Alternator Repair in Newtownabbey

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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 Newtownabbey (73 found)
Rd autorepairs
13 Jobs Completed
Belfast
5.0 / 5

AEC Motors (Mallusk)
959 Jobs Completed
Newtownabbey
4.7 / 5

We at AEC Motors have been working on Audi and Volkswagen vehicles for over 15 years, however we have over 30 years of experience in the motor trade and have worked on mo

Graham’s Autos
73 Jobs Completed
Aghalee
4.6 / 5

We are small local family run business. We have earned a reputation locally over the years due to our exemplary level of customer service and our willingness to go above

Irish Hill Motors
89 Jobs Completed
Straid
5.0 / 5

We are still open during lockdown but due to social isolating we are offering collection & return of your vehicles. Health comes first folks take care! Our friendl

My Mechanic
300 Jobs Completed
Lisburn
4.8 / 5

We have been working on cars before we could drive and have over 30 years of experience between the team. A local busines possessing engineering qualifications and experi

A.G. AUTOS
25 Job Completed
Ballyclare
5.0 / 5

As we are a Mobile service at A.G. Autos we can arrange to come to you for any diagnostic and repair. We have the experience over a variety of machinery that will be

Mr Magic Belfast
20 Jobs Completed
BELFAST
5.0 / 5

Complete computer diagnostics | ABS system repairs | AC system repairs | Ad blue system removal | Audio system repairs | Alarms | Air Bags | Car electric and electronics

Nelson Auto Specialists
7 Jobs Completed
Belfast
5.0 / 5

Nelson Auto Specialists was established in April 2013. We are conveniently located near to Belfast City Centre which has plenty of shopping facilities close by and acces

Newtownabbey Autos
40 Jobs Completed
Newtownabbey
4.8 / 5

Newtownabbey Autos are your local independent garage, established since 2010. We are Trading Standards Institute-Approved as well as being members of the Motor Indus

Eurofit
11 Jobs Completed
Belfast
5.0 / 5

Here at Eurofit, we aim to provide a high quality service at affordable prices to get you back on the road. We are an independent garage located in Belfast, with many yea

Dalys Garage Limited
Member since 31 May 2016
BELFAST

Dalys garage are of the longest serving Hyundai dealers in N Ireland providing all that a main Hyundai dealer should ,from new and used cars sales, fleet sales , servic

Charles Hurst Renault Belfast
Member since 29 March 2016
Belfast

We are a Renault main dealer with the knowledge, specific tooling and diagnostic equipment to efficiently repair and maintain all Renault vehicles. Competitive service an

Sammy Mellon & Sons
Member since 22 April 2016
BANGOR

Main Hyundai Dealer also All Makes & Models Specialist

Cannon Motors Limited
Member since 22 April 2016
CARRICKFERGUS

Cannon Motors have been serving Carrickfergus and Northern Ireland for the last 26 years. We pride ourselves on our professionalism, customer service and also the friendl

MAZDABITS
Member since 28 November 2020
NEWTOWNARDS

Independent Mazda specialist , hy-brid qualified For all your mechanical, electrical and diagnostic needs dont hesitate to give us a call onAll makes or models welcome.

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Alternator Repair in Newtownabbey
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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