Alternator Repair in Fakenham

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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 Fakenham (7 found)
Parkside Garage and Tyres
130 Jobs Completed
Fakenham
4.2 / 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

East Bilney Ltd
3 Job Completed
DEREHAM
5.0 / 5

We are a Renault and Dacia main dealer with the knowledge, specific tooling and diagnostic equipment to efficiently repair and maintain all Renault and Dacia vehicles. Co

Bragg of Briston
5 Job Completed
Melton Constable
5.0 / 5

At Bragg of Briston Ltd we provide an MOT preparation service designed to ensure that your car is ready for the MOT test. We have the latest diagnostic tools and a team o

Anglia Recovery Ltd
Member since 23 June 2020
Fakenham

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

Hayward 4x4
Member since 06 October 2011
Kings Lynn

"Hayward 4x4 is a business based in Houghton NR Kings Lynn, at North Pole Barn Syderstone Road. We are all keen Land Rover enthusiasts and our workshop is fully-equipped

Thurlow Nunn Fakenham
Member since 21 March 2017
Fakenham

Thurlow Nunn Fakenham

Cookes of Fakenham
Member since 19 February 2014
Fakenham

"Cookes of Fakenham, part of the Vindis Group, provides full aftersales services in our expansive workshop at our retailer on Norwich Road, Fakenham. Services include, bu

Alternator Repair in Fakenham
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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