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Choeun

13 years of experience
181 reviews
Choeun
13 years of experience
Very knowledgeable and courteous. Pleasant to do business with.
This was a follow-up appointment from a previous inspection. Choeun arrived promptly and worked efficiently. He explained everything in great detail to make sure I understood the work being performed. He is a highly skilled mechanic who I will gladly refer to friends and family with confidence.

Rodney

34 years of experience
386 reviews
Rodney
34 years of experience
I am very satisfied. I appreciate the way Rodney mentioned possible future services. The need for new break pads had been recommended to me by a tire establishment months ago. It felt like a hustle so I declined and checked with my then mechanic and he said there was time. Rodney confirmed that prognosis. I now have a new mechanic and Rodney will evaluate my break pad situation when he does my oil change in a couple of months. Rodney is so low key, and professional. I so appreciate his customer service skills. Also my car is running very well.
Rodney arrived on time, Performed task quickly and efficiently, then provided an inspection of the vehicle and noted other areas of concern. and provided a quote for the other repairs. I would recommend Rodney to any other out there in need of vehicle repairs. Thank You Rodney

Phillip

17 years of experience
200 reviews
Phillip
17 years of experience
PHILLIP PETERSON ARRIVED ON TIME, GREAT JOB WITH INFORMING INFORMATION.

David

14 years of experience
56 reviews
David
14 years of experience
David was great. He was 5 minutes early, polite, and diligent. I was nervous reading some other reviews but I'm not hesitant AT ALL now that we've had an experience with David. 1.5 hours start to finish for alternator, battery, belts, and a great inspection and recommendations! This guy REALLY knew his stuff. We will just continue to get him to get our car work done. YourMechanic is lucky to have someone so awesome!

Bryant

10 years of experience
282 reviews
Bryant
10 years of experience
Very professional Great work

Damian

9 years of experience
364 reviews
Damian
9 years of experience
All went well. Thanks

Danny

9 years of experience
269 reviews
Danny
9 years of experience
Late but announced, efficient and knowledgeable. Thanks Danny.

Abdul

9 years of experience
404 reviews
Abdul
9 years of experience
He has very good customer service and he was very detailed

Noe

34 years of experience
604 reviews
Noe
34 years of experience
Noe was extremely professional and prompt. I will ask for him again if I need service in the future.

Mark

23 years of experience
6 reviews
Mark
23 years of experience
Mark went above and beyond when he ran into a little snag during job. He cared about his work. He even stayed late to finish the job. Would highly recommend him to anyone.


How much does Car Battery Replacement cost in Elk Grove?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2015 Volvo V60 $249 $168.84 $79.99 9% $276.34
2014 GMC Sierra 2500 HD $206 $126.20 $79.99 11% $233.70
2015 Nissan Juke $184 $103.62 $79.99 13% $211.12
2006 Mercedes-Benz G500 $249 $168.84 $79.99 9% $276.34
2007 Cadillac Escalade $194 $114.33 $79.99 12% $221.83
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).

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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