Alternator Repair in Small Heath

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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 Small Heath (200 found)
SDJ CARS LTD
128 Jobs Completed
birmingham
5.0 / 5

The Mechanic.
849 Jobs Completed
Birmingham
3.9 / 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

RAC Mobile Mechanic - We Come to You. Servicing on your drive or at work - Birmingham
1427 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

Formula One Autocentres - Erdington
835 Jobs Completed
Birmingham
3.3 / 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

Gate St Autos
5 Jobs Completed
Birmingham
5.0 / 5

At Gate Street Autos, we understand that your car is more than just a vehicle - it's an essential part of your life. That's why we offer reliable and high-quality car rep

Sakis Auto Centre
946 Jobs Completed
Warwick Road
4.0 / 5

Sakis Auto Centre

GLA Autos Ltd - Kings Heath Birmingham
375 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. We cater for all makes and models and offer a comp

Priory Service Station
168 Jobs Completed
Birmingham
4.0 / 5

Priory Service Station Family run business, been going for over 40 years. friendly staff, we cater for cars vans and motorhomes, MOTs repairs and services as well as di

Jag Auto Repairs Mobile Mechanic
1130 Jobs Completed
Birmingham
4.3 / 5

Why should you choose me? I'm one of the best in my field, fully prioritising the customer. I have experience working for main dealers such as FORD, VOLKSWAGEN, LAND RO

Smart MOT & Service Centre
438 Jobs Completed
Birmingham
4.7 / 5

Smart MOT & Service Centre are your local independent garage based in Aston and Nechells who take great pride in being able to offer our customers a fast, affordable

T&G Autos
251 Jobs Completed
Westmidlands
5.0 / 5

T&G Autos, mobile Mechanic offering servicing and repairs

Rolfe Street ARC Ltd.
128 Jobs Completed
Smethwick
3.8 / 5

We are an independent family run company, established for over 25 years offering quality repairs to a wide range of customers. We are an approved insurance Bodyshop o

Clarke And Evans Service Centre Ltd
29 Job Completed
Birmingham
5.0 / 5

"Clarke and Evans is an independent bodyshop with an excellent reputation for quality workmanship. It is an official repairer for Lexus and Toyota. It is also a specialis

Oliver Prior
8 Job Completed
ERDINGTON
5.0 / 5

Hastingwood Auto services West Midlands based independent Garage, offering honest and reliable automotive services. Based in Erdington, we offer vehicle maintenan

City Fleet Care.
117 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 s

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Alternator Repair in Small Heath
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 Small Heath bookings

4.69

16 reviews

How much does Alternator Repair cost in Small Heath?

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


Alternator Repair Cost by Car Make in Small Heath
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Ford£466.75
Vauxhall£501.75
Nissan£443.92
Volkswagen£429.41
Renault£530.03
Toyota£409.78
Citroen£995.28
Peugeot£614.13
BMW£618.52
Mercedes£585.87
MINI£587.26
Volvo£563.69
Audi£597.53

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 13/01/2024 and 12/04/2024.

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