Alternator Repair in Coventry

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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 Coventry (139 found)
Mr Tyre Ltd - Coventry
667 Jobs Completed
Coventry
4.3 / 5

Mr Tyre Ltd was established in 1971 at Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham in the West Midlands with one store. We now operate a total of 34 strategically placed fitting centres

RAC Mobile Mechanic - We Come to You. Servicing on your drive or at work - Coventry
139 Jobs Completed
Monks Kirby
4.5 / 5

The RAC offers complete peace of mind for 12 million drivers. We’re best known for our breakdown service, and now - our new RAC Mobile Mechanics are here to make everyday

Formula One Autocentres - Coventry
560 Jobs Completed
Coventry
3.8 / 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

TW Tyres Rugby - Team Protyre
181 Jobs Completed
Rugby
3.1 / 5

Adam and the team pride themselves on providing an exceptional level of customer service. The centre known as TW Tyres and Autocentre joined the Protyre network in 2016.

Chapmans Autocentre
214 Jobs Completed
Exhall, Coventry
4.5 / 5

Chapmans Autocentre specialise in VW Audi Skoda & Seat. We also work on all makes of cars & vans. We pride ourselves on excellent customer service and transparenc

Amis Garage
5 Job Completed
Nuneaton
5.0 / 5

Auto Diagnostics (Midlands) Ltd
44 Jobs Completed
Nuneaton
2.5 / 5

Coombe View Vehicle Repairs Ltd
2 Job Completed
Coventry
5.0 / 5

Midland City Garage
110 Jobs Completed
Nuneaton
4.4 / 5

We are an established family-run garage in Ansley Common, Nuneaton. With over 25 years’ experience, we offer a full range of garage services and always go the extra mi

Protyre Warwick
204 Jobs Completed
Warwick
4.6 / 5

The number of services offered by the centre has gradually increased to meet customer demand including motorcycle tyres and MOT's as well as servicing. Protyre Warwick wa

Britannia Tyres - Nuneaton
22 Jobs Completed
Nuneaton
2.8 / 5

Britannia Tyres are your local tyre provider situated on Caldwell Road, Nuneaton. All our tyres are supplied and fitted by experts and we can offer same day fitting. We s

MOT Coventry DRS
164 Jobs Completed
Coventry
4.9 / 5

MOT Coventry DRS are in Coventry, about 5 minutes from Ricoh Arena off Junction 3 M6. We specialise in MOT’s, Diagnostics and Repairs and Services. Our employees have ove

North Street Garage
161 Jobs Completed
Coventry
4.5 / 5

Established in 1969, North Street Garage has been providing the highest quality garage services for 40 years. North Street Garage Coventry has been a Bosch Service Cen

Binley Woods Service Centre
1344 Jobs Completed
Coventry
4.3 / 5

***PROUD WINNERS OF THE WCFMC GARAGE AWARDS 2021** choose our Coventry branch CV3 or newly opened Rugby branch CV21 and opt for a FREE collection & delivery OR b

Cromwell Garage
34 Jobs Completed
Coventry
3.0 / 5

"We are a well established family business, with an excellent reputation for quality service at affordable prices. Our success is founded upon total commitment to custome

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Alternator Repair in Coventry
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 Coventry bookings

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Alternator Prices in Coventry

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 Coventry
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Ford£349.75
Audi£706.36
Volkswagen£470.78
Peugeot£499.96
BMW£328.51

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 31/08/2022 and 29/11/2022.

Gary from Complete Mechanics explains the workings of the alternator