Car Battery Replacement at your home or office in Westerly.

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Brandon

Brandon

17 years of experience
570 reviews
Brandon
17 years of experience
Very focused, understanding and articulate in explaining the issues. Most important, a good listener which for me is rare in some mechanics. I will be contacting him again.
Luis

Luis

16 years of experience
71 reviews
Luis
16 years of experience
So kind and helpful! He literally just drove off, but I couldn't wait to refer him to anyone who is looking for an informative, respectful mechanic. He didn't mind at all my pestering curious questions and was happy to answer any questions that I asked. My vehicle still needs some work done and I am definitely planning on getting Luis back out here to be the one to do it.
Breck

Breck

17 years of experience
355 reviews
Breck
17 years of experience
Great service, thank you!
Attila

Attila

16 years of experience
174 reviews
Attila
16 years of experience
Very friendly and honest
Alfred

Alfred

10 years of experience
218 reviews
Alfred
10 years of experience
Great experience!
Matthew

Matthew

9 years of experience
183 reviews
Matthew
9 years of experience
Works was done quickly and to my satisfaction.
Stacy

Stacy

22 years of experience
25 reviews
Stacy
22 years of experience
Stacy was right on time and delivered great service!
Timothy

Timothy

45 years of experience
117 reviews
Timothy
45 years of experience
Nice job
Carlos

Carlos

15 years of experience
208 reviews
Carlos
15 years of experience
Carlos did a fantastic job! He worked quickly and efficiently!
Graham

Graham

15 years of experience
84 reviews
Graham
15 years of experience
Graham came highly recommended from a friend. He was everything he was talked up to be.


How much does Car Battery Replacement cost in Westerly?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2014 Volkswagen Beetle $244 $163.92 $79.99 10% $271.42
2012 Lamborghini Aventador $250 $169.99 $79.99 9% $277.49
2006 Mercury Milan $191 $111.06 $79.99 12% $218.56
2015 Infiniti Q70 $190 $110.25 $79.99 12% $217.75
2012 Audi A3 $244 $163.92 $79.99 10% $271.42
2008 Porsche Cayman $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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