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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

5,288

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Honorio

18 years of experience
774 reviews
Honorio
18 years of experience
Honorio showed up on time and talked me through what he was checking and why! Very knowledgeable and helpful.
Honorio was great but the fact that the service, people, whoever they were, gave him the wrong battery is inexcusable. Then when he called in to discuss the problem, the women on the phone had a hard time dealing with the situation. This was a horrible waste of my time and his. Also, there is no place on the order form to make changes. I needed to change the contact phone and I for the service, and I couldn't.

Rodric

13 years of experience
351 reviews
Rodric
13 years of experience
Took care of the problem in a timely manner.

Michael

37 years of experience
97 reviews
Michael
37 years of experience
Michael is great. Right on time and did a great job. Gave very valuable suggestions as well. I will definitely be using this service again and I will be requesting Michael as my mechanic for my other car. Much appreciated.

Jonathan

34 years of experience
367 reviews
Jonathan
34 years of experience
great experience

Alex

15 years of experience
435 reviews
Alex
15 years of experience
Excellent Knowledge!

Peter

42 years of experience
1273 reviews
Peter
42 years of experience
Excellent job and service!

David

9 years of experience
117 reviews
David
9 years of experience
Great experience. He arrived on time. He was courteous and did the work accurately and quickly. We were charged exactly what was quoted. Great experience!

Kevin

22 years of experience
81 reviews
Kevin
22 years of experience
Kevin went above and beyond to fix my problem.

Jamahl

19 years of experience
830 reviews
Jamahl
19 years of experience
Very good at his job. Quick sufficient

Brandon

19 years of experience
773 reviews
Brandon
19 years of experience
Very focused, understanding and articulate in explaining the issues. Most important, a good listener which for me is rare in some mechanics. I will be contacting him again.


How much does Car Battery Replacement cost in Riverdale?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2010 Toyota Sequoia $216 $136.19 $79.99 11% $243.69
2014 Lamborghini Gallardo $250 $169.99 $79.99 9% $277.49
2014 Chevrolet Equinox $233 $153.43 $79.99 10% $260.93
2008 Audi A4 Quattro $275 $195.01 $79.99 9% $302.51
2009 BMW 328i $283 $195.01 $87.98 9% $313.26
2010 Porsche 911 $249 $168.84 $79.99 9% $276.34

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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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