Alternator Repair in Southport

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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 Southport (47 found)
Protyre Southport
254 Jobs Completed
Southport
4.7 / 5

Paul and his team pride themselves on providing an exceptional level of customer service. The centre known as Protyre Southport joined the Protyre network in 2016. The ce

Trident Motor Group LTD
458 Jobs Completed
St Annes
4.8 / 5

Trident Motor Group are based in Lytham St Annes. We offer all types of vehicle repairs from bodywork to servicing. Our Bodyshop holds manufacturer approvals for Renault

Press Road Garage
135 Jobs Completed
St Annes
4.9 / 5

Press Road Garage is a recently established garage based in St Annes which is home to a highly skilled team of mechanics who have over 10 years’ experience in providing c

MPH Auto Engineers.
8 Job Completed
st annes on sea
5.0 / 5

MPH Auto Engineers are a family run business based in the heart of Lytham st annes. With over 20 years’ experience our friendly team offer a variety of services including

Stanways Of Lytham
4 Jobs Completed
Lytham
5.0 / 5

We are a reliable family run business that covers Lytham and the surrounding towns. We repair vehicles to the highest of standards at a very low cost to yourselves. If yo

Corkills Volkswagen Southport
10 Jobs Completed
Southport
5.0 / 5

We are a family owned Volkswagen used approved dealership Established in 1991. We offer main dealer servicing/MOT and general repairs on all current VAG cars.

Halliwell Jones Southport
2 Job Completed
Southport
5.0 / 5

A BMW and Mini franchised Service and Sales Centre. Offering free collection and delivery service within a 15 mile radius. Shuttle drop off and pick up service available

Karwowski Motors
2 Job Completed
Southport
5.0 / 5

Welcome to our profile page, and thank you for looking. We are Karwowski Motors, and have been based in Southport for over 35 years. We are a local, family garage who o

Autograph Cars
3 Jobs Completed
Tarleton
4.7 / 5

Autograph Cars in Lancanshire offers a unique one-stop-shop for ALL your motoring needs.We have a highly skilled team, backed by investment in the very best equipment and

Quicksave Motorist Centre
Member since 01 September 2011
Lytham St Annes

"Quicksave Motorist Centre in Lytham St Annes is a local, independent garage serving Lytham St Annes and the surrounding area. We are open Mon-Sat 8.30-5.30pm. We offer a

Chorley Hyundai
Member since 04 May 2016
BLACKPOOL

As an established Hyundai dealer, we are proud to represent the philosophy of New Thinking, New Possibilities. We believe in challenging conventions, not for the sake

IanP Motor Services Ltd
Member since 25 August 2015
Liverpool

Vehicle air-conditioning: recharge, service, diagnosis and repairs. Motor Trimming: seat and interior upholstery repairs. Mobile servicing and repairs. Covering Mersey

Chorley Group (Blackpool)
Member since 17 November 2015
Blackpool

Welcome to Chorley Group Aftersales Department. We are here to assist you with the maintainance and repairs on your vehicle. Trust our highly trained team to look after y

Autospec Blackpool LTD T/A BMC
Member since 09 December 2020
blackpool

We a small family run garage in Blackpool that puts our customers first. We look after all ages and models of cars and specialise in hybrid and electric cars

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Alternator Repair in Southport
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 Southport

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 Southport
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Ford£407.73
Vauxhall£330.42
Mercedes£845.29
BMW£781.94

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 09/09/2022 and 08/12/2022.

Gary from Complete Mechanics explains the workings of the alternator