Car Battery Replacement at your home or office in Temple City.

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Manuel

31 years of experience
394 reviews
Manuel
31 years of experience
the car wasn't performing right after the repair the first time. Manuel came back and fixed the problem. Which was, it needed a new battery.
He was super professional, helpful and knowledgeable.

Tom

43 years of experience
38 reviews
Tom
43 years of experience
Tom was friendly, professional, and knowledgeable. I would highly recommend him to anyone having an issue with their vehicle. He was especially great at answering my questions without talking down to me, which is a frequent problem I have had with vehicle maintenance in the past. 5 stars!

Mack

21 years of experience
114 reviews
Mack
21 years of experience
Quick, knowledgeable and friendly - will use again.

Charles

23 years of experience
21 reviews
Charles
23 years of experience
Overall great experience. Easy up front. Great service on-site and a fair price.

Dwaine

44 years of experience
39 reviews
Dwaine
44 years of experience
Dwaine arrived on time , very nice guy , helpful with information about my vehicle, checked everything out , and found the problem, very knowledgeable mechanic, would use again in a heartbeat, thank you so much

Clarissa

26 years of experience
197 reviews
Clarissa
26 years of experience
She was super professional and informative, educating, and pair! She showed me the problems and explained what options I have.

Jeffrey

26 years of experience
870 reviews
Jeffrey
26 years of experience
Did a good job. Professional and prompt.

Roberto

11 years of experience
186 reviews
Roberto
11 years of experience
Roberto arrived early and finished early. He answered all my questions and made sure what I had done and what follow up I would need in the future. He was very polite, I would recommend him to anyone looking for a mechanic.

Jerry

29 years of experience
48 reviews
Jerry
29 years of experience
Great mechanic very knowledgeable and great customer service over all

Alfred

12 years of experience
419 reviews
Alfred
12 years of experience
He was very efficient. He fixed the stabilizer bar links and now my car doesn't make the weird rumbly sound as I come to a stop any more. Thank you.


How much does Car Battery Replacement cost in Temple City?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2012 Chevrolet Express 3500 $250 $170.46 $79.99 9% $277.96
2010 Chrysler Sebring $234 $153.96 $79.99 10% $261.46
2007 Chevrolet Monte Carlo $239 $159.46 $79.99 10% $266.96
2015 BMW X1 $304 $224.36 $79.99 8% $331.86
2008 Lincoln MKX $235 $155.06 $79.99 10% $262.56
2005 Porsche 911 $304 $224.36 $79.99 8% $331.86

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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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