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34 Reviews

Garage in Staffordshire, 25 years of experience

Our experts will ensure that your car is professionally serviced to enable you to enjoy safer driving when you’re on the road.

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Garage in Staffordshire, 15 years of experience

Here at grease monkeyz uk we pride ourselves in customer service and quality workmanship! We provide a garage quality service, for less than a garage price, at your choice of location! Our small team of vehi...

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Garage in Staffordshire, 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.

51 Reviews

Garage in Staffordshire, 8 years of experience

Autolink Service Centre operate a 4 ramp workshop and VOSA approved MOT test station for classes 4,5, and 7. We literally are your one stop shop for all repairs, Our team consists of 5 fully trained mechani...

199 Reviews

Garage in Staffordshire, 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...

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Garage in Staffordshire, 20 years of experience

A served mechanic with a background in main-dealerships. 13 years with Ford and an MOT tester for 10 years. Working on all makes and models over the 20 years in the trade.

246 Reviews

Mobile mechanic in Staffordshire, 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...

396 Reviews

Garage in Staffordshire, 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...

180 Reviews

Mobile mechanic in Staffordshire, 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 ...

27 Reviews

Mobile mechanic in Staffordshire, 19 years of experience

I carried out my apprenticeship at an independent Land Rover specialist before moving on to work in a main dealer garage. I then worked with a private company running and maintaining a fleet of vehicles. ...

73 Reviews

Garage in Staffordshire, 20 years of experience

I have worked at a Motorsport garage for 15 years our mechanics have experience with your average day cars also high performance vehicles.we have mot testers that have 10 years + experience. At our station w...

60 Reviews

Garage in Staffordshire, 10 years of experience

I started out working at the garage where I did my apprenticeship, and eventually climbed the ladder to a management position. I am also currently doing subcontracting jobs and MOT testing. I am also running...

Frequently asked questions about alternator repair & replacements in Staffordshire

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

What does an alternator replacement in Staffordshire 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 Staffordshire garages offer home collection and delivery for alternator repair?

Yes, many garages in Staffordshire 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 Staffordshire.

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

Yes, Staffordshire 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.

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