Alternator Repair in Chatteris

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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 Chatteris (9 found)
GLOVERS GARAGE
1 Job Completed
ELY
4.0 / 5

"Geoff Glover first started at Chettisham Garage in 1959 and over the last 50 years the garage has seen steady growth and change. Chettisham Garage currently provides man

Penguin Motors Ltd
2 Jobs Completed
Ely
5.0 / 5

we are a small independent workshop, we strive to give a quality service at a reasonable price.

City of Ely Motors
Member since 28 June 2011
Ely

"City of Ely Motors Limited has a proud heritage as one of Ely's premier car servicing, recovery, repairs and maintenance companies.Established in 1987 as a partnership b

GP Autocare
Member since 14 August 2012
Somersham, Huntingdon

"We are a small local business based on the outskirts of Somersham, near Cambridge and St-Ives.We have been trading on the Sycamore Industrial Estate since 1991, offering

Anderson Bodyshop
Member since 14 August 2012
Colne

"Anderson bodyshop is a car body repair specialist with state-of-the-art facilities to repair all makes and models of cars. Whether your vehicle has been involved in a cr

LJ AUTOS
Member since 16 March 2018
CHATTERIS

Cheap reliable mechanic

Ely Auto Care Ltd
Member since 13 October 2015
Witchford

We have brand new and top of the range equipment to give our mechanics the tools they need to give your vehicle the very best care. Our head mechanic has over 20 years ex

Ensign Mobile Ltd
Member since 28 March 2020
Manea

We are a mobile company based in the Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire and Lincolnshire area.

S&G CAR REPAIRS LTD
Member since 31 October 2014
SUTTON

FRIENDLY FAMILY RUN GARAGE ESTABLISHED FOR OVER 30 YEARS FULLY TRAINED TECHNICIANS ALL WORK UNDERTAKEN INCLUDING MOTS.

Alternator Repair in Chatteris
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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Gary from Complete Mechanics explains the workings of the alternator