Alternator Repair in Tipton

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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 Tipton (171 found)
Shaft Motors Ltd
376 Jobs Completed
Bilston
4.9 / 5

Looking for a local garage you can trust for service, repairs or Diagnostics on your car? We are happy to help you with your needs by giving you a very efficient work, re

ASD Motorhouse Ltd
226 Jobs Completed
Wolverhampton
4.8 / 5

We are a well established small independent local company and have been in business for over 30 years. We have full workshop facilities for MOT testing on cars and moto

Chemix Autocentre Wednesfield - Team Protyre
290 Jobs Completed
Wolverhampton
4.4 / 5

Offering vehicle tyres from many manufacturers including Pirelli, Michelin, Bridgestone, GT Radial, Goodyear, Handkook and Falken with same day fitting available on a sel

Hayers Motor Repairs ltd
923 Jobs Completed
Wednesbury
4.7 / 5

I have 30+ years experience in the motor trade most of it I have worked for kwikfit for 25 years. We take pride in the work we do. All work fully guaranteed with the best

Bridge Street Service Centre
103 Jobs Completed
Halesowen
5.0 / 5

Bridge Street Automotive Service Center is renowned for first-rate auto repairs and maintenance services. You can always count on exceptional engine and transmission work

Autolink Service Centre
261 Jobs Completed
Wolverhampton
4.3 / 5

We are a memeber of Unipart Car Care Centres. We believe we are offering our customers something special by recruiting a wide network of quality, independent garages t

Robins Auto World
440 Jobs Completed
Darlaston
4.5 / 5

I am an IMI qualified mechanic and MOT tester with over 18 years experience. We have experienced and friendly technicians. We take all jobs! Full service, mot repair

Formula One Autocentres - Blackheath
382 Jobs Completed
Halesowen
3.7 / 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

Jarmark Cars
12 Jobs Completed
Wednesbury
4.0 / 5

Vagtec Motors
91 Jobs Completed
West Bromwich
5.0 / 5

Your premier garage in West Bromwich for MOT Testing, Servicing, Repairs and Tyres, specialising in German Cars but welcoming all. Located just off Tunnel Road we provide

Junction 1 autos
27 Jobs Completed
Birmingham
5.0 / 5

ETB Autocentres - Merry Hill
30 Jobs Completed
Brierley Hill
4.2 / 5

ETB Autocentres are your local tyre provider situated in Merry Hill. All our tyres are supplied and fitted by experts and we can offer same day fitting. We stock all of t

AUTO SOLUTIONS TIPTON LTD
368 Jobs Completed
TIPTON
4.9 / 5

We are a well established and highly rated local motor company based in Tipton. We have years of expertise, experience and knowledge within the Motor Trade. We aim

RideRepairs
102 Jobs Completed
Birmingham
4.9 / 5

Here at ride repairs we value our customer and the feedback they give us. we aim to please all of our customers and always take PRICE into consideration as cars can be ve

Burnt Tree Autocentre Ltd
102 Jobs Completed
Dudley
4.7 / 5

We are a memeber of Unipart Car Care Centres. We believe we are offering our customers something special by recruiting a wide network of quality, independent garages t

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Alternator Repair in Tipton
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 Tipton bookings

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Alternator Prices in Tipton

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 Tipton
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Ford£340.76
Vauxhall£318.30
BMW£334.81
Volkswagen£328.01
Citroen£406.06
Toyota£433.66
Renault£509.80
Audi£334.69

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 04/07/2022 and 02/10/2022.

Gary from Complete Mechanics explains the workings of the alternator