Alternator Repair in Bedford

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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 Bedford (65 found)
Automotive Services (Eastern) Ltd
358 Jobs Completed
Bedford
4.3 / 5

Welcome to Automotive Services, we have many years' experience in all aspects of the motor trade. Our team is highly experienced and fully trained to provide a service wh

Homan Tyres
8 Job Completed
Kempston
5.0 / 5

We are members of the Bosch Car Service Network which is a national network of independent garages. Our objective is to provide you with a friendly and professional servi

Juniors autos
89 Jobs Completed
Bedford
4.9 / 5

Based in bedfordshire Availability; Monday to Sunday Am to PM We can price match and beat quotes!

Prestige Auto Solutions Ltd
391 Jobs Completed
St Neots
4.8 / 5

We are an established local independent garage and are proud to be members of Autofirst Network and an RAC Approved Garage – a nationwide network of independent garages o

Formula One Autocentres - Bedford
586 Jobs Completed
Bedford
3.7 / 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

Refinish Centre
18 Job Completed
Shefford
5.0 / 5

Pitstop Bedford LTD
75 Jobs Completed
Bedford
4.0 / 5

Pitstop Bedford LTD

E-Carparts T/A B S Motors
79 Jobs Completed
Sandy
3.5 / 5

Here at BS Motors we are proud to be an RAC & Trading Standards Approved Garage And Used Car Dealer,. We strive to bring you the best possible service at all times. W

Fenlake Auto Electrical Services
10 Job Completed
Bedford
5.0 / 5

ESTABLISHED 1979, FENLAKE AUTO ELECTRICAL SERVICES SPECIALISE IN CAR, COMMERCIAL, AGRICULTURAL, PLANT AND MARINE SERVICES. Fenlake is an independent authorised Bosch C

Carbon Medics Ltd
20 Jobs Completed
Bedford
5.0 / 5

With over 60 years experience combined, our team at Carbon Medics are here for all your mechanical needs. We hold a wealth of knowledge and skills that we have gained ov

SA Service Centre Ltd
10 Job Completed
St Neots
5.0 / 5

Business Overview Here At SA Service Centre we pride ourselves on being an independent garage you can trust. There are no hidden extras, we carry out all our work safely

BMWise
111 Jobs Completed
stewartby
4.9 / 5

Hi I'm Craig from BMWISE and I am independent mobile mechanic formed in 2015 having previously worked at a BMW main dealer for over 7 years. Qualified BMW & MINI tech

Auto Sportivo Bedford
3 Jobs Completed
Bedford
5.0 / 5

Are you passionate about your Italian car? Then you have definitely come to the right place! Auto Sportivo Bradford was founded in 2014 by two hard working car fanati

John R Ford and Sons Shefford
2 Job Completed
Shefford
5.0 / 5

The team to go to for service you can trust, at a price you can count on. Here at John R Ford and Sons (Shefford) Limited we aim to provide you with an unrivalled expe

Bedford MOT Centre
2 Job Completed
Bedford
5.0 / 5

Established over 25 years ago, covering all aspects of mechanical repairs and mots. We're located in town centre of Bedford.

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Alternator Repair in Bedford
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 Bedford bookings

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Alternator Prices in Bedford

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 Bedford
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Ford£373.76
Vauxhall£352.86
Volkswagen£409.82
Mercedes£459.21

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 04/07/2022 and 02/10/2022.

Gary from Complete Mechanics explains the workings of the alternator