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Garage in Birmingham, 8 years of experience

Been working in a garage for more than 7 years as a mechanic. Now I am happy to travel to fix cars at your home and work address. If you have any questions just ask. Always happy to help Please note: In th...

26 Reviews

Mobile mechanic in Birmingham, 15 years of experience

Qualified Mobile Mechanic and MOT tester Offering a professional service at affordable prices including: SERVICING (including Hybrid vehicles) BRAKES STEERING AND SUSPENSION REPAIRS ​DIAGNOSTICS TIMING...

4 Reviews

Garage in Birmingham, 25 years of experience

TJ Monkeez Garage is a family-run, independent, professional garage based in Birmingham. We offer a full range of garage services from changing bulbs to serious engine repairs.

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Garage in Birmingham, 7 years of experience

I studied at City College in Birmingham and received my City & Guilds up to level 3 qualifications, after gaining my qualifications I have worked in the family business called AAR Servicing And Accident Repa...

36 Reviews

Garage in Birmingham, 33 years of experience

We are fully equipped to carry out all services on all makes and models of car. Our mechanics and servicing staff have been trained to the highest standard and have years of experience in the motor trade. Wh...

419 Reviews

Garage in Birmingham, 17 years of experience

Talk Torque Ltd T/A Car Surgeon™ Car Surgeon™ is an auto repair facility dedicated to quality service and maintenance of general, high-end and performance vehicles at an affordable price. Many mainland...

186 Reviews

Mobile mechanic in Birmingham, 12 years of experience

I began my career with my apprenticeship in Poland before coming to the UK. My first role in the UK was with 4 Cars in Yardley, Birmingham for 7 years before moving across to Whittaker Fleet Care for around ...

113 Reviews

Garage in Birmingham, 30 years of experience

Has your car been giving you regular problems? Have you noticed a pipe leaking or engine overheating? Maybe it’s time you got your vehicle serviced. Who better to do it than the experts at R.P.S Garage Servi...

23 Reviews

Garage in Birmingham, 10 years of experience

10 years experience with level 3 certification. Specializes as auto-electrician and with electric/hybrid vehicles.

595 Reviews

Garage in Birmingham, 10 years of experience

I am a diagnostic technician, qualified MOT tester, Institute of Motor Industry assesor and general mechanic following my father's footsteps who has over 40 years experience in the trade. Having completed my...

158 Reviews

Garage in Birmingham, 9 years of experience

I started out in my mobile mechanic career in 2012. Prior to that I was a professional motorsport racing mechanic building and BMW's and West Fields for 2 years as well as working in an independent repair ga...

56 Reviews

Garage serving Birmingham, 28 years of experience

Mobile mechanic service for smaller jobs and diag work, with the option of MOT and workshop facilities for larger jobs in partnership with Alcester-based VW specialist TL Automotive. Experienced in diagnosis...

258 Reviews

Mobile mechanic serving Birmingham, 10 years of experience

Ive been a mechanic for 10 years im hybrid trained and level 3 trained technician ive worked for a major leading company and decided to run my own business im also mot trained so have a good understanding of...

Frequently asked questions about alternator repair & replacements in Birmingham

Read our answers to questions about alternator repair costs, symptoms and more.

What does an alternator replacement in Birmingham involve?

  • Mechanic will inspect the car's battery charging system.
  • Mechanic will inspect the alternator's ancillaries (drive belt, cables etc.)
  • Mechanic will test the voltage output of the alternator.
  • If necessary, the mechanic will replace the alternator.
  • Mechanic will advise if any other parts of the electric system need to be replaced.
  • Mechanic will test the charging system and will test drive the car.

What are the symptoms of a bad alternator?

  • When the battery warning light on the car's dashboard has lit up.
  • When the battery is not being recharged

How long does it take a mechanic to replace an alternator?

On average, alternator replacement times can range from 1 hour to 2.5 hours with an average of just over 1 hour. The time that the job takes will depend on a number of factors, like your vehicle's make and model, year, as well as other factors. Select your car at the top of this page for information on job time and cost for your vehicle through ClickMechanic.

What are the signs of a bad alternator?

If the battery light remains on with the ignition (and does not go out once the charging is in operation), or comes on with the engine running then there is an issue with the alternator generating power and the battery will not be recharged. It is important to get a professional mechanic to check the issue as soon as possible.

Is a faulty alternator an MOT failure?

No, a car will not fail its MOT on an alternator issue itself. The alternator is not checked as part of the MOT, but a garage may flag it as something to address outside of an MOT to help ensure your vehicle will be able to charge its battery as intended.

How do I check if my car alternator is working properly?

The easiest way to check if your alternator is working is to start the car and let it idle. Then, turn on all of the car's accessories one at a time. If the car's battery dies while the accessories are on, then the alternator is not working.

Additionally, the battery should be tested for voltage. If the battery is low, the alternator may not be charging the battery. Depending on the electrical system, a voltmeter reading in the 13.8 to 15.3 volt range with the engine running, lights and accessories off, generally indicates that the alternator is working as it should be.

What happens when the car alternator fails while I am driving?

If your alternator dies while driving, your car will eventually lose power and come to a stop. You may notice the first signs of a dying alternator with dimmed interior lights and warning lights on the dashboard. The best thing to do in this case is find a safe place to stop and call for professional help.

How do I fix a bad alternator?

In most cases the alternator would be replaced if it bad or faulty. Alternators can be refurbished but often getting a new one fitted is more cost-effective. An alternator is an electrical component that is key to supplying power to your car so fixing it is a job best left to qualified technicians.

Can Birmingham garages offer home collection and delivery for alternator repair?

Yes, many garages in Birmingham are able to offer collection and delivery for an alternator repair. With ClickMechanic collection & delivery is free if your vehicle is drivable. Once booked a mechanic will pick up the vehicle on the day and time of your choice, do the work, and return the vehicle at a time convenient to you. Simply enter your vehicle registration number and postcode to get an upfront price for a alternator repair in Birmingham.

Can Birmingham mobile mechanics do alternator repair at my home or office?

Yes, Birmingham mobile mechanics can do an alternator repair at your home or office, provided there is a safe and sufficient space to conduct the repair or replacement. With ClickMechanic, once booked for a date and time of your choice, your booking will be offered to vetted mobile mechanics in your area.

How much does an alternator repair cost in Birmingham?

The average cost of an alternator repair in Birmingham varies between £272 and £348, depending on your car's make and model. See the averages for different makes below. We consolidate industry standard data with millions of data points to give you the most accurate price.

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Estimates on average repair costs, such as the above results for an alternator repair, are based on ClickMechanic's quote data which combines multiple third-party sources. Actual costs may vary. We provide estimates on average repair costs for information only and accept no liability for any inaccuracies or errors. If you think an estimate is incorrect, please contact us to let us know.

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