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How much does Car Battery Replacement cost in Brandon?

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

Car Battery Replacement pricing for various cars

CarsEstimateParts CostLabor CostSavingsAverage Dealer Price
2016 Kia Forte5$299$204.25$94.994%$311.75
2009 Volkswagen Jetta$353$257.90$94.993%$365.40
2006 Dodge Durango$277$181.75$94.994%$289.25
2015 BMW 550i GT$353$257.90$94.993%$365.40
2011 Lincoln MKT$277$181.75$94.994%$289.25
2012 Jaguar XK$353$257.90$94.993%$365.40

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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Richard

11 years of experience
265 reviews
Richard
11 years of experience
Richard was fantastic. He arrived 5 minutes early, was so professional and friendly. He was very knowledgable about a lot of different cars. I was pleased and impressed.
Richard Coogan is very competent and punctual. If you have a problem with your car, Richard is your man. It's also nice that he has a good attitude and a pleasant manner.

Torrieanto

12 years of experience
632 reviews
Torrieanto
12 years of experience
Torrieanto was very friendly and knowledgeable, worked fast and did a wonderful job! Highly recommended.

Alfred

13 years of experience
499 reviews
Alfred
13 years of experience
I wanted to wait to make sure my car was still good to go upon writing a review. Alfred was not only punctual but he answered all of my questions and concerns. The job didn't feel rushed and he worked really efficiently. He even contacted me prior to the appointment so I could explain to him what was going on. He brought an extra battery just in case that was the problem and it worked out since it needed to be changed anyway. I'll probably book him for any mechanical work going forward!

Jerome

34 years of experience
206 reviews
Jerome
34 years of experience
Very speedy on the battery replacement, and had some good tips otherwise as well. Very thorough in looking at other aspects of the car, needing routine tune ups.

Joel

21 years of experience
987 reviews
Joel
21 years of experience
Joel did a great job and was super nice. He arrived on time, completed the work in a timely manner and explained the work he performed and answered my questions. I'd recommend Joel to any of my friends or family!

AL

12 years of experience
234 reviews
AL
12 years of experience
He came here on time and did a good job. Appreciated.

Raymond

37 years of experience
402 reviews
Raymond
37 years of experience
efficient, capable and courteous

Saul

8 years of experience
17 reviews
Saul
8 years of experience
Saul was a very experienced, highly technical mechanic. Answered all the questions I had for him pertaining to my vehicle. My experience in using yourmechanic was first rate

Rodric

14 years of experience
414 reviews
Rodric
14 years of experience
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