Alternator Repair in Skelmersdale

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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 Skelmersdale (21 found)
JLA Autos Part of the Approved Garage Scheme and AA Garage Guide, Checkatrade.com
254 Jobs Completed
Wigan
4.8 / 5

Servicing, Brakes,Clutches,General repairs and Mot repairs, Tyres, exhausts for all makes and models. All repairs are carried out in our upto date garage,we are part of t

AWM GARAGE
24 Jobs Completed
Pemberton, Wigan
4.4 / 5

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Premier Tyres and Auto Care
Member since 06 September 2011
Skelmersdale

"Premier Tyres and Auto Care offer a wide range of garage services to the Ormskirk and Skelmersdale area, including servicing and repairs on all makes. We can also offer

Interserve
Member since 13 January 2017
Wigan

Independent Garage specialising in cam belts, clutches, brakes and engine work. We also offer diagnostics to most makes and models, general repairs, class 4, class 5 and

Cosmeticar
Member since 26 October 2011
Wigan

"Cosmeticar a Wigan based company owned by Chris Banks a former Chips Away operative provides mobile car body repairs at a low cost convenient service.Cosmticar is a uniq

H W Moon
Member since 29 June 2015
Wigan

We offer professional, competitively priced after care services, we can help you meet your motoring needs. Our expertly trained staff are on hand to ensure you and your

Evans Halshaw Vauxhall Wigan
Member since 30 October 2013
Wigan

Evans Halshaw Vauxhall Wigan

Skemtyres&autocare
Member since 14 August 2019
Skelmesdale

skem tyres & auto care we specialise in services brakes clutches suspension diagnostics exhausts part worn tyres and brand new tyres of all the top brands plus we off

auto repairs
Member since 28 March 2015
Rainford

Welcome to AUTO REPAIRS OF RAINFORD, we are an independent friendly company providing excellent and professional solutions for all your motoring needs. We can undertake

KSL Garage Services Ltd
Member since 27 January 2014
Kirby

"KSL Garage Services Ltd Established in 1994 our primary focus has been and always will be customer satisfaction. Based in Simonswood on the borders of Merseyside and We

Skelmersdale Tyre Services
Member since 17 August 2016
Glebe Road Skelmersdale

Welcome to Skelmersdale Tyre Services we are an independent business based in Skelmersdale dedicated to providing most of the motorist needs and have been established for

Wright K J
Member since 17 August 2016
Skelmersdale

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Arnold Clark Automobiles Ltd - Wigan
Member since 08 February 2016
WIGAN

We are a Renault and Dacia main dealer with the knowledge, specific tooling and diagnostic equipment to efficiently repair and maintain all Renault and Dacia vehicles. Co

Clayrow Mobile Tuning
Member since 17 August 2016
Skelmersdale

we offer full diagnostic coverage on all cars and vans and HGV with our software kept up to date with all the latest updates we do servicing and repairs to cars

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Alternator Repair in Skelmersdale
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.

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Alternator Prices in Skelmersdale

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 Skelmersdale
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Ford£281.88
Vauxhall£351.20
Peugeot£385.81
BMW£313.24
Renault£337.62

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 03/09/2021 and 02/12/2021.

Gary from Complete Mechanics explains the workings of the alternator