Alternator Repair in Keynsham

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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 Keynsham (105 found)
PC Motors.
510 Jobs Completed
Bristol
4.2 / 5

Established in 1980, our main workshop is located in the Horfield area of Bristol. We have a thirty year heritage of being Volkswagen Audi Group (VAG) specialists. As suc

Monster Gear Garage
1058 Jobs Completed
Bristol
4.7 / 5

We are an independent 5 star garage with high experienced technicians that will take care of your vehicle, we cover a wide range of repairs like: MOT repairs Servicing

Bond Motor Services
68 Jobs Completed
Bristol
4.3 / 5

"Welcome to Bond Motor Services, a modern-thinking Motor Dealership and Repair Centre with a focus on traditional values and Service. We offer competitive Vehicle Servici

Protyre Bristol (Church Rd)
469 Jobs Completed
Bristol
4.3 / 5

The Protyre Bristol centre on Church Road, Lawrence Hill has had a mixed history. Originally built as a cinema before being demolished in the late 1950's and redeveloped

Formula One Autocentres - Bristol
1139 Jobs Completed
Bristol, Avon
4.1 / 5

Established in 1974, Formula One Autocentres set out with a mission to deliver a completely new fast-fit experience to its customers. This would feature clean, modern pre

Bathwick Tyres Bath - Team Protyre
115 Jobs Completed
Bath
4.6 / 5

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

Ac Auto Repair Kingswood
26 Jobs Completed
Bristol
4.9 / 5

We are a local family run business established in 1972 specialising in auto ac servicing and re-gas, auto electrical & mechanical maintenance We're aiming to creat

K&C garage
157 Jobs Completed
Bristol
5.0 / 5

Local family friendly garage for all car and light commercial needs including mot's servicing brakes battery's clutches welding and any other motoring needs.

Westbourne Motors Mobile - Bath
242 Jobs Completed
Bath
4.6 / 5

The Westbourne brand is the South’s leading repairer for household names such as Green Flag, AA & RAC. For the majority of repairs we can offer a mobile service

Bathwick Tyres Bristol Bishopsworth - Team Protyre
42 Jobs Completed
Bristol
2.3 / 5

Bathwick Tyres - Bristol - Bishopsworth - Team Protyre team pride themselves on providing an exceptional level of customer service. The centre joined the Protyre network

Westbourne Motors - Bristol
761 Jobs Completed
Bristol
4.6 / 5

The Westbourne brand is the South’s leading repairer for household names such as Green Flag, AA & RAC. For the majority of repairs we can offer a mobile service

HackAutoService Ltd
152 Jobs Completed
BRISTOL
3.9 / 5

VASS OF BATH
123 Jobs Completed
Bath
4.9 / 5

VW AUDI SPECIALIST VW TRAINED MASTER TECH . FULL VAG DIAGNOSTIC EQUIPMENT AS USED IN DEALER WITH CONNECTION TO GERMANY FOR SOFTWARE UPGRADES AND COMPONENT UNLOCK ON AUDI

Formula One Autocentres - Longwell Green
627 Jobs Completed
Longwell Green, Bristol
4.1 / 5

Established in 1974, Formula One Autocentres set out with a mission to deliver a completely new fast-fit experience to its customers. This would feature clean, modern pre

Wessex Garages - Bristol
16 Job Completed
Bristol
5.0 / 5

Wessex Garages is an established Nissan specialist based in Bristol, Cardiff and Gloucester. We are passionate about what we do and provide friendly and helpful customer

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Alternator Repair in Keynsham
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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Alternator Prices in Keynsham

Alternator repair prices can vary depending on your car due to differences in labour time and parts needed but you can expect to pay between £250-£300. Take a look below at the average quote on WhoCanFixMyCar.com for some of the top car makes.


Alternator Repair Cost by Car Make in Keynsham
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
BMW£337.18
Citroen£480.50
Volvo£422.75
Ford£364.74

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 28/06/2022 and 26/09/2022.

Gary from Complete Mechanics explains the workings of the alternator