Alternator Repair in Wolverhampton

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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 Wolverhampton (275 found)
RAC Mobile Mechanic - We Come to You. Servicing on your drive or at work - Wolverhampton
236 Jobs Completed
Perton
4.8 / 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

Shaft Motors Ltd
412 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

Formula One Autocentres - Lye
267 Jobs Completed
Lye
4.7 / 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

Hayers Motor Repairs ltd
975 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

Robins Auto World
453 Jobs Completed
Darlaston
4.6 / 5

We offer a full range of services including MOT, fault finding and repairing for clutches, timing belts, air conditioning, as well as Diagnostics, welding and all kind of

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

Junction 1 autos
33 Jobs Completed
Birmingham
5.0 / 5

Burnt Tree Autocentre Ltd
128 Jobs Completed
Dudley
4.0 / 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

Crossroads Garage (Lye) Ltd
134 Jobs Completed
Stourbridge
4.8 / 5

We're a modern workshop with the latest diagnostic software covering most makes and models, with experience in the trade of 15+ years - we know to fix your car and proper

Heath Mill Garage
31 Jobs Completed
Wolverhampton
5.0 / 5

A real alternative to the Main Dealers offering Servicing, Tyres, Exhausts, 4 Wheel Alignment, Air Con and much more. Conveniently located on Heath Mill Road, Wombourne,

Chemix Autocentre Wednesfield - Team Protyre
296 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

ASD Motorhouse Ltd
238 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

bravoauto Cannock
53 Jobs Completed
Cannock
5.0 / 5

BravoAuto Benefits Expert technicians, using advanced diagnostic systems & equipment Genuine Parts, covered by the manufacturer 1 year warranty A courtesy car, co

JT Auto Repairs
59 Jobs Completed
Walsall
4.5 / 5

Mobile mechanic based around the West Midlands, offering the best prices and best quality of work!

ETB Autocentres - Merry Hill
37 Jobs Completed
Brierley Hill
4.3 / 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

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Alternator Repair in Wolverhampton
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 Wolverhampton

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 Wolverhampton
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Vauxhall£377.61
Ford£392.07
Volkswagen£383.93
Audi£382.18
Renault£505.20
Citroen£459.90
Mercedes£621.53
Toyota£403.82
BMW£443.02
Peugeot£345.02
MINI£482.25

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 31/08/2022 and 29/11/2022.

Gary from Complete Mechanics explains the workings of the alternator