Alternator Repair in Swinton

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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 Swinton (43 found)
Dorset (Hampshire) Response (Mobile Repairs)
746 Jobs Completed
Poole
4.8 / 5

Dorset/Hampshire Response is a mobile service covering the whole of Dorset parts of Hampshire and Wiltshire. Dorset Response also offer limited weekend emergency cove

Formula One Autocentres - Poole
334 Jobs Completed
Poole, Dorset
4.3 / 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

Elite Garages Bournemouth
126 Jobs Completed
Bournemouth
4.9 / 5

Elite Garages are one of the South’s leading independent tyre, MOT and car service operators with a turnover in excess of £53 million and around 240 employees. Elite

Protyre Poole (Cabot Lane)
167 Jobs Completed
Poole
4.6 / 5

Offering vehicle tyres from many manufacturers including Pirelli, Michelin, Bridgestone, GT Radial, Goodyear, Hankook and Falken with same day fitting available on a sele

Moto-OiI Autocentre
177 Jobs Completed
Poole
4.5 / 5

Moto Oil Autocentre - Passion forged into strength. Just as the cars get better over time, our level of knowledge and experience has expanded over the years, making us

Tyreland Poole - Team Protyre (Parkstone)
36 Jobs Completed
Poole
4.2 / 5

The first of the Tyreland centres opened on 13th March 1998. The first tyre was fitted by Del Courtney who still works for Protyre. The Tyreland centres became part of th

Poole LPG Garage
69 Jobs Completed
Bournemouth
4.8 / 5

We offer : * professional service for all makes of cars ** new and part worn tyres *** MOTs and repairs *** LPG conversions Confused about LPG conversions? Need mo

MTS Motors Ltd
134 Jobs Completed
Poole
3.8 / 5

"MTS Motors Ltd was established in 1988 as a family run business. We specialise mainly in French cars, Citroen, Peugeot and Renault. Although our business mainly speciali

Simply Automotive Ltd
5 Job Completed
Poole
5.0 / 5

Simply Automotive offer very competitive prices on all repairs and MOT's from servicing to installations including parking sensors etc.. Workshop open late weekdays and a

Diesel Fix
4 Jobs Completed
Branksome Poole
5.0 / 5

We are a diesel repair company who are on hand to repair cars, HGV, plant and marine engines. We are happy to service and repair all makes of diesel common rail, etc, an

SEV Mobile Mechanics, Bournemouth
1 Job Completed
Bournemouth
5.0 / 5

Welcome to SEV Mobile Mechanics! Our business is focused on delivering excellent service at an affordable price. Our roots can be traced back to the start in 1920, wi

CDS Motor Services Ltd
4 Jobs Completed
Poole
5.0 / 5

"We are CDS Motor Services, one of Dorset's best known Diagnostic and Servicing Specialists, serving the local community. We are a family run business that aims to look a

A2B mobile mechanics
3 Job Completed
Bournemouth
5.0 / 5

Welcome to A2B mobile mechanics, we are a mobile mechanics service that operates in Bournemouth, Poole and the surrounding areas. *24 hours a day* Our teams of tec

Poole Bay Motors
23 Jobs Completed
Poole
2.5 / 5

At Poole Bay Motors, our fully trained technicians offer the very best in diagnostics, servicing, repairs and MOT's. Whether you need a full or interim service our ex

Bathwick Tyres - Poole - Team Protyre (Stanley Green Rd)
Member since 12 November 2019
Poole

Bathwick Tyres - Poole Stanley Green Road - Team Protyre joined the Protyre network in 2018. The centre specialises in mechanical repairs as well as supplying and fitting

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Alternator Repair in Swinton
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 Swinton

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 Swinton
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Ford£299.09
Peugeot£406.44
Nissan£301.66
Volkswagen£264.58
Vauxhall£261.73

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 19/10/2021 and 17/01/2022.

Gary from Complete Mechanics explains the workings of the alternator