Car Battery Replacement at your home or office in Reisterstown.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

5,285

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Jerome

23 years of experience
414 reviews
Jerome
23 years of experience
Very nice guy and worked very quickly and efficiently. Thank you!

Joseph

19 years of experience
449 reviews
Joseph
19 years of experience
Quick and personable.

Jim

20 years of experience
42 reviews
Jim
20 years of experience
Jim was early, very professional and did a phenomenal job. Will definitely book him again. Appreciate the services he provided!

Raymond

36 years of experience
133 reviews
Raymond
36 years of experience
Raymond was on time and efficient. This is a awesome service I will definitely use again and will be referring anyone who needs service. Thank you for offering this type of service!

Dellano

17 years of experience
386 reviews
Dellano
17 years of experience
2nd Appointment: Dellano replaced my battery and checked on some future repairs I had questions about. He goes above and beyond. I HIGHLY recommend Dellano as your mechanic. Top quality customer service, experienced, and professional.

Dave

22 years of experience
303 reviews
Dave
22 years of experience

Patrick

10 years of experience
158 reviews
Patrick
10 years of experience
Great!

Richard

10 years of experience
450 reviews
Richard
10 years of experience
Richard was on time, knowledgeable, and quickly performed my service. Would recommend Richard and Your Mechanic in the future.

Chris

15 years of experience
419 reviews
Chris
15 years of experience
A GREAT , FRIENDLY AND EXCEPTIONAL MECHANIC

Nikolay

19 years of experience
35 reviews
Nikolay
19 years of experience
Fast, friendly and knowledgeable. Will request Nikolay again. Second time using your service.


How much does Car Battery Replacement cost in Reisterstown?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2008 Kia Optima $210 $129.51 $79.99 11% $237.01
2009 Nissan Pathfinder $208 $128.48 $79.99 11% $235.98
2008 Pontiac Grand Prix $215 $134.80 $79.99 11% $242.30
2015 Mini Cooper Countryman $275 $195.01 $79.99 9% $302.51
2013 Cadillac ATS $267 $187.15 $79.99 9% $294.65
2008 Jaguar XK $230 $149.78 $79.99 10% $257.28

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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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