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Number of Reviews

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Tyrone

9 years of experience
422 reviews
Tyrone
9 years of experience
In each instance, Tyrone provides stellar service with integrity.

Sean

15 years of experience
17 reviews
Sean
15 years of experience
Sean is outstanding. I didn't meet him personally but we communicated via text throughout the process. His schedule permitted him to arrive earlier than the scheduled time. He is extremely knowledgeable, honest and thorough. He made his recommendations based on his experience and concern for the customer's safety. I really appreciate Sean!!!!

Jesus

12 years of experience
12 reviews
Jesus
12 years of experience
Good service job! Knowledgable and on time

Lee

17 years of experience
95 reviews
Lee
17 years of experience
Very polite, friendly and efficient at getting the work done. Would consider requesting him again in the future.

Jeshua

5 years of experience
62 reviews
Jeshua
5 years of experience
Came early, very polite and got job done fast.

Khoa

18 years of experience
362 reviews
Khoa
18 years of experience
Good job.

James

14 years of experience
23 reviews
James
14 years of experience
This is the second time I hired James to come out. He was on time and there are no complaints. He did a good job.

Pardeep

19 years of experience
587 reviews
Pardeep
19 years of experience
Was the first time using an online mechanic and Pardeep really made sure the problem was corrected and was very professional.

Ricardo

21 years of experience
199 reviews
Ricardo
21 years of experience
Awesome service!

Jerome

22 years of experience
414 reviews
Jerome
22 years of experience
Jerome arrived earlier than appointment time. Was courteous and efficient! Will definitely use his services again!


How much does Car Battery Replacement cost in Oxon Hill?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2006 Toyota Avalon $191 $111.24 $79.99 12% $218.74
2014 Nissan Rogue Select $188 $107.88 $79.99 12% $215.38
2013 Mazda 3 Sport $225 $145.47 $79.99 10% $252.97
2015 Infiniti QX60 $200 $120.07 $79.99 12% $227.57
2011 Lincoln MKS $196 $115.73 $79.99 12% $223.23
2009 Jaguar XF $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).

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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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