Alternator Repair in Whitehaven

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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 Whitehaven (10 found)
Gates Tyres Workington - Team Protyre (Lilyhall)
103 Jobs Completed
Lillyhall
4.8 / 5

Protyre has a history going back over 50 years in the tyre industry and at Workington, Lillyhall Protyre we pride ourselves on the level of service we provide to our cust

Protyre Workington
120 Jobs Completed
Workington
4.7 / 5

Lucy and her team pride themselves on providing an exceptional level of customer service. The centre specialises in mechanical repairs including vehicle servicing and MOT

gates tyres
Member since 19 December 2016
Workington

all aspects of servicing

Myers & Bowman
Member since 29 June 2015
Workington

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

West Coast Cars
Member since 18 April 2011
Workington

"Welcome to West coast cars, this family company is dedicated to supplying customers with the quality and service very few companies can match. Here we can offer you a pr

McKenzie Travel Ltd
Member since 13 July 2011
Workington

"McKenzie Travel Ltd is a family run business established in 1994, we began as a minibus company with wheelchair accessible vehicles. When we outgrew our garage and had

Walkingshaw (Workington)
Member since 17 November 2015
Workington

Walkingshaw Workington is a long established respected company built on traditional family values, customer care, and integrity. This is a company that genuinely takes pr

East Road Garage
Member since 02 September 2015
Egremont

The team to go to for service you can trust, at a price you can count on. Here at East Road Garage we aim to provide you with an unrivalled experience when servicing

Elite Autocare & MOT Centre
Member since 21 December 2011
Egremont

"We have the newest and most advanced ATL (Automated Test Lane) MOT test facilites in Cumbria. All our staff are City & Guilds qualified mechanics for your peace of mind

Copeland Motor Repairs
Member since 26 April 2019
Egremont

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Alternator Repair in Whitehaven
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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