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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 Volvo Alternator Repair (10,839 found)
QCD Autocentre
194 Jobs Completed
Milton Keynes
4.1 / 5

PROVIDING STRAIGHTFORWARD QUALITY AUTOMOTIVE CARE

QCD Autocentres has been established to offer customers quality workmanship, cost-effective solutions and delivery on-time. With our first branch opening in Milton Keynes, our mission is to deliver a new level of transparent service and experience for customers not usually familiar to the vehicle repair and maintenance industry.

All our workshops are fully equipped with the latest tools and hi-tech equipment, so vehicles are maintained to exacting manufacturer standards. We believe in providing customers with cost-effective automotive solutions and complete service transparency.

We invest in the latest technologies to bring you a high-level of service. Our offering includes convenient hassle-free online bookings for MOTs, vehicle servicing and easy to use ordering system for tyres.

Our workshop is equipped with the latest tools and hi-tech equipment, so vehicles are maintained to exacting manufacturer standards. We believe in providing customers with cost-effective automotive solutions and complete service transparency.

IN'n'OUT Autocentres Peterborough
707 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.

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Don't Panic Mechanic
27 Jobs Completed
Knaresborough
5.0 / 5

Don't Panic Mechanic is a mobile mechanic service local to Knaresborough.

I am a qualified aircraft mechanic who found my true passion in cars.

I have over 5 years experience working on cars and have worked on many makes and models. From modern cars such as Mini Cooper, Ford Fiesta, Vauxhall Insignia, to classics including Jaguar E type, Ferrari 308 and Fiat 124 Spider to name a few.

I have a lot of experience with Land Rovers having worked on the full range from a series 1 to the discovery 5 and Range Rover Velar. I have gained this experience from working for specialist dealers aswell as a Land Rover main dealer.

I offer a range of mechanical services from the comfort of your own home including brake replacement, servicing, pre MOT inspection and exhaust replacement.

Js Auto’s
11 Jobs Completed
Paisley
4.9 / 5

Here at Js Auto’s we offer a fully mobile service coming to you providing a fast, reliable and honest service. Everything from repairs to servicing, covering Glasgow and surrounding areas.

Bespoke Motor Services Ltd
250 Jobs Completed
Wigan
4.8 / 5

Bespoke Motor Services Ltd are the fastest growing vehicle repair and customisation centre located in wigan.
Ideally located to service all of the North West.
We are specialised in vehicle servicing and repairs and customisation, we have the latest in diagnostics and 26 years experience.
One single garage for all your car needs!
Service and maintenance work, clutches, timing chains and belts, all electrical work, difficult jobs undertaken, mot failures, etc.
We provide an excellent service to all our customers and we take pride in the quality of our services.
We have fully trained technicians with over 26 years of experience working above the dealer level.
All the work carried is quality checked by second tech and we offer a warranty for all our jobs.
We promise to beat in price and quality any written quote and offer a quick turnaround for all customers.
We offer interest payment plans that allow you to pay in 4 interest free instalments with no credit checks

Piston&Rotor The Garage
1882 Jobs Completed
Bury
4.7 / 5

We are a garage located in Bury and serving the Greater Manchester area.
We are specialised in engine and gearbox rebuilds,we do have state of the art diagnostics and 49 years of combined every day garage experience.
One single garage for all your car needs!
Service and maintenance work,clutches,timing chains and belts,automatic and manual gearbox reconditioning,engine reconditioning,all electrical work,difficult jobs undertaken,mot failures,etc!If we cant do it,nobody can!
We provide an excellent service to all our customers and we take pride in the quality of our services.
We have fully trained technicians with over 15 years of experience working above the dealer level.
All the work carried is quality checked by second tech and we offer a warranty for all our jobs.
We promise to beat in price and quality any written quote and offer a quick turnaround for all customers.
We offer a FREE no obligation diagnostic check service in some cases.

All Fords LTD
1097 Jobs Completed
Belvedere
4.8 / 5

ENGINES, GEARBOXES, CLUTCHES, TIMING BELTS, CHAINS, SERVICE, TYRES, MOT’s, BATTERIES, ETC

All Fords LTD specialises in servicing and repairing. We offer MOTs, car servicing, car repairs, brakes, batteries, tyres, diagnostics.
Our garage offers major savings of up to 50% on main dealer prices for car servicing and repairs, with discounted MOTs available, free re-tests and out-of-hours servicing available on request. We also offer servicing on a Saturday.
We offer Mot’s on cars, Vans and minibuses
We pride ourselves on offering the highest level of services and customer care. Our many regular customers appreciate the fact that we are a family-run garage that puts customers’ needs first.
Our garage offers a comfortable customer waiting area and a MOT viewing bay.
We have a team of highly qualified mechanics and offer services for all makes and models.

Bob The Mechanic
356 Jobs Completed
Maidstone
4.9 / 5

I can take care of your car, while you spend time on your priorities - whether that is work, spending time with your family or simply relaxing.

I often see people struggling to sort out car maintenance general servicing, break change, condition check or other repairs. n our busy lives we understandably have other priorities in our work and family lives. We don't have time forr our cars!

