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How much does Car Battery Replacement cost in Panorama City?

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

Car Battery Replacement pricing for various cars

CarsEstimateParts CostLabor CostSavingsAverage Dealer Price
2013 Suzuki Grand Vitara$274$178.56$94.994%$286.06
2015 Dodge Journey$305$210.14$94.993%$317.64
2006 Buick Rendezvous$254$159.50$94.994%$267.00
2008 Cadillac CTS$304$208.65$94.993%$316.15
2011 Mercedes-Benz S550$353$257.90$94.993%$365.40
2016 Chevrolet Corvette$270$175.34$94.994%$282.84

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.

Recent Car Battery Replacement reviews in Panorama City

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Peter

25 years of experience
519 reviews
Peter
25 years of experience
Great customer service

Edvin

22 years of experience
28 reviews
Edvin
22 years of experience
Edvin was very thorough! He was friendly, and answered all of our questions. He replaced my battery and did an entire inspection within an hour. His recommendations for further service were very clear.

Jermaine

24 years of experience
246 reviews
Jermaine
24 years of experience
I always go to Jermaine for my car repair needs. He is knowledgeable, fast and professional. 5 STARS!!

Daniel

21 years of experience
346 reviews
Daniel
21 years of experience
Great quick work

Tinashe

13 years of experience
609 reviews
Tinashe
13 years of experience
Tinashe arrived at my place prior to the appointment time and was ready to get to work! He had a slight setback but was able to get the job done and was very transparent about what was going on at all times. I was very pleased with his work and will recommend him to anyone. I actually recommended him on the spot to a neighbor of mine who came outside inquiring about the service. I was very impressed.

Ryan

16 years of experience
21 reviews
Ryan
16 years of experience
Very good, smart and personable. On time.

Keith

18 years of experience
372 reviews
Keith
18 years of experience
Keith arrived at the appointed time and very quickly diagnosed a dead battery. He went and got a new one and installed it in record time.

Deward

17 years of experience
59 reviews
Deward
17 years of experience
Deward was fantastic. On time, friendly, professional and very knowledgeable. He goes beyond by checking the important parts of the car that need to be maintained. I am very pleased with his service and would highly recommend him and YourMechanic.

Andrew

14 years of experience
103 reviews
Andrew
14 years of experience
Good communication and fast work!

Larry

19 years of experience
104 reviews
Larry
19 years of experience
Larry is quick and gives a clear explanation.

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