Alternator Repair in Seaham

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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 Seaham (93 found)
City Auto Solutions
1175 Jobs Completed
Sunderland
4.3 / 5

If you are looking for a garage that you know you can trust and rely on, look no further! We are a family run business who have been serving the Southwick area since we

MIA MV.LTD t/a SURE VEHICLE CENTRE
184 Jobs Completed
Sunderland
5.0 / 5

PJA Motors Ltd
51 Jobs Completed
Quarrington Hill
5.0 / 5

PJA Motors LTD is a Bosch Car Service Centre Based in Quarrington Hill, County Durham, PJA Motors. provides a totally independent Vehicle Care, Repair and Maintenance

Quarry Service Station
46 Jobs Completed
Houghton-le-Spring
4.0 / 5

Quarry Service Station is a family run business which has grown from strength to strength over the years, and is recognised by Bosch as a centre of excellence. Our invest

WMNE LIMITED
15 Jobs Completed
Sunderland
5.0 / 5

Slaters Motor Group
223 Jobs Completed
Sunderland
4.2 / 5

We are an established local independent garage and are proud to be members of Autofirst Network – a nationwide network of independent garages operating to the Network’s 6

Washington Auto Repair Centre
37 Jobs Completed
Washington
3.7 / 5

Finding a garage you trust can be difficult. It's easy to take your car in with a flat tyre and come out with a massive bill for brakes you never asked to be repaired. Yo

MotorFreakz
22 Jobs Completed
Sunderland
4.0 / 5

With over 14 years experience we have a vast amount of knowledge and experience in the motor trade industry. We are an independent garage that can provide you with dealer

Hylton Road MOT Centre
1 Job Completed
Sunderland
5.0 / 5

If you need a reliable MOT service that you know you can count on, then you know you have come to the right place. We understand that when you need a reliable garage,

Origin Automotive Ltd
35 Jobs Completed
Durham
4.4 / 5

Origin Automotive is a vehicle MOT service and repair centre based in Durham, England. If you have a problem with your vehicle or should it need its annual service or

Coast Road Vehicle Repairs
19 Jobs Completed
Horden, Peterlee
4.9 / 5

We are a reliable, friendly garage and mobile team of trained technicians. Our garage is based in Horden, near Peterlee. Mobile work is available upon request. We are spe

J J Transport
4 Jobs Completed
Houghton Le Spring
5.0 / 5

J J Transport are your local indepedent garage based in Hetton-Le-Hole. We are a fully-fledged garage offering our customer all mechanical repairs, servicing, classand 7

Complete Vehicle Maintenance - Newcastle
6 Job Completed
Washington
5.0 / 5

We carry out mobile vehicle servicing, MOT and repairs Nationwide. You will no longer have to take your vehicle to a static workshop as we come out to you at home or work

Mick Kendrick Independent Specialist
4 Job Completed
Sunderland
5.0 / 5

My name is Mick Kendrick and I am a BMW Senior Technician, having worked for a BMW main dealer for 13 years. I’ve been in the motor trade industry for almost 45 years no

Sunderland Tyre and Exhaust Centre
3 Jobs Completed
Sunderland
5.0 / 5

MOT's, Servicing, Brakes, Clutches, Cam Belts, ECU Remapping, Diagnostics, Tracking and Recoveries. All mechanical work undertaken. Why pay main dealer prices for you

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Alternator Repair in Seaham
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 Seaham bookings

4.75

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Although the alternator is a relatively simple part, it plays a critical role in your vehicle’s operation, so it’s essential any alternator problems are diagnosed correctly and fixed.


Here are some of the most common signs that your alternator is on the blink:

  • The alternator warning light will be on – in most cases this is shaped like a battery but some cars will show ‘ALT’ or ‘GEN’
  • You may experience extremely bright or dimming headlights, or a speedometer that stops working
  • Drivers sometimes complain of a growling or whining noise before the alternator gives out
  • You may experience a smell of hot wires or burning rubber


The average alternator repair cost is between £200 and £300, depending on the model of your , so it’s important you make sure you find the best deal. And that’s where we can help.


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Gary from Complete Mechanics explains the workings of the alternator