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Our expert insights into alternator replacement in Edinburgh

Our expert insights into alternator replacement in Edinburgh

What does an alternator do?

It is the device responsible for generating electricity to charge the battery, and it’s coupled with the engine drive, which means whenever the car is running, the battery is being charged!

Symptoms of a malfunctioning alternator

If your battery is flat and refuses to accept charge through normal driving, or if your headlamps aren’t as bright as normal, then your alternator could be the problem.

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How much does it cost to fix my car?

Save up to 30% on your alternator replacement in Edinburgh. See our table below to browse our honest, upfront prices.

What happens when we replace your alternator?

Our efficient and fully qualified mechanics will replace your alternator, and you will be advised of any other connected or associated problems arising from its malfunction.


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What does an alternator do?

It is the device responsible for generating electricity to charge the battery, and it’s coupled with the engine drive, which means whenever the car is running, the battery is being charged!

Symptoms of a malfunctioning alternator

If your battery is flat and refuses to accept charge through normal driving, or if your headlamps aren’t as bright as normal, then your alternator could be the problem.

View more symptomsView more symptoms

How much does it cost to fix my car?

Save up to 30% on your alternator replacement in Edinburgh. See our table below to browse our honest, upfront prices.

What happens when we replace your alternator?

Our efficient and fully qualified mechanics will replace your alternator, and you will be advised of any other connected or associated problems arising from its malfunction.


Learn more

Daniel, from London

Hey Fixter, how often should an alternator need replacing?

Daniel
Terry

Terry, Fixter in-house mechanic expert

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Our trusted and certified garages in Edinburgh

Truetest Motors Ltd

Edinburgh, UK
stars-5
10 reviews
Truetest Motors Ltd and their team of qualified mechanics at Edinburgh, UK look after your cars MOT, Servicing and Repairs

RENTEC AUTOCARE

Edinburgh, UK
stars-5
10 reviews
RENTEC AUTOCARE is located in Edinburgh, UK. We provide quality car services and repairs with our team of expert mechanics

Ecosse Peugeot Specialists Ltd

Central Scotland, UK
stars-4
28 reviews
Ecosse Peugeot Specialists Ltd and their team of qualified mechanics at Central Scotland, UK look after your cars MOT, Servicing and Repairs

Onestop Motor Engineers Ltd

Stirling, UK
stars-4.5
15 reviews
We are located in Stirling, UK and handle your vehicle's MOT, Servicing and Repairs for all car makes and models.

MOTO TECH SCOTLAND

Coatbridge, UK
stars-4
15 reviews
We are located in Coatbridge, UK and handle your vehicle's MOT, Servicing and Repairs for all car makes and models.

Uddingston Service & MOT Centre Ltd

Glasgow, UK
stars-4
16 reviews
Uddingston Service & MOT Centre Ltd is located in Glasgow, UK. We provide quality car services and repairs with our team of expert mechanics

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    Excellent service, car was dropped slightly later than agreed however understand these things can happen. Would definitely recommend. Technician that collected and dropped was really nice. Overall very happy with the service.

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    Great service. I could choose any day, any time that suited me. The man who picked up and drppped off was really professional and friendly. On time and MOT done locally. Would highly recommend and will absolutely use again.

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    Fast, on time and very good price. Done MOT and service. Pickup was trackable and they provide updates throughout whole day. Will use again.

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    Brilliant! Can’t fault it. Seemed too good to be true but apparently not! MOT passed and the whole thing was super easy and cheap. Thanks!

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    Does exactly what it says on the tin. Superb and worth every penny

  • NEIL WHEELER
    from Manchester
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    Exceptional service, value, and communication.

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We personally select every local garage based on our unique 25-point criteria, which includes staff qualifications, equipment standards and customer ratings.

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Your car is in the UK’s safest expert hands.

Manufacturer-equivalent parts only ⚙️

Identical to your manufacturer’s, but much cheaper!

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Every service carried out by our partner garages is fully reviewed.

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Any additional work needed will be carried out for free.

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Want to learn more about alternator replacement in Edinburgh?

Want to learn more about alternator replacement in Edinburgh?

Edinburgh

Edinburgh is the capital city of Scotland, in the county of Midlothian, with an estimated population of 488,000.

