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Alternator Repair in Shirley

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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 Shirley (71 found)
Auto works Service centre ltd
807 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 service with quality parts fitted, we believe in doing it right the first time and every time.

We are a little family run business that goes the extra mile helping customers out.

We are building a future for us and our customers, Auto Works will be a one stop shop for all repairs, we are a garage that is invested with moving forward and strive to be the best we can be.

You can be rest assured your car is in the best hands, if its a little car or a super car we will take the same love and care of your vehicle.

Are you looking for high quality vehicle servicing in Birmingham? You have come to the right place. We have the experience and the expertise to resolve all your motoring requirements. We pride ourselves on our great levels of customer satisfaction and believe in building long lasting relationships with our customers.

Our customers are not just a number to us, we have no sales targets to meet so offer a honest service to all, we have many plans for the future and offer you to join us on this incredible journey.

Your car is safe in our hands

We offer payment Assist for those unexpected vehicle repairs, this service allows you to spread the cost over 4 payments interest free.

We also now offer a video service to all customers, this maybe for a service or a Vehicle health check (VHC), This has been introduced to help our customers feel at ease when their vehicle is in the garage with us.

Be rest assured we work to find and fix the faults with your vehicle and aim for a first time fix every time.

Halfords Autocentre Cotteridge
6 Job Completed
Birmingham
4.0 / 5

Halfords Autocentres is the UK’s leading chain of over 300 independent wholly owned garages, specialising in MOTs, servicing, Tyres, and all types of mechanical repairs from brakes & suspension to clutches and timing belts. Our highly trained ATA technicians have access to the latest diagnostic equipment and vehicle service data allowing us to service and repair all makes of cars to dealer standards.

We continue to invested in training to ensure we are prepared for future challenges, for example we have Hybrid trained technicians at all sites. Our extensive equipment investment ensure that we can meet the requirements of a changing vehicle parc with heavy lift capability in most sites for the growing van fleet and upgraded diagnostic equipment to handle the vast range of new drive assistance systems found on new cars.

T&G Autos
204 Jobs Completed
Westmidlands
5.0 / 5

T&G Autos, mobile Mechanic offering servicing and repairs

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Fast Fit Auto Centre
822 Jobs Completed
Birmingham
4.7 / 5

We have a wealth of experience in providing the following services: Tyres, Exhausts, Servicing, MOT Testing, Repairs, Welding, Batteries and more... Fast Fit is a family run auto centre servicing the general public and private companies for over 25 years. We have Large service bays and work shops and can have your car back on the road as fast as possible, pick up and drop service available at no extra cost.

City Fleet Care.
76 Jobs Completed
Birmingham
4.9 / 5

We are a independent RAC & AA approved, family run garage that has been running for almost 20 years
We offer a wide range of services from MOT class 4,5 & 7 to servicing, cambelts, clutches, engine rebuilds, Ecu remaping, tyres, exhausts, bodywork and Valeting
We undertake all mechanical work
We predominantly carry out service and repair work for the fleet market which means most of the cars/vans we see are new so we have the latest diagnostic equipment available.
Everything we do comes with 12 months warranty and is done to manufacture specification

Motor Serv-UK Solihull
68 Jobs Completed
Solihull, Birmingham
4.6 / 5

MotorServ-UK is a family owned concern, which currently serves Solihull and surrounding areas within the West Midlands.

Our plans and aspirations are to open further centres around the larger Midlands area in the coming years, and then across the United Kingdom.

Our customer orientated business model means, we are here to fill a space in the market place, where customers are often left feeling confused and out of pocket when dealing with some main dealers, but still want to ensure their cars are looked after properly and in a Professional manner, which they may not achieve at some independent establishments. We are here to fill that gap, and are proud to offer newly fitted service centres which provide dealer level facilities and expertise, but at a price which is more attune to an Independent garage setup.

We provide customers with facilities that they may be used to at main dealers; Dedicated service consultants, comfortable waiting areas, with free WiFi and hot drinks. High quality Courtesy Cars to stay mobile, and Collect & Delivery services to maximise convenience even further. We even provide a complimentary Wash & Vac service on all service and repair bookings.

Our technicians are highly trained and dealer certified, and we have access to all manufacturer parts and lubricants which enables us to work on Vehicles to Manufacturer specifications and recommendations. For people who wish to make further savings, we are able to source OE quality parts for all makes and models, and we guarantee all of our parts and labour for two years for added reassurance. Block exemption regulations mean we are able to service and maintain your car to manufacturer specifications, and your warranty will remain in tact!

We look after a number of key fleet vehicle providers, and are part of the 1 Link network which enables us to look after most 'Business Use' cars and light commercial vehicles on the roads today. MotorServ-UK is part of the BlackCircles tyre network, which means you can buy your tyres in confidence online, and can choose one of our centres to have your tyres fitted at your convenience.

Having our own DVSA MOT Testers and facilities in house, means we carry out all our own tests for class 4 & 7 vehicles, and we are usually running offers and incentives to ensure we remain competitive in the market place, and continually save our customers money.

