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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

4,818

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Kenneth

18 years of experience
483 reviews
Kenneth
18 years of experience
He came on time and quickly replaced battery.

Chris

13 years of experience
312 reviews
Chris
13 years of experience
Chris was great. He knew what he was doing and did it quickly.

Matt

15 years of experience
21 reviews
Matt
15 years of experience
Matt is great! He showed up early and communicated everything well and clear. Done a thorough job and done it fast, especially in the heat. Thank you!

Luis

16 years of experience
163 reviews
Luis
16 years of experience
I am very satisfied with the service I received from Luis. I enjoy working with him.

Grzegorz

39 years of experience
472 reviews
Grzegorz
39 years of experience
Great experience. Would definitely use it again. Gregorz was very friendly, professional and knowledgeable.

Chris

16 years of experience
328 reviews
Chris
16 years of experience
Great job

Chris

20 years of experience
1568 reviews
Chris
20 years of experience
Quick, efficient, definitely recommended Chriss and will use the service again.

Jonathan

33 years of experience
347 reviews
Jonathan
33 years of experience
Jonathan, is the arrived early, and went out of his way to purchase a battery and a fuse for me, he was very professional and knew what he was doing. He fixed may car in one visit saving me from having to tow it to a shop. Thank you so much, I couldn't be more pleased and the price was very reasonable.

Bryant

10 years of experience
264 reviews
Bryant
10 years of experience
Great communication. Did a great job and super friendly.

Richard

9 years of experience
425 reviews
Richard
9 years of experience
Terrific experience. Richard let me know when he was arriving and he was there promptly. He knew exactly what he was doing. He was courteous and cleaned up when he was finished. I would recommend him. Barbara


How much does Car Battery Replacement cost in Wilmington?

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

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2011 GMC Savana 2500 $206 $126.39 $79.99 11% $233.89
2004 Chrysler Pacifica $187 $107.25 $79.99 12% $214.75
2005 Kia Sorento $191 $110.70 $79.99 12% $218.20
2007 BMW 335i $252 $163.92 $87.98 10% $282.17
2010 BMW X6 $237 $157.32 $79.99 10% $264.82
2014 Jaguar XF $276 $195.99 $79.99 9% $303.49

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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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