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Russell

27 years of experience
271 reviews
Russell
27 years of experience
Excellent service!
Very professional and experienced. Thank you.

Nicholas

11 years of experience
534 reviews
Nicholas
11 years of experience
Nice guy, fast and professional.
Efficient, arrived early, and provided good advice on how to avoid my current issue and others in the future.

David

42 years of experience
220 reviews
David
42 years of experience
David arrived early and got to work right away. He was friendly and worked quickly. He was thorough and checked everything with my battery and tested the alternator to make sure it was properly charging. He made an already convenient service even more exceptional, and I would definitely request him again should I need work done in tgethe future.

Jonathan

35 years of experience
457 reviews
Jonathan
35 years of experience
great

John

20 years of experience
532 reviews
John
20 years of experience
John is Amazing !

Trung

12 years of experience
412 reviews
Trung
12 years of experience
Trung was fantastic. He arrived a few minutes late but he let me know each step of the way that he would be slightly late. Very acceptable. He replaced my batter, which AAA was totally unable to do after more than one hour, in less than 10 minutes. Simply amazing. He was a very nice fellow and I would not hesitate to recommend him and to use him in the future for any car related issue.

Colin

27 years of experience
117 reviews
Colin
27 years of experience
Colin did the job perfectly. Everything went perfectly. Highest recommendation possible.

H

26 years of experience
828 reviews
H
26 years of experience
Did an excellent job!

Terry

31 years of experience
99 reviews
Terry
31 years of experience
Terry was incredible. He arrived on time with all the parts that were needed. He had my car fixed and running in less than an hour. The price was spot on; I couldn't be more happy.

Behrak

9 years of experience
258 reviews
Behrak
9 years of experience
Good service ! Replaced my battery with no issues.


How much does Car Battery Replacement cost in Morris Plains?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2016 Ford F-250 Super Duty $243 $162.75 $79.99 10% $270.25
2015 Chevrolet Cruze $321 $240.98 $79.99 7% $348.48
2008 Ford Explorer Sport Trac $255 $175.16 $79.99 9% $282.66
2009 BMW 528i $327 $247.16 $79.99 7% $354.66
2007 Lexus ES350 $249 $169.16 $79.99 9% $276.66
2013 Audi S6 $327 $247.16 $79.99 7% $354.66

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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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