Alternator Repair in Ulverston

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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 Ulverston (5 found)
Alan Myerscough
Member since 12 October 2011
Ulverston

"Alan Myerscough Ltd is a family owned Ford dealership in Ulverston, Cumbria, UK. Established in 1978 we have over 25 years of Ford experiance. We specialise at selling n

Keith Edwards Motors Ltd
Member since 20 December 2011
Ulverston

"At Keith Edwards Motors Ltd, in Ulverston Cumbria, we are a MaxLife service centre offering complete car repairs and servicing for your vehicle. Keith Edwards Motors ca

MGF Motors
Member since 21 December 2011
Ulverston

"Based in Pennington, Nr Ulverston, Cumbria, MGF Motors is your local independent Garage offering a Professional Service to all car and light commercial vehicle drivers."

Park Road Garage
Member since 16 October 2012
Swarthmoor

"Our premises in Swarthmoor include five work bays, 2 workshops, a body shop, 2 car MOT lanes and a motorcycle MOT bay.If you need help or advice call and talk to one of

Cumbria Tyres Ltd
Member since 16 October 2012
Ulverston

"Our experienced and helpful car mechanics cover everything from brake repairs to major body work.We offer a reliable and honest service, keeping you updated and informed

Alternator Repair in Ulverston
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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