Alternator Repair in Cumbernauld

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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 Cumbernauld (9 found)
Broadwood Cars Ltd
152 Jobs Completed
Cumbernauld
4.5 / 5

We are a family run business with over 25 years experience covering all aspects of the motor trade, We Offer a wide range of services from MOT'S too complicated clutch re

Arnold Clark (Cumbernauld)
Member since 17 November 2015
Cumbernauld

Arnold Clark is a family run business, it has gone from strength to strength over the past 50 years and has established itself as Europe's largest independent Motor Deale

MK Automotive
Member since 13 June 2016
Airdrie

A truck mechanic at present but have vast knowledge and understanding of all types of vehicle/engine. From lawnmowers to motorbikes and scania to chainsaws. I've worked

Lanarkshire recovery services
Member since 29 May 2017
Airdrie

We are vehicle recovery and roadside repair specialists.

Commercial mechanical services
Member since 17 August 2019
Denny

We run a 24 hour garage service we undertake all aspects of work from a simple bulb to an engine rebuild we also off 24 hour road side assistance and also have mobile tec

CONDORRAT MOT STATION
Member since 09 June 2017
CONDORRAT

MOT Station

KCS ENGINEERING
Member since 03 October 2017
Glasgow

Business is self run specialise in cars,hgv + bus. Cheap but a professional job every time.

Alternator Repair in Cumbernauld
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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Alternator Prices in Cumbernauld

Alternator repair prices can vary depending on your car due to differences in labour time and parts needed but you can expect to pay between £250-£300. Take a look below at the average quote on WhoCanFixMyCar.com for some of the top car makes.


Alternator Repair Cost by Car Make in Cumbernauld
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Ford£290.48
Volkswagen£441.93
Vauxhall£361.91
Peugeot£312.67

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 04/07/2022 and 02/10/2022.

Gary from Complete Mechanics explains the workings of the alternator