Alternator Repair in Herne Bay

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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 Herne Bay (45 found)
Westbere Garage
215 Jobs Completed
Canterbury
3.8 / 5

We are a quality-minded garage based in Canterbury. We are also the largest independent garage in Canterbury. Our customers are proud of the top quality, professional

Elite Garages Canterbury
34 Job Completed
Canterbury
5.0 / 5

Elite Garages are one of the South’s leading independent tyre, MOT and car service operators with a turnover in excess of £53 million and around 240 employees. Elite

L/B Automotive
180 Jobs Completed
Herne bay
4.8 / 5

Welcome to LB Automotive based in Canterbury, Kent. We operate as a mobile mechanic and cover the county of Kent. Our available services are: - Timing belts - Timing

Protyre - Canterbury Treadmark Tyres
131 Jobs Completed
Canterbury
4.6 / 5

Paul and the team pride themselves on providing an exceptional level of customer service. The centre known as Treadmark Tyres joined the Protyre network in 2016. The cent

Horizon Motor Group Ltd.
256 Jobs Completed
Wingham
4.6 / 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

T&A Diagnostics and Sons LTD
265 Jobs Completed
Henre Bay
4.9 / 5

Hi, my name is Adrian and I am a fully qualified Master Technician who has been working in the motor industry for the last 41 years. I come from a main dealer background

The Vehicle Workshop
197 Jobs Completed
Hernebay
5.0 / 5

We are a family run business, with over 25 years experience with 15 years at maindealers covering Ford, Vauxhall and Toyota. We have honest and friendly staff who have gr

Formula One Autocentres - Canterbury
235 Jobs Completed
Canterbury
2.8 / 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

S And T Fleet Support
102 Jobs Completed
Hernebay
4.6 / 5

S & T Fleet Support works throughout London and South East. We operate as fully mobile mechanics, meaning that we will repair your vehicle at your home, workplace

Carbulance
176 Jobs Completed
Herne Common
4.8 / 5

Carbulance

Unit 5 Motorcare Limited
Member since 12 June 2013
Whitstable

"Established in 1980 we are a friendly, family run business undertaking servicing and repairs to most makes and models. With up-to-date technical data, the latest diagnos

Motorline Hyundai - Canterbury
Member since 22 April 2016
CANTERBURY

Hyundai Main Dealer. Servicing, Warranty and repair works carried out by Hyundai trained Technicians. All parts and labour carry a 2 year guarantee. All fitted parts

SEV Mobile Mechanics, Broadstairs
Member since 11 December 2015
Broadstairs

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, wi

County Garage Ford
Member since 05 May 2016
Herne Bay

The team to go to for service you can trust, at a price you can count on. Here at County Garage Ford we aim to provide you with an unrivalled experience when servicing

York Road MOT Centre
Member since 08 February 2018
Herne Bay

At York Road MOT Centre our engineers can undertake a full range of mechanical repairs on any make or model of car. This includes full auto electrical diagnostics, fault

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Alternator Repair in Herne Bay
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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