MotorServ-UK subscribes to the RMI Motorcodes - Which means we are dedicated to providing our customers with a high standard of service and we will ensure your rights as a consumer are fully protected.

Our aim is to save you money, and to provide you with choice.

We are constantly striving for new ways of helping motorists, and our growing customer base and ever expanding company is testament to this high quality standard.

S K Vehicle Services
13 Jobs Completed
Tyseley
4.3 / 5

S K Vehicle Services was founded in 2010 starting out as a mobile mechanic but due to demanding workload, has now moved into a modern workshop in the heart of Birmingham, equipped with facilities to cater for every job! Whatever your vehicle and whatever the job, you can rest assured that quality is priority.

CREATION AUTOMOTIVE REPAIRS LTD
53 Jobs Completed
yardley wood
4.8 / 5

creation offer the local motor trade a high quality, reliable, cost-effective service specialising in engine rebuild, exhaust,clutch,gearbox etc...

T&G Autos, Yardley
1 Job Completed
BIRMINGHAM
5.0 / 5

At T&G Auto's, we are focused on providing affordable services with the highest levels of customer satisfaction – we will do everything we can to meet your expectations.

With 10 years in the Motoring industry If your car needs a simple oil change, a mechanical repair or just wont start call us today or see our contact us page for an email response and we will be more than happy to help.

Online Autos
16 Jobs Completed
Forshaw Heath Road
5.0 / 5

Welcome to Online Autos Garage. We are based in Earlswood, Solihull. We specialise in car servicing, repairs and MOTs - We also have the latest four wheel alignment and diagnostics equipment. Our experienced and friendly mechanics are able to provide expert service and advice, whatever your needs.

KT Motors
4 Job Completed
Solihull
5.0 / 5

"Looking for a garage in Solihull for reasonably priced car repairs? If so, look no further than the quality services on offer at KT Motors. We are a family run business with many years of experience in the trade, so you can count on us to repair and service your car to the highest possible standard. We offer a wide range of services including repairs, diagnostics, clutches & exhausts and even steering repairs as well as friendly, attentive staff. No matter the vehicle type, you can count on us to help. So, if you're looking for car servicing in Birmingham and the surrounding area, come to the leading garage in Solihull!"

MotorServ-UK Coventry
6 Jobs Completed
Birmingham
3.5 / 5

"Professional Main Dealer Alternative - Providing services for all German Marque cars, as well as Land Rover vehicles. We provide an initial free 15 minutes diagnostic service, and we provide access to Genuine parts as well as quality OE non branded alternatives to suit all budgets. We have courtesy cars available, as well as that we offer a free collect and deliver service (within 5 miles of our branch) and have a comfortable waiting area, with free WiFi and complimentary hot drinks. "

The Works MINI & BMW Specialist
3 Job Completed
shirley
5.0 / 5

We are a MINI &BMW Specialist and offer a competitive main dealer alternative to all of your vehicle maintenance, repair, diagnostics and servicing.
We are a family run business operating from our new premises in Shirley, Solihull. We set the company up in 2009 and benefit from over 29 years experience within the motor trade. We specialise in the service, diagnosis and repair of the MINI &BMW brand, however due to the background of our factory trained technicians we are able to offer a wide range of services on most other brands.
We are friendly and approachable and pride ourselves on the satisfaction levels we manage to achieve from our customers through the quality of our work and the peace of mind that gives.



Simple Vehicle Solutions
7 Jobs Completed
Birmingham
5.0 / 5

"We offer a full in house garage and bodywork facilities, all our mechanics are trained to nvq level 3.

We believe in putting the customer first, So you can be rest assured your waiting time is always reduced. Our parts prices are second to none.
we cater for all makes and models, undertaking from simple bulb changes to complex engine rebuilds.

Do not hesitate in contacting us for a free no obligation inspection and quotation."

Monument Motor Services - Kings Norton
1 Job Completed
Kings Norton
5.0 / 5

"Servicing, Repairs and MOT in Kings Norton, Longbridge & Bromsgrove....Est 1978....Friendly family run garage....Value honesty, good communication and providing a personal service....Approval from BOSCH AutoCrew and MOTOR CODES....Services offered....MOT class 4, 5L & 7 (cars, minibuses, motorhomes and light commercial vehicles)........minibus safety inspections.......light commercial vehicle safety inspections.....Servicing and Repairs....All Makes and Models....Vehicle Diagnostics....Air Conditioning....Classic Car Restoration....Fleet Maintenance....Minibus and LCV 6, 8, 10 week safety checks....Free collection and delivery (within a 15 mile radius)"

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Alternator Repair in Shirley
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 it, 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 Shirley bookings

4.44

9 reviews

Alternator Prices in Shirley

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 Shirley
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Ford£250.06
Vauxhall£267.73
Audi£297.13
Volkswagen£244.97
Citroen£244.61
BMW£250.89
Peugeot£245.93
Renault£217.16

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 16/04/2020 and 15/07/2020.

Gary from Complete Mechanics explains the workings of the alternator