Car Battery Replacement at your home or office in Richmond.

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Joseph

27 years of experience
578 reviews
Joseph
27 years of experience
Mr. Joseph did change out the battery and did kept my service lights form coming on. Until I reminded him that he forgot to put my battery cover back as it was. Which mean he had to pull the battery back out. And in doing so he did not keep his cable attach to my car connection. Causing all of service lights to come on.
Joseph did his best to get my car started without having to purchase parts. We ended up needing a new battery, but service was fast and he was extremely friendly and easy to work with! I highly recommend him!

Chris

18 years of experience
430 reviews
Chris
18 years of experience
Chris was very professional. He was very thorough. He did the work quickly. I am very pleased with his work. I highly recommend him.
Excellent customer Service!!!! Very Professional!!!!

Dellano

18 years of experience
455 reviews
Dellano
18 years of experience
Great
Does work fast and efficient

Carlos

21 years of experience
47 reviews
Carlos
21 years of experience
Awesome Experience. Very knowledgeable

Daniel

21 years of experience
346 reviews
Daniel
21 years of experience
Great service in a timely manner. He was thorough in his inspection and gave us quick recommendation for repair and service

Jim

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

Rodric

14 years of experience
403 reviews
Rodric
14 years of experience
Rodric showed up right on time and got to work right away on our passenger van. He determined the problem quickly being a dead battery and went to get the replacement. He quoted us the cost up front and that's what we were charged. He was efficient and got the job done quicker than what we initially thought it would take. Thank you so much!

Christian

12 years of experience
40 reviews
Christian
12 years of experience
Christian was great. He was early to the appointment and very friendly. He came to replace my battery only to find that I would need the alternator changed as well. He was very helpful in explaining why it would need changed, how it functions, the cost options etc step by step and thoroughly. You could tell he genuinely enjoys fixing cars and is not here to scam you, which I appreciated very much. he happily checked oiI while he was there. I will most certainly be doing my followup work with Christian as much as possible.

Bryan

5 years of experience
48 reviews
Bryan
5 years of experience
Bryan was awesome! Super knowledgeable and a great communicator. I definitely look forward to working with him again

James

30 years of experience
728 reviews
James
30 years of experience
Helped me get back on the road


How much does Car Battery Replacement cost in Richmond?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2015 Volvo XC70 $304 $224.36 $79.99 8% $331.86
2009 Chevrolet Cobalt $249 $169.36 $79.99 9% $276.86
2012 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport $224 $144.06 $79.99 10% $251.56
2015 Audi A6 Quattro $304 $224.36 $79.99 8% $331.86
2011 Lincoln MKS $238 $158.36 $79.99 10% $265.86
2016 Mercedes-Benz SLK55 AMG $297 $216.66 $79.99 8% $324.16

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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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