Alternator Repair in Chippenham

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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 Chippenham (20 found)
Bathwick Tyres Chippenham - Team Protyre
198 Jobs Completed
Chippenham
4.1 / 5

Protyre has a history going back over 50 years in the tyre industry and at Chippenham Protyre we pride ourselves on the level of service we provide to our customers. All

Bathwick Tyres Devizes - Team Protyre
62 Jobs Completed
Devizes
3.6 / 5

Bathwick Tyres Devizes - Team Protyre, joined the Protyre network in 2018 and offer a wide range of tyres, batteries, alloy wheels and exhausts. We fit car, van and 4x4 t

AudiVW Centre.
26 Jobs Completed
Bromham
5.0 / 5

Welcome Audi VW Centre Specialist Volkswagen Audi Group Car Sales and Servicing - Volkswagen, Audi, Seat and Skoda. We are proud of our customer service and regular

Meads Of Melksham
13 Job Completed
Melksham
5.0 / 5

Mead's of Melksham is a small, family run, independent garage that undertakes servicing and repairs for all makes and models of cars and vans. Kevan Freeland opened the b

Fussell Wadman
31 Jobs Completed
Devizes
5.0 / 5

Family owned Fussell Wadman provides Devizes with Peugeot specialist and all other make services, as well as a great range of new and used cars and vans. Conveniently lo

N L Motor Services
2 Job Completed
Trowbridge
5.0 / 5

We are a small garage in Trowbridge Wiltshire, offering a friendly professional service at a fraction of the price to main dealership. We are a Vw Audi group specialist w

Hinton Services Ltd
10 Jobs Completed
Trowbridge
4.5 / 5

We, at Hinton Services located in Wiltshire, just off the A350 are ready to tackle your car's demands. Whether your problem is big or small, we can take all of your vehic

Chippenham Motor Company
Member since 17 November 2015
Chippenham

Chippenham Motor Company KIA is a new and used KIA dealer in Wiltshire. As a respected automotive retailer, we pride ourselves on our forward-thinking approach to busines

KRC Motors Ltd
Member since 30 January 2017
Bradford on Avon

Family run business with over 25 years experience. We service, repair & MOT all makes and models of cars, vans and light commercial vehicles. KRC Motors are a fam

Platinum Nissan - Bath
Member since 23 April 2021
Corsham

Using Genuine Nissan Parts and Accessories, our highly skilled teams of a Service Managers, Service Advisors and Technicians are on hand to deliver the highest levels of

S & K Autos
Member since 30 July 2019
Corsham

At S & K Autos, we pride ourselves in doing things right – first time, every time. And with our standards, doing things right means a commitment to quality and trans

Melksham CarCare Centre
Member since 07 September 2011
Melksham

"Melksham Car Care Centre is your local garage offering reliable motor repairs and servicing. Being a small independent business, we like to think you're treated better a

MVSR (Mobile Vehicle Service & Repair)
Member since 31 October 2013
Chippenham

"Mobile Vehicle Service & Repair is a Wiltshire based Mobile Mechanic service. Have your car serviced or repaired at home or at your place of work.We offer the same level

Xpo Automotive (Mobile Mechanic)
Member since 17 November 2019
Devizes

Devizes based mobile mechanics with a difference. We collect your vehicle from a location that suits you carry out the repairs at our workshop and then return your car.

Angell Motors
Member since 15 August 2012
Melksham

"Angell Motors was established in 1983. The owner, Stuart Seymour, offers a friendly and reliable service and is experienced in the repair and maintenance of all makes an

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Alternator Repair in Chippenham
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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