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5/5

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Nathaniel

6 years of experience
26 reviews
Nathaniel
6 years of experience
Nathaniel was on time, professional, very informative and patient with my many questions! I’m very satisfied with the service he provided.
Very quick and helpful as always

Victor

9 years of experience
196 reviews
Victor
9 years of experience
Excellent; no complaints at all with him or his work.
Victor was great! He came to my apartment and changed my battery for me and got it done quickly. 10/10 would recommend!

Grzegorz

39 years of experience
472 reviews
Grzegorz
39 years of experience
Grzegorz was quick, efficient and did a great job replacing my car battery. I highly recommend him to anyone with a broken car!
Grzegorz was very professional. He wasn't able to get my battery going the first time, so went home to get some extra equipment and make it to another appointment before coming back a couple of hours later to try again. I appreciated that he didn't just say "too bad, I can't help you". He was able to get the car started enough to open the boot and replace the battery when he came back, saving me a tow to the dealer. I would hire Grzegorz again.

Nathaniel

8 years of experience
135 reviews
Nathaniel
8 years of experience
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Ian

8 years of experience
79 reviews
Ian
8 years of experience
This Was My First Time Using YourMechanic And It Was Good. Ian Was Early. He Got The Job Done Fast And He Was Nice.

Melvin

12 years of experience
157 reviews
Melvin
12 years of experience
I was 3,000 miles away from where my car was located. Melvin was a huge help in replacing my battery so my vehicle could be shipped! Thank you Melvin!

Christopher

9 years of experience
39 reviews
Christopher
9 years of experience
Young decent guy trying to support his family; an all so familiar situation these days. Christopher was a bit late but given explanation, completely understandable. Have been there myself.

Dane

11 years of experience
20 reviews
Dane
11 years of experience
Dane showed up early and did a quick but thorough job. I definitely would recommend to others. He was courteous and professional.

Steven

12 years of experience
425 reviews
Steven
12 years of experience
He made me feel comfortable in an uncomfortable situation. I was impressed at his knowledge and professional manner.

David

8 years of experience
182 reviews
David
8 years of experience
Service was awesome. David was very nice and performed the battery change far quicker that the auto parts store ever would. Twenty minutes tops and the poor old girl (car) was up and running again. Certainly saved the cost of a tow. Thanks David!


How much does Car Battery Replacement cost in Chesapeake?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2012 Jeep Wrangler $194 $114.33 $79.99 12% $221.83
2015 Aston Martin DB9 $197 $116.99 $79.99 12% $224.49
2008 Toyota RAV4 $191 $111.24 $79.99 12% $218.74
2010 Acura MDX $191 $111.24 $79.99 12% $218.74
2010 Mercedes-Benz E350 $249 $168.84 $79.99 9% $276.34
2011 Mercedes-Benz SLK55 AMG $242 $162.04 $79.99 10% $269.54

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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).

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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