Alternator Repair in Coleshill

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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 Coleshill (39 found)
T&G Autos
234 Jobs Completed
Westmidlands
5.0 / 5

T&G Autos, mobile Mechanic offering servicing and repairs

Formula One Autocentres - Erdington
494 Jobs Completed
Birmingham
3.9 / 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

The Garage Midlands Motors Ltd
21 Job Completed
Birmingham
5.0 / 5

The Garage has been open since 2007 so we have a lot of experience,we all work as a team and we are the best at what we do.We offer pick up and drop off service,and with

All TorQ
43 Jobs Completed
BIRMINGHAM
4.7 / 5

• Car / Van repairs • MOT's • Electrical faults • ECU Diagnostics • ECU Repair / Re-Programing • ECU Re-Mapping Economy / Performance • Key Re-Programming • Audio

T&G Autos, Yardley
1 Job Completed
BIRMINGHAM
5.0 / 5

At T&G Auto's, we are focused on providing affordable services with the highest levels of customer satisfaction – we will do everything we can to meet your expectati

AG autos
11 Jobs Completed
Birmingham
5.0 / 5

AG autos is a mobile mechanic service in and around the Birmingham area.

Rack Auto Fleet Centre
3 Job Completed
Birmingham
5.0 / 5

For all your Motoring needs contact Rack Auto Fleet Centre! We specialise in all mechanical servicing, vehicle diagnostics, electrical & fault finding work.

Birmingham Car Servicing
2 Jobs Completed
Erdington
4.5 / 5

We have a great team of qualified technicians ready to service or repair your car. Our workshop if fully equipped allow us to accommodate most types of mechanical re

Robins & Day Birmingham North
4 Job Completed
Birmingham
4.0 / 5

"Robins & Day is Peugeot's largest authorised UK dealer group with 100 years of eRobins & Day Birmingham North perience. At Robins & Day Birmingham North you will find o

Kingshurst Automotive.
Member since 07 June 2013
Birmingham

"Kingshurst Automotive started trading in 1979 in a lock up behind a house in Chelmsley Wood.We now operate from modern, clean purpose built premises and repair literally

SEV Mobile Mechanics, Yardley
Member since 11 December 2015
Yardley

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

Allen Group (Solihull)
Member since 17 November 2015
Solihull

It is essential to take care of your Kia vehicle with regular servicing and maintenance. This will ensure your vehicle is kept in the best possible condition and protect

Batteryman - SYBS Group
Member since 02 March 2018
Birmingham

Part of the SYBS Group, BATTERYMAN is a specialist supplier for an array of batteries fit for all purposes based in Birmingham. Our on-site experts draw on over 30 years

Motorfair
Member since 22 April 2016
BIRMINGHAM

As an established Hyundai dealer, we are proud to represent the philosophy of New Thinking, New Possibilities. We believe in challenging conventions, not for the sake

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Alternator Repair in Coleshill
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.

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Alternator Prices in Coleshill

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 Coleshill
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Ford£334.12
Vauxhall£298.11
Volkswagen£319.60
BMW£342.25
Citroen£523.28
Toyota£411.10
Peugeot£484.91
Renault£541.37
Audi£597.55

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