Car Battery Replacement at your home or office in Westwood.

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YourMechanic Car Battery Replacement Service

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

4,919

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Peter

41 years of experience
1227 reviews
Peter
41 years of experience
Pete is always friendly, knowledgeable and does extremely good work! Whether it be my BMW or Infinity, he "gets it done!" Excellent mechanic!!! As a matter of fact my neighbor across the street came over and asked me what was going on. I told him about Pete and he said "I trust you Larry....can I get his card?" Pete gave him his card and BAM......YourMechanic.com.....specifically Pete.......has another new client! That's the way business SHOULD BE! Thanks Pete.....for always being so good! Appreciate you my friend!
The phone rang and it was Peter asking if he could come to the house three hours early for the appointment. Peter is a gentleman, it was my pleasure to meet him. I have complete confidence in him to handle any repair on my two cars.

Tith

19 years of experience
21 reviews
Tith
19 years of experience
Tith was willing to shift our appointment time by an hour to meet my schedule needs. He was fast and efficient; he finished in half the time that was forecast.

Tyrone

7 years of experience
154 reviews
Tyrone
7 years of experience
Spot on Tyrone!

Matthew

10 years of experience
183 reviews
Matthew
10 years of experience
Matthew arrived early, which is always appreciated. He was able to replace my battery and get my car going again. I appreciated the little extra check-ups on the car that were included at no charge as well. This was my first time using Your Mechanic and would definitely recommend it and Matthew in the future.

Andrew

9 years of experience
537 reviews
Andrew
9 years of experience
Very satisfied with service

Lucas

19 years of experience
840 reviews
Lucas
19 years of experience
I have used Lucas several times, he knows my truck and gives thorough solid service. Max stars!

Krystal

15 years of experience
106 reviews
Krystal
15 years of experience
Kristen was on time and very thorough on the check-up. She was very competent in dealing with random auto-related questions. Thank you for the service.

Scott

34 years of experience
585 reviews
Scott
34 years of experience
Professional and friendly. Would use Scott again anytime!

Michael

38 years of experience
131 reviews
Michael
38 years of experience
Arrived on time. Found and fixed the problem quickly. Excellent customer service. A+ mechanic!

Peter

23 years of experience
221 reviews
Peter
23 years of experience
Peter did a great job. Professional, handled it quickly and efficiently. Highly recommend him.


How much does Car Battery Replacement cost in Westwood?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2006 Mitsubishi Raider $196 $115.73 $79.99 12% $223.23
2012 Mitsubishi Lancer $184 $103.62 $79.99 13% $211.12
2013 Buick Encore $220 $140.45 $79.99 11% $247.95
2011 Mercedes-Benz C350 $249 $168.84 $79.99 9% $276.34
2012 Lexus GX460 $191 $111.24 $79.99 12% $218.74
2011 Porsche Panamera $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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