Car Battery Replacement at your home or office in Escondido.

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YourMechanic Car Battery Replacement Service

Average Rating

4.9/5

Number of Reviews

5,100

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Chris

13 years of experience
312 reviews
Chris
13 years of experience
Good job

Robert

18 years of experience
630 reviews
Robert
18 years of experience
On time, fast and easy

Richard

11 years of experience
600 reviews
Richard
11 years of experience
GOOD

AL

10 years of experience
187 reviews
AL
10 years of experience
Al was timely, professional and very knowledgeable. Definately will request Al if need be. He saved me time and money. Thank you!

Alex

4 years of experience
33 reviews
Alex
4 years of experience
Alex has great communication skills and answered all of my questions related to the battery replacement.

Jason

15 years of experience
429 reviews
Jason
15 years of experience
Jason did a wonderful job diagnosing the problem I was having. He went above and beyond my expectations.

Jason

21 years of experience
189 reviews
Jason
21 years of experience
Professional and knowledgeable. Did a great job.

Alex

14 years of experience
435 reviews
Alex
14 years of experience
Alex's ability to do multiple appointments for us on the same day is awesome. The fact that he does it so professionally, quickly, and well is why he will keep our business.

Russell

22 years of experience
356 reviews
Russell
22 years of experience
I cannot imagine having better assistance or a more kind and professional mechanic. I was in a very needy situation which Russell was both accommodating to and responsive to. My car wouldn't start, I was parked in a lot that was costing me money (because my car wouldn't start on a Sunday at which time the lot I was in was free for the weekends, but Monday through Friday I have to pay $13 a day), and I am leaving to drive back home (across the country) in three days. Needless to say, I needed quality service, very quickly, and very much so on a budget. Russell quickly assessed the issue with my battery and fixed it. He went out of his way to communicate with me and to clearly get my car going. Thank you so much! If I were staying in Portland, I would not only reuse YourMechanic, but I would specifically schedule with Russell. Also, Russell was actually fifteen minutes early, super friendly, easy going, and professional. It was refreshing and comforting. I am so thankful!

Justin

6 years of experience
291 reviews
Justin
6 years of experience
Helpful, experienced, on time fast service. Thank you will use again.


How much does Car Battery Replacement cost in Escondido?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2004 Chevrolet Express 1500 $206 $126.09 $79.99 11% $233.59
2014 Subaru WRX STI $212 $131.99 $79.99 11% $239.49
2013 Hyundai Sonata $192 $112.13 $79.99 12% $219.63
2012 Cadillac Escalade ESV $206 $126.20 $79.99 11% $233.70
2004 Infiniti FX35 $184 $103.62 $79.99 13% $211.12
2015 Maserati Ghibli $250 $169.99 $79.99 9% $277.49

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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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