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The car’s alternator plays a crucial role in keeping the battery charged.

You may be able to spot that it isn’t working properly if your headlights are dimmer, you can small burning rubber or a growling/whining noise.

Your car battery acting up may also be the result of starter motor failure.

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Top garages for BMW Alternator Repair (10,684 found)
Trade Tyre and Service Centre
280 Jobs Completed
Alton
4.9 / 5

Trade Tyre and Service Centre are experienced repairing all makes of cars . We have dealer level trade technicians so you can have total peace of mind when your vehicle comes to us, that it's in good hands .

We are based half a mile from Alton town . Although, we do offer a free collection and delivery service . Our reception has free WiFi and free coffee and tea facilities whilst you wait for your vehicle .

ID Coachworks Specialists Ltd
330 Jobs Completed
Hebburn
4.8 / 5

ID Coachworks Ltd where established in 2007, being one of the largest bodyshops in the north east. Our specialty is cars, commercial and HGV’s. We are credited with BS10125 (equivelant to PAS125), ISO9001, Vosa and autofirst network.

All of our technicians are ATA qualified and have over 20 years experience in the coachworks business.

We can repair from minor to major damage on all vehicles. Currently we have contracts with Newcastle city council, MAN truck and bus, Port of Tyne, Manheim and Mercedes Bells trucks.

Our Services

Accidental Repair

ID Coachworks carry out retail, fleet and insurance work. Our experience in dealing with car insurers means that we make the process of dealing with your vehicle accident repair as quick and straight forward as possible. We are approved by many major insurance companies.

Repairs, Servicing and Diagnostics

We can carry out and type of mechanical work including, routine servicing, brakes, MOT repairs and diagnostics. Whatever the requirements are we are confident we can offer a competitive quote.

Tyres and alloy wheel refurbishment

We can restore your alloys to their original glory giving you an affordable alternative to replacing your alloy wheels

Whatts Autos
146 Jobs Completed
York
5.0 / 5

I am a Mobile mechanic that provide the following repairs Services, Engine repairs, Clutches, Brake replacement, Exhausts and Fault finding Diagnostics. No need to drive to a garage the garage comes to you and main dealer trained. I am willing to travel about 25 miles from Full Sutton.

Dorset Response (Mobile Repairs)
180 Jobs Completed
Poole
4.9 / 5

***We will beat any genuine quote by a VAT registered garage by 5%***

We offer a mobile service completely covering the whole of Dorset, Hampshire, Wiltshire and Somerset. We are able to obtain massive trade discounts on parts and these are passed on to you.

We have been serving NHS staff and care-worker car needs at discounted rates for many years.

We now offer this to all WCFMC customers.

Our staff are fitted with body cameras to ensure their work is to a high standard.

- We specialize in mobile brake repair and car servicing.

- We never fit or carry out work not needed or increase the price when we arrive.

- Our reputation we are proud off and put that before profit.

Mr Tyre Ltd - Mansfield
246 Jobs Completed
Mansfield
4.8 / 5

Mr Tyre Ltd was established in 1971 at Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham in the West Midlands with one store. We now operate a total of 34 strategically placed fitting centres giving an incredible coverage across the central England region.

With many years’ experience in the tyre industry we have a reputation for providing high quality products at competitive prices. Being so well established has allowed us to form close relationships with virtually every major tyre manufacturer.

Alongside tyres, our stores offer most mechanical repairs including brakes, servicing, engine repairs, suspension, MOT testing, stainless steel exhausts, engine remapping and air conditioning repairs and re-gas.

We are happy to serve Mansfield and its surrounding areas.

Mechanicco
77 Jobs Completed
Nottingham
4.7 / 5

Your first choice for all vehicle repairs and maintenance. Local independent garage with low prices and top quality work. Putting you and your vehicle first!

