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27 Reviews

Garage serving Worthing, 15 years of experience

RD9 Automotive Group was founded in 2020 by Ryan Day. Ryan started his mechanical career at Porsche as an apprentice in 2007, and remained working for the brand until 2020, as a Gold Certified, Master Techni...

234 Reviews

Garage serving Worthing, 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...

60 Reviews

Garage serving Worthing, 16 years of experience

I joined the army in 2002 as a tank driver. I carried out my level 1 and 2 NVQ in motor mechanics where I worked on all different types of vehicles from tanks car’s, Land Rover, lorry’s and tractors. When I ...

14 Reviews

Garage serving Worthing, 21 years of experience

The Tyre Man is a family run business with over 20 years of experience in the tyre fitting industry, based in Steyning, West Sussex. We offer a comprehensive range of vehicle services including mobile tyr...

100 Reviews

Garage serving Worthing, 11 years of experience

I have been in the trade for over 10 years and I began my career by completing my apprenticeship with Boston Manor Service Station in London and was with the business for around 7 years. I moved to another g...

506 Reviews

Garage serving Worthing, 13 years of experience

I began my career at South Downs College and gained my NVQ levels 1&2 and soon after I started I set-up my own business in 2004 trading as Joseph Bloomfield Mobile Mechanic. The business covers all makes/mo...

108 Reviews

Mobile mechanic serving Worthing, 15 years of experience

I started my automotive career when I left school in Hungary in the 1990's. I then went to college and studied automotive technical engineering. Following this I worked at a local independent garage for 5 ye...

22 Reviews

Mobile mechanic serving Worthing, 30 years of experience

I completed my apprenticeship at BMW almost 30 years ago. Then I spend some years at Toyota where I was awarded ‘Pro technician’ title. Worked at an independent specialist where I gained knowledge and expe...

102 Reviews

Garage serving Worthing, 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...

112 Reviews

Garage serving Worthing, 40 years of experience

Are you looking for a well established and reliable company that can provide car servicing and repairs in Wickham? If you need help with your vehicle, look no further than Southwick Road Motor Repairs. We...

256 Reviews

Garage serving Worthing, 25 years of experience

DK Autos specialise in all aspects of vehicle repairs, servicing and MOT's, with 24hour recovery breakdown service. We offer a vehicle collection and return service for all of our customers. We appreciate ...

157 Reviews

Garage serving Worthing, 40 years of experience

I completed my apprenticeship with Blox Services in London and subsequetly spent 13 years there before the business closed down. My move after Blox Services was to a well known security company called Securi...

16 Reviews

Mobile mechanic serving Worthing, 22 years of experience

Hello, I'm Grant Foster, owner of Fosters Auto Repairs. I have have over twenty years of experience and am fully qualified in light vehicle repairs. I provide a 25 mile radius mobile mechanic service around ...

336 Reviews

Mobile mechanic serving Worthing, 20 years of experience

Roadside Mobile Mechanics was set-up in 2018 as a new business by owner Joe Turley. Prior to this business, Joe has over 20 years mechanical experience working in both independent & main dealer garages as we...

47 Reviews

Mobile mechanic serving Worthing, 9 years of experience

We pride ourselves in professionalism and keeping to the highest standard we offer dealer quality service to your door! We are a small team based in South London with 2 technicians on the road and growing. W...

Want to learn more about Alternator repairs in Worthing?

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

Yes, many garages in Worthing 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 Worthing.

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

Yes, Worthing 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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Recent Alternator repair quotes in Worthing

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£255.11

Alternator replacement

BMW 3 Series
Worthing
£254.72

Alternator replacement

Audi A5
Worthing
£282.88

Alternator replacement

Citroen C5
Worthing
£322.00

Alternator replacement

Vauxhall Vivaro
Worthing

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