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Recent Car Battery Replacement Mechanic Reviews in Dorset

29 Reviews

Garage in Dorset, 34 years of experience

We guarantee fast and reliable repair for your car. From simple oil changes to complex restorations, our highly qualified mechanics will do whatever it takes to get your treasured vehicle looking like new.

74 Reviews

Mobile mechanic in Dorset, 19 years of experience

Auto Electrix Covering Dorset - Hampshire and Wiltshire. We provide advanced diagnostics, faulting, and vehicle inspections. Specialists in auto electrical and fault finding using the very latest equi...

MARK, Dorset 11th January 2022

Vauxhall Vectra • Additional work following previous booking

8 Reviews

Garage in Dorset, 45 years of experience

At M H Automotive Ltd we have over 45 years experience in passenger and light commercial vehicles including industry leading diagnostic and repair equipment. We specialise in BMW, Mini and Renault vehicles b...

50 Reviews

Mobile mechanic in Dorset, 9 years of experience

I have 9 years of experience in the auto repair industry. iv worked for a variety of garages for several years and have now decided to further pursue the mobile side of the industry. I can repair all makes &...

69 Reviews

Garage in Dorset, 21 years of experience

We are an independent family run business. We believe in providing our customers with high-quality service at low prices. We undertake all aspects of vehicle maintenance and restoration. We appreciate th...

13 Reviews

Mobile mechanic in Dorset, 16 years of experience

Based in Yeovil, Somerset, Mobile Servicing and Repairs covers Yeovil, Sherborne, chard, dorchester and surrounding areas. Services include home based car care from servicing to diagnostics to 4 wheel ali...

54 Reviews

Garage serving Dorset, 14 years of experience

Previous main dealer experience within Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Skoda, and VW. Also within the independent sector. All makes and models are welcome! Outside of the dealer networks, we are able to have a far larg...

237 Reviews

Garage serving Dorset, 8 years of experience

Welcome to AIC Maintenance Group - We Offer a Specialist Mobile Mechanic Service at your home or work place throughout West Sussex, Hampshire & Surrey Are you looking for a professional car mechanic who can...

158 Reviews

Garage serving Dorset, 53 years of experience

The Company’s Roadside Assistance brand is now the preferred choice for the South of England and has become synonymous with efficiency, punctuality and courtesy resulting in all the major motoring organisati...

225 Reviews

Garage serving Dorset, 53 years of experience

The Company’s Roadside Assistance brand is now the preferred choice for the South of England and has become synonymous with efficiency, punctuality and courtesy resulting in all the major motoring organisati...

291 Reviews

Garage serving Dorset, 19 years of experience

I began my career in Weybridge, Surrey for a number of garages picking up great experience to start me off before moving to the New Malden area for a number of years. Prior to setting-up my own business in 2...

56 Reviews

Garage serving Dorset, 15 years of experience

8 years at a Volkswagen dealership as a vehicle technician. 1 year at independant garage. 4 years as a master technician at a Audi / VW specialist. 10 Years MOT testing.

120 Reviews

Garage serving Dorset, 10 years of experience

F&M Autocare covers all automotive repairs from air conditioning to services. All bodywork repairs from small dents to accident damage. A newly established business with a wealth of experience you can guaran...

431 Reviews

Garage serving Dorset, 21 years of experience

I have over 2 decades of experience in the motor industry..

14 Reviews

Garage serving Dorset, 20 years of experience

I began my mechanic career locally in Wells, Somerset and that is where I am to-day in my own business, I started with my apprenticeship at a local garage called Wells Tyre Services and spent 14 years there ...

Want to learn more about Car Battery replacements in Dorset?

Read our short guide with information on costs, symptoms and more.

What does a vehicle’s battery replacement in Dorset involve?

  • Mechanic will inspect the electrical system.
  • If necessary the battery is replaced
  • Mechanic makes sure the battery's cables have not corroded or damaged before putting them back.
  • Mechanic tests the battery charging system to confirm it is working as it should be.

What are the signs that your car needs a new battery?

  • You may initially find that when you unlock the vehicle, the central locking doesn’t work.
  • When you turn the key in the ignition, you have no lights on the dashboard.
  • When you attempt to start the engine, you get a very slow turn over, nothing at all or just a rapid clicking.

How long will a battery replacement take in Dorset?

A car battery replacement usually takes under 1 hour, but can take more time. Ultimately, the time that the job will take 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.

How do you know if your car needs a new battery?

Every time a battery goes “flat”, it can damage the cells in the unit and whilst it may show 12v the actual power of the battery is reduced. Therefore if you are having to get assistance to start a vehicle due to the battery, then you should really consider changing it.

With the newer batteries having higher demands on them, the lifespan has reduced and these batteries may only last 3 years. If you are buying a second hand car for instance, that has an automatic stop/start system, it's worth taking into consideration the cost of buying a new battery and replacing the one installed if it hasn’t been recently done.

How much does it cost to fix a dead car battery in Dorset?

Fixing a dead car battery may require replacement of the battery. Average cost for the replacement is £130. Battery prices for vehicles with a stop/start system are usually a bit higher.

How much does it cost to service a battery in Dorset?

You can't technically service a car battery, if it is faulty it is commonly replaced. Cost for a battery replacement will vary between between £100 and £300, if your vehicle has a stop/start system the price could be a little higher.

How do I find the right battery for my car?

Your vehicle's manual will have guidance on the correct battery needed for the car. If you are unsure which battery is required, check with a professional mechanic, they will be able to help to identify which battery is needed for the car. Our in-house mechanic team can help find the right battery for you.

Is a faulty battery an MOT failure?

Yes, batteries are checked as part of an MOT and hence your car can fail on an issue with the battery that is considered a major issue. For example it might be flagged that your car battery is mounted insecurely or that the battery is leaking.

My car is not starting, how do I know if it's a battery, alternator or starter motor issue?

If you notice that the engine starts but dies soon after, then the alternator probably isn't keeping the battery charged. When you start up the car and notice that the interior lights are slowly fading, it could also indicate an issue with the alternator.

If you try jump starting the car and it works, it could imply an issue with the battery. However, it is important to note that a dead battery can also be caused by a failing alternator.

To test the starter, put on the headlights, if they don't come on, then the battery is probably flat or dead and may need to be recharged or replaced. If the headlights do come on, then try starting the car. If it still won't start, then the starter motor may be the problem.

What is the warranty on a car battery?

Most car batteries come with a warranty of 3-5 years, but this can differ based on the manufacturer and the individual warranty conditions.

Can Dorset garages offer home collection and delivery for car battery replacement?

Yes, many garages in Dorset are able to offer collection and delivery for a car battery replacement. 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 car battery replacement in Dorset.

Can Dorset mobile mechanics do car battery replacement at my home or office?

Yes, Dorset mobile mechanics can do a car battery replacement 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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Mechanics in and around Dorset

Recent Car Battery replacement quotes in Dorset

These recent quotes were taken from our quote engine which uses third-party industry standard data on repair times, along with a live parts retailer, and a regional labour rate to build an accurate free quote. We are constantly improving our quote engine, so please let us know if a price seems incorrect.

£212.25

Battery replacement (vehicles with stop/start system)

Ford Fiesta
Ferndown
£119.59

Battery replacement (vehicles without stop/start system)

Rover 25
Bournemouth
£103.29

Battery replacement (vehicles without stop/start system)

Volkswagen Golf
Bournemouth
£148.35

Battery replacement (vehicles without stop/start system)

Saab 9-3
Bournemouth

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