Alternator Repair in Livingston

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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 Livingston (38 found)
LVS Garage Services
138 Jobs Completed
Livingston
4.9 / 5

LVS Garage Services is a small independently Family run garage based in Livingston for over 30 years. Our specialist team of Technicians provide a personal and friendly s

DSD Garage Services LTD
87 Jobs Completed
Broxburn
4.8 / 5

Experts in vehicle servicing, repairs and diagnostics on all makes and models. PSA Group (Peugeot/Citroen/Vauxhall) specialists. We believe finding the fault correctly fi

D&G Autocare - Whitburn
164 Jobs Completed
Bathgate
4.2 / 5

Specialists in MOTs up to Class 7 * tyres, winter tyres, 4×4 tyres, cross country vehicle tyres * engine diagnostics * engine fault code diagnosis * timing belts for

PM Accident Repair Specialist Ltd.
14 Jobs Completed
Broxburn
4.5 / 5

PMG AUTO CARE : MOT/SERVICE /REPAIR AND DIAGNOSE /REPAIR ACCIDENT DAMAGE FOR INSURANCE/TRADE AND PUBLIC ANY QUESTIONS PLEASE ASK

D&G Autocare - Livingston
295 Jobs Completed
Livingston
4.6 / 5

Proud to be Central Scotland’s No.1 Autocare centre, D&G Autocare provide our customers with the best deals on MOTs, tyres, exhausts, brakes, servicing, suspensions,

CRS Garage & MOT Centre
56 Jobs Completed
Bathgate
4.6 / 5

...We are a family run business with over 30 years experience in the vehicle repair & maintenance industry. Our main focus is our customers & their needs. We also have

LJR COMMERCIAL LTD
2 Job Completed
Livingston
5.0 / 5

Great value for money I come to the customer

ACL SERVICE CENTRE
93 Jobs Completed
Bathgate
4.4 / 5

ACL Hire Ltd has continuously diversified to provide public and private sector needs in the vehicle sales, services and rental industry. With over 30 years experience

Knightsridge Garage
17 Jobs Completed
Livingston
5.0 / 5

"After your home, your car is often the most expensive item you will ever buy and when something goes wrong it can be a stressful and expensive experience to have your ca

ACS TRANSMISSION SERVICE
22 Jobs Completed
broxburn
5.0 / 5

"ACS TRANSMISSION SERVICE provides auto repair services: Automatic, cvt, semi-automatic, DSG, DCT, HYBRYD gearbox repair and overhaul, scheduled service, diagnostics with

GTS Autocare
8 Jobs Completed
BLACKBURN
5.0 / 5

Local independent family run garage and mot centre class 4 and 7 at Gts Autocare we fix all makes and models of car's and van's and know the importance of getting your ca

Girdwoods Garage
5 Jobs Completed
Bathgate
3.7 / 5

Family owned business which has been running for 13 years. A complete one stop shop. We do all mechanical repairs, all bodywork repairs, MOTs, servicing, exhausts, tyre

Park's (Bathgate)
Member since 17 November 2015
Bathgate

Kia/Peugeot main dealer authorised repairers all makes servicing and mots

Western Toyota Edinburgh West
Member since 29 June 2015
Edinburgh

Western Toyota Edinburgh West offers professional, competitively priced ownership services, along with exceptional customer service. Our expertly trained staff are on han

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Alternator Repair in Livingston
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 Livingston bookings

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