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Joaquin

4 years of experience
161 reviews
Joaquin
4 years of experience
100% Awesome Service, Very nice to chat with during the service, and did a great job explaining what he was doing and why!
Andrew was the best, very thoughtful, professional and proficient. As a technician in the security industry myself I admire fellow pros at work. Thanks for the great service.

Rigoberto

10 years of experience
739 reviews
Rigoberto
10 years of experience
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.
Rigoberto helped replace my battery on a Mercedes Benz s550 4matic. He was incredibly knowledgeable about the vehicles and inspected it thoroughly to point all areas that may need to be fixed in the near future. Furthermore, he was very profession and courteous. I am very particular with my vehicles and would trust Rigoberto with any future work that needs to be performed on the vehicle.

Honorio

18 years of experience
828 reviews
Honorio
18 years of experience
honorio was efficient and friendly.
Great and timely work

Kyle

12 years of experience
145 reviews
Kyle
12 years of experience
Great Service

Shawn

10 years of experience
8 reviews
Shawn
10 years of experience
Excellent service! Thanks!

Alex

15 years of experience
435 reviews
Alex
15 years of experience
very skilled and nice

Travis

14 years of experience
165 reviews
Travis
14 years of experience
Punctual, quick work. Travis was very nice to work with. Thanks!

Brandon

19 years of experience
773 reviews
Brandon
19 years of experience
Amazing service! He showed up early and had the job done in half of the time. He was very polite and helpful. I highly recommend Brandon to anyone seeing mechanical help!

Gregory

30 years of experience
315 reviews
Gregory
30 years of experience
He did a great job getting my car running!

Phillip

18 years of experience
280 reviews
Phillip
18 years of experience
Great and convenient


How much does Car Battery Replacement cost in Richardson?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2013 Volvo S60 $298 $217.76 $79.99 8% $325.26
2015 GMC Yukon XL $266 $185.86 $79.99 9% $293.36
2006 Saab 9-7x $252 $171.56 $79.99 9% $279.06
2016 BMW X4 $298 $217.76 $79.99 8% $325.26
2010 Infiniti FX50 $227 $147.36 $79.99 10% $254.86
2009 Chevrolet Corvette $243 $162.76 $79.99 10% $270.26

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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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