Alternator Repair in Brownhills

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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 Brownhills (51 found)
JT Auto Repairs
36 Jobs Completed
Walsall
5.0 / 5

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

Spanner monkey mobile mechanic ltd
84 Jobs Completed
Burntwood
4.2 / 5

Mobile mechanic covering burntwood lichfield cannock tamworth and surrounding areas. Vehicle repairs, diagnostics and servicing.

Mattg mobile mechanics
192 Jobs Completed
Burntwood
4.7 / 5

Matt g mobile mechanic , over 15 years experience on all cars and light commercial based in burntwood , why waste your time at a garage let the garage come to you from a

Formula One Autocentres - Cannock
290 Jobs Completed
Bridgtown, Cannock
4.4 / 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

Walsall Performance Centre
30 Jobs Completed
Walsall
2.3 / 5

Walsall Performance Centre is a family owned business who has over 25 years in the automotive industry, we firmly believe in good old fashioned fair pricing, we believe t

Weston Auto Centre
31 Jobs Completed
Bridgtown
4.4 / 5

We are a family run garage, we put our customers first. Check out our reviews on the best of cannock and our facebook page

Auto Mechanical Enterprises Ltd
139 Jobs Completed
Shenstone
4.0 / 5

AME has been established for over 35 years, Family owned and run company, experienced staff. Steve Wadlow [managing director ] has over 45 years experience in the moto

Chasetown Garage Services Ltd
91 Jobs Completed
Burntwood
4.8 / 5

Welcome to Chasetown Garage where you will find a friendly family run business with trained and qualified technicians with over 100 years combined technical experience. W

Fitch Autos Ltd
37 Jobs Completed
Walsall
4.9 / 5

Fitch Autos Ltd are located in Walsall, West Midlands, our services include brakes, exhausts, clutches, car repairs, servicing, garage services and MOTs for class 4 and 7

Midlands Tuning, Remapping and Repairs
43 Jobs Completed
Brownhills
3.6 / 5

Midlands Tuning Remapping and Repairs are your local independent garage located in Aldridge who specialise in Audi, VW, Seat and Skoda vehicles. That said, we are more t

Star garage Burntwood ltd
20 Jobs Completed
Burntwood
4.5 / 5

We are an independent garage, established 1983 offering all types of servicing and repair work, MOTs and free courtesy cars. We also offer tyres at very competitive price

SEV Mobile Mechanics, Chasetown
3 Jobs Completed
Chasetown
5.0 / 5

Welcome to SEV Mobile Mechanics! Our business is focused on delivering excellent service at an affordable price. Our roots can be traced back to the start in 1920, wi

Platinum vehicle services
9 Job Completed
walsall
5.0 / 5

we repair cars, buy and sell cars.

Tempest Ford
2 Job Completed
Lichfield
5.0 / 5

The team to go to for service you can trust, at a price you can count on. Here at Tempest Ford we aim to provide you with an unrivalled experience when servicing your

Northgate Garage
1 Job Completed
Aldridge
5.0 / 5

"We are a independent garage based in Aldridge Walsall. We have all the latest snap on diagnostic equipment, or highly skilled mechanics are here on site to help you with

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Alternator Repair in Brownhills
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 Brownhills bookings

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Alternator Prices in Brownhills

Alternator repair prices can vary depending on your car due to differences in labour time and parts needed but you can expect to pay between £250-£300. Take a look below at the average quote on WhoCanFixMyCar.com for some of the top car makes.


Alternator Repair Cost by Car Make in Brownhills
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Vauxhall£309.72
Ford£360.35
BMW£364.51
Volkswagen£319.16
Renault£486.44
Toyota£393.26
Citroen£467.00
Peugeot£356.95
Mercedes£842.93
Audi£306.02

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 29/06/2022 and 27/09/2022.

Gary from Complete Mechanics explains the workings of the alternator