Alternator Repair in Edinburgh

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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 Edinburgh (193 found)
SAS STEERING ALIGNMENT SERVICES
5 Job Completed
Dunsyre
5.0 / 5

Mobile mechanic, commercial engineer specialising in geometry correction of commercial vehicles. Servicing and repairs of car and light commercial. Batteries, bulbs, alte

E-Vehicles
171 Jobs Completed
Edinburgh
5.0 / 5

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Fife Autocentre - Dunfermline
727 Jobs Completed
Dunfermline
4.5 / 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

Fairdeal Autos
159 Jobs Completed
Edinburgh
4.4 / 5

Welcome to Fairdeal Autos, we are the largest independent garage in West Lothian. We can provide you with the most honest and professional car servicing and MOT that the

Fife Autocentre - Glenrothes
167 Jobs Completed
Glenrothes
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 And G Autocare - Edinburgh West
913 Jobs Completed
Edinburgh
4.6 / 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,

LVS Garage Services
136 Jobs Completed
Livingston
4.9 / 5

LVS Garage Services is a small independently Family run garage based in Livingston for over 30 years. Our specialist team of Technicians provide a personal and friendly s

Williamson Bros
7 Jobs Completed
Gorebridge
5.0 / 5

Williamson Bros Garage Services offer a friendly and competitive service where nothing is too much trouble. We’re an independently owned garage owned and run by Paul Col

D&G Autocare - Musselburgh
554 Jobs Completed
Musselburgh
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,

The Garage.
407 Jobs Completed
Glenrothes
4.5 / 5

Situated in Glenrothes, Fife, The Car Garage is an independent vehicle repair company offering MOT preparation and service facilities on-site. We pride ourselves in provi

D&G Autocare - Kirkcaldy
186 Jobs Completed
Kirkcaldy
4.8 / 5

With 16 garages across Central Scotland in Dunfermline, Fife, Edinburgh, Perth, Stirling and East Kilbride offering the best deals in tyres and car repairs visit your loc

DSD Garage Services LTD
85 Jobs Completed
Broxburn
4.8 / 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

Robert Hutchison Service Center
30 Jobs Completed
Leven
5.0 / 5

We are a well-established independent garage based in Kennoway near Leven, who have been in operation since 1986. We run an exceptionally clean and tidy workshop, from t

Multifix Garage
330 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

Rentec Autocare
256 Jobs Completed
Edinburgh
4.7 / 5

"Established in 2008, we are an Independent Renault specialist who has over 30 years’ experience in the motor trade industry. Rentec Autocare are a new breed of car rep

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Alternator Repair in Edinburgh
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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