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Average Rating

4.9/5

Number of Reviews

4,396

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Alex

Alex

12 years of experience
89 reviews
Alex
12 years of experience
Knowledgeable and friendly. Highly recommended.
Prompt service, fixed my battery really fast
Joe

Joe

12 years of experience
255 reviews
Joe
12 years of experience
A big thanks to Joe. He was prompt and thorough and got my Jeep back up and running. We did it all on the website and by text -- I wasn't even home when he came to fix the car. Great service. Will definitely use again.
Paul

Paul

30 years of experience
67 reviews
Paul
30 years of experience
Paul is very professional and did a great job. Was on time and I would recommend him to work on any of your vehicles.
Alex

Alex

13 years of experience
405 reviews
Alex
13 years of experience
Alex was very nice, and professional. He completed the work as quickly as he could, and kept me informed about what had gone wrong with my battery. The only negative that I have it that he was 3 hours late to my appointment. Other than that I would definitely use him again, and maybe try to book him at the beginning of his day instead. I have already recommended him to coworkers!
Eduardo

Eduardo

16 years of experience
203 reviews
Eduardo
16 years of experience
Eduardo was great. Would highly recommend him to anyone.
Khoa

Khoa

17 years of experience
255 reviews
Khoa
17 years of experience
Thank you!
Honorio

Honorio

16 years of experience
658 reviews
Honorio
16 years of experience
Claude

Claude

16 years of experience
29 reviews
Claude
16 years of experience
Claude was very professional and punctual. Fixed my car fast and efficiently. Would choose him again any day.
David

David

39 years of experience
219 reviews
David
39 years of experience
David came out to replace a battery on my Toyota Avalon. He was on time, polite, knowledgeable, and personable. I will call on him again!
Chris

Chris

13 years of experience
397 reviews
Chris
13 years of experience
Couldn't have been better, easier, or more pleasant. Chris showed up on time, was professional, cheerful and courteous, and solved the problem in very short order.


How much does Car Battery Replacement cost in Vauxhall?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2013 Subaru Legacy $180 $99.87 $79.99 13% $207.37
2011 Ram 1500 $222 $142.49 $79.99 11% $249.99
2007 Jeep Compass $189 $108.54 $79.99 12% $216.04
2006 Cadillac SRX $203 $122.84 $79.99 11% $230.34
2004 BMW 325Ci $244 $163.92 $79.99 10% $271.42
2015 Audi SQ5 $244 $163.92 $79.99 10% $271.42

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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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