Alternator Repair in Poole

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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 Poole (79 found)
Formula One Autocentres - Poole
472 Jobs Completed
Poole, Dorset
4.1 / 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 pre

Dorset (Hampshire) Response (Mobile Repairs)
1193 Jobs Completed
Poole
4.8 / 5

Dorset/Hampshire Response is a mobile service covering the whole of Dorset parts of Hampshire and Wiltshire. For many years we have provided a professional and reliabl

Targa Florio
94 Jobs Completed
Bournemouth
5.0 / 5

Targa Florio garage is serving customers since 1980. We are based in Bournemouth on Christchurch road and we offer a wide range of services including MOT, Service, Tyre,

Elite Garages Bournemouth
248 Jobs Completed
Bournemouth
4.9 / 5

Elite Garages are one of the South’s leading independent tyre, MOT and car service operators with a turnover in excess of £53 million and around 240 employees. Elite

Protyre Poole (Cabot Lane)
221 Jobs Completed
Poole
4.7 / 5

Offering vehicle tyres from many manufacturers including Pirelli, Michelin, Bridgestone, GT Radial, Goodyear, Hankook and Falken with same day fitting available on a sele

Bathwick Tyres Poole - Team Protyre (Barter rd)
32 Job Completed
Poole
5.0 / 5

Bathwick Tyres - Poole Barter Road - Team Protyre joined the Protyre network in 2018. The centre specialises in mechanical repairs as well as supplying and fitting tyres

Bathwick Tyres Bournemouth (Pokesdown) - Team Protyre
23 Jobs Completed
Bournemouth
4.2 / 5

Bathwick Tyres - Bournemouth Pokesdown - Team Protyre team pride themselves on providing an exceptional level of customer service. The centre joined the Protyre network i

Green Oval Remarketing
6 Jobs Completed
Poole
5.0 / 5

Green Oval Remarketing are one of the South Coasts only vehicle preparation centres which is open to both the motor trade and general public. If you own a used car deal

MTS Motors Ltd
147 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 speciali

Moto-OiI Autocentre
226 Jobs Completed
Poole
4.5 / 5

Moto Oil Autocentre - Passion forged into strength. Just as the cars get better over time, our level of knowledge and experience has expanded over the years, making us

Upton Garage
520 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.

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 Bournemouth - Team Protyre
98 Jobs Completed
Bouremouth
4.9 / 5

The Tyreland Bournemouth branch in Charminster was originally opened in May 2009 and joined the Protyre network along with all the other Tyreland centres in 2011. The cen

First Choice Motor Engineers Ltd
3 Job Completed
Poole
4.0 / 5

We are members of the Bosch Car Service Network which is a national network of independent garages. Our objective is to provide you with a friendly and professional servi

Poole LPG Garage
69 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 mo

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Alternator Repair in Poole
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, 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.

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Alternator Prices in Poole

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 Poole
Car MakeAverage PriceGet Quotes
MINI£361.34
Renault£414.38
Volkswagen£350.41
Vauxhall£312.48

This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 29/06/2022 and 27/09/2022.

Gary from Complete Mechanics explains the workings of the alternator