Alternator Repair in Bedminster

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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 Bedminster (84 found)
PC Motors.
510 Jobs Completed
Bristol
4.2 / 5

Established in 1980, our main workshop is located in the Horfield area of Bristol. We have a thirty year heritage of being Volkswagen Audi Group (VAG) specialists. As suc

Bond Motor Services
68 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

Protyre Bristol (Church Rd)
469 Jobs Completed
Bristol
4.3 / 5

The Protyre Bristol centre on Church Road, Lawrence Hill has had a mixed history. Originally built as a cinema before being demolished in the late 1950's and redeveloped

Formula One Autocentres - Bristol
1139 Jobs Completed
Bristol, Avon
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

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
157 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.

Bathwick Tyres Bristol Bishopsworth - Team Protyre
42 Jobs Completed
Bristol
2.3 / 5

Bathwick Tyres - Bristol - Bishopsworth - Team Protyre team pride themselves on providing an exceptional level of customer service. The centre joined the Protyre network

Westbourne Motors - Bristol
761 Jobs Completed
Bristol
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

Formula One Autocentres - Longwell Green
627 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

Wessex Garages - Bristol
16 Job Completed
Bristol
5.0 / 5

Wessex Garages is an established Nissan specialist based in Bristol, Cardiff and Gloucester. We are passionate about what we do and provide friendly and helpful customer

Beauley Motor Services
8 Job Completed
Southville
5.0 / 5

"Welcome to Beauley Motor Services in Southville, a long established, family run garage. Being a small independent business, we like to think you're treated better and c

Soundwell Service & Repair Centre
67 Jobs Completed
St George
4.9 / 5

We are a local independent garage serving Kingswood, St George and the surrounding area. Our friendly and professional staff will be happy to help with all your motoring

Autospeed Servicing and MOT
140 Jobs Completed
Bristol
4.9 / 5

Here at Autospeed we offer our customers a fast, friendly service at very competitive prices. We carry out all forms of repairs, maintenance work, servicing and MOT’s wi

TBD vehicle care
335 Jobs Completed
Bristol
4.9 / 5

Welcome to TBD Vehicle Care. We are an independent garage based in Bristol dedicated to providing an exceptional standard of workmanship. With over 25 years experience in

Brunel Tyres & Autocare
121 Jobs Completed
BRISTOL
4.6 / 5

We are a family owned independent garage located a mile from Bristol city centre. We have always prided ourselves in putting our customers first and have always been foc

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Alternator Repair in Bedminster
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 Bedminster bookings

4.50

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Alternator Prices in Bedminster

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 Bedminster
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Audi£499.80
BMW£337.18
Citroen£480.50
Volvo£422.75
Ford£364.74

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 29/06/2022 and 27/09/2022.

Gary from Complete Mechanics explains the workings of the alternator