centre our main focus is keeping your vehicle safely on the road. We first opened our doors December 2021 in a small 2 car space unit and after only 3

Formula One Autocentres - Chesterfield (Sheffield Road)
66 Jobs Completed
Chesterfield
3.7 / 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

Kncustoms LTD
118 Jobs Completed
Sheffield
4.2 / 5

Kncustoms LTD are based in Sheffield offering the best possible service to all our customers from the more basic servicing to the extreme - an engine change. We pride our

PB Auto Repairs Ltd
70 Jobs Completed
Dronfield
4.6 / 5

We are a family run business that specialises in the service, repair and maintenance of most makes of motor vehicles. Operating in the Sheffield/Dronfield area, we work

Protyre Sheffield - Sharrow Vale (Hawleys Tyres)
143 Jobs Completed
Sheffield
4.6 / 5

Mark and his team pride themselves on providing an exceptional level of customer service. The centre formerly known as Hawleys joined the Protyre network in 2015. The cen

DSA Autocentre
1136 Jobs Completed
Sheffield
4.4 / 5

DSA Autocentre is a friendly family run business based near Meadowhall and Sheffield Arena. RMI and are AA accredited, we are recognised for our outstanding customer serv

Martin Lee Vehicle Solutions Ltd
366 Jobs Completed
Sheffield
4.6 / 5

ONE OF A KIND SERVICE AND REPAIR GARAGE IN SHEFFIELD, SOUTH YORKSHIRE WE ARE A LOCAL GARAGE FOR LOCAL PEOPLE ACROSS SHEFFIELD Martin Lee Vehicle Solutions can provide

Top Tread Tyres, Sheffield
454 Jobs Completed
Sheffield
4.5 / 5

We have four tyres and Auto centers in South Yorkshire. We have been in the business for over 30 years, we deal direct with major suppliers hence passing the savings to t

Hawleys Tyres Sheffield - Team Protyre (Mosborough)
164 Jobs Completed
Sheffield
4.8 / 5

Chris and his team pride themselves on providing an exceptional level of customer service. The centre formerly known as Hawleys joined the Protyre network in 2015. The ce

Formula One Autocentres - Rotherham
244 Jobs Completed
Rotherham
3.8 / 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

Hawleys Tyres Sheffield - Team Protyre (Holme Lane)
139 Jobs Completed
Sheffield
5.0 / 5

The centre formerly known as Hawleys joined the Protyre network in 2015. The centre specialises in mechanical repairs and services as well as supplying and fitting tyres

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Alternator Repair in Sheffield
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 Sheffield bookings

4.56

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Alternator Prices in Sheffield

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 Sheffield
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Volkswagen£329.83
Ford£368.78
BMW£405.39
Toyota£303.86
Vauxhall£330.23
Volvo£502.80
Citroen£384.78

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 09/07/2022 and 07/10/2022.

Gary from Complete Mechanics explains the workings of the alternator