Alternator Repair in Nailsea

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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 Nailsea (8 found)
Coombe Garage Tyres - Nailsea
65 Jobs Completed
Bristol
5.0 / 5

The team at Coombe Garage Tyres in Nailsea - Team Protyre, pride themselves on providing an exceptional level of customer service. The garage specialises in tyres for car

Plev Garages
77 Jobs Completed
Bristol
4.5 / 5

Looking for great value car servicing? Need a reliable MOT test centre? We are specialists offering car servicing and MOTs at great prices. We pride ourselves on our exc

Portishead tyre and MOT Centre
3 Job Completed
Bristol
5.0 / 5

Your local independent garage, Portishead Tyre & MOT Centre, is situated in Portishead Bristol BS206PY We cater for a variety of motoring needs, offering quality ty

Quick Lane - Portishead
Member since 06 August 2021
Portishead

Dear customer, My name is Neil and I am delighted to welcome you to Quick Lane Tyre & Autocentre Portishead; your local tyre and car maintenance experts. My team

Merrin Auto Services
Member since 04 March 2013
Pill

My name is Nathan Merrin and Merrin Auto Services is my mobile Car Mechanic service based in Bristol. I am a highly skilled and experienced car mechanic that offers a fri

Yatton Garage Services
Member since 14 August 2017
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Avantgarde Automotive
Member since 06 March 2013
Clevedon

"Your Mercedes-Benz specialist serving Martock, Yeovil, and the Surrounding areas in Somerset. We look forward to receiving your enquiries. "

Holders Of Congresbury Ltd
Member since 30 June 2020
Nr Bristol

We are a memeber of Unipart Car Care Centres. We believe we are offering our customers something special by recruiting a wide network of quality, independent garages t

Alternator Repair in Nailsea
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 Nailsea

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 Nailsea
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Citroen£464.33
BMW£353.15
Volvo£424.47

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 01/07/2022 and 29/09/2022.

Gary from Complete Mechanics explains the workings of the alternator