Alternator Repair in Yate

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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 Yate (11 found)
GR Auto Services Ltd
361 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)
56 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

Frampton Garage.
Member since 28 March 2019
Bristol

We are a local, family-run garage located in the heart of the Frampton Cotterell village. We are easily accessible from Yate, the ring road and M32. We have a combination

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

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

M H Diagnostics Mobile Mechanic
Member since 18 January 2012
Cotterell

"MH Diagnostics offers a comprehensive mobile mechanic service. We specialise in Vehicle Diagnostics, MOTs and Servicing, Repairs, Alarm Installation and much more. Our m

BS Auto Maintenance
Member since 07 December 2011
Winterbourne

"BS Auto Maintenance have over 30 years of experience, providing a reliable and comprehensive vehicle repair service in and around Bristol. BS Auto Maintenance specialise

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

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 Yate
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 Yate

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 Yate
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Volkswagen£416.45
Citroen£480.50
Volvo£422.75
Ford£465.71
BMW£381.18

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 08/07/2022 and 06/10/2022.

Gary from Complete Mechanics explains the workings of the alternator