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Alternator Repairs

Why has my alternator stopped working and how can you fix it for me?

MAP Automotive are highly trained and knowledgeable with all types of alternators, understanding the common faults and signs to look out for to provide you with a straight answer quickly. Our team have close connections within the automotive industry to quickly source the exact part you need for your vehicle.

Want to find out more or have a specific question? Get in touch with our team of mechanics by either calling them directly or request a call back through the contact form. 


What is a an Alternator?

Once your engine has been started using the battery, the alternator will take over. Your car's alternator will generate electricity through the use of engine pulleys, allowing your car to continue using its electrical systems.

Car won't start or turn over?

There are a number of reasons why this could be the case. One of the most common is a faulty alternator. This is because of the range of parts that is critical to ensure the alternator works. This could be the rotor, slip rings, end bearings and even the alternator unit itself.

Our team will do everything they can to salvage the whole unit and ensure the bill is as cheap as possible.

Common Faults

  • Dead alternator - unit has a lifespan of 5 - 8 years.
  • Computer fault - system has a small glitch that tops the alternator charging.
  • Wiring problem - break or disconnections can stop the battery from charging.
  • Bad fuse - fuse could blow, disabling the alternator.
  • Broken pully - belt has snapped and stopped the alternator generating.

Looking for professional help?

Get in touch with our team today for more information and to arrange an appointment with one of our trained mechanics.