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5/5

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Travis

11 years of experience
300 reviews
Travis
11 years of experience
Travis was wonderful! He was very thorough, but quick, and was even able to help us out a day earlier than our scheduled appointment!
Prompt and professional

Jim

19 years of experience
31 reviews
Jim
19 years of experience
I was unsure about having a mechanic come to me given my lack of experience with cars, but I felt completely comfortable after meeting Jim and hearing his analysis of my car's battery issue. I liked that he gave me realistic expectations and options for my car, and didn't try to convince me to buy into something crazy. I'd definitely recommend his work to a friend!
Jim arrived when it was stated he would & was very courteous and knowledgeable. He was a great help & I’m glad to have my car up & running again.

Rigoberto

9 years of experience
699 reviews
Rigoberto
9 years of experience
showed up on time, changed battery, did a check of the car - noticed brake pads and some other known maintenance issues.

Michael

14 years of experience
495 reviews
Michael
14 years of experience
Arrived on time and performed the required work very quickly. Very knowledgeable and put lot of details to the work.

Joseph

23 years of experience
34 reviews
Joseph
23 years of experience
Joseph was both prompt and thorough. We were very pleased!

Chris

14 years of experience
409 reviews
Chris
14 years of experience
Needed a new battery for my car. Chris was on time and very professional. He installed my new battery, did a sweep inspection of my car and recommend the next service to be perform.

Terrell

39 years of experience
48 reviews
Terrell
39 years of experience
Terry was punctual, friendly, and fixed the issues with my car quickly!

Cesar

7 years of experience
292 reviews
Cesar
7 years of experience
I needed a battery replacement. Scheduled an appointment for that night and Cesar was quick and professional.

Ralph

36 years of experience
115 reviews
Ralph
36 years of experience
Ralph is a great guy to work with. Was right on time. Worked the job and diagnosed the problem with no problems. Very friendly and engaging, explains everything he was doing/what needed to be done and why. Also extremely knowledgeable. Will absolutely use the company and Ralph again without hesitation. Thanks Ralph!!

Chris

16 years of experience
120 reviews
Chris
16 years of experience
Chris showed right in time, very pleasant and professional


How much does Car Battery Replacement cost in Saint Paul?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2004 GMC Sierra 3500 $206 $126.39 $79.99 11% $233.89
2014 Buick Regal $220 $140.45 $79.99 11% $247.95
2009 Buick Enclave $206 $126.20 $79.99 11% $233.70
2007 Cadillac CTS $206 $126.09 $79.99 11% $233.59
2011 Audi Q5 $273 $168.84 $103.98 11% $308.59
2006 Jaguar XJR $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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