Car Battery Replacement at your home or office in Oak Park.

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Don

17 years of experience
63 reviews
Don
17 years of experience
Don was punctual, polite, very efficient and knowledgable. He explained everything he was doing and provided expert recommendations without pressuring for additional services. Great expert service without ever leaving my garage!
Very informative and experienced. We use again.

Daniel

10 years of experience
175 reviews
Daniel
10 years of experience
First time around the battery was wrong. But Daniel did the needful and got the right battery and got it done. So all good.
Great

Rigoberto

10 years of experience
739 reviews
Rigoberto
10 years of experience
Rigoberto was great. He got down to business immediately but was also very friendly and easygoing. He’s the reason I know I’ll contact YourMechanic again. Thanks again, Rigoberto.
Rigoberto was FANTASTIC. This is the first time I used this service and he was both pleasant, friendly and knowledgeable. He explained everything he did to my car. I felt bad that the weather was so cold but he handled it like a professional. If I'm ever in need again of services I will definitely use it and ask for him. I will also refer other family and friends to your services. Thank you.

Garrison

8 years of experience
29 reviews
Garrison
8 years of experience
Fixed in a timely manner and qas very knowledgeable

Daniel

10 years of experience
54 reviews
Daniel
10 years of experience
He was very friendly and completed the requested job efficiently. Totally recommend.

Tony

36 years of experience
21 reviews
Tony
36 years of experience
The whole service was extremely professional and efficient. Tony was scheduled for 9 am. He called at 8:30 to say he was there. I could not be at the location so I had left a key in a hidden place. He then called 25 minutes later to say service was complete, returned the key to it's hiding place. I know the price was fair because I had already been quoted the battery price from O'Reilly's...same price. I have already recommended YourMechanic and will continue to do so. As far as Tony, wished I could have met him..extremely efficient and friendly.

Joe

22 years of experience
85 reviews
Joe
22 years of experience
He knows his stuff when it comes to foreign cars. Diagnosed dash errors and made them disappear. He Installed my street racing rotors and brakes like a boss.

Enrique

20 years of experience
244 reviews
Enrique
20 years of experience
Did exactly what I called him for, and he did it very quickly.

Diego

20 years of experience
564 reviews
Diego
20 years of experience
Diego was great, immediately diagnosed the problem and quickly made the repair needed. He was very friendly and gave me vauluable advice for taking care of my vehicle in the future.

Shaun

9 years of experience
542 reviews
Shaun
9 years of experience
Knowledgeable and quick- highly recommend!!


How much does Car Battery Replacement cost in Oak Park?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2011 Honda CR-V $227 $147.36 $79.99 10% $254.86
2009 Nissan Cube $224 $144.06 $79.99 10% $251.56
2012 Mitsubishi Outlander $226 $146.26 $79.99 10% $253.76
2016 BMW 640i $304 $224.36 $79.99 8% $331.86
2008 Lincoln Town Car $238 $158.36 $79.99 10% $265.86
2015 Porsche Macan $447 $367.02 $79.99 5% $474.52

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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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