Alternator Repair in Taunton

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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 Taunton (42 found)
J M Autos
224 Jobs Completed
Taunton
3.6 / 5

We are an established local independent garage and are proud to be members of Autofirst Network – a nationwide network of independent garages operating to the Network’s 6

Bridgwater Tyre and Exhausts - Team Protyre (Bristol Rd)
209 Jobs Completed
Bridgwater
4.9 / 5

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

M.R Auto Services
229 Jobs Completed
Bridgwater
5.0 / 5

As a workshop based in Bridgwater Somerset with over 16 years of experience we take away the inconvenience of having to get your vehicle to a garage as we can offer a col

Audi 4 U LTD
19 Job Completed
Bridgwater
5.0 / 5

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Bathwick Tyres Taunton - Team Protyre
237 Jobs Completed
Taunton
4.7 / 5

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

Bathwick Tyres Bridgwater East Quay - Team Protyre
46 Jobs Completed
Bridgwater
4.7 / 5

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

German Service Centre
8 Jobs Completed
Wellington
5.0 / 5

The German Service Centre is part of the Wellington Motor Group and is situated on Chelston Business Park, Wellington Somerset. It was sent up in 2015 due to demand f

Hickleys BW
29 Jobs Completed
BRIDGEWATER
4.9 / 5

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K & R Auto Services
90 Jobs Completed
Taunton
4.0 / 5

K and R Auto Services Ltd, located in Tauton, is an independent garage that has been servicing and repairing all makes of car and light commercials since 1985 using facto

WJH Mobile Mechanic
15 Jobs Completed
bridgwater
4.4 / 5

we can provide any type of service from servicing to major repairs and auto electrical work. we have experience in the form of working for high class main dealers allowin

QUEEN STREET GARAGE
7 Jobs Completed
TAUNTON
5.0 / 5

We are a family run business, located within 5 minutes walk of Taunton town centre.Our staff have over 30 years experience. All our technicians are fully qualified and at

KCS Autos
12 Jobs Completed
Wellington
5.0 / 5

Many people rely on their cars on a day to day basis. When you suffer a car breakdown it can stop you progressing through your day but at KCS Autos we can help. We're

Okee Limited
19 Jobs Completed
Wellington
5.0 / 5

We are a professional automotive garage based in Wellingtion in Somerset. Honest, trustworthy and reliable services is at the heart of all we do here at Okee. Complete m

P & P Auto Services
17 Jobs Completed
Taunton
4.9 / 5

"P and P Auto Services are a car and van repair garage based in Taunton. Established in 2008, our staff have over ten years experience in vehicle repairs and servicing,

Bridgwater Ford
3 Job Completed
Bridgwater
5.0 / 5

The team to go to for service you can trust, at a price you can count on. Here at Bridgwater Ford we aim to provide you with an unrivalled experience when servicing y

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Alternator Repair in Taunton
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.

Average rating for  Alternator Repair in Taunton bookings

5.00

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Gary from Complete Mechanics explains the workings of the alternator