Car Battery Replacement at your home or office in Des Plaines.

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YourMechanic Car Battery Replacement Service

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

5,157

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Rigoberto

9 years of experience
719 reviews
Rigoberto
9 years of experience
Top notch service. Rigo showed up early, and did the job in a very timely manner. I would 100% recommend him. He’s also very friendly and professional.
Rigoberto was great. He got to my house early(!) Was very quick--a total professional.

Joaquin

3 years of experience
95 reviews
Joaquin
3 years of experience
Joaquin was excellent. He showed up on time and quickly replaced my battery. Would definitely recommend, and would use again.

Jonathan

33 years of experience
365 reviews
Jonathan
33 years of experience
Excellent

Peter

41 years of experience
1259 reviews
Peter
41 years of experience
Peter's service was great. I think he did a fine job.

Chuy

12 years of experience
120 reviews
Chuy
12 years of experience
The service was quick and Chuy was very friendly.

William

23 years of experience
35 reviews
William
23 years of experience
William was prompt—early, even—polite, thorough, reassuring, and extremely professional. While I waited for my battery to be fixed, I benefitted from a brief but comprehensive lesson about the mechanical engineering forces at work in my car, what was and was not happening before and after my old battery was replaced, and told what to watch for/keep an eye on before driving home for winter break. I really appreciate how quick but detail oriented his work appeared to be; time and deadlines carry a special connotation of stress for me as a college student. I feel that I may be unable to appropriately convey much gratitude for the outstanding degree and quality of service I received on my car from William. Please share my feedback with him and promote/give him as much business as he can comfortably do, because this is precisely the type of employee I would imagine an employer of car repairmen/mechanics/technicians would seek in the hiring process. I fully intend to rehire your company, preferably having William work on my car, for my future automotive needs. Thank you.

Allen

34 years of experience
444 reviews
Allen
34 years of experience
Originally I called to schedule an apt. because I thought my car starter needed to be replaced. I was a big skeptical because it was my first time using Your Mechanic. I made the apt. on Sunday afternoon and within an hour my mechanic Allen called to confirm my apt. and advise what time he will arrive. I was very pleased with how punctual Allen was when he arrived at exactly 7 a.m. sharp. He immediately ran the diagnostic test on my car and advised me that I didn't need a new starter rather a new battery. I was extremely happy because I wasn't spending $259 on a starter; however to change the battery it was $195, but Allen was sweet enough to add a $10 discount since this was my first time using their services, so I ended up paying $185. He ran to the car part store and was back quickly and replaced the battery. He was done with the work and I was on my way to work by 8:30 a.m. I was hoping the battery would have been a little less expensive, but it was worth every penny with the service I received and the convenience that it all happened right in my driveway. Thank you Allen for a great job!!!!!

John

25 years of experience
457 reviews
John
25 years of experience
Excellent service.

Dan

33 years of experience
17 reviews
Dan
33 years of experience
Great job. Good mechanic. Good guy.

Bryant

10 years of experience
296 reviews
Bryant
10 years of experience
Bryant was very nice, and worked fast. I will definitely be a repeat customer.


How much does Car Battery Replacement cost in Des Plaines?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2009 Suzuki Grand Vitara $192 $111.66 $79.99 12% $219.16
2015 Ford Transit-250 $194 $114.33 $79.99 12% $221.83
2013 Chevrolet Express 3500 $206 $126.39 $79.99 11% $233.89
2015 Lexus NX300h $1253 $1173.27 $79.99 2% $1280.77
2013 Land Rover Range Rover $249 $168.84 $79.99 9% $276.34
2011 Porsche 911 $249 $168.84 $79.99 9% $276.34

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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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