Car Battery Replacement at your home or office in District Heights.

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YourMechanic Car Battery Replacement Service

Average Rating

4.9/5

Number of Reviews

5,084

Rating Summary
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Damian

9 years of experience
401 reviews
Damian
9 years of experience
Quick and effective. Knew exactly what he was doing.
Damian was very competent and efficient when changing my battery. However, due to the traffic, he was almost an hour late, which I think can be improved next time.

Dellano

16 years of experience
379 reviews
Dellano
16 years of experience
Fast and efficient
Prompt, friendly, knowledgable.

Victor

9 years of experience
200 reviews
Victor
9 years of experience
Very personable and prepared. Had every tool necessary to do the job, including a handy hood light for night time work. Quick and efficient. Victor was really good at explaining what he saw as future repair needs, beyond today’s scheduled battery replacement. Great guy with a can do attitude. Would absolutely recommend him to anyone and will use him in the future should we pursue further repairs. Great, seamless experience with Your Mechanic! Really liked the text updates as to when Victor was on his way, to his arrival, to the check out process. And the best part? We didn’t even have to leave home! Thank you Victor and Your Mechanic.
Victor was great! He came to my apartment and changed my battery for me and got it done quickly. 10/10 would recommend!

Tyrone

9 years of experience
422 reviews
Tyrone
9 years of experience
This is the 2nd appointment I’ve had with Tyrone and I was once again pleased with his professionalism.

Jacob

13 years of experience
74 reviews
Jacob
13 years of experience
Although Jacob was personable, the recommendations I later received in an email from Your Mechanic were never discussed with me, nor did it appear as though he'd actually checked the vehicle for them. Specifically, the message stated that my transmission fluid was orange, but he never checked that. In regard to using Your Mechanic in general: While I would certainly use them again for major repairs, I will never again ask them to replace a battery. The labor cost was $73 and the job took approximately 15 minutes (I'll do it myself next time), though I suppose I was charged for the travel time.

Tyrus

21 years of experience
65 reviews
Tyrus
21 years of experience
Great service! On time as promised and quickly fixed problem.

Whitney

37 years of experience
783 reviews
Whitney
37 years of experience
Excellent job. Very knowledgable.

Daniel

16 years of experience
64 reviews
Daniel
16 years of experience
Daniel came out to replace the battery in my Escort that wouldn't start. Not only was he prompt and expedient, he also went above and beyond to make sure that the battery was the only issue keeping the car from starting. I would strongly recommend his services as well as the entire YourMechanic service with absolutely no hesitation.

Mark

23 years of experience
55 reviews
Mark
23 years of experience
Easy

Tyrone

17 years of experience
105 reviews
Tyrone
17 years of experience
Tyrone was thorough, wanted to ensure i didnt throw my money out the window. I would use and recommend Tyrone again!


How much does Car Battery Replacement cost in District Heights?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2011 Hyundai Azera $192 $112.13 $79.99 12% $219.63
2005 Pontiac Sunfire $180 $100.00 $79.99 13% $207.50
2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer $184 $103.57 $79.99 13% $211.07
2010 Lincoln MKS $196 $115.73 $79.99 12% $223.23
2009 Cadillac CTS $206 $126.20 $79.99 11% $233.70
2007 Ford Mustang $200 $120.41 $79.99 12% $227.91

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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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