Alternator Repair in Kidderminster

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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 Kidderminster (21 found)
Mr Tyre Ltd - Kidderminster
240 Jobs Completed
Kidderminster
4.9 / 5

Whether you’re in need of tyres, MOTs or car servicing, throughout Central England you can rely on Mr Tyre to meet all your needs. Since 1971, we’ve been the premier car

RAC Mobile Mechanic - We Come to You. Servicing on your drive or at work - Kidderminster
17 Jobs Completed
Bewdley
5.0 / 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 - Kidderminster
187 Jobs Completed
Kidderminster
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

DH Automobile LTD
5 Job Completed
Bewdley
5.0 / 5

Formed in 2012, a local family run business of mobile car mechanics serving Bewdley, Kidderminster, Stourport and surrounding areas. Further afield we operate in an appro

TechnoMend Remaps
Member since 08 April 2018
Kidderminster

Established since 1991, TechnoMend Specialise in Stage-1 & 2 Car/Van remapping. Fully equipped for electrical diagnostics and re-programming of modules within the ve

Clarks of Kidderminster
Member since 17 November 2015
Kidderminster

Clarks of Kidderminster is a privately owned family business run with you, our customers, in mind. Having been involved in the motor industry for over 50 years we have a

ATS Euromaster Kidderminster
Member since 12 August 2017
Kidderminster

Here at ATS Euromaster in Kidderminster you will find a team of experts offering our customers a range of tyres and vehicle maintenance at competitive prices. We stoc

J.D.R autoservices
Member since 22 November 2018
droitwich

As a small growing local garage we value every customer . with over 20 years of experience in the trade and specialising in japanese cars. we are a small business so dont

Kidderminster Car Repairs
Member since 25 November 2011
Kidderminster

"The team at Kidderminster Car Repairs have more than 40 years' experience in vehicle repair and are specialists in bodywork and vehicle spraying.We have developed a supe

Savilles Garage
Member since 08 February 2016
KIDDERMINSTER

We are a Renault and Dacia main dealer with the knowledge, specific tooling and diagnostic equipment to efficiently repair and maintain all Renault and Dacia vehicles. Co

S C N Vehicle Repairs
Member since 25 May 2017
Kidderminster

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D T E Motoring Centre
Member since 25 May 2017
Kidderminster

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mc auto
Member since 07 October 2015
kidderminster

we provide top class services for all make's and models from break's to full engine rebuilds all mot work done to a high stander. welding work clutch's,gear box work the

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Alternator Repair in Kidderminster
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 Kidderminster

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 Kidderminster
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Vauxhall£321.41
Ford£371.76
BMW£347.40
Volkswagen£327.99
Audi£336.81
Citroen£393.89
Renault£479.52
Toyota£459.42
Mercedes£731.37

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 28/06/2022 and 26/09/2022.

Gary from Complete Mechanics explains the workings of the alternator