Alternator Repair in Sutton Coldfield

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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 Sutton Coldfield (128 found)
HiQ Tyres and Autocare Erdington
345 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

The Mechanic.
626 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

ABM Autohaus Ltd
747 Jobs Completed
Birmingham
4.2 / 5

We are specialists in engine reconditioning of all makes and models. We are based in Sutton Coldfield in Birmingham, West Midlands. We carry out all general car repairs,

T&G Autos
234 Jobs Completed
Westmidlands
5.0 / 5

T&G Autos, mobile Mechanic offering servicing and repairs

Millennium Mobile mechanics
811 Jobs Completed
Birmingham
4.9 / 5

Independent recovery and mobile mechanic with over 20 years of experience with car mechanics. Based in Erdington Birmingham, I offer reasonable prices for all jobs and

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

ETB Autocentres - Tamworth
13 Jobs Completed
Tamworth
5.0 / 5

'ETB Autocentres are your local tyre provider situated in the centre of Tamworth. All our tyres are supplied and fitted by experts and we can offer same day fitting. We s

Clarke & Evans
27 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

Tamworth Mobile Mechanics
47 Jobs Completed
Tamworth
4.9 / 5

Im a mechanic of 12 years i have worked on various cars from metros to porsche 911, ferraris, bentleys, Aston Martin, rolls royce (classic and new) so as you can see no j

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

Formula One Autocentres - Erdington
497 Jobs Completed
Birmingham
3.9 / 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

Norris Bros
241 Jobs Completed
Tamworth
3.6 / 5

With Over A 100 Years Combined Experience, Norris Brothers Skilled Service Team Will Ensure Your Vehicle Is Always Maintained To A First Class Standard. Our Extensive

The Garage Midlands Motors Ltd
21 Job Completed
Birmingham
5.0 / 5

The Garage has been open since 2007 so we have a lot of experience,we all work as a team and we are the best at what we do.We offer pick up and drop off service,and with

Auto Mechanical Enterprises Ltd
139 Jobs Completed
Shenstone
4.0 / 5

AME has been established for over 35 years, Family owned and run company, experienced staff. Steve Wadlow [managing director ] has over 45 years experience in the moto

Clarke & Evans Service Centre LTD
88 Jobs Completed
Birmingham
5.0 / 5

Clarke Evans are an independent Service and Repair Centre with an excellent reputation for quality workmanship. We have the very latest hi-tech equipment installed in the

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Alternator Repair in Sutton Coldfield
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 Sutton Coldfield

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 Sutton Coldfield
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Vauxhall£301.43
Ford£340.24
Volkswagen£345.90
BMW£334.91
Renault£483.23
Toyota£382.50
Citroen£493.78
Peugeot£320.14
Mercedes£849.46
MINI£450.43

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 03/07/2022 and 01/10/2022.

Gary from Complete Mechanics explains the workings of the alternator