Alternator Repair in Paignton

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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 Paignton (39 found)
Clutchmaster Automaster
14 Jobs Completed
Totnes
5.0 / 5

Clutchmaster was established in May 2000 by Dave Willcocks. Since then he has offered a "Second to none" clutch replacement deal for both public and trade customers. Due

MZM Automotive
323 Jobs Completed
Newton Abbot
5.0 / 5

We are a family run local business providing a professional and personal service, with over 20 years experience. We offer a complete range of automotive services to al

ACM Garage
810 Jobs Completed
Torquay
4.8 / 5

ACM Garage are here for all your vehicle repairs; Voted top best 3 garages in torbay last 4 years! We now have moved to TORQUAY- BUT We will collect your car from newto

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

Autosave
27 Jobs Completed
Newton Abbot
4.5 / 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.Motorbike Mot'

Arbow Garage
50 Jobs Completed
Totnes
4.0 / 5

Established in 1999 we are a local independent garage.

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

Speedwell (Torbay)
1 Job Completed
Paignton
5.0 / 5

Welcome to the Kia Family! When you bought your Kia, it was built with the finest care and attention. Now you are part of the Kia family, we will continue to offer you an

Totnes Auto Services Ltd
3 Jobs Completed
Totnes
5.0 / 5

Totnes Auto Services are proud to be a Servicesure Autocentre. As a customer you will benefit from the Nationwide Guarantee we offer being part of the Servicesure netwo

Mannor Garage Ltd
Member since 13 December 2018
Teignmouth

Mannor Garage Ltd

Cox of torbay
Member since 31 January 2017
Paignton

Family owned forecourt/Bosch car service workshop specialising in Diagnostics, MOT's, air conditioning, brakes, clutches and all other repair work. Based in Marldon betwe

Grease Monkey Garage SW
Member since 06 May 2016
Torquay

Based in Torquay, Grease Monkey Garage SW is the answer for all round vehicle services including mechanical and body repairs. The company is the merger of two highly ski

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

Red Post Garage
Member since 08 September 2011
Totnes

The family and business moved out of London to Redpost Nr Totnes Devon in 1957. The garage has invested heavily in training and equipment. We have staff who have achie

Harrison's Garage (Totnes) Ltd
Member since 23 June 2020
Totnes

We are members of the Bosch Car Service Network which is a national network of independent garages. Our objective is to provide you with a friendly and professional servi

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Alternator Repair in Paignton
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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