Alternator Repair in Arbroath

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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 Arbroath (15 found)
Mymechanic
13 Jobs Completed
Arbroath
5.0 / 5

I am a fully mobile mechanic covering the Arbroath, Tayside and Angus areas. With over 15 years experience in the mechanic industry, let me come to you wherever you may b

McConechy's - Arbroath
3 Jobs Completed
Arbroath
5.0 / 5

Established in 1957, McConechy’s employ over 330 trained staff in our 56 branches throughout Scotland, North of England and Yorkshire. McConechy’s staff are trained by s

Phone A Tow Workshop Limited
Member since 09 February 2015
Arbroath

Phone A Tow Workshop can offer you hassle-free accident recovery services and are the Arbroath regions vehicle repairs specialist. We have a highly skilled and experience

Checkpoint Garage
Member since 10 November 2015
Arbroath

We are a Bosch Car Service Centre and pride ourselves with our perfect feedback, our expertise and latest equipment lets us carry out all manner of jobs from servicing an

SRW Autos
Member since 13 October 2016
Arbroath

Wecome to SRW Autos, the one stop shop for motor vehicle repair in arbroath. Our garage is quickly becoming busy as our customers return and continue to spread the word

Prime Auto Repairs
Member since 18 May 2017
Arbroath

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Dens Road Car Services
Member since 18 May 2017
Arbroath

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Elder and Paton Arbroath Ltd
Member since 09 September 2011
Arbroath

"started business in November, took over from Tayside Accident Repair Centre. "

ADDISONS Garage Services
Member since 27 June 2017
Arbroath

We are based in the historic seaside town of Arbroath on the east coast of Scotland We specialise in low mileage/owner vehicles of every brand at great prices. We are

Baldowrie Garage
Member since 17 December 2012
Angus

"Baldowrie Garage has been trading since 1935. In spring 1968 the garage changed hands to its current owner, Frank Kerr(Snr) and his late wife Eda. After years of hard wo

TT Garage
Member since 13 January 2021
The Town

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Mackie Motors Ltd - Arbroath
Member since 08 February 2016
ARBROATH

We are a Renault and Dacia main dealer with the knowledge, specific tooling and diagnostic equipment to efficiently repair and maintain all Renault and Dacia vehicles. Co

EdandSon
Member since 04 September 2020
Forfar

Mobile mechanic with 15 year experience. I will come to your home, place of work, or other locations to carry out repairs

Kerrs of Arbroath
Member since 07 April 2017
Dundee

At Kerr's of Arbroath we'll move Heaven and Earth to make you happy Our business is family-run and well-established throughout the Arbroath area. Recently we have increa

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Alternator Repair in Arbroath
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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