Alternator Repair in Redruth

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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 Redruth (17 found)
A R Vernon LTD
5 Jobs Completed
Redruth
5.0 / 5

Hi I’ve go 30 years experience in main dealer and independent garages including 24 successful years running my own garage and MOT station, Ive decided to take it a bit ea

Threemilestone Garage
384 Jobs Completed
Truro
4.9 / 5

Here at Threemilestone Garage we aim to give our customers the best possible service. We have a reception/waiting area with free tea, coffee, hot chocolate, a water machi

Dales Vauxhall - Cornwall
36 Jobs Completed
Redruth
5.0 / 5

If your car is due an MOT or you are looking to book your car in for an annual service, look no further than Dales Vauxhall in Cornwall. An MOT is a legal requirement

Collection and Repair Garage Services
43 Jobs Completed
Redruth
5.0 / 5

"We're a small independent garage offering everything from a bulb change to a restoration! Whether it’s a service you require, a Respray, clutch or cambelt, we can help!

Pennance Road Garage Ltd
16 Jobs Completed
Redruth
5.0 / 5

At Euro Repar Car Service we specialise in a wide number of services for your vehicle including MOT, Servicing, General Repairs, Clutches & Braking. Contact us today!

Powells Garage Ltd
14 Jobs Completed
Barncoose
5.0 / 5

"Powells Garage is an award winning, family run garage that has been trading for 62 years. Last year expanding onto a new larger more modern site.We have two MOT bays on

Glassons Garage
Member since 22 March 2016
CAMBORNE

Glasson's Garage has been in operation for over 70 years and is today is run by the 3rd generation Stephen and Sandra Glasson. Keeping in with the tradition of the family

ATS Euromaster Redruth
Member since 12 August 2017
Redruth

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

DC bodyworks
Member since 07 November 2012
illogan

we are a small independent workshop fully qualified to repair all makes of car.We are trained vw/audi and toyota technicians and ata accredited.We can cater for all your

Hawkins Motors Hyundai
Member since 04 May 2016
TRURO

As an established Hyundai dealer, we are proud to represent the philosophy of New Thinking, New Possibilities. We believe in challenging conventions, not for the sake

Vintec Automotive
Member since 26 March 2015
Redruth

Vintec Automotive is a new business that I have set up in March 2015. I have over 20 years experience in the motor trade 16 of these has been in main dealers so have a lo

Morcos motors
Member since 18 August 2020
Redruth

If you have any mechanical needs at all please don’t hesitate to contact us. We are available for emergencies and breakdowns 24/7. We can offer a pick up and drop off ser

Sevenmilestone Garage
Member since 03 March 2016
St Agnes

Sevenmilestone Garage are your local independent garage based in St Agnes. We are a family run business, established since 1992 and who believe in providing excellent qu

Rosewarne Downs Garage
Member since 21 December 2011
Camborne

"Rosewarne Downs Garage specialises in working with Subaru and Isuzu cars, our owner has 30 years of experience so you can rest assured that we will carry our all of our

Mayne Garage Services Ltd
Member since 11 November 2020
Redruth

Maynes Garage has been a local family owned garage for over 80 years specialising in Vauxhall vehicles and servicing all makes of cars and light vans. We employ highly

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Alternator Repair in Redruth
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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