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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

6,774

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Daniel

10 years of experience
164 reviews
Daniel
10 years of experience
Great

Jim

11 years of experience
58 reviews
Jim
11 years of experience
Jim had a VERY difficult problem to solve with our car and was up to the challenge. He persevered where others may have thrown in the towel. He was creative and persistent, and we really appreciate his skill and attitude.

Steven

9 years of experience
52 reviews
Steven
9 years of experience
Great knowledge of my car

Andrew

10 years of experience
649 reviews
Andrew
10 years of experience
Replacing the battery in my 300ZX was a bit tricky as some moldings had to be removed and they weren't "cooperating. Andrew was patient and eventually the moldings were removed so the old battery could be exchanged with the new. Everything went very well.

Pardeep

20 years of experience
787 reviews
Pardeep
20 years of experience
He was able to fit me in earlier than expected and did the repair with a minimum of down time. Thanks

James

11 years of experience
233 reviews
James
11 years of experience

Jazik

8 years of experience
10 reviews
Jazik
8 years of experience
Jazik is professional. He takes time to explain the problem and the best way to fix it. He is knowledgeable, and an expert at what he does.

Toby

9 years of experience
100 reviews
Toby
9 years of experience
Toby was courteous and professional and I would highly recommend him to my friends and neighbors.

Kiri

19 years of experience
372 reviews
Kiri
19 years of experience
He was great. He came replace the battery and full my transmission fluid. It only took about 20 min. and he was done. I would use him again.

Joel

20 years of experience
877 reviews
Joel
20 years of experience
Joel very good explained and checked everything recommended future services to get done


How much does Car Battery Replacement cost in Arlington Heights?

It depends on the type of car you drive and the auto repair shop you go to in Arlington Heights. Our mechanics in Arlington Heights are mobile, which means they don't have the overhead that repair shops have. They provide you convenience by coming to your home or office in Arlington Heights.

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2016 Mitsubishi Lancer $217 $137.46 $79.99 11% $244.96
2015 Ford Edge $243 $162.76 $79.99 10% $270.26
2012 Kia Rio $233 $152.86 $79.99 10% $260.36
2013 Audi Q5 $322 $217.76 $103.98 10% $357.51
2005 Land Rover LR3 $298 $217.76 $79.99 8% $325.26
2014 Jaguar XK $244 $163.86 $79.99 10% $271.36

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Car Battery Replacement Service

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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