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YourMechanic Car Battery Replacement Service in San Jose

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4.8/5

Number of Reviews

87

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Pardeep

19 years of experience
557 reviews
Pardeep
19 years of experience
Dodge Avenger - Battery - San Jose, California
Was the first time using an online mechanic and Pardeep really made sure the problem was corrected and was very professional.
Lexus IS250 - Battery - San Jose, California
Pardeep was knowledable and efficient. He also took the time to do a quick check of potential car issues and provided me a quote on spot.

Trung

10 years of experience
405 reviews
Trung
10 years of experience
Ford Mustang - Car Battery Replacement - San Jose, California
Trung was fantastic. He arrived a few minutes late but he let me know each step of the way that he would be slightly late. Very acceptable. He replaced my batter, which AAA was totally unable to do after more than one hour, in less than 10 minutes. Simply amazing. He was a very nice fellow and I would not hesitate to recommend him and to use him in the future for any car related issue.
Toyota Camry - Battery - San Jose, California
Trung is friendly, knowledgeable, and truly cares about your car! I highly recommend him if you're looking for an awesome mechanic!

Khoa

18 years of experience
352 reviews
Khoa
18 years of experience
Honda CR-V - Car Battery Replacement - San Jose, California
Khoas did an outstanding job, very efficient, I am very pleased with his knowledge. I would use him again, plus he comes to the house to do the work which eliminates me having to have the car towed and renting another car.
Toyota Corolla - Car Battery Replacement - San Jose, California
Excellent service. Called me to say he could arrive early to replace my battery and was efficient and friendly. Khoas performed a general inspection afterwards and went above and beyond in fixing my problem.

Robert

29 years of experience
567 reviews
Robert
29 years of experience
Toyota Tundra - Car Battery Replacement - San Jose, California
Excellent service. He was on time (early, actually), worked quickly and knew what he was doing. I will use your service and Robert in particular in the future.
Ford Thunderbird - Battery - San Jose, California
Robert arrived on time and got the job DONE!!! Fast and efficient, super convenient and surprisingly it was less than my regular mechanic would have charged. AND I didn't have to tow my car to the shop! More money saved.

Adrian

10 years of experience
39 reviews
Adrian
10 years of experience
Toyota Sienna - Battery - San Jose, California
tested the battery first to makes sure it was not the problem, suggested replacing the battery first before replacing the starter. Vey knowledgeable and efficient. Great Work - thanks!
Honda Civic - Battery - San Jose, California
He was available early and called to see if it was convenient. He arrived quickly and installed my new battery without a hitch. Friendly, efficient, and professional.

Tom

40 years of experience
205 reviews
Tom
40 years of experience
Ford Mustang - Battery - San Jose, California
Knowledgeable, friendly and goes above and beyond to explain the problem to a layman and talk through possible solutions pros and cons. Will give you tips that you would not otherwise get over the counter at the dealer or a shop.
Chevrolet Corvette - Car Battery Replacement - San Jose, California
Tom showed up right on time for his scheduled appointment. He's a very pleasant person who has a great respect to autos. I am a very meticulous with my vette and have done most all the work on it myself. Tom did a thorough test on the battery to insure that it was indeed the problem. Once he & I agreed he changed out the battery and made sure everything checked out correctly. Highly recommend his service to anyone!! Thanks Tom

Erick

8 years of experience
182 reviews
Erick
8 years of experience
Honda CR-V - Battery - San Jose, California
My car wouldnt start and I was not sure if it was because of the battery or a problem with the alternator. Erick ran some tests and confirmed that it was the battery that needs replacement. He made sure that it was the only problem and then recommended that we replace the battery. He was organized, efficient and I could trust his recommendation. We made an appointment for the next day for him to come and replace the battery. And the job was done promptly with no surprises. Excellent service!
Mercury Sable - Battery - San Jose, California
Erick was professional, courteous, and efficient. No BS. Would use him again in a minute! Well done!

Whitney

37 years of experience
783 reviews
Whitney
37 years of experience
Volkswagen Jetta - Battery - San Jose, California
Although he was not able to arrive on time due to traffic difficulties at that time of day, when he did arrive he carefully listened to all my concerns and was able to fix the problem. He also went out of his way to follow me to a gas station to make sure I had no issues there and back. He went above and beyond what I expected and I would definitely trust him to attend to any other issues I may have with my car. Thank you for a job well done and a customer fully satisfied!
Honda Civic - Battery - San Jose, California
Whitney not only knows everything about how to fix a car problem, he even has the creativity to engineer temporary solutions and the like.

Amor

41 years of experience
181 reviews
Amor
41 years of experience
Infiniti G20 - Battery - San Jose, California
Amor came on time and was able to determine the problem, fixed it and the car started. He is very knowledgeable and won't hesitate calling on him again in the future. Thanks!
Toyota Corolla - Battery - San Jose, California
Amor was competent; he diagnosed the problem correctly; he used modern tools to get new car battery; he fixed my car very fast; he answered all my questions; it was the best car repair experience I had in my life

Shaun

14 years of experience
238 reviews
Shaun
14 years of experience
Ford Mustang - Battery - San Jose, California
Shaun was couteous, efficient, and pleasant while performing the repair. He clearly knows what he is doing and worked very efficiently accomplisihing the task in close to half an hour


How much does Car Battery Replacement cost in San Jose?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2007 Ferrari 599 GTB $197 $116.99 $79.99 12% $224.49
2014 Jeep Cherokee $194 $114.33 $79.99 12% $221.83
2006 Ford F-250 Super Duty $196 $115.73 $79.99 12% $223.23
2010 Mercedes-Benz C250 $270 $190.02 $79.99 9% $297.52
2011 Mini Cooper $249 $168.84 $79.99 9% $276.34
2009 Porsche Boxster $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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