Alternator Repair in Newquay

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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 Newquay (12 found)
Newquay Motors
88 Jobs Completed
Newquay
4.7 / 5

If you desire an efficient, excellently priced, friendly and memorable garage experience, look no further than Newquay Motors. We are a tight-knit team of 2, with experie

Complete Vehicle Maintenance - Truro
2 Job Completed
Truro
5.0 / 5

We carry out mobile vehicle servicing, MOT and repairs Nationwide. You will no longer have to take your vehicle to a static workshop as we come out to you at home or work

Hawkins Motors (St Austell)
2 Job Completed
St Austell
5.0 / 5

At Hawkins Kia, Cornwall, we pride ourselves in offering the highest level of care whether your current model needs servicing, or you are looking to buy a new or used Kia

Braefel Garage
Member since 13 December 2018
Rejerrah

Braefel Garage

Smart Automotive
Member since 04 January 2012
St Columb

"Smart Automotive are Smart Car specialists in Newquay, we offer repairs, servicing, tuning, diagnostic services, and auto electrics. We can also offer Smart engines and

creeky classics
Member since 07 May 2019
Padstow

small company based in rumford nr padstowWe specialise in classic and modern cars. with diagnostic equipment. But stay away from engine rebuilds. but are happy to assist

Parklands Toyota Cornwall ( Truro & Helston )
Member since 29 June 2015
Truro

offers professional, competitively priced ownership services, along with exceptional customer service. Our expertly trained staff are on hand to ensure you and your Toyot

Sevenmilestone Garage
Member since 03 March 2016
St Agnes

Sevenmilestone Garage are your local independent garage based in St Agnes. We are a family run business, established since 1992 and who believe in providing excellent qu

First Choice Auto Centre
Member since 03 January 2012
Newquay

"First Choice Auto Centre based in Newquay, Cornwall can provide a wide range of garage services for all makes and models. We can offer tyres, exhausts, batteries, servic

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Alternator Repair in Newquay
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