Alternator Repair in Elgin

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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 Elgin (9 found)
Sheriffmill Motor Company Ltd
3 Job Completed
Elgin
5.0 / 5

We are members of the Bosch Car Service Network which is a national network of independent garages. Our objective is to provide you with a friendly and professional servi

Jordan bellis
Member since 05 March 2019
Forres

I am a mobile vehicle mechanic/technician based in Forres, Morayshire specializing in brakes suspension and steering jobs however also provide a range of various other se

Macrae and Dick, Elgin
Member since 25 May 2015
Elgin

The team to go to for service you can trust, at a price you can count on. Here at Macrae and Dick we aim to provide you with an unrivalled experience when servicing y

Albab Motors
Member since 19 April 2016
Kiran

car services, engine repairs

Sandy Reid Elgin MoT Centre
Member since 13 August 2014
Elgin

"For over 30 years the Sandy Reid Elgin MOT Centre has been providing a valued service to customers. It is a classic example of a good family business with Sandy who has

Castle Hill Services
Member since 15 May 2017
Aberlour

Garage Services

Rothes Garage
Member since 15 May 2017
Aberlour

Garage Services

Alexander Wallace
Member since 29 June 2015
Elgin

Alexander Wallace offers professional, competitively priced ownership services, along with exceptional customer service. Our expertly trained staff are on hand to ensure

ATS Euromaster Elgin
Member since 12 August 2017
Elgin

Here at ATS Euromaster in Elgin you will find a team of experts offering our customers a range of tyres and vehicle maintenance at competitive prices. We stock well k

Alternator Repair in Elgin
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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