Alternator Repair in Galashiels

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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 Galashiels (19 found)
Williamson Bros
7 Jobs Completed
Gorebridge
5.0 / 5

Williamson Bros Garage Services offer a friendly and competitive service where nothing is too much trouble. We’re an independently owned garage owned and run by Paul Col

RA Oliver Motor Mechanics
Member since 11 June 2021
Hawick

R.A Oliver Motor Mechanic is based in Hawick in the Scottish Borders. We are here for all your automotive service, repairs, diagnostic work and MOT preparation. The ga

Belmont (Selkirk)
Member since 17 November 2015
Selkirk

Belmont took on the Kia franchise in Selkirk in 2009 and due to it's success The John Martin Group have also added it in to the Belmont Sighthill Showroom. Both branches

Kane Stephenson
Member since 10 September 2018
Gorebridge

I am a mobile mechanic, all jobs undertaken mots also a like to build a relationship with all my costumers and do fair work at a fair price

Ken Hope (Kelso)
Member since 17 November 2015
Kelso

Welcome to the Kia Family! When you bought your Kia, it was built with the finest care and attention. Now you are part of the Kia family, we will continue to offer you an

Cartec
Member since 19 November 2015
Galashiels

Thanks For Taking The Time To Have A Look At What We Can Offer You Or Your Business    We Are Located In Tweedbank Ind Est Near Galashiels, Only 5 min Away From Bor

S.B Vehicle Services
Member since 17 December 2017
Peebles

Services Offered Being a mobile mechanic there are many services I can offer at your home, or place of work these include: Servicing. Safety inspections. Long distanc

DS Dalgleish - Galashiels - Nissan
Member since 16 February 2022
Galashiels

Service, Parts & Repair with D.S. Dalgleish & Son At Dalgleish, our aim is to ensure your car or van is maintained to the highest level of quality possible. Our

The Inn Garage
Member since 12 July 2011
Gorebridge

"The Inn Garage is a family run business, which has been operating for over 30 years. We provide high quality service at a competitive price. We specialise in all makes a

MILLBURN GARAGE
Member since 01 September 2015
Stow

We are a well established, independently owned, family run business now in our 12th year of trading and we are continuing to grow each year. Millburn Garage offers a c

Armstrong Garage
Member since 13 August 2014
Hawick

We provide professional servicing and repair for all vehicle makes and models for customers across Hawick and the surrounding areas. Mansfield Motors and our fully qual

Tweeddale Motors
Member since 23 April 2011
Peebles

Welcome to Tweeddale Motors, we are a third generation family-run business. Based in Peebles in the Scottish Borders, we provide a trusted service to fulfil all of your m

Central Saab Specialist
Member since 06 April 2017
Edinburgh

Welcome to Central SAAB Specialist, one of Scotland's leading SAAB servicing centres. With over 14 years' experience in SAAB servicing, we provide top-quality garage serv

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Alternator Repair in Galashiels
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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