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YourMechanic Car Battery Replacement Service

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

4,702

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Brandon

Brandon

18 years of experience
757 reviews
Brandon
18 years of experience
He did everything really clean and my car is ready to go. 1 hour late, that's why 4 stars. But it is a 5 for the job.
Amazing, quality service. Very friendly and knowledgable. Would highly recommend.
Andrew

Andrew

9 years of experience
512 reviews
Andrew
9 years of experience
Well done.
What a great experience! I stayed at home and the mechanic came to me! Andrew called before he came and was on time. He was courteous and efficient, and my new battery works great.
Thomas

Thomas

28 years of experience
34 reviews
Thomas
28 years of experience
On time, very knowledgeable and professional. Would love to use him again when needed.
Eric

Eric

13 years of experience
122 reviews
Eric
13 years of experience
Eric was prompt, professional, and friendly and I would definitely recommend him to others. Great experience!
Patrick

Patrick

30 years of experience
369 reviews
Patrick
30 years of experience
Patrick was professional, polite and on time. He diagnosed my wife's car problem straight away and did some additional checks just to make sure that was the only concern. I would certainly book Patrick again if any other problems come our way.
Travis

Travis

11 years of experience
33 reviews
Travis
11 years of experience
Got the job done!
Terry

Terry

28 years of experience
222 reviews
Terry
28 years of experience
Terry was great about communicating what he did and what needs to be done and why.
Robert

Robert

18 years of experience
599 reviews
Robert
18 years of experience
On time, fast and easy
Bryant

Bryant

10 years of experience
255 reviews
Bryant
10 years of experience
Awesome
Tom

Tom

40 years of experience
205 reviews
Tom
40 years of experience
Tom went above and beyond to make me as satisfied as I could be. His communication was excellent. Friendly and professional and best if all, my car is running great and he did it without unnecessary repairs. I would and will highly recommend Tom and Your Mechanic to everyone. Thanks, Rob Miller.


How much does Car Battery Replacement cost in Rio Rancho?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2006 Ford E-150 $196 $115.73 $79.99 12% $223.23
2008 Subaru Forester $184 $103.62 $79.99 13% $211.12
2010 Ford Explorer Sport Trac $196 $115.73 $79.99 12% $223.23
2014 Acura RLX $191 $111.24 $79.99 12% $218.74
2013 BMW 650i Gran Coupe $244 $163.92 $79.99 10% $271.42
2009 Ford Mustang $200 $120.41 $79.99 12% $227.91

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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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