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Alternator Repair in Parkstone

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Alternator Repair in Parkstone

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Top garages for Alternator Repair in Parkstone (62 found)
Poole LPG Garage
27 Jobs Completed
Bournemouth
4.9 / 5

We offer :
* professional service for all makes of cars
** new and part worn tyres
*** MOTs and repairs
*** LPG conversions

Confused about LPG conversions? Need more information, or just want to book an installation? Don’t hesitate - give us a call

Upton Garage
435 Jobs Completed
poole
4.9 / 5

Honest, reliable and affordable car garage
We believe that regular servicing is the best way to care for your vehicle, keeping it in excellent condition for many years. With our quality servicing you can have confidence in your vehicle getting you to your destination 365 days of the year.

Our full range of services includes MOT preparation, recovery service, tyre replacement or tyre repairs, brake testing, air conditioning unit services and re-gasing, body work quotations. In fact anything your car needs we can take care of it.

Charminsterautorepairs
128 Jobs Completed
Bournemouth
4.6 / 5

repairs and servicing carried out to all cars and vans.mot test centre.clutch speciallist . friendly service with high level of workmanship at a affordable price

Mending motors
98 Jobs Completed
POOLE
4.8 / 5

Honest, reliable small business, we have a fully equipped workshop allowing us to carry out all kinds of jobs from a simple MOT to an engine or gearbox overhaul. Being a small business were not there to make millions which means our prices are fair, the overheads are low so we always pass the benefits to the customers. A full quote is always given prior to any work commencing so there is no nasty surprises when you come to collect your car.
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Hamworthy Car Centre
92 Jobs Completed
Poole
5.0 / 5

Hamworthy Car Centre is a family run business based in Poole, Dorset, who specialise in all 4x4 cars and vans. We are well-established and have been here for over 25 years. Our workshop is fully kitted out with the very latest in equipment and tools to ensure that we can undertake all jobs to the very highest of standards. Our fully qualified main dealer trained technicians all have many years of experience working within the motor industry, and take great pride in their work.

Formula One Autocentres - Poole
173 Jobs Completed
Poole, Dorset
4.5 / 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.

Protyre Poole (Cabot Lane)
68 Jobs Completed
Poole
5.0 / 5

Offering vehicle tyres from many manufacturers including Pirelli, Michelin, Bridgestone, GT Radial, Goodyear, Hankook and Falken with same day fitting available on a selection of tyres Protyre Poole can meet all your motoring needs. As well as car tyres the centre offers tyres for vans, motorbikes and 4x4 vehicles. Other services offered include MOTs, servicing, exhausts, batteries, brakes, suspension and wheel alignment. Buy online or visit our Protyre Poole centre and one of our friendly staff will be happy to help you with your motoring requirements.

MTS Motors Ltd
59 Jobs Completed
Poole
4.1 / 5

"MTS Motors Ltd was established in 1988 as a family run business. We specialise mainly in French cars, Citroen, Peugeot and Renault. Although our business mainly specializes in French cars, we are also able to undertake servicing, MOT's, repairs, auto electrical diagnostics, engine management fault finding, clutch replacement, brake checking, exhaust and tyre fitting, air conditioning recharging for most other makes and models of vehicle. We are an approved Valeo Clutch fitting centre. MTS Motors have a very friendly team of highly skilled motor technicians who carry out servicing, repairs, diagnostics and MOT work in our three busy service bays. We have one service bay primary set up to cover MOT work. We run an MOT while you wait service or you can drop your car off to us and pick it up later in the day. All MOT's will require booking in advance. All our staff at MTS Motors pride themselves on the quality of work undertaken and we believe customer service is of paramount importance to us. We look after our customers and hope they come back and use us again in the future. Your satisfaction is of the utmost importance to us, if you are happy tell us, if you are not then still tell us, if you have any feedback or suggestions on how we can improve, please drop us an email. We have a number of courtesy cars available to customers. If you need the use of a courtesy car, please mention this to a member of staff when booking in your vehicle."

Brook Road Garage
5 Job Completed
Wimborne
5.0 / 5

MOT testing and garage services in Wimborne, Dorset covering Wimborne, Ferndown, Blandford Forum, Poole and Bournemouth.

Dorset's Friendliest Garage!

Brook Road Garage is family-owned garage on the Brook Road industrial estate in Wimborne, Dorset. We offer a full range of garage services to the Dorset area.

