Alternator Repair in Exmouth

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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 Exmouth (50 found)
TREADS TYRES AUTOS EXETER LTD
230 Jobs Completed
Exeter
4.7 / 5

Here at Marsh tyres We pride ourselves on our commitment to provide a professional and speedy service at all times, whilst maintaining the highest quality of work with un

Foxhayes Garage
81 Jobs Completed
Exeter
1.8 / 5

Established in 1981 based in Exeter, Foxhayes garage is a family owned and run business and between our team of highly trained technicians/mechanics have over 100 years o

Protyre - Exeter
270 Jobs Completed
Exeter
4.1 / 5

Protyre has a history going back over 50 years in the tyre industry and at Exeter Protyre we pride ourselves on the level of service we provide to our customers. All our

Marsh Garages
35 Jobs Completed
Exeter
5.0 / 5

At Marsh Garages we understand how much you rely on your vehicle and need peace of mind when it comes to keeping your vehicle on the road, which is why our Aftersales ser

K.P.Auto Services
3 Job Completed
Newton abbot
5.0 / 5

We are a family run local garage based in Kingsteignton, Newton Abbot, We specialize in honest work and customer service, we will always do our best to help our customers

T&R Car Services located Unit 17, City Industrial Estate, Haven Road Exeter EX2 8DD
67 Jobs Completed
Exeter
4.7 / 5

We are local, independent garage offering vehicle maintenance, MOT tests, repairs, diagnostics, tyres sales and much more. We are a friendly team committed to 100% custo

Radical Auto Services Ltd
135 Jobs Completed
Exminster, Exeter
5.0 / 5

Here at Radical we pride ourselves on the high standard of work performed by mechanics. Our technicians are also all certified by the IMI so you can rest assured that y

Palmers Garage.
8 Jobs Completed
Exmouth
5.0 / 5

Independent Exmouth Garage and Ford Specialists. Palmers Garage are an Independent workshop offering a truly personal service to the Exmouth community and further afie

East Devon Garage Ltd
9 Jobs Completed
Sidford
5.0 / 5

East Devon Garage delivers an extensive range of professional automotive services from our fully equipped car garage in Sidford, Sidmouth, Devon. Our expertise extends a

Williams Motors Limited
20 Jobs Completed
Exeter
5.0 / 5

Williams Motors Limited is an independent garage based on the popular trading estate of Marsh Barton in Exeter. We pride ourselves on high quality repairs with a more

Adams Auto Ltd
39 Jobs Completed
Exmouth
1.8 / 5

We are an established local independent garage and are proud to be members of Autofirst Network – a nationwide network of independent garages operating to the Network’s 6

Kynastons Autoservices
Member since 22 February 2019
Exeter

Kynastons Autoservices is a long running (est. 1973) independent garage based in Exeter. With over 120 years' experience, our tight knit team of mechanics is primed to ta

Best Tyres Autocentre LTD
Member since 14 December 2020
exeter

We have two branches within Exeter City centre. Verney street for all your tyres and quick fix and service works. Well street for all major servicing and optional c

Mannor Garage Ltd
Member since 13 December 2018
Teignmouth

Mannor Garage Ltd

Auto Care Services (Exeter) Ltd.
Member since 19 June 2018
Exeter

We are an established local independent garage and are proud to be members of Autofirst Network – a nationwide network of independent garages operating to the Network’s 6

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Alternator Repair in Exmouth
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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Gary from Complete Mechanics explains the workings of the alternator