Alternator Repair in Longridge

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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 Longridge (9 found)
Bowker Ribble Valley
292 Jobs Completed
Osbaldeston
3.0 / 5

Here at Bowker Ribble Valley we aspire to deliver hassle free service and repairs to all makes and models of vehicle across the Ribble Valley and surrounding areas. Wi

Wellhams Automotive Services Limited
34 Jobs Completed
Preston
5.0 / 5

We are a small family run, fully mobile mechanical business offering complete free repairs and services and take pride in what we do and in doing so we have excellent rev

Bee Mill Garage
1 Job Completed
Ribchester Preston
5.0 / 5

"Been in buisness 40 years.over 1300 customers on database from 1 car to fleets,"

Amari Super Cars & Service Amari
Member since 24 August 2011
PRESTON

"Supercar Servicing Specialist Vehicle Servicing Amari Supercars provide expert servicing and repairs to your luxury vehicle. Whether you require a service or a total en

Balderstone Workshops
Member since 09 February 2018
Blackburn

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Ribbleton Service Station
Member since 24 August 2017
Preston

Ribbleton Service Station is situated in Preston, Lancashire. It is both a used car centre and an approved MOT workshop. We offer a full range of diagnostic, repair and s

BROWNS OF GRIMSARGH LTD
Member since 25 August 2017
Preston

With over 40 years experience in the motor trade, we at Browns of Grimsargh have built our success around sound business skills, professional service and traditional fami

Alternator Repair in Longridge
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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Gary from Complete Mechanics explains the workings of the alternator