Alternator Repair in Bideford

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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 Bideford (6 found)
Bathwick Tyres Bideford - Team Protyre
15 Jobs Completed
Bideford
4.0 / 5

Bathwick Tyres - Bideford - Team Protyre team pride themselves on providing an exceptional level of customer service. The centre joined the Protyre network in 2018. The c

JK Auto-Tek.
10 Jobs Completed
Bideford
5.0 / 5

Here at JK Auto-Tek we pride ourselves in providing a professional service and carrying out repairs to your vehicle to a very high standard using only O.E. quality parts

Passion4Cars
Member since 22 October 2021
Bideford

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

Sii mobile mechanic
Member since 22 October 2021
Westwade ho

Hi I’m a mobile mechanic and also have a garage in westward ho I’m £30 hour and call out are £20 plus my hourly rate

Monkleigh Garage
Member since 22 October 2021
Bideford

"Monkleigh Garage was established in 1963 and is a friendly family-run business in the village of Monkleigh, which is near Bideford in North Devon. It is located 6 miles

E Tyres North Devon
Member since 22 October 2021
Barnstable

"Etyres is a mobile tyre fitting company with a branch in the North Devon area. We operate a mobile service which means we go to our customer to fit the tyres, whether th

Alternator Repair in Bideford
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.

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