Alternator Repair in Melksham

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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 Melksham (14 found)
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

Autocare Trowbridge
11 Jobs Completed
Trowbridge
4.5 / 5

Autocare Trowbridge as been established since 1996. We are based in Trowbridge Wiltshire. We recently moved into a much larger unite and we have the capability and facili

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

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

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

A1-tuning
Member since 29 November 2021
Trowbridge

A1-tuning is a tuning and carbon cleaning specialist who also carry out servicing and repairs. We carry out all types of repairs. We are based in westbury, but also do so

DMC Auto Engineers Ltd
Member since 15 August 2012
Trowbridge

"We are a small local company run by Steven Cade and Steven Milsom.We have been open since 2000, we have been in the motor trade in the Trowbridge area for over 20 years

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

Mattech Motor Company Ltd
Member since 12 December 2019
Trowbridge

I'm based in Trowbridge, Wiltshire. Have more than 30 years experience in car repairs. Had garage, but very expensive to run business. Now I start mobile mechanic until s

Auto-Tech
Member since 25 September 2012
Melksham

"We are located on the New Broughton Road in Melksham, Wiltshire. We can provide onsite servicing and MOT's, we look forward to receiving your enquiries. "

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Alternator Repair in Melksham
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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