Alternator Repair in Edinburgh

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Alternator Repair in Edinburgh

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Top garages for Alternator Repair in Edinburgh (173 found)
Ecosse Automotive
29 Jobs Completed
Bo'ness
4.8 / 5

Ok, there's lots and lots of garages out there. How do you choose one?
Well, we believe we stand out above the rest. After experiencing us for yourself, we're sure you'll agree too!
Established for over 20 years, we operate from modern, purpose built premises.
A comfortable customer area, with underfloor heating and free tea and WiFi.

We're equipped with the latest diagnostic tools, we've invested in equipment that other garages just don't see as necessary.
For example, our rolling road. Not many garages have those. Want to know if your VW is producing the horsepower claimed after the 'emissions scandal' dealer recall? We can tell you exactly.
Only have a problem when you tow your caravan up a certain hill? No problem, we can replicate it in our workshop.
We can test your car to 150mph. Without breaking the law :))
We work on a lot of nice stuff. You'll often see Ferrari's and Porsche's here. We run and prepare race cars but we love keeping reliable the school run cars as much :)

Oh BTW, we also are an award winning bodyshop.
Come on, let's have a chat about your wheels.........

R&B AUTOS REPAIRS AND SALES
95 Jobs Completed
kirkcaldy
4.9 / 5

R&B Autos is an independent garage located in the heart of Kirkcaldy, near the High Street. We are proud to provide the best car services for a wide range of mechanical work, accident damage repairs, high-quality respraying, insurance claims, bodywork, wheel alignment, suspension work and much more. We want our customers to drive away 100% satisfied and that's why we do our utmost to ensure you get fantastic customer service and outstanding repairs.

We also sell second-hand cars which have been hand-picked and are in excellent condition. Our team have many years experience in repairs and services and will always give you honest advice. Our workshop is open 7 days a week and we offer a local collection and delivery service for those within 3 miles. If you wish to wait around while we fix your car, we have a customer waiting room where you can enjoy refreshments and WIFI.

Pete Squires - Mobile Mechanic
247 Jobs Completed
Edinburgh
5.0 / 5

Hello Folks!

I offer a mobile repairs and diagnostic service around Midlothian and Fife, being mobile means I can visit your address to carry out the job, be it at your home, workplace or any location within safe reason. I'm quite flexible and travel through to Livingston, Dunfermline and Fife frequently for jobs, and i can be with my customers within 24 hours of booking, even the same day if my diary allows!

I offer a first class and friendly service to all my customers, and more then happy to go out of my way to get you back on the road. I've gained trust and built new friendships through my customer base over the years, and can't wait to get you on board and see what 2019 has to offer!

All the best

Pete Squires - Mobile Mechanic

D&G Autocare - Edinburgh West
581 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, clutches and garage repairs! We’re equipped to fix all garage repairs and replace all car parts. We also supply tyres and wheels and have VOSA Authorised Testing Facilities up to Class 7 commercial Vehicles. Company cars, fleet and lease vehicles are welcome too. With our knowledge and experience, we provide our customers with a service that’s second to none, together with fantastic value for money and the best guarantees in the business.

The Garage.
41 Jobs Completed
Glenrothes
5.0 / 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 providing a reliable and friendly repair service to clients in the Glenrothes area.

High Quality Repairs from a Name You Can Trust.

Is your car or van in need of a repair? If so, bring it along to our garage where all repairs are carried out by our team of highly skilled mechanics. With over 10 years’ experience, it’s no wonder why we’re the main choice when people need their vehicle repairing. So whether you’re in need of a general repair or service, or would like us to look at your shock absorbers and suspension, we’re able to undertake all mechanical repairs on-site.

Quality Assurance

We will ensure that from the moment your vehicle is booked in, to the moment it leaves our Repair Centre you can be assured of our best attention at all times. If we need to discuss any aspect of your repair we will give you a call.

Great Customer Service

At The Car Garage, providing great customer service is at the heart of everything we do. From dropping your vehicle off, until you collect it, we will keep you updated every step of the way. We guarantee the best services for all your motoring needs in the Glenrothes area!

Rentec Autocare
121 Jobs Completed
Edinburgh
4.8 / 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 repair garage, our aim is to provide main dealer levels of service at a fraction of the cost and with a much more personal experience.
We aim to provide customers with a complete car service and repair solution, from a straight forward service to complex diagnostic faults, all bases are covered.
With the latest diagnostic equipment and fully trained staff we can provide total car care for your vehicle. We will not be beaten on price or quality, all our work is fully guaranteed & all replaced parts are available for inspection.
We are pleased to say our business has grown well since opening due to repeat custom and through word of mouth, which we like to think is down to our honest and reliable service."

Steins Garage Edinburgh
508 Jobs Completed
Edinburgh
5.0 / 5

Craig Stein Kindly requests that you check our Reviews on this fab website & on Google.(Check Daniels Google Review) Dated 11th December!

Fife Autocentre - Dunfermline
366 Jobs Completed
Dunfermline
4.7 / 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, exhausts and much more. During this time Fife Autocentre has built on its reputation with a range of new products and services, expanding its field of expertise in to the repair and replacement of brakes, suspension, shock absorbers and battery systems, not to mention air conditioning recharge and stainless steel exhausts.

