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YourMechanic Car Battery Replacement Service

Average Rating

4.9/5

Number of Reviews

4,781

Rating Summary
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Patrick

31 years of experience
1019 reviews
Patrick
31 years of experience
Outstanding customer service!

Samuel

12 years of experience
3 reviews
Samuel
12 years of experience
Samuel was courteous and helpful. He was a little late, due to circumstances out of his control, but he communicated with me and arrived promptly at the slightly later time we agreed upon. Once he arrived he solved the problem quickly and professionally. I really appreciated being able to get my car taken care of on a Sunday without having it towed. The prices was totally fair. Comparable to what you would pay anywhere or maybe even slightly cheaper. Thanks Samuel!

Shaun

14 years of experience
238 reviews
Shaun
14 years of experience
Shaun came early, finished early, and was a pleasure to deal with. Recommended!

AUDIE

31 years of experience
178 reviews
AUDIE
31 years of experience
Audie was very professional. He did a fantastic job. No one likes car trouble, but when the person working on your car is kind and honest it makes it a little better. I would highly recommend him.

David

14 years of experience
580 reviews
David
14 years of experience
When David arrived at my home after speaking to him briefly my concerns where quickly put at ease because he appeared competent and most importantly very detail-oriented explain each and everything regarding my car and asked if I had any questions.

Braxton

9 years of experience
179 reviews
Braxton
9 years of experience
Battery died and found out about your mechanic on web search. Very happy. Quick, easy, convenient and happy with pricing. I will definitely be using you again for any work that needs done on my car. Thx!

Duy

11 years of experience
65 reviews
Duy
11 years of experience
Showed up right on time and completed everything quickly! Was nice and polite, I would recommend!

Chris

9 years of experience
82 reviews
Chris
9 years of experience
My experience with Chris and YourMechanic was smooth as silk! He was on time, explained everything thoroughly, and completed the work quickly. Definitely recommend and will use again.

Gustavo

18 years of experience
75 reviews
Gustavo
18 years of experience
Very pleasant job well done

Michael

14 years of experience
495 reviews
Michael
14 years of experience
Michael was on time and very competent. Appreciated him agreeing to go get my battery and installing.


How much does Car Battery Replacement cost in Buda?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2010 Kia Sportage $192 $112.13 $79.99 12% $219.63
2011 Kia Borrego $232 $151.99 $79.99 10% $259.49
2009 Mazda RX-8 $188 $107.88 $79.99 12% $215.38
2014 Audi A5 $249 $168.84 $79.99 9% $276.34
2013 Audi Q7 $249 $168.84 $79.99 9% $276.34
2007 Ford Mustang $200 $120.41 $79.99 12% $227.91

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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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