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Luis

15 years of experience
155 reviews
Luis
15 years of experience
Very knowledgeable and honest

Pardeep

21 years of experience
988 reviews
Pardeep
21 years of experience
Excellent service

Erick

10 years of experience
182 reviews
Erick
10 years of experience
Did an awesome job.

Kevin

24 years of experience
475 reviews
Kevin
24 years of experience
Kevin is awesome! He arrived right on time. When he discovered the real problem with my car was diffrent than initially thought, he went out of his way to get the new part and repair my car within the original time frame quoted. Will definitely use My Mechanic and request Kevin when I need my car service.

Chris

16 years of experience
122 reviews
Chris
16 years of experience
This was my very first time using YourMechanic and my mechanic was Chris. I tell you right now I am extremely pleased with the service. Chris is am honest and knowledge mechanic. I will tell you right now if you get Chris as a mechanic, know what you are in very good hands. Thank you so much for your insights and your recommendation.

MICHAEL

33 years of experience
184 reviews
MICHAEL
33 years of experience
Amazing ! Thank you so much 

Bernie

52 years of experience
59 reviews
Bernie
52 years of experience
Bernie was awesome and was in constant communication. Very happy with his work.

Jasmine

23 years of experience
102 reviews
Jasmine
23 years of experience
Great service. Would highly recommend.

Bryant

12 years of experience
554 reviews
Bryant
12 years of experience
Fast and friendly. Service was great and the quote for additional services was appreciated.

Jay

37 years of experience
894 reviews
Jay
37 years of experience


How much does Car Battery Replacement cost in Glen Ridge?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2009 Mazda 3 $240 $159.56 $79.99 10% $267.06
2006 Ford E-350 Super Duty $255 $175.16 $79.99 9% $282.66
2008 Volvo S60 $327 $247.16 $79.99 7% $354.66
2012 Mini Cooper $327 $247.16 $79.99 7% $354.66
2012 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque $307 $226.56 $79.99 8% $334.06
2010 Chevrolet Corvette $262 $182.48 $79.99 9% $289.98

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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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