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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 (11,006 found)
Formula One Autocentres - Cowley
45 Jobs Completed
Cowley
4.8 / 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 premises, high-tech equipment and highly trained technicians; far removed from the kind of service normally associated with the industry.

Forty years down the line, we have grown to become one of the UK’s largest independent autocentre chains. The business remains family owned and continues to uphold its original commitment to delivering the highest quality service at the most competitive prices.

That commitment has proved incredibly popular with motorists, creating many thousands of loyal customers who continue to put their trust in Formula One Autocentres.

As a result, the company has gone from strength to strength, currently boasting over 85 state-of-the-art branches across England, with over 500 highly trained staff working seven days a week to provide a full range of services including tyres, exhausts, batteries, brakes, clutches, MOT's and servicing.

We remain resolutely independent, and as a family owned business, avoid being tied down to any single manufacturer or supplier. This gives us the freedom and flexibility to offer the biggest deals on the widest possible range of top branded products, making the company a viable, attractive and cost-effective alternative to both the big national chains and smaller local independent outlets. Quite simply, Formula One Autocentres provides cost-conscious motorists with the most reliable and affordable means of maintaining their vehicles.

We defend our position at the forefront of the fast-fit industry by constantly evolving and developing innovative new products and services to meet the ever-changing demands of our customers. With an ongoing expansion programme and by regular investment in technology, we continue to provide unbeatable fast-fit service along with the very best value prices. In fact, we can confidently claim that no other company is better equipped to face the motoring challenges of the future.

Continental Motors
1095 Jobs Completed
Leicester
4.8 / 5

Family run independent garage est 1987. Honest & trustworthy helpful staff. Highly reputable garage specialising in MOT's & Servicing/Repairs for all your passenger and light commercial vehicles throughout Leicestershire.

All other repairs undertaken also, including: clutches, brakes, steering & suspension, diagnostics/fault finding, batteries, exhausts, welding, timing belts, light bodywork, Air con servicing & re-gas and 4 wheel computerised alignment to all makes and models.

We are your local Official Brembo Brake Specialist Garage.. Ensuring you the highest quality Brembo Brakes at great prices!

We are very proud to announce that we we have been awarded the best garage in the East Midlands!!

Suit all budgets, one year parts warranty on all new parts with customer satisfaction guaranteed!

Brothers Mobile Mechanics
146 Jobs Completed
Hackney
4.1 / 5

Established in 2017, Brothers Mobile Mechanics has been providing an efficient are reliable mobile repair service in Hackney and surrounding areas. Wherever you are, be it work or home, we can come at a time that is convenient to you. With past experience working for main dealers, we have a vast amount of knowledge for a range of makes and models.

Although we are mobile, we have access to a fantastic workshop when required and offer a collection and delivery service if your vehicle needs to take a visit to the workshop. Apart from your standard class 4 vehicle, we also carry out repairs and services on light commercial vehicles. All our parts come with a standard manufacturer warranty.

Millennium Mobile mechanics
461 Jobs Completed
Birmingham
4.9 / 5

Independent recovery and mobile mechanic with over 20 years of experience with car mechanics.

Based in Erdington Birmingham, I offer reasonable prices for all jobs and a quick response.

Eagle Autos
1438 Jobs Completed
South Wimbledon
4.8 / 5

Eagle Autos provide a personalised quality service for all makes and models and include cars that are still within the manufacturer’s warranty period and also cars that are over 3 years old.
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Regulations are now in place to maintain quality and standards, but giving you the option to save money on your vehicle maintenance.
Eagle Autos comply with these new regulations.
We also give the personal service that the main dealer does not offer.
We comply with these new regulations so come to us .. you will see the difference

R&S Services
86 Jobs Completed
Wirral
5.0 / 5

R&S Services is a small family ran garage and mobile repair/recovery service, covering everything from flat batteries, to full engine rebuilds on all makes and models.
We offer industry leading skills and experience, at an entry level price. We can do this because 90% of our work is done at the roadside, reducing costs on our side, and keeping rates down for our customers.
We do have a fully equipped workshop for those bigger jobs. Get in touch today for a competitive quote, contact Ryan or Sarah onfind our page on Facebook or Google and check out what our customers are saying about us!
All of our work comes with a no quibble 12 month warranty as a minimum, sometimes this is extended for certain parts such as batteries which have minimum 3 years warranty. We are fully insured including public and product liability insurance so you know your in safe, professional hands.
We look forward to working with you! Get in touch today!

Ewood Motor Services
338 Jobs Completed
Blackburn
4.9 / 5

Ewood Motor services is conveniently based in Blackburn near Ewood Park. Our garage is home to the latest equipment and facilities enabling us to carry our repairs and services to a high standard. Providing a free collection/delivery for local customers within 5 miles is just one of the many great services we offer.

We cover a range of mechanical services from brakes and exhausts to steering and suspension. Our mechanics have gained a variety of skills over the years and aim to make sure your car care needs is a swift, smooth running experience.

