Alternator Repair in Beccles

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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 Beccles (29 found)
Lowestoft Car & Commercial
206 Jobs Completed
Lowestoft
4.7 / 5

Lowestoft Car & Commercial are an established local independent garage and are proud to be members of Autofirst Network – a nationwide network of independent garages

M & P Autos Eurorepar Car Service Centre
12 Job Completed
Beccles
5.0 / 5

VAUXHALL SPECIALISTS ALL REPAIRS UNDERTAKEN SERVICING MOT'S ARRANGED DIAGNOSTICS - ALL MAKES & MODELS

Mr B's autos
29 Jobs Completed
Lowestoft
5.0 / 5

Hi I am a mobile mechanic I have been a mechanic for 28 years now I do all mechanical work including diagnostic and electrical fault finding .I have been a mobile mechani

Prestige Motors
17 Jobs Completed
Lowestoft
5.0 / 5

We are new company established in December 2019 in Lowestoft Suffolk

Moyse Motors Ltd
Member since 02 September 2021
Lowestoft

If you want to find an AA approved garage in the Lowestoft area with 20 years experience, give Moyse Motors a call. We specialise in car and van servicing, as well as clu

John Grose (Lowestoft)
Member since 17 November 2015
Lowestoft

Our Ford & Kia dealership on Whapload Road underwent a massive refurbishment project during the end of 2010 and the first half of 2011. The result is a state of the art s

Dingle's Toyota (Lowestoft)
Member since 29 June 2015
Lowestoft

<Toyota Centre name> offers professional, competitively priced ownership services, along with exceptional customer service. Our expertly trained staff are on hand to ensu

Emerald Autoservices Ltd
Member since 25 October 2011
Beccles

Emerald Autoservices Ltd operates a fully equipped workshop staffed by qualified, time-served technicians who are equipped with the latest in hand held diagnostic softwar

Lings Hyundai
Member since 16 November 2016
Suffolk

As an established Hyundai dealer, we are proud to represent the philosophy of New Thinking, New Possibilities. We believe in challenging conventions, not for the sake

Blackbelt Diagnostics
Member since 20 February 2012
Lowestoft

Diagnostic technician

SWB Mutford Garage
Member since 25 October 2011
Beccles

"Based in the North Suffolk village of Mutford near Beccles, SWB Mutford Garage specialises in servicing and maintaining all models of Land Rover. We are enthusiastic abo

A W & D Hammond
Member since 22 July 2015
Halesworth

The team to go to for service you can trust, at a price you can count on. Here at a A W and D Hammond we aim to provide you with an unrivalled experience when servici

R. Charlish of Bungay
Member since 25 October 2011
Bungay

"Our workshop is fully equipped to service modern cars, with six vehicle lifts and the latest diagnostic tools. And of course our technicians are all qualified and well e

ATS Euromaster Lowestoft
Member since 12 August 2017
Lowestoft

Here at ATS Euromaster in Lowestoft you will find a team of experts offering our customers a range of tyres and vehicle maintenance at competitive prices. We stock we

Hillside Garage Ltd
Member since 25 October 2011
Bungay

"Hillside Garage Ltd is based in Bungay, and was established in January 2000, and has grown from strength to strength based on its continuing standard of high quality of

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Alternator Repair in Beccles
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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