Alternator Repair in Wombourne

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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 Wombourne (61 found)
Autolink Service Centre
629 Jobs Completed
Wolverhampton
3.8 / 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

ASD Motorhouse Ltd
304 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

Premier Tyres MOT and Service Centre
205 Jobs Completed
Wolverhampton
4.8 / 5

A family run business based in the heart of Wolverhampton. Employing fully qualified staff with the latest diagnostic tools to take care of all your car care needs. We ca

Heath Mill Garage
53 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,

EVER READY MOTORS
82 Jobs Completed
Wolverhampton.
5.0 / 5

With over 30 years experience with all makes and models, your vehicle will be in safe hands. We are specialist motor vehicle mechanics who can fault find and fix your pr

Matt Round Motors
39 Jobs Completed
Brierley Hill
5.0 / 5

Our family run garage has been in business for the past 4 years but our fantastic team of mechanics has over 50 years of combined experience in providing remarkable repai

City MOT
5 Jobs Completed
Wolverhamptom
2.0 / 5

Here at City MOT, our team is committed to providing a top-class service to every customer, whether they are existing or new. The workshop is home to a highly-skilled tea

Expert Motors
31 Jobs Completed
Dudley
4.3 / 5

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Buggsys repairs ltd
27 Jobs Completed
Sedgley
4.4 / 5

We operate a mobile mechanics business and terraclean services for more info on terraclean just ask us we offer a wide range or repairs and services from bulb replacement

Brindley (Wolverhampton)
3 Job Completed
Wolverhampton
5.0 / 5

One of Kia's foremost dealerships in the U.K Brindley Kia is part of the Brindley Group,founded 78 years ago and to-day the largerst family owned car dealership group in

West Midz Autos
29 Jobs Completed
Wolverhampton
4.9 / 5

;We at West Midz Autos are totally mobile, we offer a a wide range of services such as mobile servicing, pre mot inspections, breakdown, call out 24hr, 24hr mobile tyre f

G&F AUTO SERVICES
17 Jobs Completed
Brierley Hill
5.0 / 5

Offering quality service and repair to all makes/models Customer satisfaction is our main priority ensuring a fast & efficient service.Collection & Delivery in ou

Midland Mobile Car Services
2 Jobs Completed
Kingswinford
5.0 / 5

Midland Mobile Car Services. Mobile Mechanic covering the West Midlands.

Ryzon Automotive Limited
Member since 15 December 2021
Wolverhampton

At Ryzon Automotive we are a friendly team of highly trained and experienced car experts. We use high-end, state-of-the-art tools and equipment to help ensure the service

JM Cars and Commercials Ltd
Member since 06 June 2013
Wolverhampton

As one of the leading Independent Mercedes-Benz Specialists in Wolverhampton, Walsall, Dudley, Telford and the surrounding areas, we offer a wide range of Mercedes-Benz c

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Alternator Repair in Wombourne
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 Wombourne bookings

5.00

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How much does Alternator Repair cost in Wombourne?

The cost of servicing, MOT and repairs differ across the country and Alternator Repair is not any different. Labour rates will be higher or lower depending on where in the country you are. Take a look below at the average quote in Wombourne for Alternator Repair on WhoCanFixMyCar.com for some of our top car makes.


Alternator Repair Cost by Car Make in Wombourne
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Ford£443.01
Vauxhall£425.54
Renault£550.64
Nissan£455.79
Toyota£400.16
Volkswagen£431.09
Mercedes£608.66
Audi£571.58
Peugeot£629.88
BMW£505.18
MINI£612.31

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 18/01/2024 and 17/04/2024.

Although the alternator is a relatively simple part, it plays a critical role in your vehicle’s operation, so it’s essential any alternator problems are diagnosed correctly and fixed.


Here are some of the most common signs that your alternator is on the blink:

  • The alternator warning light will be on – in most cases this is shaped like a battery but some cars will show ‘ALT’ or ‘GEN’
  • You may experience extremely bright or dimming headlights, or a speedometer that stops working
  • Drivers sometimes complain of a growling or whining noise before the alternator gives out
  • You may experience a smell of hot wires or burning rubber


The average alternator repair cost is between £200 and £300, depending on the model of your , so it’s important you make sure you find the best deal. And that’s where we can help.


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Gary from Complete Mechanics explains the workings of the alternator