Top Mechanics For Alternator Repair & Replacements in Bristol
Garage in Bristol, 53 years of experience
The Company’s Roadside Assistance brand is now the preferred choice for the South of England and has become synonymous with efficiency, punctuality and courtesy resulting in all the major motoring organisati...
CHRISTOPHER, Bristol • 14th March 2023
Ford Mondeo • Alternator replacement
Garage in Bristol, 15 years of experience
4 years at a BMW specialist and MOT centre. 5 years at a small local company with vehicle recovery work and repairs.
EMMA, Bristol • 22nd February 2023
BMW 3 Series • Alternator replacement
Garage in Bristol, 40 years of experience
Carcraft Servicing and repairs has been operating since 1980 The garage offers a 5 bay workshop and an additional MOT bay for class 4 testing. We offer alloy and steel welding inc alloy wheel repairs , servi...
DANIEL, Bristol • 6th December 2022
BMW 3 Series • Alternator replacement
Mobile mechanic in Bristol, 25 years of experience
I began my mechanic career with an Austin Rover dealership and in my time there it changed to Rover and I worked in the business for around 4 years. For a number of years I worked in various businesses doing...
NICHOLAS, Bristol • 16th November 2019
Volkswagen Golf • Alternator replacement
Garage in Bristol, 24 years of experience
I began my career on the YTS scheme through an independent Ford garage. I spent some time working in independent garages gaining experience on a range of makes & models. I moved into a dealership environmen...
THOMAS, Bristol • 4th August 2019
Volvo V50 • Alternator replacement
Garage serving Bristol, 10 years of experience
Bishop autos a local mobile mechanic business set up in 2012 we are a company specialising in the mobile repair, air con and computer diagnostics of today’s vehicles We specialise in Renault and Nissan ...
CHRIS, SOUTH GLOUCESTERSHIRE • 4th January 2023
Skoda Fabia • Alternator replacement
Mobile mechanic serving Bristol, 12 years of experience
TeamK Mechanics offers repairs and servicing at customers location and convenience, this can be done while you are at home relaxing or while you are at work, removing wasted time sat in a garage waiting room...
Mobile mechanic serving Bristol, 21 years of experience
I completed my apprenticeship at Brunel Ford in Bristol for around 4 years before moving to Mercedes and Vauxhall respectively to gain valuable knowledge and understand different makes & models of cars. I h...
HANNAH, Bristol • 1st August 2022
Ford Transit Connect • Alternator replacement
Mobile mechanic serving Bristol, 8 years of experience
I qualified as a mechanic 20 years ago. I have worked on a wide range of makes of vehicles both in the Czech Republic and the UK. I specialise in VAG vehicles (VW, Audi and Skoda), though I can repair almos...
ELIZABETH, AVON • 30th July 2022
Suzuki Grand Vitara • Alternator replacement
Garage serving Bristol, 7 years of experience
Whilst completing my training and working in an independent garage for 7 years I also ran my own workshop where I pride myself in hard honest work at a good fair price and have decided to do this on a full t...
Garage serving Bristol, 10 years of experience
I began my career studying at City of Bristol College to gain my NVQ qualifications. My first role was with All About Bikes in Bristol for over 3 years before moving to Porsche Mode for 12 months then onto a...
Mobile mechanic serving Bristol, 9 years of experience
I came from hungary where i used to work at wolksvagen dealership for 3 years before that and during this 3 years i was working my father garage's because he is a mechanic aswell. Im doing this since childh...
ANDY, COUNTY • 24th November 2022
Mobile mechanic serving Bristol, 15 years of experience
I did my apprenticeship at a garage in Swindon as I studied with Northstar College. After graduating I left and went to Charlie Browns auto services for 2-3 years. Following my time at Charlie Browns I went ...
STEPHEN, Bath • 30th August 2021
Toyota RAV4 • Alternator replacement
Mobile mechanic serving Bristol, 28 years of experience
I began my career with a local garage when I left school in 1988 and in 1994 I moved to Australia and worked in a European specialist car garage for a few years before moving to work with Lamborghini for 8...
SARAH, WESTON-SUPER-MARE • 29th May 2020
Ford Focus • Alternator replacement
Garage serving Bristol, 4 years of experience
Capital MOT & Service Centre are a local, highly reliable garage offering MOT tests, services and a complete range of car maintenance repairs.All makes and models of cars, vans, MPV’s and large goods vehicle...
Frequently asked questions about alternator repair & replacements in Bristol
Read our answers to questions about alternator repair costs, symptoms and more.
What does an alternator replacement in Bristol 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 Bristol garages offer home collection and delivery for alternator repair?
Yes, many garages in Bristol 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 Bristol.
Can Bristol mobile mechanics do alternator repair at my home or office?
Yes, Bristol 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.
How much does an alternator repair cost in Bristol?
The average cost of an alternator repair in Bristol varies between £317 and £395, depending on your car's make and model. See the averages for different makes below. We consolidate industry standard data with millions of data points to give you the most accurate price.
These estimates may include Alternator. We have quotes for the top 57 manufacturers.
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- Ford US
- Great Wall
- Aston Martin
Estimates on repair costs, such as the above results for an alternator repair, are created by combining data from multiple third-party sources. The actual cost of using your local repair providers may be outside of the estimated range. We provide estimates on repair costs for information only and accept no liability for any inaccuracies or errors. If you think an estimate is incorrect, please contact us to let us know.
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Mechanics in and around Bristol
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- Attiwells Vehicle Maintenance Ltd, North Devon
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