At GCCEM, we are your local mechanical and auto-electrical experts.
When it comes to repairing and replacing your alternator, we use the highest quality parts. With a team of industry professionals working on your vehicle, you can feel confident that you’re getting a reliable solution each and every time.
Alternators are a vital component of your vehicle, without it you won’t get very far. If you’re having trouble starting your vehicle or the battery light is on, make sure you ask us to perform one of our free alternator output tests.
An explanation of alternators
The alternator is responsible for supplying electrical power to your vehicle. The battery is the electrical storage device needed to start your engine but once the engine is running it won’t last long on just the battery alone. The alternators job is to re-charge the battery for your next start and also to power vehicle components such as lighting, control units, fans, fuel pump, injectors and much more.
Alternators are generally driven by the engine’s fan belt and have a varied output depending on vehicle demands. To see a video on how an alternator works, please click here.
Trust our knowledgeable staff to get the job done right
At GCCEM, we are committed to offering our valued customers top of the range solutions for all their mechanical and auto-electrical needs. We do this by employing a team of highly qualified professionals who know how to produce exceptional results each and every time. We specialise in quality, cost-effectiveness and unparalleled customer service to ensure that your experience is seamless each and every time. So whether you are seeking effective alternator repairs, a safety certificate or want to maintain your cars air conditioning system, we are the professionals to call.
Need a replacement alternator?
At GCCEM, we provide a huge range of alternators to suit all vehicle models, whether you need a replacement for your car, truck, bus, equipment or boat! Simply ask us for advice and we can ensure we pair the right alternator to your vehicle.
We can supply alternators to suit all budgets including genuine OEM units, aftermarket and remanufactured/reconditioned units. We can get our hands on specific alternators that aren’t that common or modify one slightly different to suit. GCCEM also stocks a wide range of reconditioned alternators that we have reconditioned in house, which might assist for those hard to find units.
We also do alternator repairs on the Gold Coast, providing you with all of your available options as well as our professional advice so you can proceed in the most cost-effective manner.
Can my alternator be repaired?
Yes, in many cases we can repair the alternator by installing new parts to it, but we will advise you to whether it’s more economical for you to fix or replace your alternator. In these times, with the quality units available through us that come with long warranty periods, it may just be better long term to replace the unit.
How can I tell if there’s a problem with my alternator?
One of the first signs there might be a problem with your alternator is if a warning light comes on. Often this will be a battery symbol, but it doesn’t necessarily mean there is a battery problem.
If your battery keeps going flat, the alternator is making unusual noises or if it’s just not keeping up electrically bring either your unit or vehicle to us and we can check it out.
What are some common alternator faults?
The most common problems to arise with a faulty alternator are worn carbon brushes, worn sliprings, bearings or a faulty rectifier.