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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

5,100

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Deane

9 years of experience
278 reviews
Deane
9 years of experience
He is a busy man but did a great job. Very quick and a nice guy.

Breck

18 years of experience
532 reviews
Breck
18 years of experience
Breck is incredibly friendly and efficient! Highly recommend!

David

14 years of experience
597 reviews
David
14 years of experience
very good service

Michael

20 years of experience
77 reviews
Michael
20 years of experience
Michael was awesome. He helped get the car to start, despite the limited space I was able to provide, and was able to diagnose a bad ignition coil that wasn't showing up in the car's log. I was able to replace that and get the car to start. Thanks again!

Melvin

15 years of experience
221 reviews
Melvin
15 years of experience
Butchered my first name but was quick and efficient. Love love love this your mechanic company.

Genaro

11 years of experience
271 reviews
Genaro
11 years of experience
Genaro was quick and efficient, he was in and out in 20 minutes; all in all it was a very pleasant experience. I will definitely work with him again in the future.

Danny

9 years of experience
269 reviews
Danny
9 years of experience
Very friendly and professional

Patrick

31 years of experience
1053 reviews
Patrick
31 years of experience
Fast and easy.

John

18 years of experience
426 reviews
John
18 years of experience
Very Good mechanic

Patrick

30 years of experience
369 reviews
Patrick
30 years of experience
Good experience


How much does Car Battery Replacement cost in Rochester?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2005 Pontiac Pursuit $197 $116.99 $79.99 12% $224.49
2015 Chevrolet Colorado $194 $114.33 $79.99 12% $221.83
2006 Saab 9-7x $209 $129.16 $79.99 11% $236.66
2013 BMW 328i $244 $163.92 $79.99 10% $271.42
2007 BMW Z4 $244 $163.92 $79.99 10% $271.42
2010 BMW M6 $244 $163.92 $79.99 10% $271.42

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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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