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1138 Reviews

Garage serving Newbury, 20 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 ...

33 Reviews

Mobile mechanic serving Newbury, 16 years of experience

I started my career with Ford where I completed my apprenticeship for 3 years and obtained my City & Guilds qualifications. I moved to Mazda where I was for over 2 years. I worked with Thames Valley Police f...

29 Reviews

Garage serving Newbury, 10 years of experience

10 Years Experience with 6 years as VW Specialist and Mobile Mechanic for the last 2 years , very Knowledgeable , self-motivated, reliable, responsible and hard working person, excellent diagnostic and probl...

233 Reviews

Garage serving Newbury, 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...

190 Reviews

Garage serving Newbury, 8 years of experience

Mobile mechanic services covering servicing, maintenance, oil change, brakes, MOT appointments and failure repairs, as well as bodywork repair and painting. Previous experience in a BMW service centre as ...

254 Reviews

Garage serving Newbury, 15 years of experience

Reading auto independent garage, we offer MOT repairs, wiring, clutches, gearbox, timing chains, timing belts water pumps, diagnosing checks services, tyres, ac filling and much more, with years of experienc...

70 Reviews

Garage serving Newbury, 12 years of experience

Graduated from university at 2008 from engineering background. Been relating in motortrade for over 12 years in different roles. Have work as full time mechanic for different garages and the last 5 years...

5 Reviews

Garage serving Newbury, 5 years of experience

As a child I helped my dad repair vehicles, and that is where my passion for vehicles began. In my teenage years I worked in my uncle's garage on the weekends, and this is where I learned lots of my basic kn...

Sms

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Garage serving Newbury, 20 years of experience

Jon owns and operates SMS Autocare and has been running the business for over 15 years in the Slough area. Prior to setting up SMS Autocare Jon completed his apprenticeship and was then a mobile mechanic for...

296 Reviews

Garage serving Newbury, 8 years of experience

Welcome to AIC Maintenance Group - We Offer a Specialist Mobile Mechanic Service at your home or work place throughout West Sussex, Hampshire & Surrey Are you looking for a professional car mechanic who can...

102 Reviews

Garage serving Newbury, 10 years of experience

If your car needs a mechanical repair, or if it has broken down or simply won't start. I am based locally and able to offer a truly mobile repair solution throughout the Berkshire. I am fully insured a...

59 Reviews

Mobile mechanic serving Newbury, 19 years of experience

Mobile mechanic offering the following services for all makes and models. Servicing Repairs Diagnostics MOTs. Previously worked for the biggest fleet management service for the UK, servicing and re...

44 Reviews

Garage serving Newbury, 7 years of experience

I am a fully qualified car mechanic. I finished 3 years of practice and school in the Renault service. I have a Joureyman Certificate in the profession Motor Vehicle Mechanic. Later I worked in a private ...

250 Reviews

Garage serving Newbury, 25 years of experience

I started my career at 16 years old at a ford main dealer studying for my qualifications at the same time. Moved from ford and started building cars for films (And in the back ground started as a part tim...

49 Reviews

Garage serving Newbury, 34 years of experience

With a combined 34 years experience in Motor Vehicle repair, we (Lee and Ryan) have worked on various different vehicle makes and models during this time. The knowledge and experience we have gained over the...

Frequently asked questions about alternator repair & replacements in Newbury

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

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

Yes, many garages in Newbury 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 Newbury.

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

Yes, Newbury 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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