alternator replacement in Liverpool, made easy

Hassle-free MOT, Service and Car Repair

Double line
We collect
We fix
And we return your car
Fixie
Part of Renault
Part of Renault

Trusted by 50,000+ people

350+
Garages nationwide
100,000+
Bookings completed
2,500+
5 Star TrustPilot reviews
 
 
Mascot

We have

your back...

We find and vet the top rated garages so you don't have to.

We negotiate the best prices on your behalf.

Fair prices based on real time market data.

Save time with our car collection and delivery.

All work is guaranteed for 12 months.

Our reviews

Takes a lot of stress away

I would definitely recommend this company: knowing someone was keeping an eye on everything to make sure I wasn't being overcharged for parts and labour takes a lot of stress out of having the work done. I felt really well looked after. Thank you Fixter.

Kathleen Hodge, West Yorkshire

Excellent service

Excellent service. On time to pick up my car & drop it back. Full service cost £179, main dealer quoted me £700-lots different!

Muhammad, Birmingham

Total game-changer!

Just had my MOT done through Fixter for the first time. It took about 5 minutes of my time in total to book, hand over the key, and get it back when the car was returned. So I was able to carry on looking after my 2 year old. Total game-changer!

Oliver Woodford, London

No need to drive to a garage

Can't get more convenient than someone turning up, taking the car from the house for its MOT and returning it a few hours later. No having to drive to a garage (often miles from anywhere or in the middle of an industrial estate) or hanging around waiting.

Darren, Pontefract

I literally cannot fault them

This is the 3rd time I have used Fixter and I recommend to everyone. It makes getting an MOT super easy for me. Everyone I speak to on the phone is incredibly helpful and polite, and they seem to be the most cost effective. I literally cannot fault them.

Julia M, Bristol

Our expert insights into alternator replacement

What does an alternator do?

It is the device responsible for generating electricity to charge the battery, and it’s coupled with the engine drive, which means whenever the car is running, the battery is being charged!

Symptoms of a malfunctioning alternator

If your battery is flat and refuses to accept charge through normal driving, or if your headlamps aren’t as bright as normal, then your alternator could be the problem.

What happens when we replace your alternator?

Our efficient and fully qualified mechanics will replace your alternator, and you will be advised of any other connected or associated problems arising from its malfunction.

Daniel, from LondonDaniel, from London

Hey Fixter, how often should an alternator need replacing?

Usually, an alternator typically lasts around 7 years or between 100k and 150k miles.

Collection and delivery - anywhere

How Fixter works

Simply book online and we'll handle the rest

How fixter works

How Fixter works

55 secs

Upfront, fair pricing, with free collection & return and no hidden costs. Our in-house experts will then choose the ideal garage to work on your car.

Want to learn more about alternator replacement in Liverpool?

Liverpool

Liverpool, located in the northwest of England, is a vibrant city known for its rich cultural heritage and thriving maritime industry. With a population of over 500,000, it is one of the largest cities in the United Kingdom.

When it comes to car ownership in Liverpool, the data collected reveals some interesting insights. Topping the list as the most popular car in the city is the Ford Focus, a favorite among Liverpool residents. Following closely behind are the Vauxhall Corsa, Volkswagen Golf, BMW 3 Series, and the Audi A3.

In addition to the aforementioned information, it is worth noting that Liverpool residents have a preference for compact and efficient cars that are well-suited for urban driving. This aligns with the city's bustling streets and the need for maneuverability in heavy traffic.

Vehicle numbers in Liverpool

Liverpool boasts a significant number of licensed vehicles, with approximately 300,000 cars registered in the city. This high number reflects the city's reliance on private transportation and the need for efficient and reliable car maintenance services.

Postcodes and suburbs in Liverpool

Liverpool is divided into several postcodes and suburbs, each with its own unique characteristics. Some of the notable areas include L1 (City Centre, Ropewalks, and Chinatown), L17 (Aigburth, St Michael's Hamlet, and Sefton Park), L18 (Allerton, Mossley Hill, and Calderstones), and L22 (Waterloo, Seaforth, and Brighton-le-Sands). These diverse neighborhoods contribute to the rich automotive landscape of Liverpool.

As a car maintenance platform catering to the needs of Liverpool residents, we understand the importance of providing top-notch services to keep their beloved vehicles in optimal condition. Whether it's routine maintenance, MOT testing, or repairs, our platform connects car owners with trusted professionals who are well-versed in the specific requirements of Liverpool's automotive landscape.

What does an alternator do?

The alternator is the device responsible for generating electricity to charge the battery. It’s coupled with the engine drive, which means whenever the car is running, the battery is being charged. Without a charged battery there is no delivery of power to the electrical components or to generate the sparks used to combust the fuel in the engine.

How often should an alternator need replacing?

An alternator typically lasts around 7 years or between 100k and 150k miles.

The law, vehicle regulations and your MOT

Without a correctly functioning alternator, your car is unlikely to hold enough charge in the battery to drive for any purposeful length of time. Having said that, the alternator won’t be tested during an MOT, so as long as the battery has enough charge for the engine and other electrical components to run for the duration of the examination, then it can still achieve a pass. We do not recommend this in any circumstance. If there is a problem with your alternator, you should have it repaired or replaced as soon as possible.

What happens when we replace your alternator?

  • Our efficient and fully qualified mechanics will test the voltage output of the alternator, inspect the car’s electrical systems and all alternator ancillaries (drive belts, cables, etc.).

  • Wherever necessary, the alternator will be replaced, and you will be advised of any other connected or associated problems arising from its malfunction.

  • You will also be advised of any other parts that may need to be replaced for the best operation and health of your vehicle.

  • Once the faulty alternator has been replaced, our mechanics will test it thoroughly to ensure the correct running of the new part and make any adjustments required for its premium operation.

What causes an alternator to stop working correctly?

An alternator might break down due to a bearing failure, preventing the rotor from spinning freely. Fluid leaks or a too tight belt (or a loose belt slipping) can also cause damage and premature wearing.

Symptoms of a malfunctioning alternator

When the battery is flat

If your battery is flat and refuses to accept charge through normal driving, then your alternator could be the problem.

The lights aren’t as bright as normal

If your headlamps aren’t as bright as normal or the function of other electrical components is weak, your alternator may not be supplying as much charge to the battery as it needs.

The battery warning light is illuminated on the dashboard

All warning lights are an indicator that a sensor has detected a failed component or poor operation. A battery warning light could be connected to your alternator performance.

Need a hand understanding your car needs?

Our in-house experts know cars, our garages and our drivers inside out.

As featured in

The times
Bloomberg
Honestjohn