Our diagnostic equipment helps us pinpoint problems which means we can successfully carry out any work needed so you can be back on the road in no time. Our comfortable waiting room is there if you wish to wait while we work on your car, or we have some very handy local transport links if you wish to go about your day to day activities,

We also have a fully kitted out body shop on site for all body work repairs

Ade Auto Repairs
1445 Jobs Completed
London
4.5 / 5

Welcome to Ade Auto Repairs.
We understand that in society today people depend a lot on their vehicles, and if they breakdown, you want the repair and maintenance of your car to be of the highest quality, making sure that your vehicle performs to its highest standard.
Ade Auto Repairs is a friendly and efficiently run business with over 30 years of experience in the trade.
We believe in providing the highest level of service and repair, an unbeatable service at a competitive price.most of our customers visits us as a result of the recommendation of previous customers, so when you need a garage you can rely on, come to us. Knowing that when your vehicle is off the road, you want it back in action as soon as possible without compromising the safety and standard of repair.

CSR autos
128 Jobs Completed
Leek
4.6 / 5

Hi, I’m Colin, I have been a mechanic since leaving college over 12 years ago. I opened up my own business, along with my wife Sami, 5 years ago. CSR-Autos is a mobile company, we carry out all types of repairs to all makes and models at a time and place that best suits the customer. We pride ourselves on our workmanship and also our friendliness and time keeping skills.
We are based in Staffordshire but we cover a 40 mile radius. No job too big or too small.

Brooklands Fast Fit
761 Jobs Completed
leeds
4.8 / 5

Brooklands have been here for 25 years. We are proud in everything we do and carry everything out to a high spec.
Brooklands technicians carry over 15 years of experience an have delt with many aspects of different makes and models over the year, they all carry the correct qualifications from MOT licence’s to NVQ 2&3. We ain’t afraid to to take on any job an work constantly around the clock the get vehicles back on the road the same day.
We carry out a wide range of diagnostic test's and checks, to service and repairs we also do mot's. As on the otherhand we also carry out a wide range of body work and reapirs too..

IN'n'OUT Autocentres Peterborough
714 Jobs Completed
Peterborough
4.5 / 5

At IN’n’OUT Autocentres we offer fixed prices MOTs and Servicing for any make and model of car with no hidden extras. We are proud to be a ‘Which? Trusted Trader’ so we are really a garage you can trust. We also have a 5 Star Trustpilot reviews rating. We provide OEM parts and 12 months warranty on all parts and servicing. We only use premium Castrol oils in all servicing.

Our services are all completed ‘while-u-wait’ so you have never have the inconvenience of losing your car for the day. You can watch your car as it is being worked on through the viewing window or sit back and relax in our clean and comfortable customer lounges with FREE Wi-Fi and coffee and read the latest magazines.

Check out our latest reviews and BOOK NOW!!

KWJ Performance
36 Jobs Completed
Warrington
4.4 / 5

Whether you need brake pads replacing or a major service - we have you covered!

Abel n' Sons Ltd
63 Jobs Completed
Banham
4.8 / 5

We are an independent mobile garage operating through Norfolk, established in 2018. With over 15 years experience in the industry, you can rest assured that when you entrust your car to us, we’ll take care of every last detail. From changing the oil to checking tyre pressure, we handle everything to make sure you drive away happy.

Get in touch to see how we can assist you today!!

LS Motor Repairs
91 Jobs Completed
Great Yarmouth
5.0 / 5

LS Motor Repairs are an established local independent garage and are proud to be members of Autofirst Network – a nationwide network of independent garages operating to the Network’s 6 core values of Capability, Consistency, Care, Clarity, Cost Effectiveness and Customer Focus. For your added peace of mind we are members of the Motor Ombudsman service which is approved by The Trading Standards Institute.
In short, we are a local garage you can trust offering you the support and service guarantees of a national network, giving you complete peace of mind.

Brownshore Motors.
125 Jobs Completed
Willenhall
4.4 / 5

Brownshore Motors was originally established in 1968 by Jack Clutton and was taken over in the late 1970’s by Warren Clutton who is still running the family business to this very day. Our mechanics and technicians have a wealth of knowledge in working on motor vehicles and we have been servicing the Willenhall area for the past 50 years. We run a clean welcoming garage and ensure that with all work we undertake we are fair and honest in our pricing and will always give you the final price you will pay before any work is undertaken so you will never be stung with unexpected costs.

As being a Member of motorcode and an RAC approved garage. We also offer a collection and delivery service for those within 5 miles of us and can provide you with courtesy car (depending on availability).

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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 it, 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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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£299.18
BMW 1 Series£313.25
BMW X5£318.69
BMW X3£341.10
BMW 5 Series£453.40
BMW 4 Series£496.68
BMW 7 Series£265.57
BMW 6 Series£368.01

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 14/04/2020 and 13/07/2020.

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.

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Gary from Complete Mechanics explains the workings of the alternator