Car Battery Replacement at your home or office in Hockley.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

4,818

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Dellano

16 years of experience
354 reviews
Dellano
16 years of experience
Dellano was very efficient and professional. He showed up on time and immediately got to work. Would definitely recommend him.
Professional and fast

Alfred

11 years of experience
317 reviews
Alfred
11 years of experience
Great guy, great service

Michael

46 years of experience
110 reviews
Michael
46 years of experience
As usual Michael was right on time, friendly as always. Michael explained all the work that was going to be done and get it done in a very timely matter. I always look forward to working with you guys especially Michael.

Jay

35 years of experience
687 reviews
Jay
35 years of experience

Ian

8 years of experience
79 reviews
Ian
8 years of experience
This Was My First Time Using YourMechanic And It Was Good. Ian Was Early. He Got The Job Done Fast And He Was Nice.

Kyle

18 years of experience
20 reviews
Kyle
18 years of experience
This service is a god send very convenient for a busy working professional

Robert

25 years of experience
333 reviews
Robert
25 years of experience
Robert was wonderful. Even though we thought the battery was under the hood, he explained it was under the back seat, and sure enough, it was there. On time, quick, and neat. Great guy! Cindy and Paul

Andrew

23 years of experience
142 reviews
Andrew
23 years of experience
Andrew was prompt in arriving and did a great job. Excellent professional and time efficient job.

James

24 years of experience
32 reviews
James
24 years of experience
Excellent

Tinashe

11 years of experience
244 reviews
Tinashe
11 years of experience
Friendly and speedy service! He was excellent coordinating schedules and doing work independently.


How much does Car Battery Replacement cost in Hockley?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2006 Lotus Exige $197 $116.99 $79.99 12% $224.49
2010 Toyota Tacoma $191 $111.24 $79.99 12% $218.74
2010 Volkswagen Jetta $249 $168.84 $79.99 9% $276.34
2015 Mini Cooper Paceman $249 $168.84 $79.99 9% $276.34
2010 Lincoln MKT $196 $115.73 $79.99 12% $223.23
2008 Mercedes-Benz SLK55 AMG $242 $162.04 $79.99 10% $269.54

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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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