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YourMechanic Car Battery Replacement Service

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

4,818

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Rigoberto

9 years of experience
695 reviews
Rigoberto
9 years of experience
He was punctual, pleasant and fixed the problem expeditiously
Rigoberto was terrific. I had just inherited a 2004 car which I knew very little about, but he was able to not only perform the services requested, but he also was able to give me some great knowledge about the vehicle itself and many of it's lesser known features which have already come in handy. He was early to the appointment (which I think is a really good thing), and he patiently waited as I made my way to our location. After that I never felt rushed once, and he even took additional steps to insure my services was what the care really needed, whereas other mechanics may just do the work requested and turn in. 10/10 would recommend.

Jose

13 years of experience
248 reviews
Jose
13 years of experience
Jose was very knowledgeable. He was professional and also always on time. He answered all my questions without any hesitation. I am grateful for all the hard work he put in to fixing my car.

Eric

13 years of experience
124 reviews
Eric
13 years of experience
Great!

Guan

4 years of experience
71 reviews
Guan
4 years of experience
Did great job. Was on time to appointment

Tony

35 years of experience
21 reviews
Tony
35 years of experience
Very cool service. Thx

Jeffrey

25 years of experience
831 reviews
Jeffrey
25 years of experience
I’ll keep using him

Terry

24 years of experience
326 reviews
Terry
24 years of experience
Knowlegable, polite, great service.

Mitchel

22 years of experience
217 reviews
Mitchel
22 years of experience
Very good experience, easy to have my car service at home

Scott

34 years of experience
574 reviews
Scott
34 years of experience
Scott went above and beyond to fix what I thought was merely a dead battery. We discovered that the positive cable was badly corroded, requiring a new cable bundle as well as the new battery. He helped me get the cable and then installed it quickly and properly at a reasonable charge.

Joe

13 years of experience
351 reviews
Joe
13 years of experience
Joe did a great job repairing our battery cable and also offered good advice afterwards as well as explained everything he did in detail. Would definitely recommend.


How much does Car Battery Replacement cost in Villa Park?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2006 Chevrolet Monte Carlo $187 $107.25 $79.99 12% $214.75
2013 Buick LaCrosse $194 $114.33 $79.99 12% $221.83
2005 Ford Focus $200 $120.41 $79.99 12% $227.91
2004 Lexus LS430 $191 $111.24 $79.99 12% $218.74
2005 BMW 325xi $249 $168.84 $79.99 9% $276.34
2014 Audi S7 $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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