Alternator Repair in Musselburgh

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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 Musselburgh (91 found)
E-Vehicles
166 Jobs Completed
Edinburgh
5.0 / 5

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Fairdeal Autos
158 Jobs Completed
Edinburgh
4.4 / 5

Welcome to Fairdeal Autos, we are the largest independent garage in West Lothian. We can provide you with the most honest and professional car servicing and MOT that the

D And G Autocare - Edinburgh West
909 Jobs Completed
Edinburgh
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,

Williamson Bros
7 Jobs Completed
Gorebridge
5.0 / 5

Williamson Bros Garage Services offer a friendly and competitive service where nothing is too much trouble. We’re an independently owned garage owned and run by Paul Col

D&G Autocare - Musselburgh
553 Jobs Completed
Musselburgh
4.8 / 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,

Rentec Autocare
256 Jobs Completed
Edinburgh
4.7 / 5

"Established in 2008, we are an Independent Renault specialist who has over 30 years’ experience in the motor trade industry. Rentec Autocare are a new breed of car rep

Steins Garage Edinburgh
634 Jobs Completed
Edinburgh
5.0 / 5

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Reith Motors LTD
193 Jobs Completed
Edinburgh
4.8 / 5

Reith Motors is a family run business that understands the importance of providing a first class service at competitive prices. We pride ourselves in being car service ex

Autofix Garage
91 Jobs Completed
Edinburgh
3.9 / 5

We are a local garage based on West Harbour Road (EH5) in Edinburgh. We carry out all forms of mechanical repairs, maintenance work, electrical work and servicing as wel

Auto-Technical Edinburgh
17 Jobs Completed
Edinburgh
4.0 / 5

VW AUDI specialist , providing dealership quality at an affordable price .

Balmoral Motor Company
53 Jobs Completed
Dalkeith
5.0 / 5

Vehicle repair services and MOT centre in Dalkeith, Midlothian. At the Balmoral Motor Company Ltd, we have more than 60 years of experience repairing and servicing all ma

McLennans Garage
144 Jobs Completed
Loanhead
3.4 / 5

"Established in 1992, McLennans Garage is a family-run, independent garage located in Loanhead near Edinburgh.Over the 20 years we have been in existance our main focus h

Qwiklube - Edinburgh
379 Jobs Completed
Edinburgh
4.9 / 5

Our philosophy is simple a fair price for an excellent job with outstanding customer service! We are so confident about the standard of workmanship and quality of the

Qwiklube - Musselburgh
81 Jobs Completed
Musselburgh
5.0 / 5

Our philosophy is simple a fair price for an excellent job with outstanding customer service! We are so confident about the standard of workmanship and quality of the

Kenny Logans Garage Ltd
18 Jobs Completed
Edinburgh
5.0 / 5

Kenny Logans is a newly refurbished garage fitted with state of the art technology to help get your car back on the road as quickly as possible. Co-owned by two long term

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Alternator Repair in Musselburgh
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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