Alternator Repair in Harwich

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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 Harwich (38 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

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

H & F Auto Services
4 Job Completed
Ipswich
5.0 / 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

DD Autoserve ltd
8 Jobs Completed
IPSWICH
5.0 / 5

"We are a family run business, here at DD Autoserve Ltd we focus on providing an exceptional garage service with competitive pricing. We have an up-to-date fully equipped

Titchener Mechanics
4 Job Completed
Woodbridge
5.0 / 5

I own a professional and friendly one stop shop for all vehicle maintenance and repairs based in Martlesham. Here at Titchener Mechanics we have a high level of experien

classic and sports mechanical restorations Ltd
7 Job Completed
Ipswich
5.0 / 5

Engine specialist, specialising in classic vehicles and engines engines. We also under take general repairs to the highest standards. Also offer a free collection and d

On The Road
3 Jobs Completed
wix
5.0 / 5

"Mark Woodard, a mobile mechanic with over ten years experience of repairing and servicing cars and vans. Offering a fully mobile service, he can repair or service your c

Formula One Autocentres - Felixstowe
Member since 12 May 2017
Felixstowe

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

Manningtree Tyre & Service Centre Ltd
Member since 30 August 2018
Manningtree

Manningtree Tyre & Service Centre Ltd is a local tyre supply and fitting centre serving Manningtree and the surrounding area. Offering personal service and local knowledg

KW Autos
Member since 27 October 2011
Felixstowe

Welcome to KW Autos - whatever you need to help keep your car or light commercial vehicle on the road, we can help. We can carry out all kinds of services and repairs, in

DIESCO
Member since 20 December 2016
Ipswich

DIESCO LTD - Diesel Injection Equipment Service Company was established in 1947, and has an unparalleled reputation in Ipswich, Suffolk, for prompt service and quality-dr

D&X Motors Ltd
Member since 26 June 2017
Ipswich

We are a newly opened garage we do all general mechanical & electric faults We do clutch/ gear box/ engine exhaust shock ups/suspensions/brakes/ all general vehicle

R&J Car Services
Member since 27 October 2011
Felixstowe

"R & J Car Services Ltd are a family run business with over 26 years of experience in providing garage services in Felixstowe, Suffolk. We pride ourselves on our professi

Hadleigh Tyre Group - Felixstowe
Member since 27 October 2011
Felixstowe

"Hadleigh Tyre Group - Felixstowe is part of the Hadleigh tyre group which was first opened in Hadleigh on the 17th November 1980 by a young William Burrows 20 years expe

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Alternator Repair in Harwich
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 Harwich bookings

4.50

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Gary from Complete Mechanics explains the workings of the alternator