Car Battery Replacement at your home or office in Lincolnwood.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

5,921

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Chris

15 years of experience
419 reviews
Chris
15 years of experience
Chris was on time, was super friendly and worked fast. Car was up and running again in no time!
Super fast service! No hassle for me what so ever:)

James

11 years of experience
233 reviews
James
11 years of experience
James was fantastic! I would gladly recommend him to anyone needing a top notch mechanic!

Marco

28 years of experience
39 reviews
Marco
28 years of experience
Marco was extremely professional. He is warm and pleasant to speak with. I was truly pleased with his service and recommendations.

Mike

12 years of experience
94 reviews
Mike
12 years of experience
Diagnosed and fixed problem quickly. Very professional. Absolutely great!

Eric

11 years of experience
230 reviews
Eric
11 years of experience
I did not get a cost estimate for the battery that was replaced, even after asking for it before the actual work started. However it took him only couple of minutes to give me the final once the task was complete.

Shaun

20 years of experience
204 reviews
Shaun
20 years of experience
Detailed guy, quick and fast. Highly recommend. Thank you!

Chris

14 years of experience
312 reviews
Chris
14 years of experience
Chris showed up early and that was great...

Charles

10 years of experience
69 reviews
Charles
10 years of experience
Was great. He communicated about his arrival time and completed the work quickly.

Garrison

8 years of experience
29 reviews
Garrison
8 years of experience
Very professional and pleasant.

Shay

27 years of experience
137 reviews
Shay
27 years of experience
Shay was very prompt and professional.


How much does Car Battery Replacement cost in Lincolnwood?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2007 GMC Savana 2500 $228 $147.63 $79.99 10% $255.13
2009 Hyundai Genesis $227 $147.27 $79.99 10% $254.77
2015 Bentley Flying Spur $201 $120.98 $79.99 12% $228.48
2013 Cadillac XTS $227 $147.41 $79.99 10% $254.91
2014 Mercedes-Benz ML350 $282 $201.66 $79.99 8% $309.16
2013 Porsche Cayenne $282 $201.66 $79.99 8% $309.16

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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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