Alternator Repair in Ipswich

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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 Ipswich (60 found)
HiQ - Ipswich
44 Jobs Completed
Ipswich
3.3 / 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
313 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

Integrity Automotive Ltd
101 Jobs Completed
IPSWICH
4.6 / 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

PINNACLE AUTOMOTIVE FACTORY TRAINED AUDI VW SEAT SKODA SPECIALISTS
28 Jobs Completed
Ipswich
5.0 / 5

Pinnacle Automotive

JB Autowerx
32 Jobs Completed
Ipswich
5.0 / 5

JB Autowerx is an independent workshop who carry out all forms of mechanical work including repairs, maintenance work and servicing. We also carry out body work and spec

Grange Farm Car Care LTD
222 Jobs Completed
Melton
4.9 / 5

I founded"Grange Farm Car Care In September 2011. After nearly 10 years in the motor trade, with 2 local main dealers, decided i could offer the same high level of servi

Formula One Autocentres - Ipswich
205 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

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

Cazoo - Ipswich
85 Jobs Completed
Ipswich
4.3 / 5

Cazoo Provides servicing, MOT testing and repairing for all makes and models. Our wealth of experiencing providing car sales and aftersales care ensures that our customer

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

TMG Car Sales
15 Jobs Completed
Ipswich
5.0 / 5

We are an independant garage excellent customer feedback and service. Registered with the IMI (Institute of the Motor Industry). We are based in Tuddenham (Ipswich) with

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

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

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Alternator Repair in Ipswich
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 Ipswich bookings

4.67

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Gary from Complete Mechanics explains the workings of the alternator