Alternator Repair in Litchfield

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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 Litchfield (19 found)
Mr Tyre Ltd - Lichfield
266 Jobs Completed
Lichfield
4.8 / 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 38 strategically placed fitting centres

Formula One Autocentres - Lichfield
272 Jobs Completed
Lichfield
3.0 / 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

Mattg mobile mechanics
200 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

PJS Autos Eastern Avenue
12 Job Completed
Lichfield
5.0 / 5

"For servicing & MOT testing in Lichfield, call PJS Eastern Avenue Garage today. We have a long standing history in the automotive industry and with over 50 years of expe

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

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

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

Central Garage (Lichfield) Ltd, Bosch Car Service
Member since 08 December 2014
Lichfield

Independent garage offering a service a little bit better than you may expect.

Dimov 22 LTD
Member since 26 February 2024
Lichfield

We are car and van specialists. We do all kind of repairs(service, timing, clutches, suspension, diagnostics and more) We have big experience and offer affordable prices

777 Motors
Member since 17 September 2019
Lichfield

Servicing, engine diagnostics, MOTs, repairs, brakes, cambelts, clutches, steering, suspension, exhausts, welding etc... All makes & models of cars and light commerci

Acorn (Burntwood)
Member since 17 November 2015
Burntwood

Welcome to Acorn Kia If you’re looking for a new or used Kia, or simply require a service on your existing car, Acorn Kia in Staffordshire is the place to visit. We are p

Lichfield Mobile Mechanic
Member since 17 September 2020
Lichfield

Lichfield Mobile Mechanic

Acorn Ford
Member since 28 April 2015
Burntwood

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

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Alternator Repair in Litchfield
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 Litchfield bookings

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How much does Alternator Repair cost in Litchfield?

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 Litchfield for Alternator Repair on WhoCanFixMyCar.com for some of our top car makes.


Alternator Repair Cost by Car Make in Litchfield
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Ford£495.82
Mercedes£701.62
Volkswagen£470.69
Vauxhall£606.16
Citroen£756.39
Peugeot£409.21
Audi£492.02
Volvo£493.97
BMW£791.82
Renault£531.61
MINI£455.22

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 24/03/2024 and 22/06/2024.

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