Alternator Repair in Scarborough

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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 Scarborough (16 found)
Boro Tyres - Scarborough
15 Job Completed
Scarborough
5.0 / 5

Welcome to Boro Tyres - an independent, family owned business that’s been trading for over 35 years. Over that time we have been growing not only our business, but our e

Motor Vehicle Repairs
45 Jobs Completed
Scarborough
4.9 / 5

The mission of Mobile Vehicle Repairs is to offer a one-stop facility for all vehicle needs. We are an independent garage based in Scarborough which offers a range of

R.I.C
10 Jobs Completed
Filey
4.7 / 5

Reliable Mobile Mechanic I am a fully qualified mobile mechanic just setting up my new business. I specialise in all aspects of motor repair. As i am offering a mobile

Londesborough Motor Services
73 Job Completed
Scarborough
5.0 / 5

Londesborough Motor Services is a locally owned family run business which has been established for over 30 years. We offer everything for the motorist whether you are

Stoneacre Scarborough
Member since 14 June 2011
Scarborough

Stoneacre Scarborough is part of one of the country's fastest growing motor groups. The company was first incorporated on the 21st December 1994 and started off as a used

Paul Bingley Repairs
Member since 05 December 2016
Scarborough

Paul Bingley Repairs offers an honest, fast and low cost service on all vehicles including cars, vans HGV’s, trailers and most agricultural vehicles. As I am mobile I

Yorkshire Tyre Centre
Member since 03 October 2011
Scarborough

"Nick Burgess and Dan Smith bring their friendly family values to serve you with the tyres you need - for the right price. From a single tyre to a full set of tyres, call

G.T. Garages (Scarborough).
Member since 04 March 2020
Scarborough

Established in 1969, G T Garages are main dealers for SUZUKI and CITROEN AUTHORISED REPAIRERS in Scarborough and the surrounding areas of North and East Yorkshire. Our cl

Minstergate Hyundai - Scarborough
Member since 13 May 2016
Scarborough

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

Royle Garage
Member since 17 August 2017
Scarborough

MOT Testing station based in Scarborough

Des Winks (Cars) Limited.
Member since 17 August 2017
Scarborough

A family business established for more than 20 years, covering Scarborough, Bridlington, Molton and Filey. Everything from finding the right model for you to booking a te

Vantage Toyota Scarborough
Member since 29 June 2015
Scarborough

<Toyota Centre name> offers professional, competitively priced ownership services, along with exceptional customer service. Our expertly trained staff are on hand to ensu

Seamer Garage
Member since 09 May 2011
Scarborough

"Scarborough's No 1 customer care centre - We provide extensive car repairs and servicing under the Bosch service code of practice. Whatever make or model of vehicle

RJK Vehicle Repairs
Member since 31 July 2019
scarborough

very clean and efficient garage, family run business, 15 years experience with a keen eye for attention to detail, we can do most jobs from routine servicing and repairs

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Alternator Repair in Scarborough
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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