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Here at Bellwood Rewinds Limited we have many years of experience with regards the servicing and maintenance of your diesel generating sets. We believe that our many approaches to your servicing and repair needs offers complete transparency and minimal disruption for our clients, thus building long term trusting relationships. As specialists in generator servicing, we are here to answer your questions.
Servicing your generator
We offer part and full service packages for your generators, including the following:
- 24/7 breakdown cover
- Winter servicing and maintenance
- Major and minor engine servicing
- Engine oil and coolant analysis
- Electrical component testing and inspection
- Control panel upgrades
- Alternator checks and fault diagnosis
- Large stocks of spares at our Hartlepool works
- Our own fleet of hire generators
- A large range of new and used generators in stock up to 500kva
- Our own resistive load banks for the on-site testing of your machines
- Wireless diagnostic equipment to communicate with most makes of commercial engines such as Catterpillar, Perkins, Scania, Volvo, John Deere, Mitsubishi, Doosan and many more…
In addition to the above on-site services we have our 12,000 sq. ft. works in Hartlepool where we can carry out alternator rewinds up to 2000Kva, panel modifications, alternator reconfigurations, engine repairs and much more.
Our workmanship is guaranteed as all of our engineers are fully time served and trained to use the latest diagnostic methods.
For all your generator servicing needs
You will have a dedicated contact who will be your point of call should you have any inquiries about your machine. We can carry out immediate breakdown visits or scheduled visits to suit your requirements. We can also arrange night time and or weekend working to suit your needs.
To ensure your machine is kept in tip top condition with generator servicing, please call our sales team now on 01429 264097.
Frequently asked questions
Generally speaking, the more regularly your generator is called into action, the more frequently it should be used, however, this isn’t always the case. Depending on how much your back up power source is used, you might want to consider having it serviced annually, although some prefer to opt for every 6 months (or every 400 hours, depending on which comes first). For a small one-off cost each year, you will can help to avoid any major problems further down the line.
Regardless of use, your generator should undergo regular maintenance and oil changes. Over time, additives can break down in the oil which may lead to reduced performance. Oil should be changed after every 50-60 hours of your generator being used to ensure years of reliability.
Your diesel generator may become faulty without you realising it, especially if it isn’t used for some time. It’s a wise idea to check that your generator is working every so often to avoid major problems cropping up at the worst possible moment. Annual servicing and maintenance will give you peace of mind that your backup generator will work when you need it to.
The cost of generator service and repairs can depend on the work involved, whether the generator is portable or standby and whether the set is a low end model or a high end model. More powerful generators will often require extra maintenance, as will sets that have undergone more usage throughout the year. It’s a wise idea to call for a quote before you book your annual generator service.
Well, that depends on the specifications of the engine manufacturer. Generally, high quality 30-weight detergent is acceptable for summer conditions; quality 10W-30 is acceptable for winter conditions, but be sure to refer to your engine manual for oil recommendations.
Removing the gasoline is always a good idea when you’re going to be storing your generator for a long period of time, especially if you plan on storing it inside. It’s never advisable to store combustible materials inside of your home, as the result can be very severe.
Like we mentioned above, it’s not a good idea to store gas in a generator. However, if you’re storing gas in a can for your generator, a fuel stabiliser is definitely a good idea. If you require additional information, we offer generator servicing to all of our clients.
We can do this for you as we offer generator servicing to all of our customers, but if you’d like to do it yourself, it’s important to know that regular generator servicing involves changing the oil. A good tip is to run your generator for a few minutes first, to get the engine warm as this will help the oil and other contaminants to drain easier. You will then need to place an oil catcher under the oil pan and remove the cap, replace the cap and change the oil filter. Now you can add the recommended oil and restart the generator, after running for a few minutes you should turn the generator off and check the oil level again. This is one of the most important services that you can perform on your generator, but we can perform it for you if you require professional generator servicing services.
This will vary a lot depending on your generator, its capacity, the size of its tank and the size of the load you are placing on it. We recommend checking with the manufacturer to learn more about your generator. If you think your generator is under-performing and you’d like a professional to take a look, bring it to us for generator servicing.
Book your annual generator service
Bellwood can provide load bank testing to test how well your generator operates under a range of loads. Find out more about our load bank testing, here.
When it comes to service and repairs, Bellwood Rewinds is the company you can depend on to provide a value for money service. We guarantee all completed work, offering specialist support for those of you that have any questions following our routine checks and repairs.