It is the 2nd biggest city in Scotland (by population) and the 7th in the UK.

Most famous for Edinburgh Castle and the famous Edinburgh International Festival and Festival Fringe, that celebrates the performing arts, theatre and comedy over a 3-week duration in August.

Another great attraction for Scottish tourism is the annual Edinburgh Hogmanay celebration. Originally an informal street party on the Tron Kirk in the Old Town’s High Street, it now covers 4 days of processions, concerts and fireworks, with the street party beginning on Hogmanay.

Edinburgh has 3 football teams that play in the Scottish Professional Football League: Heart of Midlothian, Hibernian and Edinburgh City. In women’s football, Hibs and Spartans play in the SWPL 1.

The most popular cars in Edinburgh

Given their multipurpose appeal as a family car and sensible commuter vehicle, it’s no great surprise to learn that the VW Golf is estimated to be the most popular car in Edinburgh, according to data provided between 2012 to 2018 by ownership and postcode.

Close on its heels—and in order of popularity—are the Volkswagen Tiguan, Land Rover Discovery Sport, Nissan Qashqai and the Ford Fiesta.

Vehicle numbers in Edinburgh

There are approximately 195,000 licensed vehicles in the Edinburgh area, with some of the most popular models including the Ford Focus, the Mini and the Ford Kuga.

Find a Fixter garage in Edinburgh today

There are a total of 31 Fixter garages in the Edinburgh area, all ready and waiting to provide you with a fantastic quote for your car service, MOT and a wide range of vehicle repairs.

Fixter garages service the following postcodes and more, in and around the Edinburgh area:

  • EH1: Old Town, City Centre, Edinburgh, Scotland
  • EH2: New Town, City Centre, Edinburgh, Scotland
  • EH3: New Town, West End, Tollcross & Fountainbridge, Edinburgh, Scotland
  • EH4: Dean Village, Comely Bank, Barnton & Cramond, Edinburgh, Scotland
  • EH5: Granton & Firth of Forth, Edinburgh, Scotland
  • EH6: Leith & Newhaven, Edinburgh, Scotland

What does an alternator do?

The alternator is the device responsible for generating electricity to charge the battery. It’s coupled with the engine drive, which means whenever the car is running, the battery is being charged. Without a charged battery there is no delivery of power to the electrical components or to generate the sparks used to combust the fuel in the engine.

How often should an alternator need replacing?

An alternator typically lasts around 7 years or between 100k and 150k miles.

The law, vehicle regulations and your MOT

Without a correctly functioning alternator, your car is unlikely to hold enough charge in the battery to drive for any purposeful length of time. Having said that, the alternator won’t be tested during an MOT, so as long as the battery has enough charge for the engine and other electrical components to run for the duration of the examination, then it can still achieve a pass. We do not recommend this in any circumstance. If there is a problem with your alternator, you should have it repaired or replaced as soon as possible.

What happens when we replace your alternator?

  • Our efficient and fully qualified mechanics will test the voltage output of the alternator, inspect the car’s electrical systems and all alternator ancillaries (drive belts, cables, etc.).
  • Wherever necessary, the alternator will be replaced, and you will be advised of any other connected or associated problems arising from its malfunction.
  • You will also be advised of any other parts that may need to be replaced for the best operation and health of your vehicle.
  • Once the faulty alternator has been replaced, our mechanics will test it thoroughly to ensure the correct running of the new part and make any adjustments required for its premium operation.

What causes an alternator to stop working correctly?

An alternator might break down due to a bearing failure, preventing the rotor from spinning freely. Fluid leaks or a too tight belt (or a loose belt slipping) can also cause damage and premature wearing.

Symptoms of a malfunctioning alternator

When the battery is flat

If your battery is flat and refuses to accept charge through normal driving, then your alternator could be the problem.

The lights aren’t as bright as normal

If your headlamps aren’t as bright as normal or the function of other electrical components is weak, your alternator may not be supplying as much charge to the battery as it needs.

The battery warning light is illuminated on the dashboard

All warning lights are an indicator that a sensor has detected a failed component or poor operation. A battery warning light could be connected to your alternator performance.

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