Alternator Repair in Newhaven

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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 Newhaven (7 found)
Formula One Autocentres - Newhaven
60 Jobs Completed
Newhaven
3.0 / 5

Established in 1974, Formula One Autocentres set out with a mission to deliver a completely new fast-fit experience to its customers. This would feature clean, modern pre

LG Sussex Ltd T/A Peacehaven Tyre & Autocentre
6 Job Completed
Peacehaven
5.0 / 5

Peacehaven Tyre And Autocentre are an established local independent garage and are proud to be members of Autofirst Network – a nationwide network of independent garages

Brooklyn Hyundai
Member since 22 April 2016
SEAFORD

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

Jermyn and Sons (Seaford)
Member since 06 May 2015
Seaford

The team to go to for service you can trust, at a price you can count on. Jermyn and Sons are a family owned Ford Retail dealership selling new Ford vehicles, as well

Ron Young Motors
Member since 13 December 2018
Peacehaven

Ron Young Motors

ace recovery
Member since 20 April 2019
PEACEHAVEN

hi i run a car breakers recovery and mechanical workshop in newhaven east sussex, been mechanically minded all my life, worked on cars 24 years, i have a friend who is al

Kemps Garage
Member since 28 September 2011
Seaford

"Kemps Garage is a family run MOT testing station and garage operating in the heart of Seaford, East Sussex since 1921. We carry out servicing, MOT and repairs in Seaford

Alternator Repair in Newhaven
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