Alternator Repair in Kingswood

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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 Kingswood (12 found)
Elite Tyre and Autocare
48 Jobs Completed
Bristol
4.4 / 5

"We are a family run business with over 20 years of experience, we have 2 garages one in Yate and one in Thornbury. We under take all car repairs i.e. clutches, cambelts,

GR Auto Services Ltd
354 Jobs Completed
Bristol
4.1 / 5

We are one of the largest family owned independent garages in Yate, near Bristol. GR Auto Services have been servicing, carrying out MOT's and repairing most makes and mo

Pearce Bros (Yate)
54 Jobs Completed
YATE
3.0 / 5

Pearce Bros is a family owned company. We have been in business for 25 years. We are also a BOSCH car service centre. All our technicians regularly attend the latest BOSC

Autocheck Car Care Centre
Member since 13 December 2018
Taitshill Industrial Estate

The garage was established in 1992, and currently employs six people. It provides MOT testing for all classes including servicing, mechanical repairs, air conditioning an

Brunel Auto Electrics
Member since 11 November 2014
Iron Acton

"Business established in 1993. I have 25 years experience of repairing vehicle electrics. I have the latest up to date diagnostic, and test equipment, and I live by the

M + N Motor Services
Member since 24 November 2011
Stonehouse

"M + N Motor services are a long established independent garage, specialising in all models of Renault vehicles. For a competitive price, we are able to carry out all typ

Drive Vauxhall Yate
Member since 29 September 2014
Iron Acton

At Drive Vauxhall Yate, we promise the highest industry standards and a hassle-free, great value experience every time. Paul and his team provide the best advice, care &a

Bear Street Garage
Member since 11 November 2015
Wotton Under Edge

We are a long established Garage based in Wotton Under Edge. We are a Ford Dealer but also offer service and repairs to all makes and models. We are an MOT station. We

Bank Yard Garage
Member since 02 October 2018
wotton under edge

Nigel and Steve who have been friends for 37 years long shared an interest of motorbikes, cars and vans and between them have over 25 years of involvement in mechanics. N

IST Auto Solutions
Member since 27 September 2016
Bristol

We are the garage you've been looking for, a reliable, independent, service, repair and MOT workshop with experienced and professional grown up mechanics who know their s

Interpro Automotive Ltd
Member since 03 April 2017
Bristol

Whatever you need to help keep your car or light commercial vehicle on the road, we can help. We can carry out all kinds of services and repairs, including maintaining ma

Chipping Sodbury Motor Company
Member since 13 April 2015
Chipping Sodbury

The team to go to for service you can trust, at a price you can count on. Here at Chipping Sodbury Motor Company we aim to provide you with an unrivalled experience w

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Alternator Repair in Kingswood
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 Kingswood

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 Kingswood
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Ford£364.48
Volkswagen£379.01
BMW£285.28

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 29/06/2022 and 27/09/2022.

Gary from Complete Mechanics explains the workings of the alternator