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Garage in Essex, 6 years of experience

I personally started Apex Tuning part time nearly 7 years ago and have since worked in a number of garages as well as along side some incredibly knowledgable technicians to become the succesful small busines...

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Garage in Essex, 10 years of experience

I pride myself on my work making sure I carry out all work to a excellent standard, I have been in the motor trade for 9 years plus. I started at fords as an apprentice and became a fully qualified mechanic/...

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Mobile mechanic in Essex, 13 years of experience

I started an apprenticeship for the local council where I learnt my craft and gained a lot of qualifications and experience. For the past 2 years I have been self employed carrying out mobile repairs and ser...

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Mobile mechanic in Essex, 14 years of experience

Having previously worked for one of the U.K largest used car dealership I gained valuable experience working with all makes and models for 6 years. I then moved on to further my experience and worked for a...

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Garage in Essex, 12 years of experience

We are mobile car mechanics and expert in servicing and repair in all car makes and models. We guarantee the quality of all our car service.

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Garage in Essex, 7 years of experience

I work on clutches, full services, suspension and exhaust system, tyres, brakes and breakdown services.

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Garage in Essex, 10 years of experience

10 years over all mechanical experience, 3 of these being in a main dealer. Specialising in lots of various vehicle brands. I can offer meany services with the knowledge, experience and facilities I have suc...

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Mobile mechanic in Essex, 25 years of experience

I have worked in the mechanics field for 25 years and still working in this field. I have experience on various makes and models of cars trucks heavy plant equipment. I always enjoyed working as a mobil...

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Mobile mechanic in Essex, 10 years of experience

Has your car broken down? Trying to find a reliable mechanic? We will send our mechanic to repair your vehicle. No matter how big or small the repair work is, we will do our best to get your car back in work...

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Mobile mechanic in Essex, 24 years of experience

5 years MOT tester 15 years vw audi seat skoda specialists 24 years experience on all makes and models

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Garage in Essex, 10 years of experience

I have been mot testing for nearly a decade now and have carried out diagnostics, battery replacement, services including brake pads and discs and other mechanical work. I have worked for multiple dealership...

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Garage in Essex, 14 years of experience

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Frequently asked questions about alternator repair & replacements in Essex

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

What does an alternator replacement in Essex 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 Essex garages offer home collection and delivery for alternator repair?

Yes, many garages in Essex 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 Essex.

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

Yes, Essex 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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