Alternator Repair in Redditch

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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 Redditch (106 found)
RAC Mobile Mechanic - We Come to You. Servicing on your drive or at work - Birmingham
176 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

GLA Autos Ltd
339 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 +

Cunningham’s Autocare And Recovery
330 Jobs Completed
Redditch
4.9 / 5

A newly established company with over 20 years experience specialising in vehicle repairs and recovery, certified and audited by the AA! All types of work carried out fro

Mr Tyre Ltd - Redditch
507 Jobs Completed
Redditch
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 34 strategically placed fitting centres

SDJ CARS LTD
4 Job Completed
birmingham
5.0 / 5

Auto Works Service Centre Ltd
1061 Jobs Completed
Birmingham
4.9 / 5

Welcome to Auto Works, where Quality & Trust come as Standard. We aim to offer friendly, honest & personal advice to all our customers. We offer a quality

Eclipse Tyre Services Alcester - Team Protyre
78 Jobs Completed
Alcester
4.0 / 5

Originally opened as Eclipse Tyres, the Protyre Centre in Alcester has recently extended its services to include MOT testing and vehicle servicing. Carl and his team now

Northfield Car Care Centre
438 Jobs Completed
Birmingham
3.7 / 5

Northfield Car Care Centre is a family run business that has been established since 1990. Situated on Bristol Road South, South West Birmingham. We have a team of fully q

E H Autoservices
395 Jobs Completed
Bromsgrove
4.8 / 5

Reliable and friendly car repairs.offering repairs, servicing, clutches, brakes, welding, cam belts, MOT work and diagnostics. We understand that when you have a problem

JGS Autos Ltd
200 Jobs Completed
Redditch
4.0 / 5

We are an independent, family run, RAC Approved Network garage based in Redditch, Worcestershire. We provide repairs, servicing and MOT for private and commercial vehicle

Formula One Autocentres - Redditch
196 Jobs Completed
Redditch
4.6 / 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

Prestige & Performance Centre
92 Jobs Completed
Bidford on Avon
5.0 / 5

From services to MOTs, repairs to upgrades, Prestige & Performance Centre in Bidford is the place to go for all your cars mechanical needs. ​ Whether you drive a P

Speedy Repairs
272 Jobs Completed
Birmingham
4.8 / 5

At Speedy Repairs we offer a full range of mechanical repairs including gearboxes, clutch repairs, brakes and pads, exhaust repairs and replacement, steering and suspensi

JAC Autos
70 Jobs Completed
Earlswood
4.9 / 5

A small, family run business specialising in Citroen and Peugoet. Mechanic and MOT tester with 29 years' experience, based in Earlswood, Solihull. We always use high q

Cranmore Garage Solihull
18 Job Completed
Solihull
5.0 / 5

Cranmore Garage is a reliable car service / vehicle repair centre in Shirley, Solihull that prides itself in providing friendly advice with the highest level of service.

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Alternator Repair in Redditch
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 Redditch

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 Redditch
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Vauxhall£314.56
Ford£349.60
BMW£354.10
Volkswagen£298.27
Toyota£427.20
Citroen£491.64
Renault£517.65
Mercedes£871.01
Audi£343.84

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 04/07/2022 and 02/10/2022.

Gary from Complete Mechanics explains the workings of the alternator