Alternator Repair in York

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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 York (58 found)
Whatts Autos
381 Jobs Completed
York
4.9 / 5

I am a Mobile mechanic that provide the following repairs Services, Engine repairs, Clutches, Brake replacement, Exhausts and Fault finding Diagnostics. No need to drive

Wilco Motosave - York
268 Jobs Completed
York
4.6 / 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

EGL AUTO'S
9 Job Completed
York
5.0 / 5

Our team of mechanics comprises our workshop manager, Connor, stage 3 mechanic as well as Will our full time mechanic who is stage 2 and Audi specialist. We also have a p

L. Wright - Mobile Valeting and Servicing
324 Jobs Completed
York
4.9 / 5

I'm Lee - your local mobile mechanic based in York, that covers work within a 30 mile radius. I have been valeting and fixing cars since I was 15 years old as my dad pre

Car Care Centre York (ltd)
761 Jobs Completed
York
4.8 / 5

Car Care Centre in York ,Car and bike MOT test centre. Just a 10 minute walk from York city centre we offer a full range of car services, Winter tyres, and exhausts.

Gladstone Garage.
471 Jobs Completed
York
4.7 / 5

Gladstone Garage is a family run business located in York that offers a range of MOT, car servicing, garage services and quality tyres including online tyre sales for car

Blacksmiths Garage
83 Jobs Completed
Stockton on Forest
5.0 / 5

Welcome to Blacksmiths Garage situated on Sandy Lane in Stockton-on-the-Forest, a 5 minute drive from the A64, 3 miles from Monks Cross Shopping Outlet and also on the Co

Dunnington Motor Care
95 Jobs Completed
Dunnington, York
4.9 / 5

Dunnington Motor Care are here to answer any questions you may have, we will offer any advice you may need in relation to any work needed and we will keep you updated eve

Camerons GT Auto Ltd
110 Jobs Completed
York
4.8 / 5

Camerons GT Auto Ltd are a family run business which has been providing all forms of motor repairs and services to York and the surrounding areas for over 25 years. Owne

Stubbsmotorrepairs
18 Jobs Completed
York
5.0 / 5

We are a newly formed mobile repair service based in York, owned and ran by business partners Will and Andy. we are also able to provide our customers a mobile mechanica

monkton motors ltd
1 Job Completed
york
5.0 / 5

Monkton Motors offers a quality service to its customers with emphasis on customer care, quality workmanship and after care. Monkton Motors was founded in 2014 by Sean R

Stoneacre York
29 Jobs Completed
York
4.5 / 5

Stoneacre York is part of one of the country's fastest growing motor groups. The company was first incorporated on the 21st December 1994 and started off as a used vehicl

Technical Car Services Ltd
15 Jobs Completed
York
5.0 / 5

"We are based 10 minutes from York city centre and offer a professional and reliable service to car and light van owners no matter what the make or model of your vehicle.

C&M Auto Services Ltd
2 Job Completed
York
5.0 / 5

RMI Affiliated Car service, MOT and car repairs in York. C and M Auto Services York is an independent car repair company with full MOT, car service and repair facil

Ivinson Autos Ltd
10 Jobs Completed
York
5.0 / 5

"Trading as a Bosch Autocrew member and as one of the most highly acclaimed independent garages in York, Ivinson Autos offers an extensive range of modern automotive repa

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Alternator Repair in York
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 York bookings

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Gary from Complete Mechanics explains the workings of the alternator