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5/5

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Chris

21 years of experience
1693 reviews
Chris
21 years of experience
he is very nice
Great quick work!

James

30 years of experience
500 reviews
James
30 years of experience
Great service!! James was very timely, competent and Knowledgeable
Arrived 10 minutes early. Very friendly and fast.

Francisco

9 years of experience
174 reviews
Francisco
9 years of experience
Francisco showed up a little early (which was great), brought an upgraded battery for replacement, as I had requested in my email to him and was really efficient, fast and friendly. This service was great - it was wonderful to not have to find someone with jumper cables and drive somewhere and wait a couple hours for my battery replacement. Francisco took about 25 minutes and I didn't have to go anywhere. Great service and system!
Excellent

Manuel

31 years of experience
273 reviews
Manuel
31 years of experience
Very professional and handled the job efficiently.
Amazing job!

Dante

35 years of experience
98 reviews
Dante
35 years of experience
Dante was very professional, and diagnosed the problem with my battery/starter in less than 15 minutes. I originally set up the appointment as a starter replacement, but Dante diagnosed it as a battery replacement. He returned later in the day and replaced my battery. Overall he was professional, and didn't try and sell me on replacing anything else on my car like they do in the shops. I've already recommended him as a mechanic to several of my coworkers and family, and will be requesting him for any future work.

Gregory

16 years of experience
3 reviews
Gregory
16 years of experience

Carlos

27 years of experience
280 reviews
Carlos
27 years of experience
Great

Danny

10 years of experience
269 reviews
Danny
10 years of experience
Best I have seen so far!! Highly recommended.

Jonathan

34 years of experience
368 reviews
Jonathan
34 years of experience
He was courteous, professional and friendly and willing to answer all my questions, even in the rain . It was really nice to know a service like this with reliable personnel exists.

Dexter

14 years of experience
5 reviews
Dexter
14 years of experience
Dexter did a great job!


How much does Car Battery Replacement cost in Irvine?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2014 Mazda CX-5 $201 $120.78 $79.99 12% $228.28
2014 Chevrolet Express 2500 $227 $147.08 $79.99 10% $254.58
2011 Mazda CX-7 $201 $120.78 $79.99 12% $228.28
2010 Mercedes-Benz R350 $289 $201.11 $87.98 9% $319.36
2016 Mercedes-Benz SLK350 $273 $193.06 $79.99 9% $300.56
2009 Porsche Cayenne $297 $201.11 $95.98 10% $330.11

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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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