Mercedes-Benz 600SEL Car Battery Replacement at your home or office.

Our mobile mechanics offer services 7 days a week. Upfront and transparent pricing.

Estimate price near me

Service Location

Customer Ratings

(388)

Included for free with this service

Online Booking

Mechanic comes to you

12-month / 12k-mile warranty

Free 50 point safety inspection

Our certified mobile mechanics can come to your home or office 7 days a week between 7 AM and 9 PM.

Customer Ratings

(388)

Car Battery Replacement Service

How much does a Car Battery Replacement cost?

On average, the cost for a Mercedes-Benz 600SEL Car Battery Replacement is $353 with $258 for parts and $95 for labor. Prices may vary depending on your location.

CarServiceEstimateShop/Dealer Price
1992 Mercedes-Benz 600SELV12-6.0LService typeCar Battery ReplacementEstimate$630.79Shop/Dealer Price$777.24 - $1177.22
1993 Mercedes-Benz 600SELV12-6.0LService typeCar Battery ReplacementEstimate$610.79Shop/Dealer Price$757.27 - $1157.27
Show example Mercedes-Benz 600SEL Car Battery Replacement prices

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).

Battery

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.

Fast and easy service at your home or office

Backed by 12-month, 12.000-mile guarantee


Meet some of our expert Mercedes-Benz mechanics

Real customer reviews from Mercedes-Benz owners like you.

Excellent Rating

(388)

Rating Summary
374
9
1
1
3
374
9
1
1
3

Jerimiah

19 years of experience
328 reviews
Jerimiah
19 years of experience
Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 3500 V6-3.0L Turbo Diesel - Battery - Las Vegas, Nevada
Jeremiah exceeds my expectation. He has the expertise we need and shows us what we need to know. We hope to work with Jerimiah again.

Jacob

12 years of experience
329 reviews
Jacob
12 years of experience
Mercedes-Benz CLS500 V8-5.0L - Battery - Dallas, Texas
Once again Jacob was outstanding and very professional. I couldn't ask for a better. mechanic. Thank you so much for all of your hard work and dedication.

Rocco

22 years of experience
302 reviews
Rocco
22 years of experience
Mercedes-Benz GLK350 V6-3.5L - Battery - Redondo Beach, California
Rocco was amazing. He did our battery change very quickly and even showed me a few things to do on the car. I would highly recommend him and will be using him again. Thank you Rocco :)

Kenneth

20 years of experience
775 reviews
Kenneth
20 years of experience
Mercedes-Benz ML500 V8-5.0L - Battery - Long Beach, California
Kenneth was amazing! Prompt, professional, direct. He did a great job, explaining everything as he went and even left me with some life advice! Highly recommended.

Excellent Rating

(388)

Rating Summary
374
9
1
1
3
374
9
1
1
3
Number of Mercedes-Benz Car Battery Replacement services completed
4268+
services done by our mechanics
TOTAL NUMBER OF EXPERT Mercedes-Benz MECHANICS
1100+
experts on our platform

Recent articles & questions

How to Find Top Dead Center
There There are many reasons why you might need to find an engine’s top dead center. Top dead center is the point when the piston of the number one cylinder in an engine is at its highest point, and on...
P0475 OBD-II Trouble Code: Exhaust Pressure Control Valve Malfunction
What What the P0475 code means The P0475 means that there is something wrong with your exhaust back pressure valve. What causes the P0475 code? There may be more than one cause for the P0475 code. One is a faulty...
Understanding the BMW Condition Based Servicing and Service Indicator Lights
Car symbols, or dashboard lights, are a car service reminder. The BMW Condition Based Servicing system indicates when and what service your car needs.

Gear shift locked up

Does the shifter move out of park? If the shifter moves but the car does not come out of park something has broken in your shifter. If you can not move the shifter out of park there is a problem...

Water leak in the trunk of my car

It could be that the water is leaking in past the trunk weather stripping or possibly the drain in the bottom of the trunk is plugged. If you are brave you can get inside the trunk with a flashlight, close...

I changed the oil in my 2012 Nissan Sentra and now it has no power when I put it in gear.

Your car's engine oil and lubricating system should have no impact on the transmission control function. This may be related to a separate issue such as a faulty transmission control module or low transmission fluid levels. As you may know,...

How can we help?

Our service team is available 7 days a week, Monday - Friday from 6 AM to 5 PM PST, Saturday - Sunday 7 AM - 4 PM PST.

1 (855) 347-2779 · hi@yourmechanic.com