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YourMechanic Car Battery Replacement Service

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

4,666

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Rodric

Rodric

11 years of experience
211 reviews
Rodric
11 years of experience
professional, quick, and did nice job
Pleasant, efficient, communicated about arrival! Would contact again!
Vytas

Vytas

5 years of experience
61 reviews
Vytas
5 years of experience
Vytass was on time (actually early), friendly and knowledgeable. Positvr first experience with YourMechanic.
Whitney

Whitney

36 years of experience
783 reviews
Whitney
36 years of experience
What a pleasant experience! Not only was Whitney able to come earlier than the scheduled appointment (which was wonderful for me since I had other errands to run later in the day), but he efficiently completed the battery replacement. He also did an inspection of the car, and let me know what issues would need to be dealt with most urgently. Whitney explained everything in a way that I could understand, and even helped with another problem on the spot free of charge! Plus, he's got a great sense of humor. (:
Abdul

Abdul

8 years of experience
279 reviews
Abdul
8 years of experience
Abdul actually called me to let me know he would be available sooner than our scheduled appointment. He showed up to my job, I gave him the keys and he called me when it was all done. Good job and greatly appreciated.
Anthony

Anthony

32 years of experience
19 reviews
Anthony
32 years of experience
Anthony was late, but it was not his fault. What was amazing was my daughter needed her car to go pick up the children she nanny's for. Instead of one hour Anthony had 15 minutes. According to my daughter, he smiled said something like "ok, racing pit stop mode" and completed the job in time for my daughter to get across town and pick up the children. Awesome work and really appreciate his stepping up to a monumental task and making it all work out.
Attila

Attila

16 years of experience
174 reviews
Attila
16 years of experience
He came for battery replacement. He was very friendly and quick. I am highly satisfied with the service.
Stefan

Stefan

14 years of experience
366 reviews
Stefan
14 years of experience
This is the second time I have used Stefan and would use no one else. He is professional and friendly and could not be more accommodating. Your Mechanic is a lifesaver for people who work - they come to your home at your convenience.
Jason

Jason

6 years of experience
175 reviews
Jason
6 years of experience
On time, knowledgeable, easy to talk to.
Richard

Richard

8 years of experience
350 reviews
Richard
8 years of experience
The appointment went great. Richard had all of the right tools and was able to complete the job in the allotted time.
Wayne

Wayne

21 years of experience
46 reviews
Wayne
21 years of experience
He was fast and replaced my battery.


How much does Car Battery Replacement cost in Hampton?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2008 Ford F-250 Super Duty $196 $115.73 $79.99 12% $223.23
2014 Fiat 500 $249 $168.84 $79.99 9% $276.34
2014 GMC Savana 3500 $206 $126.39 $79.99 11% $233.89
2013 Audi Q5 $273 $168.84 $103.98 11% $308.59
2012 BMW 335is $252 $163.92 $87.98 10% $282.17
2008 Maserati Quattroporte $254 $174.24 $79.99 9% $281.74

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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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