Alternator Repair in Felixstowe

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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 Felixstowe (115 found)
HiQ Tyres and Autocare Ipswich
102 Jobs Completed
Ipswich
4.3 / 5

At HiQ Ipswich we are a complete car care centre offering Servicing and MOTs to dealer standard for all makes of vehicle. We have a huge stock of tyres ranging from mediu

Integrity Automotive Ltd
342 Jobs Completed
IPSWICH
4.7 / 5

Integrity Automotive Ltd is a family run business with over 70 years combined experience. We can cater for all your motoring needs, from simple routine servicing and

VR Car Services
514 Jobs Completed
Colchester
4.9 / 5

VR Car Services are a newly established business, owned and ran by good friends Rick and Vladis. We have been working side by side for the last 5 years, and we have over

Autofit Ipswich - Team Protyre
423 Jobs Completed
Ipswich
4.7 / 5

Autofit Ipswich - Team Protyre is located on Britannia Road just off Woodbridge Road, offering vehicle tyres from many manufacturers including Pirelli, Michelin, Bridgest

Formula One Autocentres - Colchester
275 Jobs Completed
Colchester
3.1 / 5

Established in 1974, Formula One Autocentres set out with a mission to deliver a completely new fast-fit experience to its customers. This would feature clean, modern pre

Easthill Garage
133 Jobs Completed
Colchester
5.0 / 5

East Hill Garage is a family run business and that means, no commissions and no up-sell. "If you don't need it it we wont fit it". Our motto is "Your trust fuels our

Formula One Autocentres - Ipswich
293 Jobs Completed
Ipswich
2.9 / 5

Established in 1974, Formula One Autocentres set out with a mission to deliver a completely new fast-fit experience to its customers. This would feature clean, modern pre

AA Motor Medic
65 Job Completed
Ipswich
5.0 / 5

"AA Motor Medic has a distinguished history in the automotive industry dating back 13 years. The Company has built up close relationships with many of its customers, thro

The Pitstop.
248 Jobs Completed
Colchester
2.2 / 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

GSM Motor Mechanics
154 Jobs Completed
COLCHESTER
4.9 / 5

Here at GSM Motor Mechanics we are a proud small family run business with 100% 5 star reviews on our business page. We do our upmost to keep all of our customers 100% sat

Lawford Service Station
3 Jobs Completed
Manningtree
5.0 / 5

Lawford Service Station, Manningtree is a family run business and has been trading for well over 50 years, providing car sales, service, MOT's, a petrol and diesel foreco

Richardsons Colchester
184 Jobs Completed
Colchester
4.8 / 5

Established in 1966 we are one of the South East's leading vehicle repair centres. We have a team of highly trained ATA staff and we are a BSI approved repair centre so y

Colchester MOT Centre
45 Jobs Completed
Colchester
4.9 / 5

We are Colchester based garage. We do MOT, Tyres, Servicing, Brakes, Exhausts, Diagnostics and general repairs. We are able to service any make and model of vehicles. We

J&T M Autos
99 Jobs Completed
St. Oysth
4.9 / 5

J&T M Autos are your local independent garage based in St. Oysth, Essex. We are a small business of two that pride ourselves on customer service and our high quality

Formula One Autocentres - Clacton on Sea
142 Jobs Completed
Clacton on Sea, Essex
5.0 / 5

Established in 1974, Formula One Autocentres set out with a mission to deliver a completely new fast-fit experience to its customers. This would feature clean, modern pre

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Alternator Repair in Felixstowe
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.

Average rating for  Alternator Repair in Felixstowe bookings

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Gary from Complete Mechanics explains the workings of the alternator