Alternator Repair in Caernarfon

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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 Caernarfon (50 found)
Beespeed Ltd
92 Jobs Completed
Caernarfon
5.0 / 5

Mikes Garage Llandygai.
130 Jobs Completed
Bangor
2.3 / 5

As a dependable car garage with experienced mechanics, Mikes can ensure your vehicle receives the best treatment when it runs into a problem or requires some attention. F

Gemini Automotive
1 Job Completed
Holyhead
5.0 / 5

Welcome to Gemini Automotive . Established in July 2008 We have over 35 years experience in motor trade

Slideways Motorsport LTD
10 Jobs Completed
Llanfairfechan
5.0 / 5

Looking for a reliable and efficient mechanic? We are an efficient motor vehicle repair company based in Llanfairfechan. Established in 2008, our dedicated team has over

Gwalia Recovery LTD
5 Job Completed
Caernarfon
5.0 / 5

Here at Gwalia we have been a family run business since 1973 offering a range of services which include a Shell Forecourt with a Londis shop that you may find useful shou

RENO-TECH(NORTH WALES)LTD
Member since 27 November 2014
LLANDUDNO JUNCTION

"Situated centrally on the North Wales coast, Reno-Tech offers a full range of services to keep you on the road, from tyres, exhausts and competitively priced servicing t

AutoTech Nant Y Mount
Member since 02 July 2019
Bangor

AutoTech is a prestige and highly recommended auto garage located in Nant Y Mount. We provide our local community with their entire vehicle repair and maintenance need

Testme
Member since 02 December 2019
Norway

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Moduron GP Motors
Member since 12 June 2019
Caernarfon

We have been trading for over 7 years and have over 170 combined years experience in the motor trade, we specialise in VAG, BMW, Vauxhall, Ford and can work on any make a

DGautos
Member since 30 January 2018
Ty Croes

Mobile Mechanic covering the servicing & repairs of all makes & models.

Na
Member since 09 January 2018
Holyhead

I specialise in timing belts clutches brakes servicing and suspension

Saracens Tyres - Pwllheli
Member since 23 July 2018
Pwllheli

Welcome to Saracens Tyres - an independent, family owned business that’s been trading for 48 years. Over that time we have been growing not only our business, but our en

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Alternator Repair in Caernarfon
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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Although the alternator is a relatively simple part, it plays a critical role in your vehicle’s operation, so it’s essential any alternator problems are diagnosed correctly and fixed.


Here are some of the most common signs that your alternator is on the blink:

  • The alternator warning light will be on – in most cases this is shaped like a battery but some cars will show ‘ALT’ or ‘GEN’
  • You may experience extremely bright or dimming headlights, or a speedometer that stops working
  • Drivers sometimes complain of a growling or whining noise before the alternator gives out
  • You may experience a smell of hot wires or burning rubber


The average alternator repair cost is between £200 and £300, depending on the model of your , so it’s important you make sure you find the best deal. And that’s where we can help.


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Gary from Complete Mechanics explains the workings of the alternator