Alternator Repair in Oldbury

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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 Oldbury (441 found)
RAC Mobile Mechanic - We Come to You. Servicing on your drive or at work - Birmingham
163 Jobs Completed
Moseley
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

HiQ Tyres and Autocare Erdington
344 Jobs Completed
Birmingham
4.7 / 5

At HiQ we are a complete car care centre offering Servicing and MOTs to dealer standard for all makes of vehicle. We have a huge stock of tyres ranging from medium to pre

Shaft Motors Ltd
376 Jobs Completed
Bilston
4.9 / 5

Looking for a local garage you can trust for service, repairs or Diagnostics on your car? We are happy to help you with your needs by giving you a very efficient work, re

GLA Autos Ltd
338 Jobs Completed
Birmingham
4.9 / 5

We are GLA Autos Ltd - MOT Service and Repair Centre based in Kings Heath serving Birmingham and the surrounding area. Heading the team - Vinny and Stacey with over 20 +

Chemix Autocentres - Halesowen
218 Jobs Completed
Halesowen
4.2 / 5

With more than 50 years in the tyre and automotive business, Chemix Autocentres Halesowen know what our customers need and that's what Chemix Autocentres Halesowen try to

ASD Motorhouse Ltd
226 Jobs Completed
Wolverhampton
4.8 / 5

We are a well established small independent local company and have been in business for over 30 years. We have full workshop facilities for MOT testing on cars and moto

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!

The Mechanic.
624 Jobs Completed
Birmingham
4.0 / 5

After successfully managing a MOT station and an extremely busy work shop, I decided to set up an MOT station of my own and to make it a modern looking, state of the art

Chemix Autocentre Wednesfield - Team Protyre
290 Jobs Completed
Wolverhampton
4.4 / 5

Offering vehicle tyres from many manufacturers including Pirelli, Michelin, Bridgestone, GT Radial, Goodyear, Handkook and Falken with same day fitting available on a sel

Hayers Motor Repairs ltd
920 Jobs Completed
Wednesbury
4.7 / 5

I have 30+ years experience in the motor trade most of it I have worked for kwikfit for 25 years. We take pride in the work we do. All work fully guaranteed with the best

Bridge Street Service Centre
102 Jobs Completed
Halesowen
5.0 / 5

Bridge Street Automotive Service Center is renowned for first-rate auto repairs and maintenance services. You can always count on exceptional engine and transmission work

Autolink Service Centre
259 Jobs Completed
Wolverhampton
4.3 / 5

We are a memeber of Unipart Car Care Centres. We believe we are offering our customers something special by recruiting a wide network of quality, independent garages t

Sakis Auto Centre
620 Jobs Completed
Warwick Road
4.1 / 5

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Chemix Autocentres - Stourbridge
255 Jobs Completed
Wordsley
4.2 / 5

With more than 50 years in the tyre and automotive business, Chemix Autocentres Stourbridge know what our customers need and that's what Chemix Autocentres Stourbridge tr

Auto Solutions & Parts Limited
338 Jobs Completed
Birmingham
5.0 / 5

1) All mechanical work including MOT, Servicing, Brake Discs & Brake Pads, Automatic Gearbox Service, DPF Regen, Welding work so you do not always have to buy new par

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Alternator Repair in Oldbury
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 Oldbury bookings

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Alternator Prices in Oldbury

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 Oldbury
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Vauxhall£310.33
Ford£352.93
BMW£358.79
Volkswagen£341.69
Renault£491.84
Toyota£389.29
Citroen£441.35
Mercedes£831.16
Audi£334.69
Peugeot£323.25

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 01/07/2022 and 29/09/2022.

Gary from Complete Mechanics explains the workings of the alternator