Alternator Repair in Tiverton

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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 Tiverton (15 found)
RF Services Mobile Mechanic
99 Jobs Completed
Tiverton
4.6 / 5

I’m a mobile mechanic operating across both Devon and Somerset. I spent 2 years working on HGV before I moved across to light vehicle where I quickly moved up the ranks

F&M Autocare
221 Jobs Completed
Cullompton
5.0 / 5

F&M Autocare is newly established business with over 50 years of experience in the motor trade. Dave, Paul & Dan can guarantee your car is in the right hands and will be

Hardacres Garage.
80 Jobs Completed
Tiverton
4.9 / 5

xHardacres Garage is a family owned and operated business in the heart of Mid Devon serving the local community of Tiverton and the surrounding area. We pride ourselves

West Exe Motors (Tiverton)
2 Job Completed
Tiverton
5.0 / 5

Family run garage since 1983, Experienced and helpful staff ready to help with all your motoring requirements

MARSH TYRES & AUTO TIVERTON LTD
Member since 13 February 2020
tiverton

WE ARE AN INDEPENDENT GARAGE AND PRIDE OUR SELFS IN EVERYTHING WE DO FROM CLUTCHES CAMBELTS TO TYRES.

Vospers of Tiverton
Member since 24 March 2015
Tiverton

The team to go to for service you can trust, at a price you can count on.Here at Vospers of Tiverton we aim to provide you with an unrivalled experience when servicing yo

Devco MVS ltd
Member since 18 November 2016
Tiverton

About us We are a family owned and run company established in 1973 and have been Renault dealers for nearly 40 years. Although we specialise in the sales and servic

Tiverton Garage
Member since 16 January 2020
tiverton

We are a Garage who are specialists in all aspects of mechanical work. Mot's,Servicing,diagnostics and general repairs. We also provide our customers with engine tuning

Cornerstone Garage Ltd
Member since 23 June 2020
Tiverton

We are members of the Bosch Car Service Network which is a national network of independent garages. Our objective is to provide you with a friendly and professional servi

Hugo's Mobile Mechanics
Member since 16 April 2012
Tiverton

"Trust Hugo's Mobile Mechanics for all your repairs, from cars to earth moving equipment.With over 11 years' experience, you can be sure all our repairs are reliable and

West Exe Motors
Member since 09 February 2012
Tiverton

"For all matters car related look no further than West Exe Motors, Tiverton, Devon. Your local motor specialist we cover all vehicle needs including new and used car sale

Stoneman Vehicle Repairs
Member since 09 February 2012
Tiverton

"For many years, the name of Stoneman has been associated in the Tiverton area with honesty and excellence in vehicle servicing, repairs, MOTs and diagnostics. They have

Westcars of Tiverton
Member since 25 August 2021
Tiverton

Our Customer Excellence Awards recognise us as a top performing Retailer for the quality of service we give to you, the customer. It shows our outstanding customer focus

Angel Tuning
Member since 11 February 2013
Tiverton

"Engine tuning experience dating back to 1995, ECU remapping since 2002, air intake system development, auto diagnostics. One of the UK's largest tuning companies"

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Alternator Repair in Tiverton
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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