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On average, the cost for a Ford Custom Battery Light is on Inspection is $95 with $0 for parts and $95 for labor. Prices may vary depending on your location.

CarServiceEstimateShop/Dealer Price
1970 Ford CustomV8-6.4LService typeBattery Light is on InspectionEstimate$114.99Shop/Dealer Price$124.99 - $132.49
1970 Ford CustomL6-3.9LService typeBattery Light is on InspectionEstimate$94.99Shop/Dealer Price$105.01 - $112.52
1972 Ford CustomL6-3.9LService typeBattery Light is on InspectionEstimate$94.99Shop/Dealer Price$105.01 - $112.52
1972 Ford CustomV8-6.6LService typeBattery Light is on InspectionEstimate$94.99Shop/Dealer Price$104.99 - $112.48
1969 Ford CustomV8-7.0LService typeBattery Light is on InspectionEstimate$94.99Shop/Dealer Price$105.02 - $112.55
1964 Ford CustomV8-4.3LService typeBattery Light is on InspectionEstimate$94.99Shop/Dealer Price$105.01 - $112.52
1966 Ford CustomV8-5.8LService typeBattery Light is on InspectionEstimate$99.99Shop/Dealer Price$109.87 - $117.28
1965 Ford CustomV8-7.0LService typeBattery Light is on InspectionEstimate$99.99Shop/Dealer Price$110.24 - $117.94
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The battery is one of the most essential components of any vehicle. It is responsible for keeping the car running, as well as powering most of the creature comforts in the vehicle, such as the windows, air conditioning, headlights, interior lights, and radio.

As a result, it’s important to maintain the battery and promptly address any issues that arise with it, which are often indicated by an illuminated battery light.

What does the battery light look like?

The battery light typically takes the form of a picture of a battery on your dashboard, but sometimes it will just be the word “battery.”

Common reasons for this to happen:

  • Faulty or failed alternator: When the battery light comes on, chances are there’s not actually a problem with your battery. Usually it’s a problem with the system that keeps your battery charged. Many battery light issues center around the alternator, which is a generator used for converting mechanical energy into electrical energy. In short, the alternator takes the power that the vehicle’s crankshaft is generating, and converts that power into electrical energy, which it then sends to the battery. If your alternator is unable to produce an adequate amount of voltage, then the battery light will illuminate. When an alternator completely fails, your vehicle is entirely reliant on the battery for electrical energy, which means the car will soon stop running, as spark plugs rely on electrical energy.

  • Bad voltage regulator: The voltage regulator is attached to the alternator and controls how much voltage the alternator is outputting. The voltage regulator limits the amount of voltage the alternator can send to the battery, and also increases the output when the extra voltage is needed. When this regulator breaks or malfunctions, the alternator no longer doles out the correct voltage into the electrical system.

  • Worn-out serpentine belt: The serpentine belt – which helps drive not only the alternator, but also multiple other peripheral devices – can snap, which renders the alternator relatively useless.

  • Corroded battery terminals or cables: While alternator-based issues are the main cause of the battery light coming on, it’s not completely uncommon for the triggering issue to reside in the battery itself. Just like with a battery in a remote, your car battery can die over time. Corrosion on the battery terminals or on the battery cables can also prohibit the battery’s ability to power the vehicle’s electrical unit.

What to expect:

A top-rated mobile mechanic will come to your home or office to determine the source and cause of the battery light, using a voltage meter, amp meter, and load tester to assess whether the issue is in the battery or in the alternator. The battery, alternator, regulator, and serpentine belt are all easily accessible, often making it fairly simple for the mechanic to assess what is wrong with your electrical system.

After the inspection, the mechanic will provide a detailed report that describes the source and cause of the issue, along with the scope and cost of the necessary repairs.

How important is this service?

When your battery ceases to work, your car will stop running. After the battery light has come on, you’ll likely be unable to restart the vehicle or drive it very far without it dying. Enlist the help of a professional to diagnose the issue as soon as possible.

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27 years of experience
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Joseph showed up early and did a thorough inspection of the vehicle. He was very helpful. Thanks.

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Ford Explorer V6-3.5L - Battery Light is on - Nashville, Tennessee
Ronnie took the time to investigate what was wrong and took the time to explained in detail what was needed. I will have the work done tomorrow and have confidence in the work he will do. Recommend him for sure!

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Ford Focus L4-2.3L - Battery Light is on - Hollywood, Florida

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Milton
37 years of experience
Ford Mustang V6-3.8L - Battery Light is on - Henderson, Nevada
He's the best mechanic in town..I'm lucky to have mey him as this was my first time to attend to my car's maintenance needs.. H diagnosed the problem..red lights on my battery showing on dashboard and he recommended that alternator should be replaced. .He even noticed that my tire needs some air..whichthe next day..my tire was flat and called AAA...Milton arrived today with the replacement part and did it..and now my problem was solved...Thanks Milton for a wonderful job done...So very thankful and the price and labor is just priced right for a single working mom like me.

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