Alternator Repair in Plymouth

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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 Plymouth (58 found)
Protyre - Plymouth
320 Jobs Completed
Plymouth
4.6 / 5

Originally opened by Ferdinand Schmid as Gupa-P-Tyres Keyham in 1957 before moving to Stonehouse in 1976 and then moving to its current location Clare Place in 2001. The

First Stop Pilgrim Tyres
222 Jobs Completed
Plymouth
4.0 / 5

Make us your First Stop for tyres, MOT & car services in the Plymouth area. Pilgrim Tyres has been serving the people of Plymouth for over 40 years, now under new

Plymouth Trade Centre LTD
23 Jobs Completed
Plymouth
3.3 / 5

MOT , SERVICE AND REPAIR CENTRE. WE CAN DO ANYTHING AS SMALL AS CHANGING A BULB TO ENGINE REBUILDS. WE HAVE A COMFY RECEPTION AREA WITH A DIGITAL MOT VIEWING AREA.

I Fix
153 Jobs Completed
Plympton
4.8 / 5

I Fix offers a fantastic fully mobile service to customers in the Plymouth area, whether it be MOT repairs, brake repairs, clutch replacements, diagnostics, alternator re

Roundabout & Moxham Garage
82 Jobs Completed
Yelverton
4.0 / 5

We are a well known independent garage situated in the heart of Yelverton. We are extremely easy to find and have many amenities local to us. RAC trading standards ap

Allvolks Plymouth LTD
169 Jobs Completed
Plymouth
4.9 / 5

Here at Allvolks Plymouth LTD we offer a wide range of services to cater for everyone's needs. We carry out servicing, repairs, brakes, diagnostics, welding, clutches and

Marshall Motors SW Ltd
140 Jobs Completed
Plymouth
4.0 / 5

Marshall Motors SW LTD is an independently run business that prides itself on offering unrivaled sales, services, MOTs and mechanical repairs to its customers in the loca

HiQ Tyres & Autocare Plymouth
28 Jobs Completed
Plymouth
5.0 / 5

We are an AA Certified, Trading Standards and RAC approved garage. At HiQ Tyres & Autocare, we offer MOT'S, Tyres, vehicle repairs and servicing for individuals, comp

German motorworks
19 Jobs Completed
Plymouth
5.0 / 5

German motorworks offers a mobile repairs, servicing on all vehicles

MOTATRUST
69 Jobs Completed
Plymouth
4.6 / 5

Motatrust are a small independent garage based in Ivybridge, Plymouth. We operate as a small close-knit team of 2 technicians with over 50 years of experience between us

AutoFix Plymouth
6 Jobs Completed
Plymouth
5.0 / 5

AutoFix is a professional garage that prides itself on providing a quality service using quality parts at a competitive price. AutoFix specialises in brakes, diagnosti

MS RACE ENGINEERING LTD
6 Jobs Completed
PLYMOUTH
5.0 / 5

"Established race team and competition engine building company , with facilities for service / maintainance and repairs for most makes of road car including classic vehic

Victoria Garage
1 Job Completed
Ivybridge
5.0 / 5

"We are your friendly, local car repair centre. WeÔÇÖve been in business over 10 years and in that time our reputation for service and value has spread by word of mouth.

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Alternator Repair in Plymouth
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.

Average rating for  Alternator Repair in Plymouth bookings

4.33

6 reviews

Gary from Complete Mechanics explains the workings of the alternator