Car Battery Replacement at your home or office in Elk Grove Village.

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How much does Car Battery Replacement cost in Elk Grove Village?

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

Car Battery Replacement pricing for various cars

CarsEstimateParts CostLabor CostSavingsAverage Dealer Price
2013 Hyundai Sonata$271$176.11$94.994%$283.61
2006 Nissan Sentra$258$162.74$94.994%$270.24
2007 Pontiac G6$251$155.90$94.994%$263.40
2015 BMW 228i$353$257.90$94.993%$365.40
2009 Lincoln MKS$277$181.75$94.994%$289.25
2007 Porsche Cayman$353$257.90$94.993%$365.40

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.

Recent Car Battery Replacement reviews in Elk Grove Village

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Jay

23 years of experience
151 reviews
Jay
23 years of experience
On time, professional, knowledgeable, friendly. Happy with service.

Richard

1 years of experience
29 reviews
Richard
1 years of experience
Really happy with the service. Richard was on time and very nice to work with. Good job.

Rigoberto

11 years of experience
739 reviews
Rigoberto
11 years of experience
I was thrilled to have found your service to come to my home and replace my car battery same day. Rigoberto was an absolute delight of a human being. I absolutely loved him, and enjoyed conversing with him as he worked on my car. He was efficient, worked quickly and very professional. He is very sweet and courteous and I will absolutely be recommending him to anyone who wishes to use your service. Should I need to use your service again I will definitely be asking for Rigo to come take care of my care again. Loved him!!! Thank you so so much! I am very very happy with both Rigo and your service!

Paul

25 years of experience
261 reviews
Paul
25 years of experience
Was great having him. He was very open and polite and didnt mind letting me watch. He did an awesome job of helping me diagnose my trucks battery draining problem.

Justin

20 years of experience
42 reviews
Justin
20 years of experience
Justin was great so who could ask for more, will have him when need arisses ALAN

Alfred

13 years of experience
501 reviews
Alfred
13 years of experience
Alfred did an amazing job, he is experienced and knowledgable!

Sam

15 years of experience
123 reviews
Sam
15 years of experience
Good

H

26 years of experience
828 reviews
H
26 years of experience
Knows his job well, explains the problem and shows me what happened. Very efficient. Am happy!

Nicholas

11 years of experience
586 reviews
Nicholas
11 years of experience
Nicholas was great. I would definitely use him again.

Pierre

9 years of experience
309 reviews
Pierre
9 years of experience
Pierre is the kindest and most competent mechanic ever. He is always so friendly and does such a great/efficient job. He is really great with communication and goes out of his way to accommodate work schedules.

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