Car Battery Replacement at your home or office in Centerville.

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How much does Car Battery Replacement cost in Centerville?

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

Car Battery Replacement pricing for various cars

CarsEstimateParts CostLabor CostSavingsAverage Dealer Price
2007 Ford E-250$277$181.75$94.994%$289.25
2010 Ford F-350 Super Duty$277$181.75$94.994%$289.25
2011 Ford F-150$277$181.75$94.994%$289.25
2014 Acura RLX$270$174.70$94.994%$282.20
2015 Audi allroad$353$257.90$94.993%$365.40
2015 Audi SQ5$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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Chris

18 years of experience
491 reviews
Chris
18 years of experience
Great job, Chriss! Thanks

Jason

32 years of experience
507 reviews
Jason
32 years of experience
Jason is just the bees knees! He was much faster than the estimated time and was so thoughtful throughout the fix. He allowed me to learn how to maintain my car alongside his service repairs -- that is a unique blessing for any mechanic I've ever experienced. He also has a laugh like Seth Rogan so he brings a great sense of humor to the job. If you stay or leave for your repairs, you can be assured that Jason will be speedy, knowledgeable, and thoughtful during your time. I recommend him majorly!

Anthony

27 years of experience
16 reviews
Anthony
27 years of experience
Anthony did a great job with my repairs. He was very knowledgeable and walked me through his process. I was getting quoted $1,200 at auto shops in Atlanta, but this only cost me $700 - and the product/service was just as good!

Hector

14 years of experience
60 reviews
Hector
14 years of experience
Hector arrived right on time and got to work right away. He was efficient and did a great job.

Justin

16 years of experience
88 reviews
Justin
16 years of experience
fast and professional.

Chuck

10 years of experience
347 reviews
Chuck
10 years of experience
He is a pleasure to work with. I will be using him again.

Jose

9 years of experience
63 reviews
Jose
9 years of experience
Jose was friendly and nice. Was a very nice experience. Fast and good job! Will definitely use this service again.

Robert

22 years of experience
279 reviews
Robert
22 years of experience
Robert did very well, was humble and willing to listen...did a great job

Behrak

9 years of experience
321 reviews
Behrak
9 years of experience
Behrak was early to the appointment, very friendly, and completed the job as promised.

Christopher

20 years of experience
7 reviews
Christopher
20 years of experience
Nice man and professional expert

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