Alternator Repair in Solihull

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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 Solihull (160 found)
RAC Mobile Mechanic - We Come to You. Servicing on your drive or at work - Birmingham
158 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

GLA Autos Ltd
337 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 +

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

Sakis Auto Centre
619 Jobs Completed
Warwick Road
4.1 / 5

Sakis Auto Centre

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

T&G Autos
234 Jobs Completed
Westmidlands
5.0 / 5

T&G Autos, mobile Mechanic offering servicing and repairs

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

P & V Motors LTD
181 Jobs Completed
Birmingham
4.7 / 5

With over 25 years experience, all our mechanics are fully qualified and have the most up to date training possible Best Price We always provide exceptional value for

Al-Badar Auto Tech
33 Jobs Completed
Birmingham
5.0 / 5

We are a family run independent business based in Birmingham with competitive prices to offer and are Health and Safety Compliant. Our services range from vehicle servic

Smart MOT & Service Centre
437 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

A1 Clutch Centre Birmingham
525 Jobs Completed
Digbeth
4.8 / 5

At A1 Clutch Centre in Birmingham,our state of the art workshops are fully equipped to provide the best clutch repair services in the Midlands. We have a talented team o

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.
110 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 Solihull
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 Solihull bookings

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Alternator Prices in Solihull

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 Solihull
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Ford£337.98
Vauxhall£298.79
Volkswagen£313.74
Citroen£456.06
BMW£304.74
Toyota£416.74
Renault£513.06
Peugeot£483.30
Audi£571.04

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