Car Battery Replacement at your home or office in Hitchcock.

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YourMechanic Car Battery Replacement Service

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

5,285

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Tien

22 years of experience
903 reviews
Tien
22 years of experience
Great service! Turns out it was only a problem with the battery which needed replacement but Tien was professional all the way and looked for the possibility of any other issues. Very knowledgeable and i would definitely recommend him to to others and will always call upon him if there is any other service required on my car.

John

26 years of experience
458 reviews
John
26 years of experience
On time. Explained the process to me and answered question to insure me the right oil was being used. I’m going to change out my spark plugs and a few other things and I’ll use John again for this work.
Helpful to talk to before coming out and he was quick and orofessional

Alfred

30 years of experience
86 reviews
Alfred
30 years of experience
Alfred called when he arrived and everything went very smooth. Al was courteous and also professional and knowledgeable and I would use his services again.

Bryant

11 years of experience
315 reviews
Bryant
11 years of experience
My battery died and I couldn't get it disconnected. Bryant came out and knew just what to do. I would recommend Bryant and YourMechanic to anyone who needs professional mobile service on a car or truck. The cost was very reasonable and the service was great.

Christopher

8 years of experience
38 reviews
Christopher
8 years of experience
Fast, efficient and timely he did a great job!

Chet

40 years of experience
444 reviews
Chet
40 years of experience
Totally satisfied with the whole process. Website interface is super easy, pricing was upfront and I really appreciated being able to select the appointment time. Will definitely recommend YourMechanic.com to my friends.

Ibrahim

21 years of experience
19 reviews
Ibrahim
21 years of experience
Very satisfied! Awesome mechanic!!!

Jose

16 years of experience
433 reviews
Jose
16 years of experience
Jose was amazing. He showed up early for our appointment and explained every step of the process to me as he was replacing my battery and testing my alternator and starter. He communicated on my level, never talking down to me or explaining things in a way that only another mechanic would understand. I love this service. Having Jose at my house working on my vehicle was much like having that "friend of the family" mechanic at my disposal. His demeanor and personality matched that attitude. I will definitely request Jose in the future. So glad I have a friendly mechanic to count on. Alex

Alex

5 years of experience
33 reviews
Alex
5 years of experience
Alex was great to work with. He was polite and kept me updated regarding his ETA and status on my part.

Firas

20 years of experience
11 reviews
Firas
20 years of experience


How much does Car Battery Replacement cost in Hitchcock?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2009 Volkswagen Beetle $275 $195.01 $79.99 9% $302.51
2009 Kia Sorento $208 $127.86 $79.99 11% $235.36
2016 Buick Encore $267 $187.15 $79.99 9% $294.65
2008 Infiniti QX56 $216 $136.19 $79.99 11% $243.69
2013 Mercedes-Benz GL350 $249 $168.84 $79.99 9% $276.34
2015 Jaguar XF $276 $195.99 $79.99 9% $303.49

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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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