Alternator Repair in Bath

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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 Bath (88 found)
POV Tec Ltd
152 Jobs Completed
Westbury
4.8 / 5

Monster Gear Garage
1064 Jobs Completed
Bristol
4.7 / 5

We are an independent 5 star garage with high experienced technicians that will take care of your vehicle, we cover a wide range of repairs like: MOT repairs Servicing

AP Motor Services (mobile mechanic)
54 Jobs Completed
Trowbridge
5.0 / 5

Fully qualified and insured mobile vehicle technician. VW/Audi specialist but all makes and models welcome as well as light commercial vehicles. Experience: 8 years at

Bond Motor Services
70 Jobs Completed
Bristol
4.3 / 5

"Welcome to Bond Motor Services, a modern-thinking Motor Dealership and Repair Centre with a focus on traditional values and Service. We offer competitive Vehicle Servici

Bathwick Tyres Bath - Team Protyre
116 Jobs Completed
Bath
4.6 / 5

Protyre has a history going back over 50 years in the tyre industry and at Bath Protyre we pride ourselves on the level of service we provide to our customers. All our c

Ac Auto Repair Kingswood
26 Jobs Completed
Bristol
4.9 / 5

We are a local family run business established in 1972 specialising in auto ac servicing and re-gas, auto electrical & mechanical maintenance We're aiming to creat

K&C garage
158 Jobs Completed
Bristol
5.0 / 5

Local family friendly garage for all car and light commercial needs including mot's servicing brakes battery's clutches welding and any other motoring needs.

Westbourne Motors Mobile - Bath
242 Jobs Completed
Bath
4.6 / 5

The Westbourne brand is the South’s leading repairer for household names such as Green Flag, AA & RAC. For the majority of repairs we can offer a mobile service

HackAutoService Ltd
152 Jobs Completed
BRISTOL
3.9 / 5

VASS OF BATH
123 Jobs Completed
Bath
4.9 / 5

VW AUDI SPECIALIST VW TRAINED MASTER TECH . FULL VAG DIAGNOSTIC EQUIPMENT AS USED IN DEALER WITH CONNECTION TO GERMANY FOR SOFTWARE UPGRADES AND COMPONENT UNLOCK ON AUDI

Formula One Autocentres - Longwell Green
631 Jobs Completed
Longwell Green, Bristol
4.1 / 5

Established in 1974, Formula One Autocentres set out with a mission to deliver a completely new fast-fit experience to its customers. This would feature clean, modern pre

Mells Auto Repairs
101 Jobs Completed
Frome
4.7 / 5

Specialising in diagnostic work, anything engine related, electrical repairs, air-con and general servicing. The garage is located at Mells Pit Works near Frome, BA113RH

Bathwick Tyres Midsomer Norton - Team Protyre
20 Jobs Completed
Midsomer Norton
5.0 / 5

Bathwick Tyres - Midsomer Norton - Team Protyre, joined the Protyre network in 2018 and have an extensive range of tyres, batteries, alloy wheels and exhausts. We fit car

Lansdown lane garage ltd
128 Jobs Completed
Bath
4.5 / 5

As a garage we take on a lot of the work other garages don't engine replacements, clutches, welding we have 2 mobile vans kitted out and on the road and 2 recovery trucks

Bathwick Tyres Trowbridge - Team Protyre
128 Jobs Completed
Bradley Road
4.2 / 5

Protyre has a history going back over 50 years in the tyre industry and at Trowbridge Protyre we pride ourselves on the level of service we provide to our customers. All

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Alternator Repair in Bath
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 Bath bookings

4.33

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Alternator Prices in Bath

Alternator repair prices can vary depending on your car due to differences in labour time and parts needed but you can expect to pay between £250-£300. Take a look below at the average quote on WhoCanFixMyCar.com for some of the top car makes.


Alternator Repair Cost by Car Make in Bath
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Volkswagen£409.81
Volvo£437.20
Audi£522.45
Citroen£472.76

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 01/07/2022 and 29/09/2022.

Gary from Complete Mechanics explains the workings of the alternator