TM CARS LIMITED
73 Jobs Completed
PETERBOROUGH
4.9 / 5

TM CARS LIMITED is independent garage with MOT class 4 station located in Peterborough.
If you are looking for a trusted and experienced garage in Peterborough to conduct any needed vehicle repairs or servicing, then look no further than TM Cars. Established in 2003, our mechanics are highly trained in conducting a range of vital services, helping you remain to safe on the roads.
We pride ourselves on honest prices for all our services that we offer. For those customers who are unable to bring their car down to us, we offer them a collection and delivery service, free WIFI for those who use our waiting room and free health checks, so you can be confident that your car is in its prime condition.
If you looking for more information please look at our website www.tm-cars.co.uk or contact us via phone or email [email protected]

Automotive Components Specialist Ltd
1719 Jobs Completed
Cheshunt
4.9 / 5

Welcome to our organisation, our aim is to provide solutions for all your motoring needs with the aim to reduce your cost of ownership of your motor vehicle. We specialise in new motor vehicle components for all makes and models, O.E.M (Original Equipment Manufactured/Pattern), O.E (Original Equipment/Genuine), we can advice on advantages and disadvantages of both product ranges. We stock a wide range of parts and specialise in all makes and models. We provide the highest level of customer services and our aim is to be the best, so if you are looking for a garage in Enfield for car repairs or an MOT, look no further than the quality services on offer at Automotive Components Specialist Ltd. With many years of experience in the trade, you can count on us to repair and service your car to the highest possible standard. We are VW Audi Specialists but can offer the same high standard of service for all makes and models.

MDK Vehicle Repairs Ltd
102 Jobs Completed
West Sussex
5.0 / 5

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MDK Vehicle Repairs Ltd offers a convenient, cost effective, professional mobile solution for your vehicle repairs, some of the services we offer are Alternators, Batteries, Brakes, Drive Belts, Pre-Purchase Vehicle Inspections, Servicing, Starter Motors, Suspension and General Repairs. .Having over 40 years experience in the Motor Trade working in main dealers and large independent garages, I also worked for the RAC for 12 years from 2003 as a patrol and was one of the top 50 patrols in the Company. I am City & Guilds qualified and I keep myself up to date with the latest technology. Quality of work and delivering excellent customer satisfaction is extremely important to me. I work mobile and can come to either your home address or place of work if you require.

I also offer preparation of classic vehicles for touring rallies, for many years I have been the mechanical support on the Liege - Brescia - Liege Rally and have provided running repairs to numerous makes of classic vehicles from 2 stroke Berkleys, Micro Cars,, MG's, Triumph TR 2's TR 6's, E Type & XK Jags,and TVR's to name a few.

Thank you in advance for considering me to look after your vehicle.

Kind Regards

Mike.

Mr Tyre Ltd - Stoke Tunstall
143 Jobs Completed
Stoke on Trent
5.0 / 5

Mr Tyre Ltd was established in 1971 at Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham in the West Midlands with one store. We now operate a total of 34 strategically placed fitting centres giving an incredible coverage across the central England region.

With many years’ experience in the tyre industry we have a reputation for providing high quality products at competitive prices. Being so well established has allowed us to form close relationships with virtually every major tyre manufacturer.

Alongside tyres, our stores offer most mechanical repairs including brakes, servicing, engine repairs, suspension, MOT testing, stainless steel exhausts, engine remapping and air conditioning repairs and re-gas.

We are happy to serve Stoke-on-Trent, Tunstall and its surrounding areas.

Bonello Auto Services Ltd T/A Redline Automotive
5 Job Completed
Byker
5.0 / 5

Bonello Auto Services have been established since 1999 and are an independent family run business.The main site is located on Stepney Bank Newcastle Upon Tyne and the MOT test station and Service Centre on Coquet Street Newcastle Upon Tyne.We offer all aspects of car repair,service and maintenance. We are extremely proud of the fact that our core customers have been coming to us for years as they would not go anywhere else. We offer fixed price and try and keep our customers updated at all times.Our courtesy cars are free and we also give free estimates.We are also a member of the RMI, Trust My Garage and Eurorepar.

London Motor Sports Ltd
562 Jobs Completed
London
4.3 / 5

London Motor Sports professional garage with great experience in the car industry, based in White-City London W127AH.

