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John

27 years of experience
926 reviews
John
27 years of experience
John is an excellent person and even better mechanic professional.
I started this experience with a side of caution because I have never heard of anyone using this kind of service. That was easily put to rest and I will absolutely use this service again in the future because of John's professionalism and politeness. He discuss with me before the appointment exactly what he was going to do, and that is exactly what he did. I didn't get any of the "auto shop sales pitches" for things I didn't need done, and that was very refreshing. I highly recommend John and will definitely be using him again.

Peter

25 years of experience
480 reviews
Peter
25 years of experience
Peter was extremely competent.

Chris

23 years of experience
17 reviews
Chris
23 years of experience
On time, quick, and easy.

Erfan

7 years of experience
21 reviews
Erfan
7 years of experience
Erfan is very punctual about time and sincere, friendly and expert about what he does. I was glad to get his wonderful service.

Ricardo

23 years of experience
199 reviews
Ricardo
23 years of experience
Awesome service!

Derrick

11 years of experience
150 reviews
Derrick
11 years of experience
Great job, Derrick! Thank you so much

Richard

11 years of experience
265 reviews
Richard
11 years of experience
Good guy. Got the job done and made good future recommendations.

Pierre

9 years of experience
268 reviews
Pierre
9 years of experience
Rescheduled my time twice, but it was fine after the mechanic reached out he is great. A very cool laid back, knowledgeable, patient yet & very busy man. If you need someone who is professional & can deal with colorful personalities this is your guy.. I will be back for more work..

Josue

11 years of experience
26 reviews
Josue
11 years of experience
Josue was professional and courteous. He answered all my questions and explained what he was doing. Thank you for making it easy to understand.

Jay

37 years of experience
894 reviews
Jay
37 years of experience
Jay is an awesome mechanic as well as a person. He provided a very good experience. I will not hesitate to book my cars next service on yourmechanic.


How much does Car Battery Replacement cost in Valley Village?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2009 Toyota Camry $249 $169.16 $79.99 9% $276.66
2006 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 $264 $183.65 $79.99 9% $291.15
2012 Chevrolet Traverse $264 $183.65 $79.99 9% $291.15
2013 BMW 750Li xDrive $327 $247.16 $79.99 7% $354.66
2008 Cadillac STS $268 $188.36 $79.99 9% $295.86
2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK55 AMG $319 $238.76 $79.99 7% $346.26

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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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