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Blake

11 years of experience
114 reviews
Blake
11 years of experience
Blake did a exceptional service.
Very professional, transparent and punctual. Did the inspection and all tests before diagnostic, which was precise. Great work! I recommend him without a shadow of doubt.

Brandon

16 years of experience
318 reviews
Brandon
16 years of experience
Excellent service, very professional
Brandon arrived on time and was super quick. He inspected my car and offered general advice for keeping it maintained. He is also both knowledgeable and professional.

Nicholas

9 years of experience
234 reviews
Nicholas
9 years of experience
Very professional, he text me to inform me when he was on the way and when he arrived. He fixed my car quickly and I haven't had any more issues. Will definitely book him again.
Nicholas showed up on time and finished the job as quoted very quickly. Five stars all around.

Andrew

24 years of experience
72 reviews
Andrew
24 years of experience
Helped diagnose my situation accurately, on time and quick to fix the car
Andrew actually arrived ahead of schedule, but only after contacting me first to make sure it was ok. He quickly confirmed a diagnosis of dead battery and completed the replacement promptly.

Pete

16 years of experience
5 reviews
Pete
16 years of experience
Pete was terrific. Super knowledgeable, efficient and willing to explain things in detail.

Roger

12 years of experience
25 reviews
Roger
12 years of experience
Excellent experience.

Ralph

36 years of experience
115 reviews
Ralph
36 years of experience
Ralph is a great guy to work with. Was right on time. Worked the job and diagnosed the problem with no problems. Very friendly and engaging, explains everything he was doing/what needed to be done and why. Also extremely knowledgeable. Will absolutely use the company and Ralph again without hesitation. Thanks Ralph!!

Kyle

18 years of experience
20 reviews
Kyle
18 years of experience
I am very happy with the promptness, service, and work . I will recommend Kyle to my friends. Thanks for your efficient service. Christine K.

Genaro

11 years of experience
262 reviews
Genaro
11 years of experience
He showed up early and did a great job.

Richard

18 years of experience
126 reviews
Richard
18 years of experience
Best experience ever with any mechanic! Knowledgeable, personable, 100% qualified. I will refer my family members to your service. Fair prices and great service.


How much does Car Battery Replacement cost in Durham?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2011 Ferrari 458 Italia $197 $116.99 $79.99 12% $224.49
2004 Ford E-250 $196 $115.73 $79.99 12% $223.23
2006 GMC Envoy $184 $103.57 $79.99 13% $211.07
2014 Mercedes-Benz SLK350 $242 $162.04 $79.99 10% $269.54
2010 BMW 328i $252 $163.92 $87.98 10% $282.17
2010 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).

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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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