Our main focus has always been to deliver best quality service to our customers. We provide our customers best deals on MOT, Wheel Alignment, Mechanical Servicing, Diagnostic, Body Work Repairs and any other car related problem.

London Motor Sports is capable of fixing all types of repairs, and can set up accounts with professional industries such as Taxi Companies.

We make sure that all the repairs completed are up to the Manufacturers Standards and guarantee on all work completed by us.

S.M.T Automotive
63 Jobs Completed
Marsworth
4.9 / 5

I have been working on vehicles for the last 35 years with experience on all makes and models, having carried out my apprenticeship in a BMW main dealer.

I then completed my City and Guilds level 2 and 3 diploma in the art of automotive engineering and management.

Having then worked for various independent and franchised dealers I noticed one thing, they only look after their own pocket.

We are up front and speak to you before we do any work on your vehicle, I can pin point any fault on any vehicle saving you costly bills of just changing parts.

I am happy to give advice on the phone if you are stuck and will also do by best to help you in anyway I possibly can.

Eurofit Autocentres Wolverhampton Wednesfield
32 Job Completed
Wednesfield
5.0 / 5

Established in 2001, Eurofit Autocentres is an independent vehicle repair company expanding rapidly throughout the UK. Eurofit Autocentres currently has 11 centres open offering specialist repair and maintenance.

Eurofit Autocentres are experts in vehicle repair including MOT, brakes, tyres and servicing for all makes & models.

Our technicians use the latest equipment and technology to ensure the maximum results when undergoing maintenance and servicing. Using specialist tooling & the latest technology Eurofit Autocentres are the main dealership alternative, with vehicle servicing from £75 or servicing & MOT deals from £95.

The only difference between us & the dealer, is the price.

We also offer a variety of presumptive free health checks between services to minimise the chances of an unexpected costly breakdown in the future.

You can trust Eurofit Autocentres highly trained and friendly technicians to help with all your vehicle needs. Whether your vehicle needs a clutch replacement, exhaust, cambelt, or any other repair; we are confident that our prices are always competitive & our service remains unparalleled.

Our experienced technicians are equipped with an automotive certification award and continue to attend training courses to stay ahead.

Eurofit Autocentres offer a price promise guarantee alongside our highly competitive pricing and no hidden cost. We pride ourselves in going above and beyond to make your vehicle repair simple… Eurofit Autocentres a courtesy car service to keep you moving forward whilst we handle the rest.

We understand that your vehicle repair can come at unexpected and inconvenient times, to take the stress away Eurofit Autocentres offer a pay monthly plan option so you can split the cost and the worry. All works come with a 12 month or 12,000 miles warranty*. With 4.5/5 star reviews...our customers love us.

Find your local centre & take advantage of our no-obligation quick quotes.

At Eurofit Autocentres you can relax… it’s repaired.

TVMPL
266 Jobs Completed
Barking
4.7 / 5

15 years of mechanical experience. C&G certified. We take on all types of mechanical repair & warranty work, incl: General maintenance & repair. Servicing. Brakes. Clutch. Cambelts. MOT failures. Head gasket replacements etc. No job too big or small.
All our staff are friendly, patient & polite. And you're vehicle and time are probably even more important to us than they are to you..

We specialize in a prompt & efficient fast fit service.

P.S.
In the event of any issues arising, be assured that The Vehicular Maintenance Program will do all within its utmost to rectify any issues potentially caused by ourselves.
We encourage all customers and users of our services to immediately get in contact with us regarding any matters they aren't pleased with, before leaving negative feed back.

Thank you so much.

We look forward to working with you.

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BMW Alternator Repair Specialist
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  BMW Alternator Repair  bookings

4.55

33 reviews

BMW Alternator Prices

Alternator repair prices can vary depending on your BMW model 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 BMW Model
BMW ModelAverage PriceGet Quotes
BMW 3 Series£332.44
BMW 1 Series£422.89
BMW 5 Series£355.97
BMW X5£343.66
BMW 6 Series£376.38
BMW 4 Series£471.74

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 22/10/2020 and 20/01/2021.

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

Here’s how it works:

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Gary from Complete Mechanics explains the workings of the alternator