Alternator Repair in Perth

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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 Perth (16 found)
RS Autocare Perth
27 Jobs Completed
Perth
5.0 / 5

At RS Autocare we pride ourselves in offering the best possible service at a fair price. We are based in Perth and offer a verity of services on all makes and models.

JM Service Centre
53 Jobs Completed
Perth
4.9 / 5

and want to show you that we are the best service centre in the area offering excellent pricing on everything from servicing to alloy wheel repairs all done on site. A

Alistair Reid
5 Job Completed
Perth
5.0 / 5

Alastair Reid car repair centres have been serving the community of Perth and Perthshire for 60 years. You will find our honest, no nonsense approach to car repairs ensur

D&G Autocare - Perth
127 Jobs Completed
Perth
4.6 / 5

Located just behind Bath Store & Glenearn Flooring on Glenearn Road, we are proud to be Central Scotland’s No.1 autocare centre, D&G Autocare provide our customer

Struans Garage Services
48 Jobs Completed
Perth
4.7 / 5

Established Friendly All Makes Garage offering everything from Servicing, MOT's and Tyres to large repair jobs. No job too large or small.

GM AUTOWORKS
5 Jobs Completed
PERTH
5.0 / 5

"GM Autoworks is an independent garage that will provide a friendly, efficient and affordable service. Always happy to talk through any issues with your vehicle so an acc

Macrae and Dick, Perth
1 Job Completed
Perth
5.0 / 5

The team to go to for service you can trust, at a price you can count on. Here at Macrae and Dick we aim to provide you with an unrivalled experience when servicing y

Cargill's Autos (Bridge of Earn).
Member since 27 February 2019
Perth

Welcome to Cargill’s Autos. We have two fully equipped workshops at our garages based in Bridge of Earn and Balbeggie Perthshire. We offer our customers a friendly, effic

SUPER CAR MECHANIC
Member since 29 September 2020
london

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A A Garage Services
Member since 12 April 2017
Perth

A A Garage Services offers reliable and affordable garage repairs and servicing. Located in Perth and in close proximity to the local shops, our friendly mechanics will t

AMC Services
Member since 12 April 2017
Perth

Garage services, Tyres and Alloys supplied & fitted, Experienced Subaru & Mitsubishi technician in Perth

First Choice Garage
Member since 31 January 2020
PERTH

First Choice Garage

Struan
Member since 29 June 2015
Perth

Struan is a family owned company started by brothers John and Struan Roberston back in 1981. We offer car repairs in Perth and further afield, such as in Ruthvenfield, H

ATS Euromaster Perth
Member since 12 August 2017
Perth

Here at ATS Euromaster in Perth you will find a team of experts offering our customers a range of tyres and vehicle maintenance at competitive prices. We stock well k

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Alternator Repair in Perth
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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