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Garage in Oxfordshire, 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...

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Garage in Oxfordshire, 10 years of experience

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Garage in Oxfordshire, 20 years of experience

After qualifying with a distinction in Mechanical Engineering from Oxford College, I have worked in various workshops over the past 20 years gaining a wealth of experience and knowledge. This included workin...

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Garage serving Oxfordshire, 20 years of experience

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Garage serving Oxfordshire, 6 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 ...

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Mobile mechanic serving Oxfordshire, 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...

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Garage serving Oxfordshire, 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...

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Garage serving Oxfordshire, 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...

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Garage serving Oxfordshire, 53 years of experience

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Garage serving Oxfordshire, 14 years of experience

We aim to provide the best possible service to all our customers. Treat your vehicle with care and respect Ensure your vehicle is inspected by a trained and qualified member of staff Examine the vehicle a...

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Garage serving Oxfordshire, 10 years of experience

I began my career through Mercedes Benz where I was for 1 year before moving the to AA for a year and onto OnTime Recovery Services for 2 years. In 2010 I took the decision after getting great previous exper...

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Garage serving Oxfordshire, 10 years of experience

Whether your vehicle needs routine service or emergency repair, you can trust our team of experts. We cater to our customers, you can count on us - wherever and whenever your car or van needs help. We ru...

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Garage serving Oxfordshire, 25 years of experience

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Mobile mechanic serving Oxfordshire, 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 ...

Frequently asked questions about alternator repair & replacements in Oxfordshire

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

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

Yes, many garages in Oxfordshire 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 Oxfordshire.

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

Yes, Oxfordshire 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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