Poughkeepsie Alternators and Starters Repair

Poughkeepsie Alternators and Starters Repair | Foreign Car Specialists

When your car won’t start, it’s easy to panic. It’s a good thing that the ASE-certified auto technicians at the state-of-the-art auto repair facility of Foreign Car Specialists serving Poughkeepsie and the Hudson Valley region know all about alternators and starters. You will never have to worry about this team trying to sell you on services you don’t need and if it’s only a battery issue, you will know! 

We have experience with alternators and starters, but how do you know which it is? Signs it’s the alternator includes: weak or dead battery, dim lights, warning light, funny smell, or odd sound. Signs it’s the starter include a whining noise without the engine turning over, smoke or a burning smell, or a grinding noise when trying to start your vehicle. Unfortunately, it’s hard to differentiate whether it’s a problem with the alternator, starter, or battery. The good news is that this is only one of the reasons the auto mechanics at Foreign Car Specialists receive at least 80 hours of ongoing training every year. They have access to the latest and best technology and tools designed to quickly and efficiently diagnose and repair the most challenging alternator or starter problem your vehicle presents with. 

We offer a solid warranty and keep you informed of any problem we detect. We have a lovely waiting area, but also offering a shuttle service if you need to get on with your busy life in the Poughkeepsie and the Hudson Valley region. Foreign Car Specialists is a family owned auto repair facility and we’ve been in business for over 20 years providing the very best in automotive repair and customer service. Whether we’re working on your alternators and starters or doing some other repair, each vehicle we work on is returned to you freshly washed and vacuumed! We greatly care about our customers and cherish every 5-star review we receive like this one: 

“They are great! They absolutely will take care of you. Rick behind the counter is one of the nicest guys I have ever met. If your car is out of warranty, they will do everything they can to fix your problem so that you are not stuck having to pay the ridiculous prices from your dealer. The first time I visited I was apprehensive because it's located right in the city of Poughkeepsie. However shortly after sitting in the waiting room and actually seeing how they operate I became very comfortable. Since then I have been back at least 4 times to have a clutch repaired, oil change and now tires. Every time I come in Rick remembers me by name and we can have a conversation about almost anything. I sincerely give this place the best rating because they deserve it. But don't take my word on it. Come in and see for yourself.” -- Marc H.

Foreign Car Specialists serves Poughkeepsie and the Hudson Valley region with ASE-certified auto technicians and a focus on customer service. Your peace of mind matters to us and we keep you informed every step along the way to ensure no surprises. Whether it’s a starter or alternator problem, you can count on us to quickly and accurately diagnose and repair the problem. Call us or book an appointment online today. Foreign Car Specialists is located near the historic Walkway over the Hudson at 124 Washington Street, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601.

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