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Alternator Repair in Parkstone

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Is your battery not charging? Do your headlights dim when you press the accelerator? If so, you probably have an Alternator Fault.

A new alternator may be necessary to power your engine sufficiently and ensure safety.

Along with alternator repair, battery problems may also be an indication of starter motor failure.


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Top garages for Alternator Repair in Parkstone (67 found)
Upton Garage
464 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.

Dorset Response
69 Jobs Completed
Poole
4.9 / 5

We cover the whole of Dorset and Hampshire.We carry out around 3000 jobs a year and have obtained around 1000 5 star reviews.
Our staff are uniformed and professional and follow strict quality control and customer service guidelines,and have body cameras to insure a high level expected.
We price our work to be fair and honest and fit approved and safe parts.
We don't try and be the cheapest,we don't hook customers on a cheap deal only to sting them with a higher bill.
The large parts discounts we obtain we pass on to the customers.
We use Response motor bikes to carve through the busy Dorset Traffic and these bikes can carry out any of the repairs we have quoted on.
We also operate a Response car and a 4x4 if more equipment is needed.

The Forge Garage Winton Limited
11 Jobs Completed
Bournemouth
4.0 / 5

We are a vehicle repair garage in Bournemouth offering MOTs, Servicing and Repairs for cars, light commercials and campervans. We have 2 Service Centres located for easy access from the Winton, Moordown and Charminster area of Bournemouth.

All our work is covered by a nationwide guarantee scheme and all servicing is undertaken in accordance with the manufacturers published schedule, so you get the same main dealer servicing without the main dealer price.

We have a variety of courtesy cars and commercials available, so please ask about availability when you book.

Poole LPG Garage
43 Jobs Completed
Bournemouth
4.8 / 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

Southcote Garage LTD
18 Job Completed
BOURNEMOUTH
5.0 / 5

WELCOME TO SOUTHCOTE GARAGE
Southcote Garage is a professional garage
It is a garage that has two owners who have been working on auto repair for many years.
They set up their own garage and want to make a difference market their quality to the customer

‘Service’ is the most important thing for Southcote Garage; meeting all the needs of our customers, providing the best possible service through constant communication with our customers, meeting our obligations, and supplying excellent and regular care.

If you require an Bodywork Repair or any Mechanic Service, or any type of repair, Southcote Garage is the servicing garage you can trust with the maintenance and repair of your car.

We guarantee we will meet the required standards you have been searching for. Whether its major damage, a small repair, or something in between, we will find the appropriate solution.

Or, if you want to regularly maintain your car, Southcote Garage is the best choice. We employ trained and certified staff.

Southcote Garage's mission is to provide top-quality regular care, to adhere to the highest performance standards, and to ensure every customer is fully satisfied.

It is this commitment to the highest levels of service that will help us achieve our vision of offering something new to our customers, and to create a clear niche in the market.

*All Makes & Models*Commercial Vehicles Welcome

Mechanic Services
*Full Servicing * Clutches & Brakes * Mot Services
* Diagnostics * Timing Belts *Mobile Mechanic

Bodywork Repair
*All Bodywork Undertaken*Bumpers Repairs
* Full Re-Sprays*All Wheels Refurbishment
* Low Bake Oven * Car Body Panel Beating

Come and see you are one more customer happy

Based Bournemouth
If you working around and you need Service or Smart Repair no worries
the Drives Southcote Garage insured to drive any car collect your car from work for repair and end the day you have your car ready.

Southocote Garage Ltd

Express Auto Repairs
16 Jobs Completed
Bournemouth
5.0 / 5

Established in June 2019 we become so busy that I had to have a helping hand a couple of days a week, so my Brother who is a Mechanic as well started out giving me the help I needed, we quickly have grown due to our fair pricing honest repairs. We now looking to get some more work so we can employ someone else and help us do what we love most.

We don't have any specialties, we do whatever we need to do to make a customer happy.

We are Mobile Mechanics Based in Bournemouth, covering the areas of Bournemouth, Poole, Christchurch and surrounding areas.

We thing we have the expertise to help most customers with their needs, as we have extensive knowledge in most repairs areas and basic knowledge of electrical work.
Also, we have a 5star rating on Facebook reviews.
https://www.facebook.com/ExpressAutoRepairs2019

Formula One Autocentres - Poole
192 Jobs Completed
Poole, Dorset
4.4 / 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.

MTS Motors Ltd
67 Jobs Completed
Poole
3.9 / 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."

Charminsterautorepairs
129 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

Tyreland Poole - Team Protyre (Parkstone)
13 Jobs Completed
Poole
5.0 / 5

The first of the Tyreland centres opened on 13th March 1998. The first tyre was fitted by Del Courtney who still works for Protyre. The Tyreland centres became part of the Protyre network in 2011, allowing them to take advantage of improved buying power and tyre range. The centre provides a complete range of tyres from all the leading manufacturers including Hankook, Pirelli, Bridgestone, GT Radial and Michelin. Since joining the Protyre network the Poole Parkstone location has extended the range of services offered to include brakes, batteries, wiper blades, bulbs and exhausts. The garage also offers a mobile tyre fitting service allowing customers to have tyres fitted at home or work. Why not visit our centre to get the best advise from our experts or feel free to buy online with same day fitting available.

Protyre Poole (Cabot Lane)
77 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.

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.

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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
Peugeot£278.27
Vauxhall£244.16
Ford£219.48

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 11/04/2020 and 10/07/2020.

Gary from Complete Mechanics explains the workings of the alternator