Alternator Repair in Newton Abbot

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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 Newton Abbot (15 found)
RAC Mobile Mechanic - We Come to You. Servicing on your drive or at work - Exeter
98 Jobs Completed
Exeter
3.7 / 5

The RAC offers complete peace of mind for 12 million drivers. We’re best known for our breakdown service, and now - our new RAC Mobile Mechanics are here to make everyday

Autosave
31 Jobs Completed
Newton Abbot
4.7 / 5

"We are an Rac approved garage specialising in diesels and diagnostics. We offer MOTs on motorbikes, cars, vans (up to 3.5 ton), motorhomes and minibuses. We have a fu

K.P.Auto Services
3 Job Completed
Newton abbot
5.0 / 5

We are a family run local garage based in Kingsteignton, Newton Abbot, We specialize in honest work and customer service, we will always do our best to help our customers

C K Motors
127 Jobs Completed
Newton Abbot
4.6 / 5

I am a level 3 qualified automotive technician, I am great with my diagnostic work and mechanical repairs . I have allot of experience working on all types of cars f

Vospers of Torbay
Member since 24 March 2015
Torquay

The team to go to for service you can trust, at a price you can count on.Here at Vospers of Torbay we aim to provide you with an unrivalled experience when servicing your

SEV Mobile Mechanics, Newton Abbot
Member since 26 June 2015
Newton Abbot

Welcome to SEV Mobile Mechanics! Our business is focused on delivering excellent service at an affordable price. Our roots can be traced back to the start in 1920, with

SEV Mobile Mechanics, Torquay
Member since 11 December 2015
Torquay

Welcome to SEV Mobile Mechanics! Our business is focused on delivering excellent service at an affordable price. Our roots can be traced back to the start in 1920, wi

Chelston Electrical Services Ltd
Member since 20 July 2011
Torquay

"Chelston Electrical Services Ltd are situated right in the heart of Torquay and enjoy an ever growing reputation for providing a professional and an excellent repair, ma

Drive - In Auto Care
Member since 20 July 2011
Newton Abbot

"Drive-In Auto Care are a successful car servicing garage established in 1991. We began twenty years ago as a garage specialising in tyres and exhausts and have since exp

j.cars
Member since 07 March 2012
teignmouth

"Fully qualified time served vehicle technician/mechanic, Familiar with all makes,offers advice/assistance to customers in the surrounding areas. Mots arranged,diagnostic

Auto Servicing & Diagnostics Ltd
Member since 17 June 2015
Heathfield, Newton Abbot

Established for 20 years. Class 4 MOT test station. Servicing and repairs. Specializing in vehicle diagnostics, Mercedes Benz, BMW and 4x4 servicing. courtesy cars avai

Hyundai Torbay
Member since 22 April 2016
TORQUAY

Situated in the heart of the English Riviera, Hyundai Torbay is the No1 name for Hyundai in the South West especially on the South Devon coast. We offer full main dealer

1st&4Most Garage Services
Member since 28 March 2019
Teignmouth

1st & 4 Most is a well established garage that has built up an enviable reputation over the last 20 years. We pride ourselves on our commitment to provide a professio

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Alternator Repair in Newton Abbot
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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Although the alternator is a relatively simple part, it plays a critical role in your vehicle’s operation, so it’s essential any alternator problems are diagnosed correctly and fixed.


Here are some of the most common signs that your alternator is on the blink:

  • The alternator warning light will be on – in most cases this is shaped like a battery but some cars will show ‘ALT’ or ‘GEN’
  • You may experience extremely bright or dimming headlights, or a speedometer that stops working
  • Drivers sometimes complain of a growling or whining noise before the alternator gives out
  • You may experience a smell of hot wires or burning rubber


The average alternator repair cost is between £200 and £300, depending on the model of your , so it’s important you make sure you find the best deal. And that’s where we can help.


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Gary from Complete Mechanics explains the workings of the alternator