Alternator Repair in Birmingham

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Is your battery not charging? Do your headlights dim when you press the accelerator? If so, you probably have an Alternator Fault. A new alternator may be necessary to power your engine sufficiently and ensure safety.

Along with alternator repair, battery problems may also be an indication of starter motor failure.

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Top garages for Alternator Repair in Birmingham (443 found)
Formula One Autocentres - Blackheath
663 Jobs Completed
Halesowen
3.6 / 5

Established in 1974, Formula One Autocentres set out with a mission to deliver a completely new fast-fit experience to its customers. This would feature clean, modern pre

Certified Remaps Ltd. + Auto Repairs
72 Jobs Completed
Willenhall
5.0 / 5

We are Certified Remaps Ltd. + Auto Repairs, a independent garage that prides itself on completing thorough diagnostics with every job, no matter how big or small. Using

Burnt Tree Autocentre Ltd
569 Jobs Completed
Dudley
4.5 / 5

We are a memeber of Unipart Car Care Centres. We believe we are offering our customers something special by recruiting a wide network of quality, independent garages t

Gate St Autos
5 Jobs Completed
Birmingham
5.0 / 5

At Gate Street Autos, we understand that your car is more than just a vehicle - it's an essential part of your life. That's why we offer reliable and high-quality car rep

Apex Auto Repair Ltd
9 Job Completed
Walsall
5.0 / 5

Apex Auto Repair is a family owned vehicle repair centre which is operated from modern well equipped premises, staffed by fully trained and qualified technicians and conv

Sakis Auto Centre
917 Jobs Completed
Warwick Road
4.0 / 5

Sakis Auto Centre

FCG MOTORS
153 Jobs Completed
Birmingham
4.6 / 5

Welcome to FCG MOTORS, your local, friendly and independent mobile mechanic. We are based in Birmingham. We cover the Birmingham area and surrounding areas on a mobil

JT Auto Repairs
208 Jobs Completed
Walsall
4.2 / 5

Mobile mechanic based around the West Midlands, offering the best prices and best quality of work!

Ca Automotive - mobilemechanic
75 Jobs Completed
Cradley Heath
4.4 / 5

Hayers Motor Repairs ltd
1538 Jobs Completed
Wednesbury
4.7 / 5

I have 30+ years experience in the motor trade most of it I have worked for kwikfit for 25 years. We take pride in the work we do. All work fully guaranteed with the best

AA Mobile Mechanic Birmingham
53 Jobs Completed
Birmingham
5.0 / 5

Formula One Autocentres - Lye
423 Jobs Completed
Lye
4.3 / 5

Established in 1974, Formula One Autocentres set out with a mission to deliver a completely new fast-fit experience to its customers. This would feature clean, modern pre

Shaft Motors Ltd
783 Jobs Completed
Bilston
4.8 / 5

Looking for a local garage you can trust for service, repairs or Diagnostics on your car? We are happy to help you with your needs by giving you a very efficient work, re

The Mechanic.
841 Jobs Completed
Birmingham
3.9 / 5

After successfully managing a MOT station and an extremely busy work shop, I decided to set up an MOT station of my own and to make it a modern looking, state of the art

GLA Autos Ltd - Kings Heath Birmingham
375 Jobs Completed
Birmingham
4.9 / 5

We are GLA Autos Ltd - MOT Service and Repair Centre based in Kings Heath serving Birmingham and the surrounding area. We cater for all makes and models and offer a comp

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Alternator Repair in Birmingham
Frequently asked questions
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What is a car alternator?

The car's alternator performs a simple but vital job: to keep your car's battery charged. The battery is responsible for starting the car, spark plugs, lights, electrics, and sometimes power steering - quite a job - so it's essential that it's topped up - and that's what the alternator does.

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What are common problems with an alternator?

The alternator acts like a small generator: the engine spins, and the alternator turns that spinning motion into electricity. The most common problems are worn brushes (the component that maintains constant electrical contact with the spinning alternator) and a failing voltage regulator (which ensures that the charge is sent to the battery at the correct voltage.)

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What are the common symptoms of alternator problems?

Common signs of car alternator problems include the 'charge' or battery lights flashing on the dashboard, flickering or dimming headlights and interior lights and a growling or whining noise under the bonnet.

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What is the average alternator repair cost?

An alternator can be rebuilt as opposed to replaced, however in truth the difference in cost is often quite small. Either way the most common repair cost is around £150-200.

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How to test an alternator for problems

A simple way to test an alternator for problems is to do what's known as the headlight test. Park your car with the headlights on or run it in neutral, then rev the engine. If the headlights dim you could well have an alternator problem. A better test is to take your car to a garage, where a car alternator can be tested using a multimeter tool.

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What happens if my alternator breaks?

If your alternator fails, your car battery won't charge and, very soon, will have insufficient charge to start the car.

Average rating for  Alternator Repair in Birmingham bookings

4.75

44 reviews

How much does Alternator Repair cost in Birmingham?

The cost of servicing, MOT and repairs differ across the country and Alternator Repair is not any different. Labour rates will be higher or lower depending on where in the country you are. Take a look below at the average quote in Birmingham for Alternator Repair on WhoCanFixMyCar.com for some of our top car makes.


Alternator Repair Cost by Car Make in Birmingham
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Ford£454.33
Vauxhall£493.06
Volkswagen£472.41
Renault£574.75
Toyota£420.35
Audi£532.98
BMW£496.68
Nissan£425.09
Mercedes£640.76
MINI£595.85
Peugeot£442.56
Volvo£563.69

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 02/12/2023 and 01/03/2024.

Although the alternator is a relatively simple part, it plays a critical role in your vehicle’s operation, so it’s essential any alternator problems are diagnosed correctly and fixed.


Here are some of the most common signs that your alternator is on the blink:

  • The alternator warning light will be on – in most cases this is shaped like a battery but some cars will show ‘ALT’ or ‘GEN’
  • You may experience extremely bright or dimming headlights, or a speedometer that stops working
  • Drivers sometimes complain of a growling or whining noise before the alternator gives out
  • You may experience a smell of hot wires or burning rubber


The average alternator repair cost is between £200 and £300, depending on the model of your , so it’s important you make sure you find the best deal. And that’s where we can help.


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Gary from Complete Mechanics explains the workings of the alternator