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S H Service Centre @ MK1
Unit D, Lyon Road, Bletchley, Milton Keynes, MK1 1EX
376 Reviews
Class7 MOTs available by appointmentElectric car servicing hubService Plans From £16 Per Month

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S H Service Centre @ MK1 offer a full servicing, repair and genuine parts replacement service for all makes, models and ages of car. We also maintain, repair and carry out re-gassing of your air-conditioning. This friendly garage covers all areas near Milton Keynes.

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ARDEN PARK GARAGE SERVICES LTD
UNIT 3 WATERSIDE PARK, OLD WOLVERTON ROAD, WOLVERTON, MILTON KEYNES, MK12 5NP
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No services on Saturdays-MOT'S only

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Wolverton Car & Tyre Services
5 GLYN SQUARE, WOLVERTON, Milton keynes, MK12 5JQ
201 Reviews
BMW,Mercedes,Audi & VW service providersWe can update online service recordsMOT testing - Class 4,5 & 7 vehicles.

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We are a BMW & Mercedes independent service provider, we can update the online service record via the dealer service portal. BMW idrive KEY data and online portal will be updated. MERCEDES online digital service record will be updated. (All online service prices are a guide, BMW & Mercedes prices w...

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bridge autos mk ltd
10 Duncombe Street, Bletchley, Milton Keynes, MK2 2LY
63 Reviews
Same Day MOT AvailableGive Us A Call For Bodywork

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Bridge Autos MK Ltd is a premier garage in Milton Keynes, offering top-notch vehicle repairs, servicing, and MOT testing. Our skilled technicians specialize in diagnostics, engine repairs, and tire services. With a customer-centric approach, we ensure quality workmanship, reliability, and competitiv...

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QCD Vehicle Centre
Unit 1 Southlands Farm, Stoke Road, Stoke Hammond, MK17 9BN
79 Reviews

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We invest in the latest technologies to provide a high-level of service for our customers in Milton Keynes. Our offering includes convenient hassle-free online bookings for vehicle servicing, maintenance, diagnostics, MOT's & Tyre's. Our workshop located in Milton Keynes is equipped with the latest...

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Bridge Autocare
3 Bridgeturn Ave, Wolverton, Milton Keynes, MK12 5QL
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Let us take care of all your mechanical needs. Bridge Autocare offers quality vehicle maintenance services in Milton Keynes. We have a team of skilled technicians who only use the latest diagnostic tools and equipment. Our technicians receive ongoing training to deliver the highest quality of servi...

What is a Car Alternator?

Your alternator keeps your car’s battery charged, allowing you to start your vehicle and power your electronics. It uses your car’s drive belt to convert the mechanical energy from the crankshaft into electricity. If your alternator fails and stops charging the battery, you can struggle to keep your car moving. That’s why you should always book an alternator repair as soon as you notice a problem.

 

When Do I Need to Book an Alternator Repair?

You should book an alternator repair near you if you notice any of the following warning signs:

  • Your car is difficult or slow to start
  • You hear a whirring, whining or squealing noise from the engine
  • Your car's interior and exterior lights look dim, blink erratically, gradually fade, suddenly get brighter or don't come on at all
  • Your battery warning light comes on
  • Your speedometer stops working.
  • You can smell rubber burning.
  • Your car fails a multimeter test at a garage.

 

How Much Does an Alternator Cost in the UK?

 

Alternator Repairs cost between £100 and £700 in the UK. The average is between £150 to £300 and, while refurbished car alternators ar available, they don't offer that much of a saving.

 

What Causes the Need for a New Alternator?

 

Your alternator is a very durable component, but you can end up needing a replacement if either of the following happens:

  • The brush, a component which maintains constant electrical contact with the spinning alternator, becomes worn.
  • Your voltage regulator fails. This makes sure that the electrical charge is passed to the battery at the correct voltage.

 

Can I Fit a New Alternator Myself?

 

Yes, you can fit a new alternator yourself. However, you should not attempt the process unless you are experienced and know what you are doing. Not only can you cause extra damage to your vehicle, but a live battery can also give you a nasty shock if you don’t disconnect it properly.

To fit a new alternator yourself, you must follow this process:

  1. Disconnect the battery. You must disconnect the terminals in the right order and ensure it is completely disconnected before continuing.
  2. Disconnect the wires from the back of the alternator. Label the wires as you go so you can reconnect them all in the right place.
  3. Remove the belt from the pulley.
  4. Remove the bolts. These connect the alternator to the bracket. Once these are loose, you are then able to get the old alternator out of the car.
  5. Make sure you have the correct replacement alternator. The last thing you need is the wrong sized part.
  6. Reverse the removal steps to install the new alternator.

 

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If an alternator replacement sounds like too much hard work, enter your reg and postcode to find a garage near you to complete the work instead. You can filter by reviews, labour rate, distance or availability - whatever matters to you the most. Once you’ve compared deals and picked the most suitable garage, you can select your preferred date and time to complete the booking.

You never pay a penny until after your chosen garage has completed your alternator repairs and there are no hidden extras either. When you compare garages in Milton Keynes through BookMyGarage, you can save up to 70% vs booking an alternator replacement direct.

 

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How Long Does an Alternator Replacement Take?

 

On average, an alternator replacement takes between 1-2 hours. However, this can vary depending on what make and model of vehicle you drive.

 

How Long Does an Alternator Last?

 

If you look after your alternator by driving sensibly, it can last 8-12 years without needing any repairs. Book a car service regularly to keep your car in good condition and avoid putting unnecessary stress on your alternator.

 

Driving in Milton Keynes

Designed originally to accommodate London overspill and housing congestion, Milton Keynes or ‘MK’ as it is locally known, has shed its concrete new town image and flowered into a creative and cultural hub with a thriving music, arts and literature scene.

Milton Keynes’ excellent shopping facilities keep footfall high at thecentre:mk which boasts over 300 shops and is one of the longest indoor shopping centre malls in Europe. The town has also become an extreme sports hotspot. You can water-ski, wakeboard and enjoy other water sports on Willen Lake, or head to Xscape for the UK's longest indoor real-snow ski and boarding slope, along with some superb indoor climbing facilities.

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