Alternator Repair in Kendal

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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 Kendal (13 found)
Lakeland Car Centre.
93 Jobs Completed
Kendal
3.7 / 5

Lakeland Car Centre was founded in 1990 from a small repair centre on the outskirts of Kendal. In 2000 the operation was transferred to a purpose build site on Mintsfeet

Lloyds South Lakes
2 Job Completed
Grange-Over-Sands
5.0 / 5

As a family owned business, we take pride in offering you a 5 Star experience every time you visit our premises, you can be sure your experience will be second to none.

Pye Motors Limited, Kendal
Member since 22 July 2015
Kendal

The team to go to for service you can trust, at a price you can count on. Here at a Pye Motors Limited, Kendal we aim to provide you with an unrivalled experience whe

PV Dobson and Sons - Kendal
Member since 08 February 2016
Kendal

We are a Renault, Dacia, Mazda, Isuzu and Volvo main dealer with the knowledge, specific tooling and diagnostic equipment to efficiently repair and maintain all Renault

Vantage Kendal (OTSO)
Member since 29 June 2015
Kendal

<Toyota Centre name> offers professional, competitively priced ownership services, along with exceptional customer service. Our expertly trained staff are on hand to ensu

MGD Ltd
Member since 19 December 2011
Kendal

"We're based in Kendal and are willing to travel in a 15 mile radius to service the vehicles of the general public. We provide a number of services for a variety of vehic

Rayrigg Motors (Windermere)
Member since 17 November 2015
Windermere

Rayrigg Motors are Main Dealers for Kia and Fiat in the South Lakes and North Lancashire. We have two branches, located in Windermere and Morecambe. We have a full servic

J A Gardner & Sons
Member since 19 December 2011
Kendal

Situated On The Outskirts Of Kendal On The A685 Appleby Road Established in 1961 by brothers Jack & Keith as a filling station and repair workshop. Keith left in the

C H Cars
Member since 20 December 2011
Kendal

"C H Cars provides full vehicle service and body repair facilities at competitive rates. We offer a full range of services in our purpose built vehicle servicing workshop

Lakes Vehicle Centre
Member since 20 December 2011
Kendal

"At lakes vehicle centre we aim to keep our customers on the road and have invested heavily to insure we are able to do the required work in house. Our fully qualified tr

Kendal MOT and Service Centre
Member since 21 December 2011
Kendal

"Our staff are fully trained motor mechanics. You can therefore have confidence your vehicle is in good and safe hands. Our garage services cover: MOT, Servicing, Repai

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Alternator Repair in Kendal
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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