Alternator Repair in Selby

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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 Selby (5 found)
Wilco Motosave - Selby
87 Jobs Completed
Selby
5.0 / 5

Wilco Motosave is one of the North's leading independent family owned motorists' stores and fitting centres. With 26 branches located throughout Yorkshire, Lincolnshi

Timescale Motors
Member since 04 May 2011
Selby

"Independent BMW specialists, established since 1986, specialising in service & repairs, also new & used parts. Quality used cars. All work guaranteed, friendly & efficie

Reynolds of Selby
Member since 12 May 2017
Selby

“To be the best garage our customers have ever visited”

Universal Repair Garage Ltd
Member since 26 September 2017
Selby

Need your car fixing? Do you need a PRE-MOT check doing? Or just a service? Then look no further, Selby's newest and best car garage has just opened with a fully qualifi

Copeland Motors Limited
Member since 30 October 2014
Brayton, Selby

"A Friendly Local Family run business you can trust! We have been repairing cars locally for over 25 years and have built up a great relationship with our clients. We wan

Alternator Repair in Selby
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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Gary from Complete Mechanics explains the workings of the alternator