Alternator Repair in Falmouth

Compare, Book, Repair. Save.
Best Local Garages
'Excellent' - 4.5/5 Trustpilot
Save £175.21
Average driver saving

Compare Alternator Repair cost in Falmouth and book in today with WhoCanFixMyCar


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.


Receive alternator prices for garages across Falmouth and get booked in today when you enter your registration in the form above!

Top garages for Alternator Repair in Falmouth (7 found)
Xpress Garage & Mot Centre Falmouth
101 Jobs Completed
Falmouth
3.7 / 5

Here at Xpress Garage is the largest independent garage, tyre specialist, and premiere car care centre in Falmouth / Penryn. We are experts in automotive repair includin

Cornwall Autogas & MOT Centre
1 Job Completed
Penryn
5.0 / 5

We are a family run MOT, service and repair station located on the main road between Helston and Falmouth, just outside of Longdowns. Aside from carrying out standard ga

B. M Mechanical
Member since 19 February 2020
Penryn

I’m a mobile mechanic based in the Tr10 postcode and travel up to 30 miles radius. I have over 18 years experience within the Motor Trade. I’m happy to carry all types

Millers Garages Ltd
Member since 08 February 2016
FALMOUTH

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

Vospers of Falmouth
Member since 24 March 2015
Falmouth

The team to go to for service you can trust, at a price you can count on.Here at Vospers of Falmouth we aim to provide you with an unrivalled experience when servicing yo

IAN MORCOM MOT & REPAIR CENTRE Ltd
Member since 16 February 2015
Penryn

MOT Testing Centre who can carry out all failure work. A family business with an excellent reputation for quality work at reasonable prices

The Dell Garage
Member since 21 December 2011
Falmouth

"The Dell Garage is located on Avenue Road in Falmouth, Cornwall. We are a class 4 MOT centre and also offer different types of servicing as well as dealing with brakes,

Alternator Repair in Falmouth
Frequently asked questions
+

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.

+

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.)

+

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.

+

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.

+

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.

+

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 Falmouth bookings

5.00

1 reviews

Gary from Complete Mechanics explains the workings of the alternator