Car Battery Replacement at your home or office in Lake Station.

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YourMechanic Car Battery Replacement Service

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

5,030

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Noe

34 years of experience
604 reviews
Noe
34 years of experience
Great job
Noe was great, he called to let me know his arrival time, was very clear about what he was going to be doing and had my car fixed in only about 40 minutes! This was a great first experience with your mechanic. I would highly reccomend Noe.

Chris

20 years of experience
1615 reviews
Chris
20 years of experience
Great service! Helpful, quick, friendly and even was able to come earlier than scheduled! Hopefully I won't need this service again, but if I do, I know who to call! Thank you!!!
Great first experience

Dellano

16 years of experience
379 reviews
Dellano
16 years of experience
I came to Your Mechanic with a list of repairs and services that the dealership recommended for my vehicle. Mr. Bernard was very attentive to my questions and took time to provide explanations in an easy to understand way, about the services he rendered. He checked the different systems and let me know which were not necessary. I saved money by going with Your Mechanic, and with the warranty that's provided with the work, I can rest easy.

Chet

39 years of experience
439 reviews
Chet
39 years of experience
He was awesome, very honest and informative. Does excellent work. Recommend him for sure.

Pete

14 years of experience
192 reviews
Pete
14 years of experience
Pete was early to the appointment and got quickly to work. He was friendly, efficient and explained key issues of the maintenance.

Charles

15 years of experience
176 reviews
Charles
15 years of experience
Charles was great. He was on time and super helpful!

Travis

11 years of experience
312 reviews
Travis
11 years of experience
Very Kind and Knowledgeable

Samuel

12 years of experience
3 reviews
Samuel
12 years of experience
Samuel was courteous and helpful. He was a little late, due to circumstances out of his control, but he communicated with me and arrived promptly at the slightly later time we agreed upon. Once he arrived he solved the problem quickly and professionally. I really appreciated being able to get my car taken care of on a Sunday without having it towed. The prices was totally fair. Comparable to what you would pay anywhere or maybe even slightly cheaper. Thanks Samuel!

Eduardo

17 years of experience
330 reviews
Eduardo
17 years of experience
Eduardo was great! Will definitely use him again. Arrived on time and finished much faster than was quoted. Unfortunately, I ordered the parts that the site said I would need, but several of them were not needed. And they can't be returned to Amazon. Thus I am out $70+ on unused parts. Of course that's not Eduardo's fault at all! I just want to recommend that other customers buy their parts locally so they can be returned!

Patrick

31 years of experience
1044 reviews
Patrick
31 years of experience
Patrick was very professional, right on time and completed the job with perfection. My car battery was dead, acid leaked out and terminals almost rusted. Patrick cleared out the area and installed new battery. I highly recommend Patrick for car maintenance needs.


How much does Car Battery Replacement cost in Lake Station?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2005 Subaru Impreza $184 $103.62 $79.99 13% $211.12
2011 Hyundai Genesis $206 $126.09 $79.99 11% $233.59
2008 Hyundai Sonata $192 $112.13 $79.99 12% $219.63
2014 BMW 740Li $276 $163.92 $111.98 12% $314.42
2008 Acura MDX $191 $111.24 $79.99 12% $218.74
2012 Audi S5 $249 $168.84 $79.99 9% $276.34

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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).

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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