Alternator Repair in Dunfermline

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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 Dunfermline (35 found)
DSD Garage Services LTD
39 Jobs Completed
Broxburn
4.7 / 5

Experts in vehicle servicing, repairs and diagnostics on all makes and models. PSA Group (Peugeot/Citroen/Vauxhall) specialists. We believe finding the fault correctly fi

Multifix Garage
251 Jobs Completed
Elgin Street, Dunfermline
4.8 / 5

Here at Multifix our passion is to deliver you with high-quality workmanship at competitive prices. With over 25 years’ experience, we cover all makes and models and a va

Fife Autocentre - Dunfermline
618 Jobs Completed
Dunfermline
4.6 / 5

Fife Autocentre has since 1993, become a household name and is now established as Fife's leading dealer and distributor of tyres, brakes, servicing, mot’s, batteries, exh

D&G Autocare - Rumblingwell
86 Jobs Completed
Dunfermline
4.6 / 5

Our Rumnblingwell garage is run by manager Gavin. If you need an mot, car service, tyres or a car repair or maybe looking for some advise then pop in or contact Jordan.

PMG AUTO CARE BROXBURN
7 Job Completed
broxburn
5.0 / 5

PMG AUTO CARE : MOT/SERVICE /REPAIR AND DIAGNOSE /REPAIR ACCIDENT DAMAGE FOR INSURANCE/TRADE AND PUBLIC ANY QUESTIONS PLEASE ASK

D&G Autocare - Pitreavie
93 Jobs Completed
Dunfermline
3.4 / 5

Visit your local D&G Autocare Garage in Pitreavie, Dunfermline, for MOTs, tyres, exhausts, brakes, batteries, servicing, suspensions, clutches and car repairs. Our

D&G Autocare - Inverkeithing
94 Jobs Completed
Inverkeithing
4.8 / 5

Proud to be Central Scotland’s No.1 Autocare centre, D&G Autocare provide our customers with the best deals on MOTs, tyres, exhausts, brakes, servicing, suspensions,

Carnegie Autos
20 Jobs Completed
Dunfermline
5.0 / 5

Carnegie Autos fully appreciate how difficult it is for people to find reliable and trustworthy garages where they can service and repair their cars. We are always keen

ACS TRANSMISSION SERVICE
22 Jobs Completed
broxburn
5.0 / 5

"ACS TRANSMISSION SERVICE provides auto repair services: Automatic, cvt, semi-automatic, DSG, DCT, HYBRYD gearbox repair and overhaul, scheduled service, diagnostics with

D&G Autocare – Crossford Garage
6 Job Completed
Crossford,
5.0 / 5

Proud to be Central Scotland’s No.1 autocare centre, D&G Autocare provide our customers with the best deals on MOTs, tyres, exhausts, brakes, servicing, suspensions,

Western Toyota Dunfermline
1 Job Completed
Halbeath
5.0 / 5

West Toyota Dunfermline offers professional, competitively priced ownership services, along with exceptional customer service. Our expertly trained staff are on hand to e

Carriden Garage
Member since 13 December 2018
Linlithglow Road

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Western Toyota Edinburgh West
Member since 29 June 2015
Edinburgh

Western Toyota Edinburgh West offers professional, competitively priced ownership services, along with exceptional customer service. Our expertly trained staff are on han

C and a autocentre ltd
Member since 09 April 2017
Inverkeithing

Mot centre class 4 and 7 Tyres and all general repairs

East Port Garage
Member since 09 January 2012
Dunfermline

"East Port Garage has now been established in Dunfermline for over 40 years, supplying quality used cars of the highest standard at the best value. Over those many years

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Alternator Repair in Dunfermline
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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