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100 Reviews

Garage in Dorset, 20 years of experience

Starting my love for cars watching my father repair cars since I was very young, then I went to a SENAI technical school of mechanics where I studied for 2 years and automotive electrical for another 2, afte...

29 Reviews

Mobile mechanic in Dorset, 17 years of experience

When you stop We get going by sending out a FULLY equipped and fully insured mobile workshop vehicle to you that can perform ANY job your usual garage can but without the hassle! Main dealer & independen...

33 Reviews

Garage in Dorset, 38 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.

7 Reviews

Mobile mechanic in Dorset, 12 years of experience

I learnt my trade in the Royal Electrical Mechanical Engineers maintaining and servicing a wide variety of military vehicles. I then went on to vehicle salvage and recycling on all domestic car and vans, mov...

39 Reviews

Garage in Dorset, 40 years of experience

Targa Florio, located in Bournemouth, has been providing MOT Tests, Car Repairs and Car Service on all makes and model of vehicle. Our services include the latest Computerised Diagnostic Equipment that, c...

91 Reviews

Mobile mechanic in Dorset, 19 years of experience

Auto Electrix Covering the Bh post code area... We provide advanced diagnostics, faulting, and vehicle inspections. Specialists in auto electrical and fault finding using the very latest equipment al...

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 &...

82 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...

84 Reviews

Garage serving Dorset, 12 years of experience

I have worked as a mechanic for twelve years started out as HGV mechanic for five years moved on to cars for the last seven years.my duties included were engine strip down and rebuild,clutches,timing chain a...

5 Reviews

Garage serving Dorset, 20 years of experience

With more than 25 years experience we look forward to providing the following services to you, diagnostics, services, repairs, welding, collection and delivery

123 Reviews

Garage serving Dorset, 19 years of experience

Hi I'm Dan I am a fully qualified level 3 mechanic and licenced MOT Tester with experience of all makes and models of cars and vans. I specialise in fitting clutches among other repairs that I offer. Myself ...

266 Reviews

Garage serving Dorset, 22 years of experience

Mobile Mechanic with 20 years experience, all work completed to a high standard using manufacturer recognised parts. I’m in the military so split between the below locations, therefore able to complete work ...

296 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...

Frequently asked questions about car battery replacement & repairs in Dorset

Read our answers to questions about car battery replacement 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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