Car Battery Replacement at your home or office in Rancho Santa Margarita.

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YourMechanic Car Battery Replacement Service

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

5,357

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James

30 years of experience
500 reviews
James
30 years of experience
A true gentleman who knows his stuff. He was very knowledgeable, had everything he needed with him and was more than willing to tell me exactly what he was doing and would answer my questions very respectfully. He is a very trustworthy person. He talked to me with indiscrimination (I'm a female), unlike other mechanics I have dealt with.
Arrived 10 minutes early. Very friendly and fast.

David

15 years of experience
599 reviews
David
15 years of experience
He was on time, which was critical. He completed the battery installation and the inspection (with great feedback) in less than an hour. He was patient and answered all my questions. I had no idea about this awesome service. I will use it again, I'm sure and will certainly tell all that will listen!
Simply, the best!

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.
Charles gave a courtesy call prior to arrival. He arrived several minutes before the scheduled time which worked out wonderfully for me. He assessed what I needed, replaced my battery, gave me recommendations, and when he was finished he explained exactly what he did. Charles was quick, professional and knowledgeable which is exactly what every customer wants.

Carlos

27 years of experience
281 reviews
Carlos
27 years of experience
Scheduled brake service, but nothing went as planned. The car wouldn't start, but Carlos started it. The Lug nuts were locked and last mechanic lost the key, but Carlos fixed it. Carlos is the man! Thank you for being our new favorite mechanic!

Brandon

19 years of experience
773 reviews
Brandon
19 years of experience
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Damian

10 years of experience
417 reviews
Damian
10 years of experience
Great experience, was 15 minutes early for appt and battery was changed and inspection completed by 1:05pm for a 1pm appt.

Berchel

17 years of experience
101 reviews
Berchel
17 years of experience
Super job.. Thank you

Mathew

16 years of experience
40 reviews
Mathew
16 years of experience
Great mechanic. Showed up on time. Very knowledgeable. Good communicator.

Sam

14 years of experience
123 reviews
Sam
14 years of experience
Very friendly. On time and thorough. Very informative. .

Braxton

10 years of experience
196 reviews
Braxton
10 years of experience
Battery died and found out about your mechanic on web search. Very happy. Quick, easy, convenient and happy with pricing. I will definitely be using you again for any work that needs done on my car. Thx!


How much does Car Battery Replacement cost in Rancho Santa Margarita?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2016 Bentley Flying Spur $201 $120.98 $79.99 12% $228.48
2012 GMC Savana 2500 $227 $147.08 $79.99 10% $254.58
2016 Chevrolet Volt $114 $33.83 $79.99 19% $141.33
2010 BMW 535i $281 $201.11 $79.99 8% $308.61
2009 Cadillac Escalade EXT $207 $126.74 $79.99 11% $234.24
2006 BMW M5 $281 $201.11 $79.99 8% $308.61

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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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