Alternator Repair in Bridport

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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 Bridport (5 found)
Motorsparks Ltd
Member since 26 July 2013
Beaminster

Mobile auto electrician serving Dorset Somerset and Devon. We can carry out installation of aftermarket equipment to electrical fault finding and diagnostic. We look forw

Harbour Bonfield Garage
Member since 02 September 2015
Bridport

The team to go to for service you can trust, at a price you can count on. Here at Harbour Bonfield Garage Limited we aim to provide you with an unrivalled experience

Greig and Allen Birdport Ltd
Member since 12 May 2011
Bridport

"Greig and Allen are based in Bridport and offer MOT tests, car servicing, bodywork, and mechanical repairs. We have a skilled team of mechanics and modern equipment and

Motorspark
Member since 13 October 2016
Beaminster

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ATS Euromaster Bridport
Member since 12 August 2017
Bridport

Here at ATS Euromaster in Bridport you will find a team of experts offering our customers a range of tyres and vehicle maintenance at competitive prices. We stock wel

Alternator Repair in Bridport
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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