Alternator Repair in Wishaw

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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 Wishaw (77 found)
Drive Motors
453 Jobs Completed
Glasgow
4.9 / 5

Drive Motors is an independent garage based in Blantyre, Glasgow specialising in motor repairs, servicing, mechanical work, body work, MOT's and car diagnostics. Not only

D&G Autocare - Airdrie
277 Jobs Completed
Airdrie
4.9 / 5

Proud to be Central Scotland’s No.1 autocare centre, D&G Autocare provide our customers with the best deals on MOTs, tyres, exhausts, brakes, servicing, suspensions,

Central Garage - Holytown
12 Jobs Completed
Motherwell
5.0 / 5

.Our mobile technicians ensure they fit into your busy day wherever you are – at home/work. Our fully qualified team are equipped with the latest technology to diagnos

Righead Limited T/A VRS
26 Jobs Completed
Bellshill
5.0 / 5

Local garage offering personal service and quick turn around of vehicles. Excellent facilities and waiting area for customers with vending machine and tea and coffee afte

G & S Garage Services
63 Jobs Completed
Chapelhall Industrial Estate
5.0 / 5

Welcome to G&S Garage services, a family run rusiness in Airdrie. At G&S Garage services we strive to go that extra mile, whether it's the greeting that you rece

Falconer Auto Repairs Ltd.
1 Job Completed
Hamilton
5.0 / 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

Carluke Auto Stop
9 Jobs Completed
Carluke
5.0 / 5

Friendly and reliable Car Repair Centreoffering servicing and repair at a Competitive price along with a reliable honest service. Offering all mechanical & ga

M&R Commercials Carluke
1 Job Completed
Carluke
5.0 / 5

M&R Commercials Carluke are a mobile mechanic service covering the lanarkshire area. We can carry out all types of repairs at you home or place of work and let you ge

B&C service centre ltd
29 Jobs Completed
Motherwell
4.9 / 5

We do m.o.t servicing tyres any mechanical work bodywork ,insurance claims breakdown.

R and B Autos
12 Jobs Completed
Wishaw
5.0 / 5

We r family business from last about 12 year we r good at our jobs lots happy customers from past

Lanarkshire Motorist Centre
20 Jobs Completed
Bellshill
5.0 / 5

Here at Motorist Centre we are a family run independent garage, who can also offer you a mobile service as well. If we can't fix the vehicle on site then we will transpo

Airdrie Auto Solutions
5 Jobs Completed
Airdrie
5.0 / 5

Airdrie Auto Solutions/Hamilton Auto Solutions are your local well established MOT centre, based in Airdrie and Hamilton, that can offer you friendly advice and a winning

B&B Autocare Ltd
3 Job Completed
High Blantyre,
5.0 / 5

"Based in Blantyre, South Lanarkshire, B & B Autocare Ltd are ideally located for providing quality garage services for motorists in East Kilbride, Hamilton, Motherwell a

Orbiston Street Car Sales
1 Job Completed
Motherwell
5.0 / 5

We are a small friendly garage with all jobs done to a high standard we do everything to do with repairs to your car we have special deals e.g mot and service for -ú89.00

Lanarkshire Recovery Service
53 Jobs Completed
Hamilton
4.8 / 5

We are a completely mobile servicing and repair company offering most service that a garage can but at a time and location that suits you and at a price that is very comp

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Alternator Repair in Wishaw
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 Wishaw bookings

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Alternator Prices in Wishaw

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 Wishaw
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Ford£275.60

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