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Number of Reviews

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Robert

26 years of experience
333 reviews
Robert
26 years of experience
Robert was great - very quick but attentive service. I felt very comfortable that the repair had been done properly and my car is working great now! I strongly recommend him.
Robert arrived early and was very professional. Very pleased.

Dario

8 years of experience
58 reviews
Dario
8 years of experience
Very patient and understanding. Great advice.

Caster

27 years of experience
176 reviews
Caster
27 years of experience
Caster was excellent! On time and professional. I will definitely use his services again and recommend him to friends!

Brandon

17 years of experience
318 reviews
Brandon
17 years of experience
Great

Kenneth

15 years of experience
113 reviews
Kenneth
15 years of experience
Not only timely and quality repairs, but HONESTY and informative service.

Marcus

7 years of experience
66 reviews
Marcus
7 years of experience
Marcus is very talented and knows his craft. I will request him in the future

Jose

15 years of experience
304 reviews
Jose
15 years of experience
Done a great job. Keep it up!!

Thomas

12 years of experience
79 reviews
Thomas
12 years of experience
Super courteous! He kept me informed of each step in the process and was able to diagnose the issue quickly and resolve it. Will definitely use him again, he's very knowledgeable.

Tim

19 years of experience
17 reviews
Tim
19 years of experience
On time, very efficient and nice guy

Attila

18 years of experience
566 reviews
Attila
18 years of experience
Very knowledgeable and helpful. Explained everything clearly. And worked quickly.


How much does Car Battery Replacement cost in Emmitsburg?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2007 Nissan Xterra $210 $130.13 $79.99 11% $237.63
2009 Subaru Impreza $201 $121.33 $79.99 12% $228.83
2010 Hyundai Azera $211 $131.16 $79.99 11% $238.66
2011 Mercedes-Benz R350 $282 $201.66 $79.99 8% $309.16
2011 Mercedes-Benz G550 $282 $201.66 $79.99 8% $309.16
2007 Ford Mustang $221 $140.72 $79.99 11% $248.22

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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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