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YourMechanic Car Battery Replacement Service

Average Rating

4.9/5

Number of Reviews

5,100

Rating Summary
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Jose

8 years of experience
285 reviews
Jose
8 years of experience
I would say he was a pro in changing battery. He did a great job in that but in respect of inspection I have doubts. He recommended me to change brakes and rotors just by seeing them not even used measured tools to give me confidence. He also asked me to do tune up but without knowing anything about engine. I had a tune up job on January 2018!. He didn't even checked my engine oil. I told him about my tire issue he said to take it to shop for wheel balancing and it came out to wheel bearing issue. I would have been pleased if he would have shown more interest and needs my car would be needed instead of just standing and recommending. Let me tell you he was not even cleaning the battery terminals after removing it. I had to ask him to clean it. He didn't even sprayed the terminal spray before connecting the terminals. I suspect it can lead to battery rust or dirty terminals. Doing a battery job is easy but I didn't had tools so I wanted to call mechanic instead of investing on tools. I will not rate him below 4 star but not 5 star because I was not satisfied.
Jose was prompt,pleasant knowledgeable,efficient. He purchased the correct battery for replacement and 15 mins started the car. I'd use him again. It was a fair price and kept me informed as he was approaching.

David

25 years of experience
182 reviews
David
25 years of experience

Ben

39 years of experience
1132 reviews
Ben
39 years of experience
As always, Ben arrived with a smile and went right to work. I highly recommend Ben to anybody needing help with older cars. I'm a middle aged woman who does not know anything about car repair. Changing a battery might sound simple to someone else but, not to me. When in doubt, call Your Mechanic. Thank you Ben!

Frank

28 years of experience
60 reviews
Frank
28 years of experience
Frank did an absolutely fantastic job, extremely knowledgeable and went above my expectations.

Tinashe

11 years of experience
272 reviews
Tinashe
11 years of experience
Tinashe was incredible I will request him for my next appt —— so professional

Tam

20 years of experience
251 reviews
Tam
20 years of experience
This wasn't an easy job for Tam. It's fortunate that he was able to complete his previous assignment earlier than expected. The car's battery is located under the rear seat and has two release latches to remove the seat for access to the battery. The right side latch operated smoothly and easily but the left side was stubborn and wouldn't unlatch. Tam persisted and made every effort not to damage the plastic latch. After many tries he succeeded in removing the seat. The battery change went very smoothly after that but he noticed that there was a defect at the time of the car's manufacture. The hole for the latch wasn't round, it was badly formed. Tran used a mallet and chisel to eliminate the problem by rounding out the hole. The seat slipped smoothly back into position so that there will be no difficulty in battyery replacement in the future.

Jordan

2019 years of experience
23 reviews
Jordan
2019 years of experience
Jordan was great!

William

16 years of experience
90 reviews
William
16 years of experience
He was very cool and got right to the source of the problem. Made sure the job was done right and he came a long way to fix my car. I'm very satisfied with the services and would highly recommend this mechanic

John

18 years of experience
426 reviews
John
18 years of experience
Great guy so knowledgeable and so helpful

Jason

21 years of experience
189 reviews
Jason
21 years of experience
Jason was amazing! He changed my battery and was super helpful with explaining everything he was doingwhile he was doing it. I feel like a learned a lot and am super happy with how the experience turned out. Overall great.


How much does Car Battery Replacement cost in Williamsburg?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2009 Dodge Caliber $192 $111.79 $79.99 12% $219.29
2004 Nissan Sentra $184 $103.62 $79.99 13% $211.12
2015 Chevrolet Impala $194 $114.33 $79.99 12% $221.83
2011 Cadillac Escalade $194 $114.33 $79.99 12% $221.83
2015 Land Rover LR2 $249 $168.84 $79.99 9% $276.34
2013 Jaguar XK $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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