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104 Reviews

Garage in Bedford, 9 years of experience

No job is too big if you have the knowledge about it. I started my career in 2015. Offer mechanical and electrical diagnostics and repair. I mostly specialise in VAG group. As an independent business previou...

399 Reviews

Mobile mechanic serving Bedford, 28 years of experience

I started work with Ford dealership then moving to various dealers Vauxhall was my favourite. Once I qualified I went to work with the aa really enjoyed that job as it tested my knowledge and skill set. Move...

161 Reviews

Garage serving Bedford, 23 years of experience

In total I have over 20 years of experience. The last 11 years I have worked for Ford Service Centre where I have also carried cars and vans repairs.

62 Reviews

Garage serving Bedford, 20 years of experience

We are a family run business, who pride ourselves on quality and affordability. Sammy Jay has over 20 years experience in cars, busses, trucks, etc. We strive to meet all our customer demands. We offer, serv...

236 Reviews

Mobile mechanic serving Bedford, 10 years of experience

Hi I’m Michal. I've been doing cars for about 10 years specifically for Vehicle Mechanical, Electrical and Trim (MET) Technician last 2.5 years. Had lots of training in recent VW group technology so that’...

145 Reviews

Garage serving Bedford, 27 years of experience

I began my career when I was 17 in an independent garage and gained experience and then I worked in main dealerships for a period of time working with BMW, VW & Ford to name a few. I also worked with the AA ...

122 Reviews

Garage serving Bedford, 12 years of experience

I've been in the trade for 12 years and in that time i have worked at main dealers carrying out Diagnostic work as well as repairs of all sorts by following the main dealer expectations. I have also had expe...

74 Reviews

Mobile mechanic serving Bedford, 24 years of experience

I completed my apprenticeship at Mercedes Benz qualifying as a light vehicle technician. I am on the professional register with the IMI. I have experience in diagnostics, electrics and vehicle maintenance. I...

569 Reviews

Mobile mechanic serving Bedford, 9 years of experience

3 years at AVS where I started my mechanics as an apprentice, mastering general repairs and servicing on a wide range of vehicles , 2 years as a fast fitter in car giant. Perfecting replacing brakes, tyres ...

7 Reviews

Garage serving Bedford, 12 years of experience

Mobile mechanic with 12 years motor trade experience including 2 years with Audi and 3 years with BMW.

33 Reviews

Garage serving Bedford, 15 years of experience

I have 15 years on working with cars, motorbikes and commercial commercials vehicles. Some of the services I offer include, mobile mechanic service, diagnostic, service, brakes, suspension, exhaust systems, ...

614 Reviews

Garage serving Bedford, 45 years of experience

I started out in a VW franchise dealer in 1997 undertaking my apprenticeship. Having spent 4 years there I moved onto a more senior role at another VW franchise dealership where I spent another 3 years. Foll...

115 Reviews

Garage serving Bedford, 9 years of experience

Qualified mobile mechanic with 9 years of experience working on various makes and models of cars. Specialising in VW/Audi brand

32 Reviews

Garage serving Bedford, 6 years of experience

At speedy spanner ltd I am a mobile mechanic who aim to provide professional service it’s our dedication that differentiates us from other car repair shops. I am continuously training my self to provide t...

119 Reviews

Mobile mechanic serving Bedford, 16 years of experience

Been working in garages for 16 years. The last year been doing mobile mechanics. I love taking on new challenges and getting stuck in. I offer a wide range of repairs including diagnostics, servicing, brake...

Frequently asked questions about alternator repair & replacements in Bedford

Read our answers to questions about alternator repair costs, symptoms and more.

What does an alternator replacement in Bedford involve?

  • Mechanic will inspect the car's battery charging system.
  • Mechanic will inspect the alternator's ancillaries (drive belt, cables etc.)
  • Mechanic will test the voltage output of the alternator.
  • If necessary, the mechanic will replace the alternator.
  • Mechanic will advise if any other parts of the electric system need to be replaced.
  • Mechanic will test the charging system and will test drive the car.

What are the symptoms of a bad alternator?

  • When the battery warning light on the car's dashboard has lit up.
  • When the battery is not being recharged

How long does it take a mechanic to replace an alternator?

On average, alternator replacement times can range from 1 hour to 2.5 hours with an average of just over 1 hour. The time that the job takes will depend on a number of factors, like your vehicle's make and model, year, as well as other factors. Select your car at the top of this page for information on job time and cost for your vehicle through ClickMechanic.

What are the signs of a bad alternator?

If the battery light remains on with the ignition (and does not go out once the charging is in operation), or comes on with the engine running then there is an issue with the alternator generating power and the battery will not be recharged. It is important to get a professional mechanic to check the issue as soon as possible.

Is a faulty alternator an MOT failure?

No, a car will not fail its MOT on an alternator issue itself. The alternator is not checked as part of the MOT, but a garage may flag it as something to address outside of an MOT to help ensure your vehicle will be able to charge its battery as intended.

How do I check if my car alternator is working properly?

The easiest way to check if your alternator is working is to start the car and let it idle. Then, turn on all of the car's accessories one at a time. If the car's battery dies while the accessories are on, then the alternator is not working.

Additionally, the battery should be tested for voltage. If the battery is low, the alternator may not be charging the battery. Depending on the electrical system, a voltmeter reading in the 13.8 to 15.3 volt range with the engine running, lights and accessories off, generally indicates that the alternator is working as it should be.

What happens when the car alternator fails while I am driving?

If your alternator dies while driving, your car will eventually lose power and come to a stop. You may notice the first signs of a dying alternator with dimmed interior lights and warning lights on the dashboard. The best thing to do in this case is find a safe place to stop and call for professional help.

How do I fix a bad alternator?

In most cases the alternator would be replaced if it bad or faulty. Alternators can be refurbished but often getting a new one fitted is more cost-effective. An alternator is an electrical component that is key to supplying power to your car so fixing it is a job best left to qualified technicians.

Can Bedford garages offer home collection and delivery for alternator repair?

Yes, many garages in Bedford are able to offer collection and delivery for an alternator repair. With ClickMechanic collection & delivery is free if your vehicle is drivable. Once booked a mechanic will pick up the vehicle on the day and time of your choice, do the work, and return the vehicle at a time convenient to you. Simply enter your vehicle registration number and postcode to get an upfront price for a alternator repair in Bedford.

Can Bedford mobile mechanics do alternator repair at my home or office?

Yes, Bedford mobile mechanics can do an alternator repair at your home or office, provided there is a safe and sufficient space to conduct the repair or replacement. With ClickMechanic, once booked for a date and time of your choice, your booking will be offered to vetted mobile mechanics in your area.

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