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YourMechanic Car Battery Replacement Service in Austin

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4.8/5

Number of Reviews

85

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Tom

42 years of experience
29 reviews
Tom
42 years of experience
Volkswagen CC - Car Battery Replacement - Austin, Texas
Tom was friendly, professional, and knowledgeable. I would highly recommend him to anyone having an issue with their vehicle. He was especially great at answering my questions without talking down to me, which is a frequent problem I have had with vehicle maintenance in the past. 5 stars!
Toyota Highlander - Battery - Austin, Texas
Excellent experience! Would highly recommend Tom. Very professional and knowledgeable. Showed up exactly on time and had our car running again in half an hour. Such a great service and so grateful for the help.

Nathan

15 years of experience
191 reviews
Nathan
15 years of experience
BMW X3 - Battery - Austin, Texas
Service was great! Nathan arrived right on time and got the job done quickly. The most convenient car repair experience I've ever had!
Audi Q7 - Battery - Austin, Texas
Nathan came on time. He did a good job replacing the car battery. I would definitely recommend Nathan

Patrick

31 years of experience
1051 reviews
Patrick
31 years of experience
Mazda 6 - Battery - Austin, Texas
Patrick was very professional, right on time and completed the job with perfection. My car battery was dead, acid leaked out and terminals almost rusted. Patrick cleared out the area and installed new battery. I highly recommend Patrick for car maintenance needs.
Hyundai Santa Fe - Battery - Austin, Texas
Patrick arrived early to help fix my battery he was friendly knowledgeable and very timely with the repair this is my third time using Patrick for repairs he has been great

Brett

8 years of experience
176 reviews
Brett
8 years of experience
Honda Fit - Car Battery Replacement - Austin, Texas
Brett arrived early, was professional and quick. He definitely knew what he was doing and answered all the questions I had that I probably should know the answers to already without making me feel stupid. My car was taken care of in no time. Impressive service that was very helpful considering I was home for the day not feeling well. In the future, I will definitely choose Brett and Your Mechanic over a dealership. Thank you!
Dodge Durango - Battery - Austin, Texas
Brett was great! Took care of my problem quickly and efficiently. Checked other parts of my car and give me a quote on some other work I need done. I highly recommend Brett!

David

35 years of experience
39 reviews
David
35 years of experience
Oldsmobile Alero - Battery - Austin, Texas
I requested one service, and David realized that there was a different problem. He helped me switch to the correct service which saved me both money and another appointment.
Ford C-Max - Battery - Austin, Texas
David was professional, nice, and quick. He figured out how to overcome a few problems quickly to get my car fixed up.

Edgar

8 years of experience
56 reviews
Edgar
8 years of experience
Mercedes-Benz ML350 - Battery - Austin, Texas
awesome service! edgar showed up early, did the work and i felt very comfortable with him working on my car. thx
Jeep Wrangler - Battery - Austin, Texas
Great experience. Edgar was right on time and worked quickly. Services were performed as expected.

Luis

20 years of experience
52 reviews
Luis
20 years of experience
Dodge Dart - Car Battery Replacement - Austin, Texas
Luis was great! Arrived early for our appointment and took care of my car battery quickly. Thank you!

Edgar

6 years of experience
18 reviews
Edgar
6 years of experience
Toyota 4Runner - Battery - Austin, Texas
Edgar was very timely. Replaced battery quickly. Also checked alternator to make sure it was working properly. Very polite, answered my questions, gave me explanations. Very courteous and would recommend him to others.

James

25 years of experience
25 reviews
James
25 years of experience
Toyota Prius - Battery - Austin, Texas
HI. James was on time, knowledgeable, friendly and super informative. It was great to have my battery changed right in my driveway. No fuss. No muss. Would not hesitate to have James come back for another automotive issue!

John

17 years of experience
137 reviews
John
17 years of experience
Mercedes-Benz E350 - Battery - Austin, Texas
Courteous, knowledgeable,honest and very helpful. He inspires confidence in this type of mobile mechanic service. I’ll definitely use the service again and recommend it to others.


How much does Car Battery Replacement cost in Austin?

It depends on the type of car you drive and the auto repair shop you go to in Austin. Our mechanics in Austin 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 Austin.

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2008 Volkswagen Rabbit $249 $168.84 $79.99 9% $276.34
2011 Toyota Prius $249 $168.84 $79.99 9% $276.34
2007 Kia Amanti $192 $112.13 $79.99 12% $219.63
2005 BMW 330xi $249 $168.84 $79.99 9% $276.34
2007 Mercedes-Benz G500 $249 $168.84 $79.99 9% $276.34
2007 Jaguar XJR $252 $172.43 $79.99 9% $279.93

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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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