Alternator Repair in Frome

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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 Frome (10 found)
Mells Auto Repairs
101 Jobs Completed
Frome
4.7 / 5

Specialising in diagnostic work, anything engine related, electrical repairs, air-con and general servicing. The garage is located at Mells Pit Works near Frome, BA113RH

Ricky Fenby Ltd
Member since 04 May 2017
Frome

Here at Ricky Fenby we specialise in used van sales, class 4 and 7 MOT's and all forms of mechanical repairs, maintenance and servicing work. We have a team of three ver

Platinum Hyundai - Frome
Member since 22 April 2016
FROME

We are a local, family owned company that has been established for 40 years. We pride ourselves on excellent customer service delivered by professional, knowledgeable and

Vallis Auto & Mot Centre
Member since 07 September 2011
Frome

"Vallis Auto Centre is an independent, family run auto repair centre and has been established for over ten years employing qualified technicians with a combined experienc

Barnes Coachworks Accident Repair Centre
Member since 14 September 2011
Frome

"Barnes Coachworks Ltd, based in Frome, on the Somerset and Wiltshire border, was established in 1971 by Raymond Barnes. Since then, we have earned a reputation for high

Rodden Road Cars
Member since 25 September 2012
Frome

"For a great choice in only high quality used cars, Rodden Road Cars is your number one specialist second hand car dealer. Based in Somerset, Rodden Road Cars pride thems

Motorcare Frome
Member since 21 July 2017
Frome

Motorcare Frome is a small family owned and operated vehicle service garage that was established in 1977, and as long standing members of the Retail Motor Industry Feder

A J Reynolds Car & Truck Services
Member since 21 July 2017
Frome

Located in Frome, Somerset. Employing a staff of 10 that can repair and service; cars,vans and HGVs in a well equipped 6000 sqft workshop. Welding, fabrication, hydrauli

Linwood Motors
Member since 15 August 2016
Frome

Linwood Motors is located in Frome Somerset, our MOT testing station is ideal for customers located in Trowbridge, Warminster, Corsley, Bath and Shepton Mallet. Our ga

Mobile Vehicle Diagnostics
Member since 19 February 2012
Frome

Mobile Vehicle Diagnostics is an automotive electrical repair and on-board diagnostics specialist operating in the South West of England. We use dealer level equipment

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Alternator Repair in Frome
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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