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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

4,919

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Alfred

11 years of experience
326 reviews
Alfred
11 years of experience
On-time, personable, replaced my car battery and did an inspection in under 30 minutes. The whole process was extremely convenient and smooth.
Great service! Alfred was extremely friendly and competent

Chris

14 years of experience
409 reviews
Chris
14 years of experience
Great job. Showed up on time, even a little early. Battery was replaced in twenty minutes. Even cleaned the leads and the battery seat.
Arrived early. Very fast, friendly, and professional.

Pedro

12 years of experience
39 reviews
Pedro
12 years of experience
Fast and efficient work! Highly recommended!

Deane

9 years of experience
267 reviews
Deane
9 years of experience
great service! I really recommend

Kevin

15 years of experience
88 reviews
Kevin
15 years of experience
Kevin did a great job and was able to get my vehicle back on the road.

Leroy

20 years of experience
6 reviews
Leroy
20 years of experience
Hardworking. Appreciate his honesty and helpfulness. Highly recommend.

Craig

16 years of experience
56 reviews
Craig
16 years of experience
Outstanding service, very knowledgeable and friendly. I will be using him again for my automotive service.

Joshua

25 years of experience
709 reviews
Joshua
25 years of experience
Joshua did a superb job, "phenomenal",...I can't say enough good things about Joshua and his service. His knowledge about all makes of vehicles is impressive. He truly seemed to care about my vehicle and providing quality service. He definitely went the extra mile explaining every detail and then, saved me a ton by knowing what he was doing, and not trying to up sell me on products. As a single mom who works full time, I really appreciate his honesty. I think this is the first time I have not been 'ripped off' by a dealer or auto shop in ages. THANK YOU Joshua!!! I drove the SAAB today. First time in 8-9 months, and after your service and care, she ran GREAT! Best in years! I highly recommend Joshua, and love this concept, "Your Mechanic". THANK YOU BOTH! Very much appreciated! I will be calling again for my other car AND have already referred two friends. Thank you again...did I say, "Thank you"! p.s. Joshua even went the extra mile to fix a broken light, removed it. We just happen to be talking about it and, ...then he took care of it! So awesome. Definitely hire this guy! KTb, Benicia, CA

Richard

19 years of experience
461 reviews
Richard
19 years of experience

Chuy

12 years of experience
91 reviews
Chuy
12 years of experience
He arrived early, was knowledgeable, and prepared. It was an overall excellent experience from an exceptional mechanic.


How much does Car Battery Replacement cost in Carrboro?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2014 Mitsubishi Lancer $184 $103.62 $79.99 13% $211.12
2012 Subaru Legacy $183 $102.87 $79.99 13% $210.37
2005 Volkswagen Passat $249 $168.84 $79.99 9% $276.34
2011 Acura TSX $187 $106.63 $79.99 12% $214.13
2013 Lincoln MKT $196 $115.73 $79.99 12% $223.23
2014 Chevrolet Corvette $194 $114.33 $79.99 12% $221.83

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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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