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Our expert insights into alternator replacement in Birmingham

Our expert insights into alternator replacement in Birmingham

What does an alternator do?

It is the device responsible for generating electricity to charge the battery, and it’s coupled with the engine drive, which means whenever the car is running, the battery is being charged!

Symptoms of a malfunctioning alternator

If your battery is flat and refuses to accept charge through normal driving, or if your headlamps aren’t as bright as normal, then your alternator could be the problem.

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How much does it cost to fix my car? alternator-replacement/birmingham

Save up to 30% on your alternator replacement in Birmingham. See our table below to browse our honest, upfront prices.

What happens when we replace your alternator?

Our efficient and fully qualified mechanics will replace your alternator, and you will be advised of any other connected or associated problems arising from its malfunction.

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What does an alternator do?

It is the device responsible for generating electricity to charge the battery, and it’s coupled with the engine drive, which means whenever the car is running, the battery is being charged!

Symptoms of a malfunctioning alternator

If your battery is flat and refuses to accept charge through normal driving, or if your headlamps aren’t as bright as normal, then your alternator could be the problem.

View more symptomsView more symptoms

How much does it cost to fix my car? alternator-replacement/birmingham

Save up to 30% on your alternator replacement in Birmingham. See our table below to browse our honest, upfront prices.

What happens when we replace your alternator?

Our efficient and fully qualified mechanics will replace your alternator, and you will be advised of any other connected or associated problems arising from its malfunction.

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Daniel, from London

Hey Fixter, how often should an alternator need replacing?

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How much does alternator replacement cost in Birmingham?

How much does alternator replacement cost in Birmingham?

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A typical alternator replacement in Birmingham costs around £141.70 - £374.50. Depending on your car brand, model and engine, the price of a alternator replacement on your vehicle can be higher or lower. We have computed prices for some of the best-selling cars in Birmingham in order to give you an idea of how much the alternator replacement should cost.

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Mini Cooper Clubman

1.6 litres

£251.94 £204.0019%

Citroen Berlingo Mspace Forte

2 litres

£266.83 £218.0018%

BMW 116i Sport

1.6 litres

£260.93 £216.0017%

Skoda Citigo

1 litres

£252.07 £216.0014%

Citroen Berlingo M S

1.6 litres

£257.40 £220.0015%

Smart City Passion 61

0.7 litres

£163.38 £141.7013%

Toyota Auris Excel Vvt

1.8 litres

£252.31 £214.0015%

Ford Benimar Tessoro T413

2 litres

£241.84 £206.0015%

Mitsubishi Grandis Warrior Di

2 litres

£451.27 £374.5017%

Mini Cooper Clubman

1.6 litres

£251.94 £204.0019%

Skoda Citigo

1 litres

£252.07 £216.0014%

Citroen Berlingo M S

1.6 litres

£257.40 £220.0015%

Mitsubishi Grandis Warrior Di

2 litres

£451.27 £374.5017%

Smart City Passion 61

0.7 litres

£163.38 £141.7013%
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* The cost of your alternator replacement depends on your car make and model and may vary depending on your location.

Our trusted and certified garages in Birmingham

MIDLAND AUTOCENTRE (BULLRING)

Birmingham, UK
stars-4
29 reviews
MIDLAND AUTOCENTRE (BULLRING) and their team of qualified mechanics at Birmingham, UK look after your cars MOT, Servicing and Repairs

Autoway Ltd

Birmingham, UK
stars-5
19 reviews
Autoway Ltd and their team of qualified mechanics at Birmingham, UK look after your cars MOT, Servicing and Repairs

XCLUSIVE MOTOR SERVICES LTD

Birmingham, UK
stars-5
13 reviews
We are located in Birmingham, UK and handle your vehicle's MOT, Servicing and Repairs for all car makes and models.

Motorbodies uk Ltd

Birmingham, UK
stars-5
22 reviews
We are located in Birmingham, UK and handle your vehicle's MOT, Servicing and Repairs for all car makes and models.

SMART MOT CENTRE BIRMINGHAM

Birmingham, UK
stars-5
16 reviews
We are located in Birmingham, UK and handle your vehicle's MOT, Servicing and Repairs for all car makes and models.

CW Vehicle Service LTD

Birmingham, UK
stars-4.5
24 reviews
We are located in Birmingham, UK and handle your vehicle's MOT, Servicing and Repairs for all car makes and models.

