Alternator Repair in Trowbridge

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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 Trowbridge (24 found)
POV Tec Ltd
152 Jobs Completed
Westbury
4.8 / 5

AP Motor Services (mobile mechanic)
54 Jobs Completed
Trowbridge
5.0 / 5

Fully qualified and insured mobile vehicle technician. VW/Audi specialist but all makes and models welcome as well as light commercial vehicles. Experience: 8 years at

Protyre - Westbury
189 Jobs Completed
Westbury
3.8 / 5

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

VW Audi Autos
8 Jobs Completed
Steeple Ashton
5.0 / 5

VW Audi Seat Skoda specialist locates in Steeple Ashton Wiltshire. Coving all vehicle repairs from routine service and tyres to advanced diagnostics and electrical repair

Bathwick Tyres Trowbridge - Team Protyre
129 Jobs Completed
Bradley Road
4.2 / 5

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

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

Elkins Ford
2 Job Completed
Westbury
5.0 / 5

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

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

Autocade Motor Services
Member since 03 February 2015
Westbury

We at Autocade Motor Services, based in Westbury, Wiltshire, Autocade Motor Services is your one stop for MOTs and all comprehensive vehicle repairs. We are a family run

Platinum Nissan - Trowbridge
Member since 23 April 2021
Trowbridge

Using Genuine Nissan Parts and Accessories, our highly skilled teams of a Service Managers, Service Advisors and Technicians are on hand to deliver the highest levels of

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

Platinum - Trowbridge
Member since 08 February 2016
TROWBRIDGE

We are a Renault and Dacia main dealer with the knowledge, specific tooling and diagnostic equipment to efficiently repair and maintain all Renault and Dacia vehicles. Co

Monkton Combe Garage Ltd
Member since 22 November 2015
Trowbridge

Here at Monkton Combe Garage we aim to provide the best service and the best prices. We specialise in Servicing Repairs MOT's Clutches Brakes LPG Conversions

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Alternator Repair in Trowbridge
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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