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YourMechanic Car Battery Replacement Service in Chicago

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

106

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Chuy

12 years of experience
91 reviews
Chuy
12 years of experience
GMC Yukon XL 1500 - Car Battery Replacement - Chicago, Illinois
Wow, I am so glad I found this service and Chuy was my mechanic. I cannot even describe the relief of having someone come to your house, fix your car and clearly instill confidence he knows what he is doing. I am sold for life on not going back to a dealer or a shop. THANKS!
Volkswagen Jetta - Battery - Chicago, Illinois
Chuy went out of his way to accommodate the service I needed. He was kind, communicative, and incredibly knowledgable. I will definitely try to use his services again.

Joe

18 years of experience
125 reviews
Joe
18 years of experience
Honda Accord - Battery - Chicago, Illinois
Joe was fantastic! He arrived early. He efficiently diagnosed my car's problem and fixed it. I think he was done within 20-30 minutes. I will use him again next chance I get. Highly recommended.
Volkswagen Passat - Battery - Chicago, Illinois
Joe was GREAT!!! He was on time, he was very very professional and he knew what he was doing! He found the problem with my 2013 Passat right away and fixed it! To say I was happy is an understatement! I would highly recommend Joe!!! I will use him Again!

Rigoberto

9 years of experience
699 reviews
Rigoberto
9 years of experience
Infiniti M45 - Battery - Chicago, Illinois
Rigoberto was great! Incredibly knowledgeable, explained everything as he was doing it, and very clear and patient. My car is running perfectly now. Highly recommend Rigoberto for any service.
Volkswagen Passat - Battery - Chicago, Illinois
I have hired Rigo a number of times and would definitely still recommend him. He’s very friendly professional and knowledgeable. He is always patient and takes time to answer all my questions. He went above and beyond to fix an issue with my headlight after fixing my engin in the rain, great guy and great mechanic 

Daniel

9 years of experience
58 reviews
Daniel
9 years of experience
Honda Element - Battery - Chicago, Illinois
My first time using YourMechanic.com because of a drained battery which got me stranded in the parking garage. I'm not prepared for this sort of thing, so checking out the internet and finding the site is a real blessing. Read and studied the site, crossed my fingers (I tend to be very resigned to being skeptical because of past experiences online), I took the chance and signed up. Daniel was early, and had to come from a ways away. Superfast service, efficient and got the job done very professionally. Thank you very much Daniel, and YourMechanic.com! Both highly recommended based on my experience - keep up the good work!
Hummer H3 - Battery - Chicago, Illinois
Very punctual, in fact he arrived 45 minutes before actual appointment. Took time to review what additional services were needs. Honesty greatly appreciated.

Krystal

15 years of experience
106 reviews
Krystal
15 years of experience
Honda Accord - Car Battery Replacement - Chicago, Illinois
Krystal was actually early, was friendly and courteous, and it was Sunday morning. Completed the job quickly and professionally.
Volkswagen Jetta - Car Battery Replacement - Chicago, Illinois
Kristen was on time and very thorough on the check-up. She was very competent in dealing with random auto-related questions. Thank you for the service.

Frank

6 years of experience
108 reviews
Frank
6 years of experience
Chrysler 200 - Battery - Chicago, Illinois
3rd appointment with YourMechanic my second wasn’t the best but I wanted to give it another shot and here is Frank, this guy drive for automobiles is off the chain, I usually let the mechanic do what they do but we were talking the entire time during the appointment, and it was good. He knew his stuff and was great.
Toyota Camry - Battery - Chicago, Illinois
Very nice guy. I will definitely recommend him to anyone.. he was communicative and at the same time good at his job..

Genaro

11 years of experience
262 reviews
Genaro
11 years of experience
Cadillac CTS - Battery - Chicago, Illinois
Genaro was quick and efficient, he was in and out in 20 minutes; all in all it was a very pleasant experience. I will definitely work with him again in the future.

Vytas

6 years of experience
62 reviews
Vytas
6 years of experience
Nissan Altima - Battery - Chicago, Illinois
Vytass was on time (actually early), friendly and knowledgeable. Positvr first experience with YourMechanic.

Jon

13 years of experience
21 reviews
Jon
13 years of experience
Honda Civic - Battery - Chicago, Illinois
Super cool guy. He was punctual and speedy. The whole process was super transparent and convenient.


How much does Car Battery Replacement cost in Chicago?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2014 Nissan NV1500 $191 $111.24 $79.99 12% $218.74
2013 Nissan NV200 $206 $126.39 $79.99 11% $233.89
2006 Dodge Stratus $192 $111.79 $79.99 12% $219.29
2004 Mercedes-Benz C240 $257 $168.84 $87.98 10% $287.09
2013 Infiniti QX56 $193 $113.17 $79.99 12% $220.67
2014 Jaguar XFR $206 $126.09 $79.99 11% $233.59

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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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