Alternator Repair in Folkestone

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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 Folkestone (17 found)
Sam Harris Automotive
131 Jobs Completed
Folkestone
5.0 / 5

We are proud to offer a Dealer level service specialising in the german/prestige car market We are fully equipped to Repair and maintain your vehicle to manufacturer s

Tyremark Folkestone - Team Protyre
16 Job Completed
Folkstone
5.0 / 5

Tyremark Folkestone - Team Protyre joined the Protyre network in 2019. The centre specialises in supplying and fitting tyres for cars, vans and 4x4s from all leading manu

S & S vehicle’s LTD
38 Jobs Completed
Kent
5.0 / 5

S&S Vehicles has been established for 39 years. Rebranded I’m 2018, we are the only garage in Folkestone to cater for all your vehicle needs under one roof. From MOT’

Marchwoods (Motor Engineers) LTD
20 Jobs Completed
Folkestone
4.8 / 5

"Marchwoods are a leading independent garage offering a while you wait service on tyres, brakes, MOTs and Servicing. We offer all types of mechanical repairs and pride ou

KERRYGOLD VEHICLE SERVICES
13 Jobs Completed
Folkestone
5.0 / 5

Small independant garage in heart of folkestone.

Fastlane Motor Group LTD (ta fastlane tyres & autocare)
Member since 19 October 2021
Folkestone

We are a fast fit company based in folkestone kent We specialise in tyres but are very experienced in all aspects of vehicle repair and maintenance.

Hythe Garage
Member since 19 October 2021
Hythe

"We are a small well established family run business based in the centre of Hythe.We have been established for over twenty years in the town and have a large portfolio of

Riviera car sales and servicing
Member since 19 October 2021
Folkestone

Family run business in Folkestone Kent with over 20 years trading at our current site. We specialise in car sales and repairs big and small. Please don't hesitate to call

JT Services Kent
Member since 19 October 2021
Folkestone

Classic Vehicle Services and General Automotive Services Jason has been involved in the motor trade all his life from building his own mini before passing his driving

Autorite Finishers Ltd
Member since 19 October 2021
Folkestone

"Autorite Finishers is an independent, privately owned bodyshop repair and paint shop. We have been established since 1969 and proved ourselves to be FolkestoneÔÇÖs leadi

Hawkinge Vehicle Services
Member since 19 October 2021
Folkestone

"Hawkinge Vehicle Services is a family owned business led by John Hogben, a real hands-on individual who initially trained with a local Jaguar dealership many years ago b

Auto Economy Centre
Member since 19 October 2021
Etchinghill

"Welcome to the new Auto Economy & Auto Tyre Centre website! Having recently celebrated our 10 year Anniversary, we have set about making some changes to benefit you, our

Kent County Mobile Tyres
Member since 19 October 2021
Folkestone

"Vehicles worked on: Cars, vans, agricultural, 4x4 and commercial.Supplied: Branded tyres, budget tyres. repairs, balancing and tracking.Areas covered: Folkestone, Ashfor

Stade Street Garage
Member since 19 October 2021
Hythe

Nearly New Ford Car Specialists. Servicing and MOT Testing for all makes of car.

SEV Mobile Mechanics, Folkstone
Member since 19 October 2021
Folkstone

Welcome to SEV Mobile Mechanics! Our business is focused on delivering excellent service at an affordable price. Our roots can be traced back to the start in 1920, with

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Alternator Repair in Folkestone
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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