Our work includes MOT testing, servicing and engine diagnostics - see our Services page for a full list of what we do.

Kevin Owen owns and runs the modern, fully equipped workshop. We pride ourselves on our high standard of work and our commitment to excellent customer service.

Brake and Clutch Depot
10 Jobs Completed
Bournemouth
4.7 / 5

"We are an established highly reputable garage specialising in Brake and Clutch Fitting. We also offer comprehensive garage services undertaking all aspects of mechanical work. Worn brakes take longer to stop your vehicle and incorrectly adjusted or poorly serviced braking systems can cause increased fuel consumption. At the Brake and Clutch Depot we specialise and carry out all types of brake work. We can fit anything from a set of brake pads upto a complete overhaul of your braking system including ABS. All our work is fully gauranteed and only top quality parts from reputable manafacturers are used. We always check the efficiency and quality of our brake repairs with our in house Rolling Road which measures the braking efficiency of each wheel. Some garages do not have this facility and so may not be able to guarantee that your brakes are up to certain standards, for example the MOT test."

Simply Automotive Ltd
5 Job Completed
Poole
5.0 / 5

Simply Automotive offer very competitive prices on all repairs and MOT's from servicing to installations including parking sensors etc.. Workshop open late weekdays and all day Saturday for your convenience.

Diesel Fix
4 Jobs Completed
Branksome Poole
5.0 / 5

We are a diesel repair company who are on hand to repair cars, HGV, plant and marine engines. We are happy to service and repair all makes of diesel common rail, etc, and are open 7 days a week for your convenience. Work can be arranged after hours is need be, so if your vehicle is out of action and is needed for the next day – we can repair this overnight for you. We also have loan cars and vans for our customers, ensuring that you are mobile whilst your own vehicle is off the road.

SEV Mobile Mechanics, Bournemouth
1 Job Completed
Bournemouth
5.0 / 5

Welcome to SEV Mobile Mechanics! Our business is focused on delivering excellent service at an affordable price.

Our roots can be traced back to the start in 1920, with SEV making products like electric vehicles, access platforms and bespoke vehicles, our business has evolved to service your needs. We have the largest fleet of mobile service technicians in the UK.

Why should you choose SEV for your vehicle service or repair?



We quote you for what you describe. Having access to the most competitive of suppliers we are able to offer you great prices and rapid response times ...our quotations cover the stuff that you don’t need to worry about. Like a pre inspection, the removal and recycling of your existing brakes, and recycling of oil.

All of our technicians are trained and adhere to a strict Heath and Safety Policy and a risk assessment is carried out upon arriving at the vehicle location.



Our technicians are provided with large quantities of stock and use tracking devices so we know where they are. With access to online product databases they can diagnose and order parts, there and then. We have a strong relationship with the major parts suppliers that in many cases can deliver to the car. All of this leads to our great service.



We look forward to hearing from you.

R D Motors
7 Jobs Completed
Poole
5.0 / 5

Welcome to RD Motors.

Motor vehicle MOT, servicing and repairs in Hamworthy, Poole, provided by a family run garage you can trust. RD Motors have been established since 1987 providing high quality vehicle maintenance to all makes and models.

RD Motors offer a local collection and delivery service for your convenience.

Services provided by RD Motors are:
* Servicing
* MOT
* Exhausts
* Welding
* Tyres And Tracking
* Air Conditioning (R134a and R1234yf)
* Brakes
* Mazda Bongo Specialist
* Air Bag Faults
* Engine Diagnostics

CDS Motor Services Ltd
4 Jobs Completed
Poole
5.0 / 5

"We are CDS Motor Services, one of Dorset's best known Diagnostic and Servicing Specialists, serving the local community. We are a family run business that aims to look after both you and your cars with a friendly and honest service you can rely on. To make a booking for any Service, Mechainical repairs, Electrical work or arrange an MOT. We are also members of the Good Garage Scheme, Trust My Garage and also Mobil 1 Service Centre Approved."

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Alternator Repair in Parkstone
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  Alternator Repair in Parkstone bookings

5.00

9 reviews

Alternator Prices in Parkstone

Alternator repair prices can vary depending on your car 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 Car Make in Parkstone
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
Ford£268.05
Audi£317.16
Vauxhall£268.31

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 07/01/2020 and 06/04/2020.

Gary from Complete Mechanics explains the workings of the alternator