Alternator Repair in Bodmin

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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 Bodmin (20 found)
PRG Ltd.
66 Jobs Completed
Wadebridge
3.9 / 5

Here at PRG Ltd. We have twenty five years experience repairing Cars, Light Commercial Vehicles and Lorries up to 18t. We can carry out a range of work at our fully equi

Atlantic Motor Services
32 Jobs Completed
Camelford
3.0 / 5

Atlantic Motor Services

SS Motors
2 Job Completed
Wadebridge
5.0 / 5

"Here at SS Motors we specialise in servicing, MOTs, brakes, exhausts, tyres, clutches, fault diagnosis, modifications and aftermarket parts ie performance suspension kit

Dukes AutoTech
45 Job Completed
St Austell
5.0 / 5

Dukes AutoTech was established by Gavin Dukes in May 2013. Initially solely a Mobile Service, the business expanded into premises when Gavin’s Wife Kerry joined in 2014.

Vospers of St Austell
Member since 24 March 2015
St Austell

The team to go to for service you can trust, at a price you can count on.Here at Vospers of St Austell we aim to provide you with an unrivalled experience when servicing

MID CORNWALL MOT CENTRE LTD
Member since 11 September 2019
Cornwall

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Bridge Road Motors
Member since 04 January 2012
St Austell

"Bridge Road Motors are an independent garage close to the centre of St Austell providing a service for the local community for over 25 years. We offer a varied range of

Hawkins Motors - St Austell
Member since 16 November 2016
St Austell

As an established Hyundai dealer, we are proud to represent the philosophy of New Thinking, New Possibilities. We believe in challenging conventions, not for the sake

Parkside Garage
Member since 23 June 2020
St Austell

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

Eyres Garage
Member since 19 January 2012
Wadebridge

"Eyres Garage in Wadebridge has been servicing and repairing cars, vans and carriages for customers in North Cornwall since 1900! Our focus on customer care and providing

P & H Motor Repairs
Member since 19 January 2012
Wadebridge

"P & H Motor Repairs are a family run garage, running for more than 20 years. We specialise in accident repair and valeting, offering competitive rates and free estimates

Handy Autos South West
Member since 11 October 2011
St Austell

Specialising in British vehicles, particularly the marques of British Leyland, Austin,Morris, Land Rover and MG Rover vehicles. I can now offer emergency recovery and OBD

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Alternator Repair in Bodmin
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 Bodmin bookings

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