Fife Autocentre now offers a complete air conditioning recharge service, operated on a drive-in basis. The process can also include a system de-bug to clear bacterial build up from within the system, which will remove any unpleasant odours.

Fife Autocentre is the Fife's largest chain of car servicing specialists and VOSA - approved MOT testing centres. Furthermore, for motorists interested in proactively maintaining their vehicles between service intervals, Fife Autocentre offers an Oil Service.

When it comes to getting a little extra power from your car’s performance there’s no better way to start that tuning process than with a performance exhaust. Fife Autocentre have teamed up with Longlife and can now supply and fit these high performance exhaust systems at our Glenrothes and Dunfermline branches.

To enhance our customers’ experience when they visit Fife Autocentre we provide all the little extras that make a motorist’s life easier and more comfortable. Fife Autocentre can supply window wipers, car mats, car wash & wax, air fresheners, screen wash and more.

Multifix Garage
160 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 variety of services including body and paintwork. Our FREE collection and delivery service is available for customers within a 25-mile radius.

If you are unable to come to us we also have a fantastic mobile service which means we can come to you wherever you are. You can rest assured that we always have you covered. Whether it’s a clutch replacement or brake pads and discs, our parts come under standard manufacturer warranty and are sourced from well-recognised suppliers. Light commercial vehicles are also welcome at Multifix.

We are a local independent garage that is home to a friendly, approachable team who will always discuss your options and provide you with excellent advice.

Fife Autocentre - Leven
61 Jobs Completed
Leven
4.9 / 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, exhausts and much more. During this time Fife Autocentre has built on its reputation with a range of new products and services, expanding its field of expertise in to the repair and replacement of brakes, suspension, shock absorbers and battery systems, not to mention air conditioning recharge and stainless steel exhausts.

Fife Autocentre now offers a complete air conditioning recharge service, operated on a drive-in basis. The process can also include a system de-bug to clear bacterial build up from within the system, which will remove any unpleasant odours.

Fife Autocentre is the Fife's largest chain of car servicing specialists and VOSA - approved MOT testing centres. Furthermore, for motorists interested in proactively maintaining their vehicles between service intervals, Fife Autocentre offers an Oil Service.

When it comes to getting a little extra power from your car’s performance there’s no better way to start that tuning process than with a performance exhaust. Fife Autocentre have teamed up with Longlife and can now supply and fit these high performance exhaust systems at our Glenrothes and Dunfermline branches.

To enhance our customers’ experience when they visit Fife Autocentre we provide all the little extras that make a motorist’s life easier and more comfortable. Fife Autocentre can supply window wipers, car mats, car wash & wax, air fresheners, screen wash and more.

McLennans Garage
30 Jobs Completed
Loanhead
5.0 / 5

"Established in 1992, McLennans Garage is a family-run, independent garage located in Loanhead near Edinburgh.Over the 20 years we have been in existance our main focus has always been to deliver a quality service at competitive rates for our customers. We pride ourselves on providing a personal and friendly service. As part of our code of quality we are members of the Scottish Motor Trade Association as well as The Good Garage Scheme. McLennans Garage is well established and has a large customer base encompassing both private cars and business fleets. At any time whilst we are carrying out work, a member of staff is always available to explain costs, procedures and timescales. All makes of vehicles are welcome. "

D&G Autocare - Musselburgh
309 Jobs Completed
Musselburgh
4.7 / 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, clutches and garage repairs! We’re equipped to fix all garage repairs and replace all car parts. We also supply tyres and wheels and have VOSA Authorised Testing Facilities up to Class 7 commercial Vehicles. Company cars, fleet and lease vehicles are welcome too. With our knowledge and experience, we provide our customers with a service that’s second to none, together with fantastic value for money and the best guarantees in the business.

CLCM Auto Services Ltd AF
37 Jobs Completed
Edinburgh
5.0 / 5

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D&G Autocare – Pitreavie
59 Jobs Completed
Dunfermline
4.0 / 5

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

Our Pitreavie garage is run by manager Gavin McVie. If you need an mot, car service, tyres or a car repair or maybe looking for some advise then pop in or contact Gavin.
D&G Autocare guarantee not to be beaten by any of our local competitors. We will offer you the best solution for your car and your pocket

Our price promise means that we wont be be beaten on price for the same brand of tyre and all tyre prices are inclusive of vat plus fitting. Company cars, fleet and lease vehicles welcome.

D&G Autocare – Inverkeithing
55 Jobs Completed
Inverkeithing
4.8 / 5

Our Inverkeithing garage is run by manager Colin McKay. If you need an mot, car service, tyres or a car repair or maybe looking for some advise then pop in or contact Colin.
D&G Autocare guarantee not to be beaten by any of our local competitors. We will offer you the best solution for yor car and your pocket

Our price promise means that we wont be be beaten on price for the same brand of tyre and all tyre prices are inclusive of vat plus fitting. Company cars, fleet and lease vehicles welcome.

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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 it, 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.

Average rating for  Alternator Repair in Edinburgh bookings

4.88

8 reviews

Alternator Prices in Edinburgh

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 Edinburgh
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Ford£244.48
Vauxhall£260.80
Audi£315.05

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 29/10/2019 and 27/01/2020.

Gary from Complete Mechanics explains the workings of the alternator