Alternator Repair in Kilmarnock

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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 Kilmarnock (30 found)
Drivers AutoCentre Kilmarnock
34 Jobs Completed
Kilmarnock
4.4 / 5

SCOTLAND'S GARAGE OF THE YEAR 2017/2018/2019 Drivers Autocentre we aim to provide the best value for money service and experience when you entrust us with your vehicle.

LM MOTOR CLINIC
159 Jobs Completed
KIlmarnock
4.8 / 5

Located in a prime location in Kilmarnock, a state of the art centre offering repairs, servicing, diagnostics, exhausts and tyres for all makes of cars and vans. We also

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

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

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

Ingram Hyundai - Kilmarnock
Member since 16 November 2016
Kilmarnock

As an established Hyundai dealer, we are proud to represent the philosophy of New Thinking, New Possibilities. We believe in challenging conventions, not for the sake

Hood Motors Kilmarnock
Member since 30 July 2019
Kilmarnock

We are well known Volkswagen , Audi , Seat & Skoda Specialists but also cater for almost all makes and models. Diagnostics , Electrical , Air-conditioning , Servicing

Evans Halshaw Vauxhall Kilmarnock
Member since 30 October 2013
Kilmarnock

Evans Halshaw Vauxhall Kilmarnock

Bridgend Garage Ltd (Kilwinning)
Member since 23 June 2020
Kilwinning

We are members of the Bosch Car Service Network which is a national network of independent garages. Our objective is to provide you with a friendly and professional servi

Xpert Automotive Solutions Ltd
Member since 22 January 2019
Kilmarnock

Based in Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, we are a small online sales operation offering a personalised vehicle sourcing solution for small & medium sized business in Scotland a

Jamieson Motor Services
Member since 13 April 2017
Kilmarnock

Automotive repair centre in Irvine, North Ayrshire

Power Transport
Member since 13 April 2017
Kilmarnock

Welcome to Power Transport Power Transport (established in 1998) is a family run business based in Riccarton, Kilmarnock and servicing the whole of Ayrshire. We are pr

Ferrells Garage Services
Member since 13 April 2017
Kilmarnock

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Alternator Repair in Kilmarnock
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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Alternator Prices in Kilmarnock

Alternator repair prices can vary depending on your car due to differences in labour time and parts needed but you can expect to pay between £250-£300. Take a look below at the average quote on WhoCanFixMyCar.com for some of the top car makes.


Alternator Repair Cost by Car Make in Kilmarnock
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Vauxhall£344.78

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 24/07/2021 and 22/10/2021.

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