How ever a reliable car is vital to our everyday life - whether it is dropping kids to school, making sure we can get to work or an emergency visit to the hospital. To ensure that reliabilty we need to take care of our cars!

I can take care of your car, while you spend time on your priorities - whether that is work, spending time with your family or simply relaxing.

These thing are can be fix till you are at home with your kid or with your partner, or you are at work. Just easily till you doing your "job" or relaxing.

Westbourne Motors Mobile - Portsmouth
35 Jobs Completed
Portsmouth
4.8 / 5

The Westbourne brand is the South’s leading repairer for household names such as Green Flag, AA & RAC.

For the majority of repairs we can offer a mobile service with over 70 fully trained mechanics ready to fix your car at home or work, saving you the time and fuss of driving to a garage.

For major jobs we also operate repair workshops and offer courtesy cars to use whilst we fix your car.

The Westbourne name is synonymous with convenience, efficiency, courtesy and great value and all of our repairs carry a nationwide guarantee.

We are ready 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to respond to your call.

Jag Mobile Mechanic
662 Jobs Completed
Erdington
4.6 / 5

Why should you choose me?
I'm one of the best in my field, fully prioritising the customer.
I have experience working for main dealers such as FORD, VOLKSWAGEN, MERCEDES and LAND ROVER however I am able to work on other makes from experience gained at busy non franchise garages.

Providing high quality service at a low cost is my aim.
Feel free to call if you have any questions/would like a quoteI'm open 7 days a weekJag Auto Repairs

Hyett's Garage
2 Jobs Completed
Worcestershire
5.0 / 5

Servicing & Repairs to all Makes & Models of Car & Light Commercial Vehicles.

D R Automotive ltd
256 Jobs Completed
Stone
4.9 / 5

D R Automotive are an independent garage situated in Stone Staffordshire. We are subscribers to the Motor Code of Practice which is approved by the office of Fair Trading. We are also an AA/RAC approved repair center and Delphi service center, specialising in diesel engine management systems, petrol engine management and braking & suspension, And as an LUK approved repair centre for clutch and DMF (flywheel) you can rest assured your in good hands. From an interim service to a full engine rebuild D R Automotive can fulfill you're requirements. Our standard warranty is 12 months or 12000 miles, and a 2 year warranty with every clutch repair we also give a brakesure brakes for life guarantee. We offer a payment assist on any repair over £300 the payment would be split into 4 payments the 1st beeing paid when you collect your car and the next 3 payments would be collected over the next 3 months. If you car require work over £1000 with the payment assist this would need to have a credit check completed.(terms and conditions apply)

Express Tyre & Auto Centre
1289 Jobs Completed
Ossett
4.8 / 5

"We are based in Ossett, just outside Wakefield and only 2 minutes from Junction 40 of the M1. From our purpose built garage we offer a full and comprehensive range of motoring services from MOT testing, tyres, exhausts, brakes and batteries to servicing. We will beat any genuine quote."

RMD GARAGE LTD
157 Jobs Completed
harold hill
4.5 / 5

We are an independent that offers a range of service on all makes and models. From clutch replacement or diagnostic, and much more, our highly skilled team have you covered. With many years experience in mechanical repairs, you can rest assured that your car is in good hands.

All our quality parts come with a standard manufacturer warranty and are sourced from well-known suppliers. In addition to this, we keep our prices affordable, competitive and transparent. Our team will ensure you receive the best advice when it comes to your care maintenance and will always keep you in the loop before they carry out any further work required.

AEC Motors (Mallusk)
629 Jobs Completed
Newtownabbey
4.7 / 5

We at AEC Motors have been working on Audi and Volkswagen vehicles for over 15 years, however we have over 30 years of experience in the motor trade and have worked on most makes and models by now. We use state of the art Mac Tool’s and Snap-on car diagnostic equipment which can read the fault codes in your ECU’s memory. Our fully trained technicians are then able to produce a report and inform you of any necessary repairs, to get you back on the road quickly and safely.
And Have won BEST GARAGE Northern Ireland By WCFMC on its annual Awards 3 years running which is a FIRST for any garage both here and in mainland Britain

We are happy to provide a free collection and delivery service for vehicles within 7 miles of our garage depending car is drivable & roadworthy.
**Note If car needs recovered there will be a recovery fee applicable**

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Volvo 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.

Average rating for  Volvo Alternator Repair  bookings

4.61

18 reviews

Volvo Alternator Prices

Alternator repair prices can vary depending on your Volvo 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 Volvo Model
Volvo ModelAverage PriceGet Quotes
Volvo V40£311.12
Volvo S40£250.93
Volvo Xc60£412.77

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 05/04/2020 and 04/07/2020.

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

Here’s how it works:

  • Simply enter your car registration number
  • Give us some details about your vehicle and the kind of repair work you require
  • We’ll send you a great selection of quotes from mechanics in your area
  • We use our network of 7,000 mechanics and garages across the UK to find you the best deal. You can then compare the quotes, read reviews from previous customers and book your alternator repair online.
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Gary from Complete Mechanics explains the workings of the alternator