Alternator Repair in Tamworth

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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 Tamworth (28 found)
ETB Autocentres - Tamworth
14 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

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

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

Performance and Prestige Fleet services Ltd
3 Job Completed
Tamworth
5.0 / 5

We are a Staffordshire base company catering all aspects of vehicle repair from routine servicing to full rebuilds. Our Porsche trained technicians and latest diagnostic

Chambers Hyundai - Tamworth
Member since 22 April 2016
TAMWORTH

As an established Hyundai dealer, we are proud to represent the philosophy of New Thinking, New Possibilities. We believe in challenging conventions, not for the sake

Tamworth Diesels
Member since 07 October 2015
Tamworth

Family run garage who has been looking after the local community for 40 years. We cater for all makes and models of vehicles and use the latest equipment in our fully

777 Motors
Member since 17 September 2019
Lichfield

Servicing, engine diagnostics, MOTs, repairs, brakes, cambelts, clutches, steering, suspension, exhausts, welding etc... All makes & models of cars and light commerci

N & S MOT
Member since 04 August 2017
Birmingham

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etyres Ashby de la Zouch
Member since 30 September 2011
Tamworth

"If you need replacement tyres in the Ashby area you have come to the right place, our local branch covers Ashby, Coleorton and the surrounding areas. Established in 1

etyres Atherstone
Member since 30 September 2011
Tamworth

"Welcome to Etyres Atherstone If you are looking for replacement tyres in Atherstone you have come to the right place.Our Atherstone branch offers a cost effective mobil

etyres Burton on Trent
Member since 30 September 2011
Tamworth

"Our mobile fitting service means we save you time and hassle by fitting your new tyres at a location of your choice, at home or place of work, and at a time to fit your

etyres Coalville
Member since 30 September 2011

"Etyres is the UKÔÇÖs first online tyre retailer, since we started operating in 1998 thousands of satisfied customers have come back to us time and time again to enjoy bo

etyres Hinkley
Member since 30 September 2011

"Covering the Hinckley and surrounding areas we aim to provide you with an excellent service at the most competitive prices.Our mobile tyre fitting service means we save

etyres Nuneaton
Member since 30 September 2011

"Our mobile fitting (and puncture repair) service means we save you time and hassle by fitting your new tyres at a location of your choice, at home or work, and at a time

etyres Swadlincote
Member since 30 September 2011

"Our mobile fitting (and puncture repair) service means we save you time and hassle by fitting your new tyres at a location of your choice, at home or work, at a time to

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Alternator Repair in Tamworth
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 Tamworth

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 Tamworth
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Ford£395.22
Vauxhall£343.34
Volkswagen£328.66
Renault£526.98
BMW£400.61
Toyota£474.11
Peugeot£587.03
Citroen£730.12

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 09/07/2022 and 07/10/2022.

Gary from Complete Mechanics explains the workings of the alternator