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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

5,921

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Chris

17 years of experience
374 reviews
Chris
17 years of experience
great
I was extremely impressed with Chris and the service he provided, which was to replace a car battery. I appreciated that he came at the appointed time, and that he completed the job in a professional manner. I have already booked another job on one of our other cars after having such a positive experience. The convenience factor of having someone come to you along with the professionalism are a winning combination.

Jeffrey

26 years of experience
870 reviews
Jeffrey
26 years of experience
Quick, thorough and extremely helpful. Took time to explain what he saw during the inspection without feeling like I was being upsold in any way.

Enrique

20 years of experience
244 reviews
Enrique
20 years of experience
Did exactly what I called him for, and he did it very quickly.

Pardeep

20 years of experience
690 reviews
Pardeep
20 years of experience
Not very good. Could of been him or the company causing the confusion, complication with the appt. and the stress.

Harish

26 years of experience
588 reviews
Harish
26 years of experience
Harish was very friendly, on time, and knowledgable. Took care of a battery replacement in less than 10 minutes. Highly recommended!

Attila

18 years of experience
566 reviews
Attila
18 years of experience
He came for battery replacement. He was very friendly and quick. I am highly satisfied with the service.

Joe

19 years of experience
126 reviews
Joe
19 years of experience
Easy and convenient

Richard

12 years of experience
601 reviews
Richard
12 years of experience
On-time, fast and efficient. Highly recommended.

Peter

24 years of experience
295 reviews
Peter
24 years of experience
Peter has been excellent, I felt in very safe hands. Highly recommended.

Scott

33 years of experience
377 reviews
Scott
33 years of experience
Scott was on time, knowledgeable as well as professional. I found the cost way less than I anticipated because Scott wasn't trying to sell me anything I did not need. Thank You. Be Safe Scott.


How much does Car Battery Replacement cost in South Saint Paul?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2006 Nissan 350Z $206 $126.24 $79.99 11% $233.74
2014 Hyundai Santa Fe $211 $131.16 $79.99 11% $238.66
2009 Chevrolet Avalanche $207 $127.29 $79.99 11% $234.79
2009 Cadillac Escalade $207 $127.29 $79.99 11% $234.79
2012 Mercedes-Benz GL350 $282 $201.66 $79.99 8% $309.16
2014 Maserati Quattroporte $267 $186.98 $79.99 9% $294.48

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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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