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Car Battery Replacement Estimate for Dodge Stratus

Dodge Stratus Car Battery Replacement costs $181 on average.

CarServiceEstimateShop/Dealer Price
1998 Dodge StratusL4-2.0LService typeCar Battery ReplacementEstimate$292.07Shop/Dealer Price$359.72 - $532.57
1995 Dodge StratusL4-2.0LService typeCar Battery ReplacementEstimate$292.07Shop/Dealer Price$359.78 - $532.67
2000 Dodge StratusL4-2.4LService typeCar Battery ReplacementEstimate$274.15Shop/Dealer Price$335.41 - $490.57
2005 Dodge StratusL4-2.4LService typeCar Battery ReplacementEstimate$297.07Shop/Dealer Price$365.27 - $538.53
2000 Dodge StratusL4-2.0LService typeCar Battery ReplacementEstimate$292.07Shop/Dealer Price$361.46 - $535.61
2000 Dodge StratusV6-2.5LService typeCar Battery ReplacementEstimate$292.07Shop/Dealer Price$358.56 - $530.53
2001 Dodge StratusV6-2.7LService typeCar Battery ReplacementEstimate$292.07Shop/Dealer Price$356.63 - $527.15
1996 Dodge StratusL4-2.0LService typeCar Battery ReplacementEstimate$292.07Shop/Dealer Price$359.14 - $531.56
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What are car batteries and how do they work?

A car battery is an energy storage device that relies on a chemical reaction within the battery to produce electricity. The stored electrical energy is used to initially operate the starter motor, ignition system, and fuel system on your vehicle. Once your car engine is running, the alternator supplies the electricity needed for all vehicle systems and charges the battery to replace the electric energy used when starting a car.

Most electric vehicles have a traction battery which is in addition to the standard 12 volt battery that is used to start the car engine. Traction batteries also convert chemical energy to supply electrical energy but operate at higher voltages and often are monitored by the PCM (Powertrain Control Module).

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When to replace a car battery?

  • Your car doesn’t start. A new battery has a specified capacity to provide power. This capacity is referred to as the cranking amps rating of the battery. As a battery ages, the actual amps that a battery can supply becomes lower than its original rating Once the cranking amps fall below a critical threshold, it will be difficult or impossible to start your car.
  • Battery or charging system warning light is illuminated. Should a battery or charging system warning light illuminate, a mechanic should perform a few basic tests to determine if a battery replacement is needed.
  • Electrical components don’t work. Once a battery has started to fail, and the voltage produced by the battery drops, then vehicle electrical components can malfunction, such as the security system. If you are experiencing electrical malfunctions, it’s a smart idea to have the battery tested.

How do mechanics replace the battery?

  • A temporary power source might be installed to avoid the possibility of losing radio presets or stored data in the PCM while the battery is out. When the battery is already completely dead, this step is unnecessary.
  • The vehicle’s negative cable is removed from the battery, followed by the positive cable. The battery tie down system is loosened and the old battery removed.
  • Cable ends and wiring are carefully inspected to ensure cleanliness and no corrosion. In some cases, corrosion can be extreme and the cable may need to be replaced or wiring repaired.
  • The new battery is installed and the tie down system is reinstalled. Anti-corrosion compound is applied to the battery terminals. The positive terminal is reconnected followed by the negative terminal.
  • Some vehicles, for example some models of BMW, VW, and Audi, may require PCM programming to input battery parameters. This step, performed using a specialized scan tool, is necessary to maximize battery life and prevent electrical system malfunctions.
  • The car is started and charging system output is measured and compared against the factory OEM specification to ensure that the new battery will properly recharge. Generally, charging output will be in the range of 13.8 to 14.8 volts but the exact specifications vary by make and model.

Is it safe to drive with a battery problem?

Yes, but if you have a weak battery you might be left stranded somewhere if the battery dies completely and you cannot start your car. A faulty battery may also needlessly overload the alternator and could adversely affect the operation of the vehicle’s electrical system, including the vehicle security system and the shift interlock.

When replacing the battery keep in mind:

  • The quality of the electrical connections to the battery posts is important. Connections must be clean, free of corrosion and properly tightened.
  • Batteries store a large amount of energy and if short-circuited a battery could explode and can create intense discharges that can damage your eyesight. Insulated tools should be used to attach cabling to battery terminals. Otherwise, the battery’s positive cable can be shorted to ground or the positive and negative posts can be directly shorted. Batteries can only be safely installed from a positive terminal to positive wiring and from a negative terminal to body ground. If the polarity is reversed damage will likely occur to the vehicle’s electrical system.
  • Generally, a car battery will have a service life of 4 to 7 years. If a load test on a battery reveals a significant reduction in the capacity of the battery to provide power, you should buy a new battery rather than wait for the old battery to fail completely.
  • Batteries should only be disconnected if the engine is off and the alternator is not running. Disconnecting a car battery while the alternator is running can cause a voltage spike that will damage sensitive electronic components in the vehicle, such as the PCM.

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Matthew

30 years of experience
363 reviews
Matthew
30 years of experience
Matthew is a professional. He knows his business, he explains all work, and interacts in a friendly manner.
1999 DODGE STRATUS - BATTERY - NORFOLK, VIRGINIA

Richard

8 years of experience
246 reviews
Richard
8 years of experience
was not at home very understanding did an outstanding job
2004 DODGE STRATUS - BATTERY - NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE

Jason

29 years of experience
109 reviews
Jason
29 years of experience
Because of the way my car died I was scared of how much it would cost to repair it and I was frightened to drive my car in case it happened again. I was thinking I might have to give up driving and take the bus. Jason came already prepared and familiar with the make and model of my car. He listened to my description of what happened and was genuinely concerned. If it was the alternator, replacing the battery wouldn't help. He tested the alternator first. I was relieved to learn the alternator was fine. Since the battery is located behind the tire, he showed me the wear on the brake pads and he said he would email me a quote for it but that I had time to budget for that repair. Jason educated me about the make and model of my car and what probably happened to the battery so that I have a greater appreciation now for my own car. Because Jason is an experienced, certified professional mechanic, I can drive my car now with confidence. Because Jason was honest and didn't use high pressure sales tactics, I can afford to keep driving and plan ahead to budget for future maintenance and repairs. I trust Jason and highly recommend him to anyone.
2006 DODGE STRATUS - BATTERY - TUCSON, ARIZONA

Tien

20 years of experience
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Tien
20 years of experience
2003 DODGE STRATUS - BATTERY - SAN LEANDRO, CALIFORNIA

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