Alternator Repair in Irvine

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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 Irvine (41 found)
Horner Auto Group - Kilmarnock
4 Job Completed
Kilmarnock
5.0 / 5

Welcome to Horner's. You'll find us at 208 Western Road, Kilmarnock, KA3 1NJ where our fully trained and helpful staff are on hand to assist you with anything from the

RAC Mobile Mechanic - We Come to You. Servicing on your drive or at work - Kilmarnock
13 Jobs Completed
Kilmarnock
3.7 / 5

The RAC offers complete peace of mind for 12 million drivers. We’re best known for our breakdown service, and now - our new RAC Mobile Mechanics are here to make everyday

Bridgend Motor Group
45 Jobs Completed
AYRSHIRE
4.5 / 5

Independent used car retailer All work undertaken - cars, lcv's, hybrid and electric vehicles Bosch Service Centre

LM MOTOR CLINIC
630 Jobs Completed
KIlmarnock
4.8 / 5

Welcome to LM Motor Clinic in Kilmarnock. We are a long-established well run RAC approved business providing exceptional garage repair services all provided by fully qual

T & K Motors
579 Jobs Completed
Ayr
5.0 / 5

T&K Motors have been established for more than 30 years and are a helpful friendly garage, we carry out MOT’s, servicing and mechanical repairs on all makes and model

Kerr And Smith Ayr Ltd
215 Jobs Completed
Ayr
4.6 / 5

Kerr and Smith Ayr Ltd based at 50 Green Street Lane Ayr offers All makes Accident Repair, Roadside Breakdown and Recovery and Onsite Service Maintenance and Mechanical

Ferguslea Motors Ltd
240 Jobs Completed
Ayr
4.3 / 5

Having being in Ayr for over 40 years, Ferguslea Engineering LTD has always been repairing and servicing vehicles. Many years ago we overhauled and ground crankshafts for

Springbank Service Station
55 Jobs Completed
Irvine
5.0 / 5

"We are an independent family run business serving the local community for over 35 years.At Springbank Service Station you will find a filling station under the Jet brand

RepAyr My Car
76 Jobs Completed
Ayr
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

Kingcase Garage Ltd
10 Jobs Completed
Prestwick
3.0 / 5

Kingcase Garage is no ordinary garage. What sets us apart is our passion delivering the very best customer service we possibly can.Which is reflected in every area of our

Arnold Clark (Ayr)
4 Jobs Completed
Ayr
4.7 / 5

Arnold Clark Ayr offers professional, competitively priced ownership services, along with exceptional customer service. Our expertly trained staff are on hand to ensure y

Millar Motor Engineering Ltd
1 Job Completed
kilmarnock
5.0 / 5

Car and light commercial servicing and repairs all parts supplied and fitted, diagnostics, welding , M.O.T, M.O.T preparation and repairs, all work undertaken at very com

Planet Performance
Member since 04 January 2012
Dundonald

While there are lots of garages to choose from, being able to offer the best of everything is what we believe sets us apart from the rest. The Planet Performance Car Care

Parks Ayr
Member since 08 February 2016
AYR

We are a Renault and Dacia main dealer with the knowledge, specific tooling and diagnostic equipment to efficiently repair and maintain all Renault and Dacia vehicles. Co

Springside Motors (Irvine)
Member since 17 November 2015
Irvine

Springside Motors is a family run business, based in Springside, near Irvine in Ayrshire and was founded in 1987. It is one of Scotland's longest and most established Kia

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Alternator Repair in Irvine
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 Irvine bookings

5.00

2 reviews

Although the alternator is a relatively simple part, it plays a critical role in your vehicle’s operation, so it’s essential any alternator problems are diagnosed correctly and fixed.


Here are some of the most common signs that your alternator is on the blink:

  • The alternator warning light will be on – in most cases this is shaped like a battery but some cars will show ‘ALT’ or ‘GEN’
  • You may experience extremely bright or dimming headlights, or a speedometer that stops working
  • Drivers sometimes complain of a growling or whining noise before the alternator gives out
  • You may experience a smell of hot wires or burning rubber


The average alternator repair cost is between £200 and £300, depending on the model of your , so it’s important you make sure you find the best deal. And that’s where we can help.


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Gary from Complete Mechanics explains the workings of the alternator