Alternator Repair in Wigan

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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 Wigan (57 found)
Indy Motors Pitstop
8 Job Completed
Leigh
5.0 / 5

JLA Autos Part of the Approved Garage Scheme and AA Garage Guide, Checkatrade.com
301 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

Dam Car and Van Limited
70 Jobs Completed
Haydock
3.9 / 5

Moores Mobile Auto Repairs
9 Jobs Completed
Chorley
5.0 / 5

Carry out work on a mobile basis , both mechanical and body repairs , brakes , cam belts, alternators , servicing etc etc ( no clutches ) also repair bumpers and other pa

KJMotor Services Limited
352 Jobs Completed
Wigan
4.8 / 5

We are an established local independent garage and are proud to be members of Autofirst Network – a nationwide network of independent garages operating to the Network’s 6

Lostock Motor Works Ltd
7 Job Completed
Bolton
5.0 / 5

We are members of the Bosch Car Service Network which is a national network of independent garages. Our objective is to provide you with a friendly and professional servi

S & R Miller - Independent Audi Centre Ltd
61 Jobs Completed
Wigan
5.0 / 5

Independent VW Audi group specialists. Genuine parts used, VAT registered garage, fully qualified Audi technician with dealer diagnostic equipment. Recently opened by ful

Servicing Pro
32 Job Completed
St.Helens
5.0 / 5

We are very new to online quoting, but we are not new to this profession as an RAC Approved dealer and a member of the Good Garage scheme we already have a long trading h

John Atherton Autos
24 Jobs Completed
Wigan
4.6 / 5

John Atherton Autos are proud to be a Unipart Car Care Centre (UCCC). As a customer you will benefit from the Nationwide Guarantee we offer being part of the UCCC networ

Howarth Autos
57 Jobs Completed
Wigan
4.9 / 5

Howarth Autos is a first class service covering Wigan, Bolton, Warrington and surrounding areas. With main dealership experience covering a wide range of cars makes and m

Tobys Garage Ltd
23 Jobs Completed
Wigan
4.9 / 5

Hi here at Tobys Garage Newly established garage however been working mobile and decided to open a garage to suit all needs. With over 30 years experience and using O.E g

AWM GARAGE
24 Jobs Completed
Pemberton, Wigan
4.4 / 5

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Mellor Motors
125 Jobs Completed
Wigan
4.5 / 5

34;Mellor Motors garage and mobile Mechanic full qualified and time served we do all types of work undertaken: diagnostic, Services ,mot work, brakes ,timing belt, and mu

Stoneacre Wigan
8 Jobs Completed
Wigan
3.0 / 5

Stoneacre Wigan is part of one of the country's fastest growing motor groups. The company was first incorporated on the 21st December 1994 and started off as a used vehic

Ashton Tyre & Exhaust Ltd
Member since 26 September 2011
Wigan

Ashton Tyre and Exhaust is an independent business offering a wide range of products and services. Established in 1983 and still run by the same family, we are dedicated

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Alternator Repair in Wigan
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 Wigan bookings

5.00

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Alternator Prices in Wigan

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 Wigan
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Ford£303.21
Vauxhall£402.22
Renault£387.90
Peugeot£358.84
Mercedes£387.73
BMW£468.07
Nissan£310.86

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