Alternator Repair in Alloa

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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 Alloa (53 found)
Fife Autocentre - Stirling
448 Jobs Completed
Stirling
4.8 / 5

Fife Autocentre has since 1993, become a household name and is now established as Fife's leading dealer and distributor of tyres, brakes, servicing, mot’s, batteries, exh

D&G Autocare - Falkirk
390 Jobs Completed
Falkirk
4.7 / 5

Our Falkirk garage is run by manager Allan. If you need an mot, car service, tyres or a car repair or maybe looking for some advise then pop in or contact Allan. Proud t

D&G Autocare - Stirling
242 Jobs Completed
Stirling
4.4 / 5

Situated on Munroe Road in Stirling, we are proud to be Central Scotland’s No.1 autocare centre, D&G Autocare provide our customers with the best deals on MOTs, tyres

Fife Autocentre - Tillicoulrty
199 Jobs Completed
Tillicoultry
4.8 / 5

Fife Autocentre has since 1993, become a household name and is now established as Fife's leading dealer and distributor of tyres, brakes, servicing, MOT’s, batteries, exh

Riverside Garage Stirling
226 Jobs Completed
Stirling
4.3 / 5

The Garage, Run by a great team of mechanics we are a one stop shop for all your vehicle needs.

MSS Stirling
33 Jobs Completed
STIRLING
4.2 / 5

Mss Stilring we specialise in all things and we will tackle any Service, Repair or whether it is, or simple Oil & Filter change, We are a family business based in Sti

lux motorsport
9 Jobs Completed
fallin
5.0 / 5

Fully licence garage with ramps and also recovery truck can offer pick up and drop of service we are a fairly new garage with a wealth of experience having been in the m

Broomhill Garage
22 Jobs Completed
Falkirk
4.9 / 5

Small independent garage offering very competitive rates, We have over 30 years experience in the motor trade. We carry out all service & mechanical repairs to all ma

Maz Auto Centre
46 Jobs Completed
Stirling
4.5 / 5

Maz Auto Centre is an independent garage based in Stirling, which has been around since 2014. We undertake all forms of work including repairs, maintenance work, servici

Kilgannon Motors Ltd
89 Jobs Completed
Stirling
4.8 / 5

Kilgannon Motors Ltd has been established over 29 years in a purpose built workshop, equipped with all the latest technology which allows us to carry out repairs on all m

Auto Doctor
26 Jobs Completed
Bonnybridge
4.9 / 5

Auto Doctor service and repair all makes of vehicle.We have the latest technology, which when combined with over 10 years of experience in the motor industry can be used

J P Howden Auto Electrics Ltd
3 Job Completed
stirling
5.0 / 5

If you need your vehicle fixing, checking or servicing, we can help.  Our team of experienced, professional mechanics will leave you feeling confident your vehicle is

Burnside Motor Company
6 Jobs Completed
camelon.falkirk
4.0 / 5

If you’re looking for a reliable car garage in Camelon, look no further than Burnside Motor Company (Falkirk) Ltd, specialists in a wide range of garage services includin

SDM
1 Job Completed
Falkirk
5.0 / 5

SDM offers professional, competitively priced ownership services, along with exceptional customer service. Our expertly trained staff are on hand to ensure you and your T

Peoples Falkirk
1 Job Completed
Callendar Road
5.0 / 5

The team to go to for service you can trust, at a price you can count on. Here at Peoples we aim to provide you with an unrivalled experience when servicing your vehi

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Alternator Repair in Alloa
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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