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We personally select every local garage based on our unique 25-point criteria, which includes staff qualifications, equipment standards and customer ratings.

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Your car is in the UK’s safest expert hands.

Manufacturer-equivalent parts only ⚙️

Identical to your manufacturer’s, but much cheaper!

In-house experts approve all work personally 🔍

Every service carried out by our partner garages is fully reviewed.

12-month warranty on parts and labour 🛠

Any additional work needed will be carried out for free.

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Want to learn more about alternator replacement in Birmingham?

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Birmingham

Birmingham is the second-most popular city in the UK, located in the Midlands with a population of over 4.3million.

Originally a market town in the medieval period, Birmingham is now an international commercial centre and an important transport, retail, events and conference hub.

A centre for culture, Birmingham is home to the Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, the Birmingham Royal Ballet and the Birmingham Repertory Theatre.

Birmingham has also played its part in sporting history; home to Aston Villa FC and Birmingham City FC, it was Birmingham resident and Aston Villa director William McGregor who founded the Football League.

Birmingham will also be the host city for the 2022 Commonwealth Games, expected to take place in July and August 2022.

The most popular cars in Birmingham

Possibly due to the rise in industry and commerce, and its handy functionality in city traffic, the Mercedes A-Class is estimated to be the most popular car in Birmingham, according to data provided between 2012 to 2018 by ownership and postcode.

Close on its heels—and in order of popularity—are the Ford Fiesta, Volkswagen Golf, Nissan Qashqai and the Land Rover Discovery Sport.

Vehicle numbers in Birmingham

There are approximately 3 million licensed vehicles in the Birmingham area, with some of the most popular models including the Mini, Kia Sportage and the Ford Focus.

Fixter garages in Birmingham

There are a total of 49 Fixter garages in the Birmingham area, all ready and waiting to provide you with a fantastic quote for your car service, MOT and a wide range of vehicle repairs.

Fixter garages service the following postcodes and more, in and around the Birmingham area:

  • B1, B2, B3 & B4: City Centre, Birmingham
  • B6: Aston & Witton, Birmingham
  • B10: Small Heath, Birmingham
  • B15: Edgbaston, Birmingham
  • B8: Washwood Heath, Birmingham
  • B13: Moseley, Birmingham

What does an alternator do?

The alternator is the device responsible for generating electricity to charge the battery. It’s coupled with the engine drive, which means whenever the car is running, the battery is being charged. Without a charged battery there is no delivery of power to the electrical components or to generate the sparks used to combust the fuel in the engine.

How often should an alternator need replacing?

An alternator typically lasts around 7 years or between 100k and 150k miles.

The law, vehicle regulations and your MOT

Without a correctly functioning alternator, your car is unlikely to hold enough charge in the battery to drive for any purposeful length of time. Having said that, the alternator won’t be tested during an MOT, so as long as the battery has enough charge for the engine and other electrical components to run for the duration of the examination, then it can still achieve a pass. We do not recommend this in any circumstance. If there is a problem with your alternator, you should have it repaired or replaced as soon as possible.

What happens when we replace your alternator?

  • Our efficient and fully qualified mechanics will test the voltage output of the alternator, inspect the car’s electrical systems and all alternator ancillaries (drive belts, cables, etc.).
  • Wherever necessary, the alternator will be replaced, and you will be advised of any other connected or associated problems arising from its malfunction.
  • You will also be advised of any other parts that may need to be replaced for the best operation and health of your vehicle.
  • Once the faulty alternator has been replaced, our mechanics will test it thoroughly to ensure the correct running of the new part and make any adjustments required for its premium operation.

What causes an alternator to stop working correctly?

An alternator might break down due to a bearing failure, preventing the rotor from spinning freely. Fluid leaks or a too tight belt (or a loose belt slipping) can also cause damage and premature wearing.

Symptoms of a malfunctioning alternator

When the battery is flat

If your battery is flat and refuses to accept charge through normal driving, then your alternator could be the problem.

The lights aren’t as bright as normal

If your headlamps aren’t as bright as normal or the function of other electrical components is weak, your alternator may not be supplying as much charge to the battery as it needs.

The battery warning light is illuminated on the dashboard

All warning lights are an indicator that a sensor has detected a failed component or poor operation. A battery warning light could be connected to your alternator performance.

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