Alternator Repair in Dumfries

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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 Dumfries (16 found)
Dentons Tyres Dumfries - Team Protyre
11 Jobs Completed
Dumfries
3.0 / 5

Denton Tyre Centre, Dumfries joined the Protyre network in 2016 and has been in business for over 30 years. The centre specialises in fitting tyres for cars, vans, 4x4s,

Balmoral Road Car Sales & Service Ltd
9 Job Completed
Dumfries
5.0 / 5

We are a large independent workshop based in Dumfried who can offer MOT's, servicing, repairs and maintenance work on all makes and models of cars, vans and light commerc

A1 Auto Base Ltd
1 Job Completed
Dumfries
5.0 / 5

You need your car to be in top shape all the time! At A1 Auto Base we offer the best mechanical service you could imagine. With the latest tools and incredibly competent,

Dalziel's Garage Services
Member since 05 April 2019
Dumfries

We are a family run business who pride ourselves on our expertise and customer service. We are Peugeot Citroen specialists but carry out work on all makes and models of v

Akers garage
Member since 20 June 2017
Dumfries

Been going for 13 years Specialist in vw Audi seat and skoda Mot servicing tyres all repairs diagnostics air con Family run

Border Cars (Dumfries)
Member since 17 November 2015
Dumfries

Border Cars is one of the leading motor retail groups in South West Scotland and Cumbria, with six sites in Dumfries, Stranraer, Carlisle, Workington and Ayr. Since 1977,

Parkdale Garage Ltd
Member since 12 August 2014
Dumfries

"An independent Dumfries garage, just off the A75 (Garroch Roundabout) offering a full range of services: MOT, Service, Tyres, Exhausts, Batteries, Diagnostics, Air Condi

Huntingdon Garage
Member since 21 December 2011
Dumfries

"Established 14 years ago by Raymond Balmer a time served mechanic from Southern Garage, Dumfries. Huntingdon Garage can service your car from new without affecting your

Dumfries Motor Ltd
Member since 21 December 2011
Dumfries

"If you're looking for car parts in Dumfries then please get in touch with Dumfries Motor Ltd. We are specialists in supplying car parts to both the public and the trade

Border Hyundai - Dumfries
Member since 31 May 2016
DUMFRIES

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

Keith Faulds Motor Engineer
Member since 21 December 2011
Heathhall

"Established over a decade ago, and with over 25 years in the trade, Keith Faulds Motor Engineer's Garage is an independent garage and MOT testing station in Heathhall on

Torr Body Shop
Member since 22 December 2011
Dumfries

"Torr Body Shop of Torthhorwald, Dumfries is a car body shop specialising in spray painting and wheel refurbishment, using only the best in high quality parts, state of t

Tony's Valeting
Member since 22 December 2011
Dumfries

"Professional Valet Service, Car & Commercial Vehicles, Special Deals for Monthly Contracts, Valeting Starts from just -ú3"

Arnold Clark Automobiles Ltd - Dumfries
Member since 08 February 2016
DUMFRIES

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

Border Toyota (Dumfries)
Member since 29 June 2015
Dumfries

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

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Alternator Repair in Dumfries
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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